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July 20, 2021

Atmos Magazine: The Frontline - To Our Relatives in the Water

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Across the Pacific Northwest, many tribal nations see the salmon and orcas as relatives, but recent heat waves are challenging the ability for them to survive. The Frontline examines efforts to save these endangered species and their cultural significance. By… Read More

Jun 18, 2021 - Columbia Insight: Hydro-fade. Pac NW power production is in dramatic flux

Jun 7, 2021 - Oregon Business: The Salmon and the Snake

May 28, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Northwest tribes unite behind breaching concept

May 28, 2021 - Seattle Times: Northwest tribes unite over GOP congressman’s pitch to breach down Lower Snake River dams

May 24, 2021 - Idaho Mountain Express: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes mark milestone in sockeye recovery efforts at Pettit Lake

May 14, 2021 - Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee, Washington state’s U.S. senators reject GOP congressman’s pitch on Lower Snake River dam removal

May 14, 2021 - Joint press statement from Senator Murray and Governor Inslee (May 14)

May 11, 2021 - The Spokesman:The U.S. promised the Nez Perce fishing rights. But what if Snake River dams kill off the fish?

May 3, 2021 - Watch a recording of Reps. Simpson and Blumenauer discuss solutions for Northwest salmon and communities

May 3, 2021 - ABC News: Snake River among top 10 most endangered rivers in the US, conservation group says

May 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Oregon Congressman joins Idaho’s Mike Simpson in promoting dam removal

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Water level raised in lower Snake River, fish advocates cry foul

May 1, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Tribe’s fish study is ‘a call to alarm’

Apr 16, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Columbia Basin tribes back Simpson plan

Apr 12, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lummi Nation carvers and allies to embark on national tour to D.C., give totem pole to President Biden

Apr 7, 2021 - The Columbian: Yakama Nation to Emhoff: Breach dams on Snake River

Mar 30, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho Republican, Oregon Democrat could be the key figures in dam-breaching debate

Mar 30, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Letter from tribal leaders: Breach the lower Snake River dams

Mar 30, 2021 - E&E News: A Republican wants to breach dams. Where are Democrats?

Mar 22, 2021 - The Columbian: Editorial - In Our View: Snake River dams plan warrants consideration

Mar 18, 2021 - La Grande Observer: My Voice: A main stem vision for our upstream economy

Mar 8, 2021 - AP: Study: Chinook salmon are key to orcas all year

Mar 3, 2021 - Spokesman Review: New website imagines the Snake River without dams

Mar 3, 2021 - Seattle Times: COVID and squalor threaten tribal members living in once-abundant Indian fishing sites along Columbia River

Feb 23, 2021 - LMT: Scientists say removing Snake River dams ‘is necessary’ to restore salmon population

Feb 22, 2021 - Peninsula Daily News: Snake River dams proposal draws accolades, criticism

Feb 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: New orca baby born to southern resident L pod

Feb 16, 2021 - Star Tribune: Congressman hopes politics align on divisive Northwest dams

Feb 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: GOP congressman pitches $34 billion plan to breach Lower Snake River dams in new vision for Northwest

Feb 6, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Rep. Simpson proposal calls for breaching four lower Snake River dams

Feb 6, 2021 - Tri-City Herald: This GOP congressman wants to remove 4 dams to save Idaho’s salmon. It’ll cost billions.

Feb 2, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Another poor chinook return expected

Jan 21, 2021 - New York Times: Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Jan 19, 2021 - Hatch Magazine: Scientists draft letter calling on governors to tear down the lower Snake River dams

Jan 19, 2021 - Spokane Public Radio: Report Lays Out Bleak Picture For Northwest Salmon 'Teetering On The Brink Of Extinction'

Jan 19, 2021 - The Oregonian: COVID-19 restaurant downturn, health risks pack double blow to tribal fishers, salmon business

Jan 5, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon workgroup makes its final report

Dec 7, 2020 - Idaho News 6: Idaho's Salmon Workgroup finalizing recommendations to save salmon and steelhead populations

Nov 30, 2020 - AP: Unique Idaho salmon numbers rise, but extinction looms

Nov 29, 2020 - Seattle Times: Salmon People: A tribe’s decades-long fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams and restore a way of life

Nov 29, 2020 - What a Biden Administration might mean for Northwest salmon and orcas

Nov 23, 2020 - Seattle Times: What Biden’s agenda on the environment could mean for the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2020 - Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s sockeye salmon run falters again; experts perplexed

Nov 2, 2020 - The American Legion: Maintain or Drain

Oct 26, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Groups plan to sue over latest dams and salmon strategy

Oct 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: The Elwha dams are gone and chinook are surging back, but why are so few reaching the upper river?

