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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job.

Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.

Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Army Corps of Engineers thinking big about restoring Yakima River

As it flows from Selah Gap to Union Gap, the Yakima River provides a rare urban habitat for wildlife, opportunities for fishing and boating and plenty of scenery for those …

Army Corps to build levee to prevent flooding on Boise River

As water levels continue to rise in the Boise River, a temporary levee will be guilty to prevent some potential flooding.

Oregon officials likely to keep running Rogue River Basin hatchery

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is backing away from a plan to put a hatchery in southwest Oregon’s Rogue River Basin up for competitive bidding.

Army Corps looks to replace homes lost to dam construction

The Army Corps of Engineers is looking for ways to replace homes that were destroyed when the Dalles Dam was built in 1957.

Pipeline protest temporarily closes northbound lanes of I-5

Protesters upset by the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline temporarily blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the city of Bellingham, Washington.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion …

Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion …

Coal-export project called ‘flawed’ by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.

Order to disperse could have little effect on oil pipeline protest camp

A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for …

Army Corps’ latest Dakota oil pipeline delay purely political, company says

The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …

Army Corps wants more cooperation from Dakota Access company

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s trying to defuse tensions between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and law enforcement in North Dakota, but the pipeline’s developer isn’t cooperating.

Obama says Army Corps examining Dakota oil pipeline route

President Barack Obama has called for “peace” and “restraint” on the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is examining whether the four-state project …

Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along …

About 35 percent of Snake River sockeye presumed dead

About 35 percent of this year’s Snake River sockeye salmon run hasn’t shown up at Lower Granite Dam, and the fish are probably dead, the Army Corps of Engineers said …

Lake Pend Oreille boaters urged to watch out for debris after log boom failed

Boaters on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille are being cautioned to watch out for logs after a log boom failed at the drift yard on the Clark Fork …

Feds deny permit for Cherry Point coal-export terminal

SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state.

Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe …

Deer Park company gets contract for dam locks work

Two dams in Washington state are scheduled for $8 million in navigation lock repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Bull trout protection plan worries boaters on Lake Pend Oreille

Dennis Hall spent Saturday afternoon on Lake Pend Oreille, launching his 28-foot cabin cruiser from Sandpoint and ferrying friends across the lake to dinner. With blue skies and temperatures in …

Questions surround coal terminal’s impact on Spokane and elsewhere

Coal, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. But these days in Washington, coal is political. A plan to build a $665 million port terminal near Bellingham to ship coal to China …

Army bid frustrates

Spokane’s Garco Construction worked hard for nearly a year to win a $35 million contract to build a large maintenance building for the Army near Tacoma. They lost the bid …

Garco awarded $35.8 million Joint Base Lewis-McChord contract

Spokane’s Garco Construction has landed a $35.8 million federal contract after challenging an earlier award for the job given to an Oklahoma competitor. Garco bid on the project last year …

Alliance sues corps over CdA trees

The Kootenai Environmental Alliance filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ controversial decision to require the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds …

Garco loses military job despite having low bid

Spokane’s Garco Construction is appealing an Army Corps of Engineers decision to award a $36 million construction job to an Oklahoma company, claiming the selection process incorrectly gave an advantage …

Plan allows more lake fluctuation

Lake Pend Oreille’s water levels will fluctuate by as much as 5 feet this winter, allowing federal agencies more flexibility in managing electricity generation throughout the Columbia River hydropower system. …

Army Corps says trees can help, harm levees

A new study by the Army Corps of Engineers says that trees growing on levees can strengthen the flood-control structures in some circumstances, but indicated that results vary by soil …

Huckleberries: Sacramento rubs Corps’ nose in levee study

Coeur d’Alene isn’t the only community miffed at the loopy demand by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear-cut viewtiful trees from flood prevention levees. Sacramento, Calif., is, too. …