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OLYMPIA — Two farm groups petitioned Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday to immediately lift emergency COVID restrictions on housing seasonal farmworkers, arguing the rules are out of step with new fede…

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SALEM — A proposal to create a commodity commission for hemp is making headway in Oregon after three earlier attempts failed to pass muster during previous legislative sessions.

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Washington will lift COVID restrictions and allow all businesses to fully reopen June 30 or sooner if at least 70% of residents 16 and older have at least one shot, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday.

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NOAA's Climate Prediction Center reported that Pacific Ocean temperatures have warmed to normal and likely will stay that way through the summer.

The Jefferson County Commission approved a resolution Wednesday to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary, a symbolic gesture to support the gun rights of residents.

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House Bill 1355 clarifies that state agencies must pay weed-control assessments. The transportation department had declined, an example that farm groups worried would spread to other public la…

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Up to five cases of wine per customer can be shipped a month under Senate Bill 406, which was approved 39-13 by the House on May 12 after unanimously passing the Senate in March.

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The project aims to uncover electric tractors' pros and cons. The team will study battery life, emissions reductions, operational costs, safety and what type of farms and crops e-tractors are …

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday granting overtime pay for all farmworkers, saying the state was "leading the country in the moral arc of the universe."

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Agricultural workers in Washington state would become eligible for overtime pay under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, drawing praise from President Joe Biden.

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The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she “would fully expect” for the Pendleton Round-Up to go forward as planned this year, with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention like mas…

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State fairs are making a comeback in 2021 across the Pacific Northwest, though they may look a bit different than years past. 

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Monday hiking fees on pesticide companies, dealers and applicators to raise about $2.3 million a year for keeping records and preventing drift incidents.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest s…

Washington State University will resume most of its field tour schedule in-person this year after canceling them last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., has determined his court lacks jurisdiction in the hemp industry’s lawsuit against DEA restrictions that allegedly overstep the agency’s…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will receive $1.1 billion in the latest round of coronavirus relief money in two separate payments, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday, with state official…

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OAKLAND, Ore. — A poison oak and blackberry infested forest has been transformed into a timbered park of Douglas fir, oak and madrone trees through the efforts of Richard and Donna Rawson.

The rules retain a 15-worker limit on shelters with bunk beds. However, fully vaccinated workers in one group will be able to share kitchens and restrooms with workers from other fully vaccina…

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Nutritious foods including fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy and whole grains account for more than 85% of the supply, and half the fruits and vegetables distributed are fresh.

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday on whether it's too late for a Central Washington dairy to void a 2013 deal aimed at reducing groundwater pollution in the Yakima Valley.

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Two environment groups want a federal appeals court to rule that Idaho’s Clean Water Act permit regulations for dairies and feedlots unlawfully fail to monitor for pollutants.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would mandate safe storage of guns and ban them from the state Capitol. Republican lawmakers strenuously objected, saying they…