• Cascadia bullet train on track for big bucks to get rolling but uncertainty remains

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    The Cascadia bullet train could connect British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Learn more here.

    By Tom Banse (Northwest News Network)

    For more than five years, Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia have collaborated on studies of a possible Cascadia bullet train to run between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. This winter, the Washington Legislature approved money for yet more studies. But state lawmakers also set aside a much bigger sum to attract federal support that could advance the bullet train dream toward being shovel-ready.

    Project supporters envision a train with a top speed of at least 250 mph operating on a dedicated track. That could whisk travelers…

  • Cool, wet spring in store for much of Pacific Northwest

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    According to a top meteorologist, the Pacific Northwest will be cool and wet this spring and summer. Find out more here.

    SPOKANE — Spring and summer will be cool and wet in the Pacific Northwest as the La Nina weather pattern lingers, a top meteorologist told attendees at the Spokane Ag Show.

    Art Douglas, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., presented his annual weather forecast Feb. 1.

    “You guys are going to be kind of the lucky folks as we go towards the spring,” Douglas told farmers. “You all have a better sense of how well your crop is established. My feeling is, you’re going to have a pretty good turnaround with that crop because…

  • Oregon coastal tribe takes on decline of Chinook salmon through unique partnership

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    The Coquille Indian Tribe addresses the decline of Chinook salmon in the Coquille River in southern Oregon. Read more here. By Chris Aadland, Underscore.news and Indian Country Today

    Helena Linnell stood outside the Coquille Indian Tribe headquarters on a chilly morning in October diligently picking out countless pieces of seaweed tangled in a net.

    The previous day, Linnell and a handful of others, wearing waders and raincoats, had jumped in the frigid waters and stretched the gill net across the mouth of Ferry Creek in the Coquille River watershed near the southern Oregon coast in the hopes of catching fish. All they caught, however, was seaweed.

    Linnell and many of the…