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Work group will discuss Columbia salmon management

The Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Workgroup will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to continue its work reviewing the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s policy on salmon management in the Columbia River basin. The workgroup, made up of three commission members, will meet May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via webinar in response to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The public will be able to view the meeting online and provide testimony, according to a WDFW news release.

Improved hygiene during pandemic might be to blame for muckier wastewater coming out of Liberty Lake plant

The antibacterial soaps and bleach that people are using to sanitize themselves and their homes may be killing the bugs that are needed to treat sewage at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, officials say. There’s no imminent threat to river health, but it’s a strange wrinkle to public health as residents do their part to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Then and Now: Aubrey L. White Parkway

The road through Riverside State Park was named the Aubrey L. White Parkway in 1936 after a bookish young man from New Jersey with a head for business and a love of gardening.