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Wolves cut from endangered species list

Environmental reporter Daniel Jack-Chasan weighs in at Crosscut: The last-minute budget deal that Democrats and Republicans worked out last Friday night may be, as President Obama said, "historic" for more reasons than one. Language in the legislation that may keep the federal government afloat "basically...

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And out come the wolves...

Politics are funny and if you need a laugh, simply turn to the legislators in Idaho for real hysterics. In case you missed it, Hucklberries posted an online poll, asking “What scares you more: the Idaho Legislature in the Statehouse or wolves in the forest?”...

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Spokane River news

The 2010 Spokane River Forum Conference was held last week at the Centerplace Regional Events Center in the Spokane Valley. Issues discussed at this year's event included assessing and meeting water supply needs, developing a comprehensive aquifer management plan, implementing Avista's dam license, Lake Coeur...

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Restoring an ecosystem

The Pack River Delta used to be a rich eco system only to be drained after the Albeni Falls Dam was built in 1955 for Lake Pend Oreille. Check Becky Kramer’s article here. Now, a restoration project is underway and the Idaho Department of Fish...

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MONDAY, JAN. 19, 2009

Another Green Monday

This week begins in sweet uplift with a national holiday as we recognize a powerful individual who dreamt of progress, followed by an event that realizes the dream. Nobody should spend Tuesday night alone, so after work come join us at the Community Building for...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

Spokesman Quick Hits

How are we to "Experience Idaho" now? Citing a tight budget, Idaho state officials have decided to end funding for the Old Mission State Park in Cataldo. Completed in 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe, the Old Mission building,...

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MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2009

Another Green Monday

It was a busy week in the Inland Northwest, probably because many citizens were finally able to dig out and thaw off enough to try and reclaim some sort of normalcy in their lives. So in case you missed out on some of the environmental...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

Another Green Monday

While you were either digging yourself out of snow (Spokane), digging yourself out of an alcohol-induced coma (rest of the world) or digging yourself out of Mayor Nickel's salt B.S. (Seattle), here are a few stories you may have missed. The Washington State Department of...

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