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Kathleen Parker: Harvey, Katrina comparisons intriguing

Chief among the obvious differences is the death toll. Katrina took close to 2,000 lives. As of Friday, Harvey’s toll was 46.

Tri-City levees, Snake dams get better safety ratings

The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …

Most trees on CdA’s dike road will remain

There’s good news for folks who enjoy strolling through the filtered light from towering pines along Coeur d’Alene’s Rosenberry Drive. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed its policy …

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 …

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 …

Army Corps’ levee policy cuts to heart of habitats

Get rid of the trees. That’s the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ edict across the West in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Trees are in the crosshairs as the Army …