Energy company Oregon LNG has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before a judge could officially dismiss it.
Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, based on fatality rates. But non-fatal injuries in the fishery appear to go largely unreported, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment through March 27, 2016, on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports for killer whales and streaked horned larks.
WDFW staff members are tentatively scheduled to discuss the reviews and recommendations with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 2016 meeting.
On Saturday ( December 19, 2015), Clatsop County Sheriff's Office arrested a 34-year-old Warrenton man for crimes involving the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old male. With assistance from Warrenton Police Department, Sidney Sean Mecham was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 100 block of NW First Street. Mecham was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail on one count each of Sexual Abuse III, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Failure to Report as a Sex Offender and Probation Violation.
In response to requests to extend the public comment period on rulemaking regarding state-owned historically filled lands, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) will be accepting comments until Jan. 31, 2016. The previous deadline was Dec. 31, 2015.