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Congress swamps federal water rules

Ranchers and farmers are applauding a move by Congress to roll back federal authority over small waterways, including some stock ponds and irrigation ditches. “I think the House sent a very clear message,” said U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, whose Second Congressional District encompasses Wasco County.

Oregon group files lawsuit on behalf of spotted frog

BEND (AP) — A new lawsuit argues that state and federal agencies are harming the Deschutes River and its native Oregon spotted frogs.

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Groups rally against oil hub

Opponents in Gorge fight train transport

Mosier wells to be assessed

Dropping water level in aquifer sparks action

Walk, ride, don’t drive car to work

Motorists challenged to use alternative methods to travel

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Refreshing ride to work

Dave Karlson bikes 22 miles once a week

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A better place for fish

Project will help mitigate flood impact, provide habitat for fish

Hanford board to meet in The Dalles

SALEM — The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet Sept. 21-22 at The Discovery Center in The Dalles, 5000 Discovery Drive. For 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.

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Aftermath - A Mountain on Fire

Cougar Creek Fire has mixed impact on Mount Adams

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Fresh fish flow through Gilmore Fish Smokehouse

There are some very large fish being unloaded this week at Gilmore Fish Smokehouse, located at 167 Highway 197, near Dallesport.

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Totem pole gift journeys through gorge

Symbol of opposition to fossil fuel projects makes stop in Hood River

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Work, learn — and have fun

YCC crew spends summer working in the Mount Hood National Forest

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Conservation corner: Water - Doing more with less

Conservation Corner is provided by Tammy Tripp of the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Salmon found dead and distressed in Deschutes

Biologists believe warm water is to blame

Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

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