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Tone deaf? Prince William’s tour criticized amid pandemic

A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and Scotland, with one Welsh official saying he would rather “no one was having unnecessary visits” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Parliament urges post-Brexit independence vote

Scotland’s Parliament voted Wednesday to hold a new referendum on Scottish independence, a move intended to increase political pressure on the British government as the U.K. leaves the European Union.

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, though she acknowledges she lacks the power to make it happen on her own.

Sturgeon fisheries closed on two sections of the Columbia River

FISHING – Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon have set closure dates for sturgeon fisheries on two sections of the Columbia River while deferring consideration of a recreational smelt fishery until more is known about the size of this year’s run, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release. Starting on Feb. 4, anglers are required to release any sturgeon they intercept from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam. In addition, the retention fishery for white sturgeon from John Day Dam to McNary Dam will close effective Feb. 12.

Sturgeon fishing to reopen on Lake Roosevelt

FISHING – Anglers will again be allowed to fish for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt. However, the details of the season have yet to be finalized, said Bill Baker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist in Colville. Baker said the slot limit will likely be narrower than last. Last year’s limit was between 38 and 63 inches.

Lake Roosevelt sturgeon fishing to close July 31 to prevent overharvest

FISHING -- Anglers are a victim of their own success at Lake Roosevelt where the reservoir's first sturgeon fishing season will be closed after opening two months ago, a state fisheries manager said today. The closure, which hasn't yet been officially announced, is being set...

Toxicity rated low in Lake Roosevelt sturgeon

FISHING – The white sturgeon anglers are able to catch and keep for the first time in a new Lake Roosevelt fishery are healthy to eat, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist says. The Washington Department of Health lists the Columbia River reservoir...