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Speaker urges fight for private property rights
Speaker urges fight for private property rights
A former Reagan administration official urges defense of private property rights and says Reagan showed the way.

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Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
Four months after the largest wildfire in Washington state history burned 256,000 acres, caused one death and millions of dollars in loss of 300 homes, 1,000 cattle, 500 miles of fencing and millions of board feet of timber, ranchers face years on the...
Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule
The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to clarifying which waters fall under federal jurisdiction.
Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
A new roughly $30 million grain shuttle-loading facility broke ground last week near Medical Lake, Wash. The new facility is expected to be operational in December 2015.
Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho
California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population...
Port slowdown hobbles Washington potato industry
Port slowdown hobbles Washington potato industry
The slowdown at the Port of Seattle ishurting the Washington potato industry. Washington Potato Commission executive director Chris Voigt says the president needs to step in by next week if the two sides can't come to an agreement.
New cattlemen president looks to speed up problem wolf handling
New cattlemen president looks to speed up problem wolf handling
Ephrata, Wash., rancher Bill Sieverkropp is the new president of the Washington Cattlemen's Association. Sieverkropp lists quick resolutions of problem wolves among his priorities for the state's cattle industry.
Conservation groups offer reward in wolf shooting
Conservation groups offer reward in wolf shooting
Conservation groups are offering a $15,000 award for information about the shooting of a wolf in October in Kittitas County.
Cattlemen ponder future of their livelihoods with wolves
Cattlemen ponder future of their livelihoods with wolves
Washington cattlemen wonder what's in store for them next spring with regard to wolves and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's game plan to manage wolf-livestock conflicts.
Washington’s first pot auction brings in $600,000
The auction of about 300 pounds of marijuana attracted about three dozen potential buyers from across the state.
U.S. ethanol industry frets over Washington green fuels study
U.S. ethanol industry frets over Washington green fuels study
A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions.