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Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge in the conspiracy trial of seven people who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon dismissed a juror over questions of bias on Wednesday, then ordered jury deliberations to begin anew with a replacement.

Fiber optic work to close Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

VANCOUVER — The Bonneville Power Administration is upgrading 107 miles of overhead fiber optic cable attached to transmission lines running between its Ross Substation in Vancouver and John Day Substation in Oregon.

BNSF coal pollution case heading to trial

A lawsuit brought by seven environmental groups against BNSF Railway over the impact of coal spilled from trains traveling through the state will go to trial, a U.S. District Court judge decided Tuesday.

WSU to study how parents can best support kids

Washington State University has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine how parents can best support their children while in college.

Gates foundation gives $210 million to UW

SEATTLE — Microsoft founder Bill Gates through his foundation has donated $210 million to an initiative based at the University of Washington in Seattle aimed at improving people’s health around the world, university officials said on Tuesday.

Groundwater turns up tons of contaminants

RICHLAND — Hanford workers removed more than 90 tons of contaminants from groundwater beneath the nuclear reservation in the fiscal year that just ended, surpassing the amount removed the year before.

Researchers discover how mice whistle

VANCOUVER — An adorable discovery made with the leadership of a Washington State University Vancouver student could have real implications for the medical field.

Pressure mounts on Lower Snake dams

Over his lunch hour, Steve Pettit used to tug on his waders, grab his fly-fishing rod and scramble down the hill from his Lewiston office to the Clearwater River.

Jury completes day one of deliberations in Oregon refuge trial

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal court jury completed its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Thursday in the trial of six men and a woman charged with conspiracy for their roles in the armed takeover of a U.S. Wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.