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Missing Seattle Woman Found Dead in Columbia River

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Seattle woman who was reported missing in March has been found dead in the Columbia River.

Hood River police say the body of 27-year-old Holly Lester was found Monday evening...

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Yakama Nation Member Dies During Sea Lion Mission in Oregon

YAKIMA  (AP) — The Yakama Nation says one of its members died on a sea lion count mission after his boat capsized on the Columbia River.

The Yakima-Herald Republic reports the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's announcement on Wednesday said 56-year-old Greg George died after being taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of unspecific injuries...

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Bill Seeks to Allow Tribes to Kill Salmon-eating Sea Lions

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress would allow some Northwest Indian tribes to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River...

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Crews Place Booms to Contain Oil Sheen on Columbia River

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Crews have placed oil absorbent boom on the Columbia River near Wenatchee to contain an oil-like substance that has gotten into the river...

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2 Bills Aim to Prevent or Mitigate Oil-train Disaster

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to prevent or at least mitigate an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River, Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide are speaking out in support of two bills being considered by Oregon lawmakers...

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Apple Farmers To Receive EU Help Following Price Drop and Russian Sanctions
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Second Truck Filled With Apples Crashes Into Columbia

WENATCHEE (AP) — A second semitrailer-truck full of apples has crashed into the Columbia River.

The truck crashed into the river near East Wenatchee on Thursday, just days after a truck loaded with apples crashed into the river in Grant County...

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Coast Guard Rescues 3 Fishermen at Mouth of Columbia River

WARRENTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen Sunday morning at the mouth of the Columbia River after their vessel started taking on water...

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Washington State Denies Sublease for Coal Export Terminal

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is refusing to allow its aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River, dealing what one opponent described as "the final nail in the coffin" for the project...

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Shark Attacks Seal In Columbia RIVER?!?! [VIDEO]

Other than bull sharks, which can survive in both saltwater and freshwater, one could understand why a group of fishers were so stunned when they saw a seal being attacked by a shark in the Columbia River.

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House Approves Bill to Return Ancient Bones to Tribes

TRI-CITIES (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that paves the way for the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man to be returned to a group of Columbia Basin tribes...

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