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$242 million dollar investment rejectedd by Oregon Land Officials
$242 million dollar investment rejectedd by Oregon Land Officials (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Oregon Officials Reject Coal Terminal Plan in Boardman

A $242 million dollar investment in the Boardman, OR area has been shot down by the Oregon Department of State Lands.  The announcement was made Monday.

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Burn ban expanded to all DNR Lands
Burn ban expanded to all DNR Lands (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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All Outdoor Burning Banned by Department of Natural Resources

Previously, there have been some burn bans in certain areas of Washington state, but as of Monday,  it's been expanded everywhere.

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Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast
Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee, NW Leaders, Oppose Oil and Gas Leasing Off Pacific Coast

Gov. Inslee, Oregon Gov. Mike Kitzhaber and CA Governor Jerry Brown have signed a letter that's being sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and it could have an impact on our energy independence.

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Inslee using wildfires as excuse for carbon tax
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Gov. Inslee Blames Wildfires on Climate Change, Uses Disaster to Push Carbon Trading

Saying, "it's a fact",  WA Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday global warming or climate change is why near record fires have erupted in our state.

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Tesla vehicle in showroom
Tesla vehicle in showroom (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington Tried to Land Massive Tesla Electric Car Factory — Would It Be Worth It?

News has leaked out in economic circles that Washington state Governor Jay Inslee tried to woo controversial electric car maker Tesla to build it's battery "gigafactory" in our state.

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Looters now going through evacuated homes in WA
Looters now going through evacuated homes in WA (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Looters Present New Problem for WA Wildfire Victims

The Carlton Complex fire has made national news on Fox, and other networks.  Now, after the blazes are being brought in check, a new issue is surfacing for those whose homes were evacuated or burned.

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Outdoor burning banned in Mid-Columbia
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Gov. Inslee Bans Nearly All Outdoor Burning in Mid-Columbia

Due to extreme fire danger, the only option is the bbq.

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Saddle Mountain fire at 25,000 acres
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Wildfire Burning on Yakima Training Range and South of Vantage

In what has been a very dry, volatile fire season,  25,000 acres have burned on the Yakima Firing Range.

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State of Emergency in WA due to wildfires
State of Emergency in WA due to wildfires (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Wildfire Emergency Declared in 20 Washington Counties – Including Benton, Franklin

Washington emergency management, and Department of Natural Resources officials Wednesday declared the emergency condition due to extreme wildfire activity.

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Drones to be used to monitor WA forest and wildfires
Drones to be used to monitor WA forest and wildfires (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Drones To Help Monitor Washington State Wildfires

This is a practical use of an unmanned aerial vehicle we can accept.

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