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Plan will restrict West Coast chinook fishing to protect orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

 

Just 520 salmon return to river in Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Penobscot River is on track to see the fewest Atlantic salmon in recent years, state officials said. According to a trap count report provided by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Aug. 23, 520 salmon had...

 

Protestors turn out against proposed Maine salmon farm

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — More than 125 boats participated in a protest against plans for a salmon farm in waters near Acadia National Park in Maine. Commercial and recreational vessels comprised the “Save the Bay” flotilla that motored around F...

 

Lawsuit alleges dams in Maine threaten salmon

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Environmental groups contend four Kennebec River dams in Maine are violating federal law by harming endangered Atlantic salmon. The dam operator, Brookfield Renewable U.S., is...

 

Oregon 'in perpetual drought,' climatologist says

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Experts say Oregon is becoming less resilient to drought as fewer seasons of abundant rain and snow prevent it from bouncing back from hot and dry conditions. Larry O’Neill, state climatologist at Oregon State University, said...

 

Misspelling leads to Hawaii arrest for fake vaccination card

A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents. In order to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day...

 

Vermont state troopers accused in fraudulent vaccination card scheme

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Three Vermont state troopers who are accused of being involved in a scheme to create fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards have resigned, state police said Sept. 7. The three ex-troopers are suspected of having varying roles in...

 

Wrangell adds two more COVID cases on Saturday

The borough Saturday afternoon reported a new COVID-19 case in the community, followed by a second case reported Saturday evening, raising to nine the number of known infections in the past three days. The afternoon case is a Wrangell resident and... Full story

 

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