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  • Pikeminnow Reward program paying anglers for 25 years

    The precise details are stored deep in agency archives and would take almost forever to ferret out. But here’s likely what happened: At about 10 a.m. on May 24, 1990, …


  • Sophisticated pikeminnow anglers earn $70,000 in six months

    Pikeminnow are pretty close to the bottom of the piscatorial prestige list in the Northwest. But the serious anglers in the sport-reward program – the guys making $50,000 to $70,000 …


  • Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake

    No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …


  • New Administrator named for BPA

    The U.S. Energy Department named a new administrator Monday to run the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal rocked the federal utility that sells and transmits much of the …


  • BPA head fired amidst hiring investigation

    The newly appointed administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration has been replaced in the midst of an inspector general’s investigation into allegations that veterans were not given proper preference in …


  • Feeding the river

    Two major Bonneville Power Administration projects are tending to the welfare of Kootenai River fisheries, which have been starved for more than attention since Libby Dam went online in 1972. …


  • Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana

    Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …


  • After 25 years, still seeking answers

    September will mark the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Bonneville Power Administration worker Julie Weflen, yet the case remains one of the hottest at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. …


  • BPA offers reward in Weflen’s disappearance

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Bonneville Power Administration is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that helps convict anyone involved in the 1987 disappearance of a worker …


  • Do Your Part: Seven tips to ‘Detox Your Life’

    Do Your Part is kicking off a year of green challenges. January is “Detox Your Life” month. We’re finding and eliminating chemicals that could be polluting your home and your …


  • Detectives retrieve belongings from Weflen’s locker

    Sheriff’s detectives aren’t saying what they found in a locker belonging to a Bonneville Power Administration employee who’s been missing since 1987.


  • Do Your Part: Five ways to limit exposure to BPA

    What are the chances that you are buying and bringing BPA right into your own home? Probably pretty good, and there is reason to be concerned. BPA – or bisphenol-A …


  • Pole spared for birds

    Heavy equipment operators could sometimes be accused of being on a power trip when they’re maintaining the huge transmission lines that traverse wildlife habitat in this region. But neighbors say …


  • Wash. Legislature OKs ban on BPA in baby bottles

    OLYMPIA — Washington state’s Legislature has approved a statewide ban on the chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles and other containers.


  • Wash. House passes bill to ban BPA in baby bottles

    The Washington state House has approved a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and other food and drink containers.


  • Study links plastics chemical to male sexual dysfunction

    WASHINGTON – Exposure to high levels of a controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to …


  • Wash. bill would ban chemical in baby bottles

    SEATTLE — Katharine Bond doesn’t buy baby bottles, sippy cups or other items that contain a controversial chemical because of concerns that it could harm her baby. The federal government …


  • WSU scientist recalls breakthrough

    Ten years ago, Patricia Hunt and her colleagues were studying eggs from mice, part of ongoing research into pregnancy failure. “All of a sudden our data went completely bonkers,” she …

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