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Joseph Medicine Crow, historian, dies at 102

BILLINGS – Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief for Montana’s Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102. Medicine Crow died Sunday, funeral home director Terry Bullis said. Services will be announced on Monday, he said.

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Idaho’s wolf population holds steady 

Idaho’s wolf population remained statistically flat during 2015, reflecting the species’ resilience despite efforts to reduce the number of packs and individuals roaming the state’s wildland. According to a report published Friday by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the state had a minimum of 786 wolves and 108 packs at the end of last year. That compares to 785 wolves in 104 packs at the end of 2014.

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Avid fisher Bob Heirman poses for a photo in Snohomish, Wash. (Kevin Clark / Associated Press)

The fish stories of Snohomish writer Bob Heirman are true 

The basement of Bob Heirman’s home above Blackmans Lake is packed to the ceiling with mementos of a lifetime spent fishing local rivers and lakes. Heirman, 83, has lived in Snohomish his entire life. As the secretary for the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club for almost 60 years, he’s accumulated a treasure trove of records and data going back a century.

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Inslee signs bill to aid homeless students

TACOMA – In an effort address the rising numbers of homeless public school students in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Friday that aims to help reduce obstacles to their success in and out of class. House Bill 1682, signed at McCarver Elementary School, will create grant programs to add liaisons for the homeless in schools, as well as provide homeless students with rental assistance, transportation help, case management, emergency shelter and more.

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Wheat crops down because of falling prices

BILLINGS – Montana farmers say they’ll plant a million fewer acres of wheat this season because of falling prices, and some plan to switch to other crops. A plantings report said the number of acres planted in wheat will drop ...

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Ex-Pasco officer Richard Aguirre, arrested in 1986 killing, posts bail

SPOKANE) – A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial. The Tri-City Herald reported Richard J. Aguirre was released on bail Friday night after a Spokane County Superior Court judge reduced his bond from $1 million to $500,000.

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Livestock rescue during wildfires now legal 

Washington cattlemen now will be able to legally rescue their livestock from wildfires. Gov. Jay Inslee has signed House Bill 2925, which requires fire crews to allow ranchers into wildfire areas to retrieve cattle and livestock as long as it does not interfere with firefighting operations.

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Clark County woman sells plane used to spy on Nazis 

On Friday, Sally Runyan will say goodbye to a piece of history: a 1936 Lockheed 12A that has a special story. Of the 130 of these planes built, the one Runyan has owned was the same one used to spy on Nazi Germany just prior to World War II.

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Registration for Hanford national park tours set (with video)

Registration opens Monday for 14,000 seats on this year’s tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford. An expanded number of bus tours will be offered Monday through Saturday from April 18 through Nov. 19 during what will be the first year of tours since the national park was established in November.

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Complete interview with Gabe Marks

Our most recent story about prolific Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks tells the story of a particularly insightful interview we had last spring. That story, "Gabe Marks is a ...

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