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Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a new report released Thursday.…

Officials: Limit consumption of sturgeon from lower Columbia

SEATTLE (AP) — State health officials in Washington and Oregon are recommending the public limit their consumption of sturgeon caught from the lower Columbia River. A health advisory comes from the Washington Department of Health as fish tissue data shows…

Salmon may soon return to the Spokane and Columbia Rivers

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Salmon may soon be reintroduced to the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) secured over $3 million in funding to bring salmon back to the Inland Northwest. The money will go to Colville,…

Child’s body recovered from truck in Snoqualmie River

FALL CITY, Wash. (AP) — The body of a 6 year-old boy has been recovered from the Snoqualmie River, authorities said Tuesday. King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer said searchers on Monday found the vehicle that became submerged…

Morton Slough access site to be closed June 7 and 8

BOISE, Idaho -- The Morton Slough access site will be closed to all public use on June 7 and 8 while Idaho Department of Fish and Game performs routine maintenance on the site's parking lot. The department said the site…

Found remains trigger search along Snake River

BUFFALO EDDY, Idaho (AP) - The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says several human bones have been found along the Snake River south of Lewiston.The Lewiston Tribune reports a volunteer with the county's Search and Rescue group found a skull and other bones along the river on Sunday. Sheriff Joe Rodriguez says several bones were found both in the river and on the bank, and investigators have not yet determined the age or sex of the remains.