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MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Nick Sonka is back on his family’s sheep ranch and is following in his father’s footsteps, but with a sad heart.

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can’t act independently of Indian tribes to shoot elk on farmland in Skagit County, agency leaders said Saturday.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife should more freely issue kill permits to elk-bedeviled farmers and ranchers in eastern Skagit County, according to county commissioners.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from deva…

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The elk damaging farms and ranches in eastern Skagit County also are trampling school grounds and potentially putting students in harm’s way, two school chiefs say.

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Farmers opposed to a “rail to trail” project in Oregon’s Yamhill County cited trash, theft and trespass as potential hazards that warrant halting the proposal.

ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Six Eastern Oregon counties signed a petition last week asking the U.S. Forest Service to waive the agency’s travel management planning process for the Wallowa-Whitman and M…

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ENTERPRISE, Ore. — As the partial federal government shutdown continues into its fourth week some rural Northwest communities are feeling the pinch.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dayton O. "Hawk" Hyde hadn't lived in the Klamath Basin for more than 30 years, but he returned to his family's Yamsi Ranch shortly before Thanksgiving.

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Landowners in Oregon’s rural residential zones would be allowed to build accessory dwelling units, commonly called “granny flats,” under recently proposed legislation.

VENETA, Ore. — For Dan Buchwald, veteran and vice president of Veterans Legacy, the land dedicated to their cause, dubbed Camp Alma, has healing properties.