Olivia Weitz

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The looming threat of drought next summer has water managers willing to try anything to build up winter snowpack. Idaho and other Western states are hoping to squeeze more snow out of the clouds with a method called cloud seeding.

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As of Thursday, recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon. However, if you’re in Eastern Oregon, you face a long drive to score some legal bud.

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Demonstrators in Pasco, Washington, are holding a vigil Thursday at a bakery in memory of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. He was shot by police seven months ago on a corner near the bakery.

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People upset about the decision not to charge three Pasco, Washington, police officers after the fatal February shooting of Mexican orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes are planning a vigil Thursday afternoon.

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The Soda Fire in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon has burned more than 400 square miles -- most of it federally-managed grazing land. Extreme temperatures fueled the Soda Fire. But farmers and ranchers are also blaming federal policy.

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Two marijuana shop owners in Clarkston, Washington, are facing criminal charges for selling pot in defiance of a citywide ban.

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Residents of Walla Walla, Washington, are seeing less smoke from the nearby Blue Creek Fire. Conditions are improving for the wildfire that began two weeks ago and most firefighters have been sent home.

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The massive Blue Creek Fire near Walla Walla, Washington, is putting the city’s drinking water supply in jeopardy. The fire is burning along the area’s watershed line as fire crews work around the clock to contain it.

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A marijuana shop owner in Clarkston, Washington, opened his doors Friday in defiance of the city’s ban on pot sales.

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Demonstrators joined Pasco's Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday. The parade route passed just a few blocks from the site of a police shooting that left an unarmed man dead in February.