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THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 2017

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017

This Oct. 19, 2016, file photo shows the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Snake River dams projects may be delayed by appeal 

RIVERS -- Salmon advocates who favor dam removal are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete. In a motion for injunctive relief, the National Wildlife Federation...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016


MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015

About 150 boats participated in the Free the Snake protest at Lower Granite Dam on Oct. 3, 2015.  (Ben Moon)

Free the Snake event lures flotilla to protest dams 13 

RIVERS -- About 300 paddlers and supporters advocated removal of the lower four dams on the Snake River on Saturday with a peaceful Free the Snake protest that staged near Lower Granite Dam. The conservationists converged on the lower Snake to protest what they call four "do-nothing...

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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015



The Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River near Pasco. (Associated Press)

Panel at UI discusses breaching Snake River Dams 

RIVERS -- A panel discussion titled Lower Snake River Dam Breaching: Embracing the Inevitable. Saving Money, Saving Salmon is scheduled for noon on Monday, March 23, in the University of Idaho Commons (Whitewater Room) in Moscow. The free event is sponsored by the Palouse Environmental...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

This June 3, 2011, file photo shows the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River near Cascade Locks, Ore. The federal government will release, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, a final version of its management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead killed by federal dams on the Columbia River. (Associated Press)

Revised plan is status quo for Columbia salmon

FISHING -- The federal government’s management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues to rely heavily on habitat improvement. Click continue reading for a report by the Associated...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013


THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

This photo of Granite Point on the Snake River was taken before Lower Granite Dam inundated the canyon in 1975. Idaho libraries/special collections, Kyle Laughlin Collection (Idaho libraries/special collections, Kyle Laughlin Collection / The Spokesman-Review)

Hastings wants public to know costs of saving salmon 

RIVERS -- The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in Pasco toda on “save our dams” legislation introduced by Congressman Doc Hastings. The Tri-City Herald reports the legislation would prohibit federal money from being used to remove hydropower dams without specific authorization by Congress....

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U.S. District Judge James Redden, shown in February 2006, has asked for a different judge to be assigned the case considering the operation of the Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and their impact on salmon. (Associated Press)

Redden says Snake River dams should go

RIVERS -- In an interview for a television broadcast, U.S. District Judge James A. Redden, who presided over the Northwest's biggest salmon lawsuit for nearly a decade, said the Snake River's four hydropower dams should be breached to help wild salmon. Redden made the comments...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

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