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Altamae Sims Whitehill

Altamae Sims Whitehill passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2020. She was born in Spokane to Leone and Edna Sims on July 16, 1929. According to family lore, her mother didn’t trust... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Messing with nature has consequences

The state Legislature has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the catch limits on bass, walleye and channel catfish in all waters of the state where they coexist with salmon. It seems that someone in... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Dams are the Pacific Northwest's flood busters

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Departments making own rules are not responsible to public

There is a branch of our government that is independent of the three branches we study in school. This branch usually operates in the shadows overlooked by both the people and the Legislature. It makes its own rules with the same... — Updated 10/24/2019


Salmon, steelhead fisheries close for season

PASCO – Most salmon and steelhead fishing closed on the Columbia River downstream of the Tri-Cities today following a season of low return runs. The Hanford/Ringgold salmon fishery remains open, state Department of Fish and... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Fish managers request notice before irrigation shutdown

SUNNYSIDE – State officials want farmers and ranchers to notify them before shutting off irrigation for the winter. On Monday, state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Removing Snake River dams is unwise for a multitude of reasons

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake... — Updated 5/23/2019

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Columbia River Treaty talks are too vital to ignore

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the U.S. and Canada over future al... — Updated 8/23/2018

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

A forgotten side of the Alamo can be seen in Washington State

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun by the Mexican army. Folk heroes like Davy... — Updated 3/29/2018

 By John McCallum    News

On the cover of the fishing rules guide

The best way to keep something a surprise is to make sure others don't see whatever it is. Easy to do, except when that surprise is an appearance in a statewide publication. That... — Updated 7/27/2017


State seeks to buy forest conservation easements

OLYMPIA – Do you own forested property that includes habitat for a threatened or endangered species protected under state forest practices rules? The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking owners of qua... — Updated 12/17/2015


Will Washington follow Oregon's lead on salmon-restoration approach ?

By CHRIS THOMAS Washington News Service SEATTLE - Federal agencies, conservation groups, fishermen and sportsmen, Native American tribes and dam managers have rarely all been in the same room – unless it's a courtroom – in the... Full story


Crunch Time for September 20, 2012

You're rafting what river and where? In September? Tieton River is a tradition that lives on and on and on after years and years By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It's not often you'll hear where dams and river rafting are a... Full story


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