The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has formally recommended removing gray wolves from the state endangered species list.

The agency released its recommendation to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday. The Commission will vote on the recommendation next month.

The wolf population in Eastern Oregon reached the conservation target for delisting in January. The state delisting process was triggered when Eastern Oregon reached four breeding pairs of wolves for three consecutive years.

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There's a justice gap in Washington state, according to a study published Thursday. It says that low-income Washington residents face multiple civil legal problems, but few can afford the help they need.

The new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center is being privately funded through the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

A group funded by the grocery industry filed an initiative petition Wednesday that would allow Oregonians to buy liquor in most grocery stores.

The summer’s early snowmelt, record temperatures and drought in the Northwest killed young hatchery fish and adult fish returning to spawn. And federal experts are expecting 2016 to be even worse for fish.

Stephanie Beall went to school to become an expert in recreation management. It turns out there are a lot of things that you don't learn in college that you learn when you get into the field. Such as how often people ignore the rules about where to use the bathroom.

The Boeing Company's unmanned aircraft subsidiary based in the Columbia River Gorge passed a milestone this week in commercializing drone technology.

Workers who harvest clams at a Bellingham-based company say their employer underpaid them for years. They have filed a lawsuit for wage theft.

Musician Wayne Horvitz.
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When Wayne Horvitz moved to Seattle, he was looking for a quiet place to chill out between road trips.

He never imagined himself in a symphony hall.

Yu Deng and her coworker lead moms in exercise at Bellevue's Downtown Park
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Four Bellevue City Council members are up for election this fall.

The election comes at a time when Bellevue is going through many changes. Downtown is growing, and with light rail on the way, that growth will expand northeast toward Microsoft.

Dave Somers walks Hewitt the dog outside the existing county courthouse.
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Snohomish County has had a lot of turmoil in the last two years.

First, county executive Aaron Reardon resigned in 2013 amid a scandal over his use of office time and resources for campaigning. Now Dave Somers, the chair of the county council, has challenged County Executive John Lovick for his job. 

Andrew Holmes, a former soldier from Boise, is speaking out about his war crimes and his time in prison. He was the youngest member of what came to be known as the “kill team” from Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Actors playing characters in the Halo video games prep for the release of "Halo 5: Guardians" at the Microsoft store at Seattle's University Village on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. From left: Melissa Kirbyson, Gabe Schulz, Cassie Karst and Aliya Matthews.
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Stand in the rain for nearly 22 hours just to buy a video game? Julian Yarbrough was all about that as he waited Monday evening at Seattle's University Village for the release of "Halo 5: Guardians."

The Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers to move over -- or at least slow down -- when approaching an emergency vehicle that’s stopped with its lights flashing. The Patrol will begin a three-day crackdown Tuesday on drivers who don’t give troopers some space.

When summer began this year, signs weren’t good for water in the Willamette River Basin.

Record low snow packs had already melted, spring precipitation was well below average, and — for some cities — it had been the hottest June on record.

By the time summer was over, the Detroit Lake Reservoir had dried up to an unprecedented level. And according to the Department of Agriculture, Oregon is still experiencing severe drought.