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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016

Farmer Kevin Hobbs poses for a photo with his chickens at his family’s property near Turner, Ore. (Mateusz Perkowski / Mateusz Perkowski The Capital Press)

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 10:04 P.M.

Oregon egg handler numbers surge

SALEM, Ore. – Farmer Kevin Hobbs realized that inducing consumers to drive out to his property near Turner, Oregon, just to buy eggs would be a tough sell. Agritourism operations usually offer numerous other products and attractions, so Hobbs decided ...

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Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, second from lower left, sits next to Megan Bond, left, his friend and companion, as they view a trailer for “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey,” an upcoming documentary feature film about his life, at a sold-out fund-raising event in Seattle. Beckey, 93, has bagged more first ascents than any other mountaineer and wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:37 P.M.

At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still plotting routes

He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting routes – though more slowly and buoyed by a cadre of fiercely protective partners.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:06 P.M.

Two injured in ATV crash near Cliffdell

NILE, Wash. – Two people were injured Thursday when the side-by-side ATV they were riding rolled off road into a ditch and flipped over, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office reported. The two, identified as a married couple in their 20s ...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 7:17 P.M.

Lewiston airport a hub for recharging firefighting planes

LEWISTON – With its 6,511-foot runway, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport can accommodate large tanker planes that forest fire-quenching operations in the Northwest often require. The airport’s wide footprint allows ample room for a staging area for fire operations ...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 11:28 P.M.

Judge says Tim Eyman violated order to turn over documents

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tim Eyman and his political committees violated her order to turn over documents by a court-ordered deadline as part of an investigation of campaign-finance practices, but deferred ruling on whether to hold them in contempt.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 11:25 P.M.

Judge upholds Oregon denial of coal export permit

An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found that state regulators acted within their authority when they rejected a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River that would funnel millions of tons of American coal to power-hungry Asia each year.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 8:46 P.M.

Texas man drowns in Montana kayaking accident

KALISPELL, Mont. – A 53-year-old Texas man has drowned in a Montana kayaking accident. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says Musa Rashid of Sugar Land, Texas, was kayaking on Flathead Lake near Bigfork, Montana, on Thursday when his kayak tipped ...

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AM Headlines — 12.9.16

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, leaves as President-elect Donald Trump walks into the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse Sunday, Nov. 20, in Bedminster, N.J. McMorris Rodgers is expected ...

Risch introduces Scotchman Peaks wilderness bill

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area. The action follows a decade of grassroots ...

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