Oct 14, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Northwest governors pledge to work with tribes, others for salmon recovery

Oct 12, 2020 - NPR: 2 newborn orcas spotted in Puget Sound in the same month

Oct 6, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Feds formally adopt salmon, dams plan

Oct 6, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Research: Sockeye are in hot water

Oct 6, 2020 - AP: Advocates vow to continue efforts to remove Snake River dams

Sep 25, 2020 - Seattle Times: Another new orca baby born to J pod — the second this month

Sep 18, 2020 - The New York Times: Orca That Carried Dead Calf for 17 Days Gives Birth Again

Sep 18, 2020 - Seattle Times: Orca Tahlequah is a mother again

Sep 18, 2020 - Public News Service: Columbia River Basin Salmon in Hot Water

Sep 3, 2020 - The Spokesman Review: Cooked salmon: Climate change, dams contribute to lethal habitat

Sep 3, 2020 - Magic Valley: As 9 salmon make it back to Pettit Lake, Sho-Ban Tribes play critical role to save sockeye

Sep 3, 2020 - OPB: Repairs on Snake River Dam slow wheat barges at peak of season

Sep 3, 2020 - The Inlander: Nearly 30 years in, Save Our Wild Salmon continues its push to save Snake River fish

Aug 12, 2020 - E&E News: Climate concerns preclude dam breaching — Trump admin

Aug 12, 2020 - Idaho Press: Sockeye salmon return to Redfish Lake, but numbers are still low

Aug 12, 2020 - Walla Walla County Chieftain: Canoes Take Shape

Aug 12, 2020 - The Everett Herald: Editorial - Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

Aug 5, 2020 - Seattle Times: Another Washington dam removal — and 37 more miles of salmon habitat restored

Aug 3, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Federal plan keeps lower Snake River dams; legal challenges expected to follow

Aug 3, 2020 - Seattle Times: U.S. - Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

Jul 30, 2020 - East Oregonian/Columbia Insight: Thermal hopscotch: How Columbia River salmon are adapting to climate change

Jul 24, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Outfitters, guides call out legislators on salmon recovery

Jul 23, 2020 - Post Register: Salmon work group closer to making recommendations

Jul 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: Nooksack River dam finally coming down, freeing miles for fish habitat

Jul 14, 2020 - KING5 TV: Blasting begins on Middle Fork Nooksack dam to restore salmon habitat

Jul 8, 2020 - Herald Net: A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down

Jun 30, 2020 - Seattle Times Guest Opinion: Snake River dams in hot water

Jun 9, 2020 - Peninsula Daily News: Kilmer comments on Snake River dams

Jun 4, 2020 - Peninsula Daily News: Port Angeles council co-signs Snake River dam letter

May 26, 2020 - Seattle Times: Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy

May 26, 2020 - Public News Service: Sockeye Salmon: Canary in Coal Mine for Health of NW Rivers

May 21, 2020 - Tri-Cities Business News: Guest Contributor: Let’s work to find a new path forward

May 21, 2020 - Oregonlive: Columbia, Snake river dam operators must make plan to keep waters cold enough for salmon survival

May 6, 2020 - E&E News: Calif. greenlights massive Klamath River dam removal

Apr 20, 2020 - Seattle Times: Electric utilities, conservation groups unite to seek solutions for Columbia River Basin dams

Apr 20, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Idaho fishing towns object to Columbia River study

Mar 12, 2020 - Lewiston Tribune: Simpson offers critical remarks on river study

Mar 12, 2020 - LMT: Groups want more time to comment on river plan

Mar 12, 2020 - E&E News: Spotlight turns to states as critics slam feds' salmon plan

Mar 6, 2020 - Indian Country Today: Nez Perce Tribe calls for leadership on lower Snake River restoration and accurate, complete, and transparent information on impacts of four lower Snake River Dams

Mar 1, 2020 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Feds - Snake River dams should stay

Feb 28, 2020 - E&E News: Pacific Northwest salmon review is Groundhog Day to greens

Feb 28, 2020 - AP/Seattle Times: Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report

Feb 27, 2020 - Seattle Times: For the First Time in 20 Years, Feds Take a Deep Look at Hydroelectric Dam Removal on the Lower Snake River

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