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November 18, 2022

Seattle Times: ‘Momentous:’ Feds advance largest dam demo in US history

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Nov. 16, 2022By GILLIAN FLACCUSThe Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river… Read More
November 17, 2022

Seattle Times: 5 exhibitions to see during Native American Heritage Month

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October 27, 2022By Jerald Pierce Seattle Times arts and culture reporter As the rain rolls in and we near the holidays, it’s the perfect time to make your way inside to reacquaint yourself with the many offerings Seattle’s numerous museums and galleries have… Read More

Aug 31, 2022 - New York Times: Breaching Dams ‘Must Be an Option’ to Save Salmon, Washington Democrats Say

Aug 29, 2022 - AP News: Columbia River's Salmon Are at the Core of Ancient Religion

Aug 29, 2022 - KREM2: Inslee, Murray recommend taking action to make breaching Snake River dams a 'viable option'

Aug 26, 2022 - OPB: Benefits of Snake River dams must be replaced before breaching to save salmon, report says

Aug 26, 2022 - Spokesman-Review: Murray and Inslee conclude breaching Snake River dams ‘not an option right now,’ while calling status quo unsustainable for salmon

Aug 26, 2022 - Seattle Times: Inslee, Murray say Snake River dam removal possible, but not yet

Aug 26, 2022 - Spokesman-Review: Snake River spring Chinook struggling like never before, feds decide against classifying them as ‘endangered’

Aug 25, 2022 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SNAKE RIVER: Energy, fishing, conservation groups respond to Sen. Murray’s & Gov. Inslee’s presumptive plan for dam replacement

Aug 16, 2022 - Tri-City Herald: ‘Who are we without salmon?’ Tribes gather along dammed Snake River to call for action

Aug 15, 2022 - The New York Times: Plaintiffs in Long Fight Over Endangered Salmon Hope a Resolution is near

Aug 5, 2022 - OPB: Groups seek pause in long-running Columbia River Basin salmon dispute

Aug 5, 2022 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Salmon and dam talks get another year

Aug 4, 2022 - OPB and ProPublica: How the BPA is contributing to salmon’s decline in the Northwest

Jul 28, 2022 - NWNews: Federal report recommends breaching Lower Snake River dams to restore salmon

Jul 12, 2022 - Seattle Times: White House weighs in on Lower Snake River dam breaching in unusual power play

May 16, 2022 - Seattle Times: Indigenous carvers’ totem pole to journey across Pacific Northwest to bolster dam-removal movement

May 4, 2022 - The Bellingham Herald: ‘Spirit of the Waters’ totem pole journey begins. Here’s where you can see it

Apr 20, 2022 - E&E News: Climate activists put bull's-eye on hydropower dams in Wash.

Apr 5, 2022 - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Officials seek change of course in wild salmon recovery

Apr 5, 2022 - The Olympian: Supporters march for salmon survival

Apr 5, 2022 - The News Tribune: Activists rally in Tacoma for Northwest salmon — next event is April 2 in Olympia

Mar 9, 2022 - NW News Network: Study says plans needed to replace Snake River dams power generation

Mar 9, 2022 - The Seattle Times: New calf joins endangered southern resident orcas; 2 other pregnancies lost

Mar 9, 2022 - NRDC: Saving Salmon—from One Generation of Fisherwomen to the Next

Mar 9, 2022 - KIRO 7: Activists create human mural to support saving orcas, salmon

Jan 27, 2022 - Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho heart, Idaho Ark - The Middle Fork is our best chance to sustain salmon in an uncertain future

Jan 14, 2022 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 2 -- THE JOHN DAY Fewer dams provided migrating fish a significant advantage

Dec 13, 2021 - The Lewiston Tribune: RIVER ROAD TRIP PART 1 -- THE ELWHA RIVER When dams fell, salmon returned

Nov 9, 2021 - OPB: Salmon - the original superabundant food of the Pacific Northwest

Nov 2, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: Analysis - In Washington state, the tide might be turning on breaching Snake River dams

Nov 2, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘A giant step’ for salmon: As dam-breaching debate rages, Cantwell quietly secures billions for fish recovery

Oct 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Snake River dam litigation put on hold

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: 20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the Snake River and conservation and tribal interests may be put on hold until next summer

Oct 26, 2021 - Spokesman Review: ‘With open minds,’ Murray, Inslee detail process to consider breaching Snake River dams

Oct 22, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit over dams on hold as Gov. Inslee, Sen. Murray pursue breaching assessment on Lower Snake River

Oct 21, 2021 - Time Magazine: Upstream Battle

Oct 18, 2021 - Seattle Times: Washington governor, senator want answers on how to replace benefits of Lower Snake River dams

Oct 15, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Inslee, Murray to ponder future without dams

Oct 15, 2021 - The Spokesman-Review: Inslee, Murray plan to release dam breaching assessment by next summer

Oct 8, 2021 - Spokesman Review: Poll finds most Washington voters support plan to breach Snake River dams

Oct 4, 2021 - Spokesman-Review: Infrastructure bill would let Bonneville Power Administration borrow $10 billion to modernize Northwest power grid, but critics say it props up ‘failed status quo’

Oct 1, 2021 - CBB: With Few Snake River Sockeye Making It To Sawtooth Basin, Endangered Fish Hang On With Captive Breeding, Outplanting Adults Into Lakes

Sep 30, 2021 - Post Register: Dismal returns: 43 sockeye make the journey from the Pacific to central Idaho in 2021

Sep 22, 2021 - OPB: Southern Resident grandmother orca missing and likely dead

Sep 7, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lower Snake River irrigators propose two-dam drawdown, breaking with some farmers and bargers

Aug 26, 2021 - Lewiston Tribune: Steelhead numbers bad, again

Aug 23, 2021 - WSJ: Declining Salmon Population Threatens Fishing Tourism in Pacific Northwest

Aug 23, 2021 - The Seattle Times: Skinny orcas are up to 3 times more likely to die than healthy whales, new research shows

Aug 17, 2021 - KIVI TV: Excessive heat makes it more difficult for sockeye salmon to return to Idaho

Aug 16, 2021 - The Seattle Times: What does climate report foresee for Northwest?

Aug 12, 2021 - King 5 News: Conservation groups call for removal of lower Snake River Dams to save salmon, orca

Aug 12, 2021 - Katu TV: Conservation groups call for removal of Snake River dams, citing concerns for salmon

Aug 11, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: ‘More and more dire’: Idaho salmon advocates rally for Snake River dam breaching

Aug 11, 2021 - KHQ: Local wildlife advocates work to save endangered salmon populations

Aug 11, 2021 - Seattle Times: This tribe has lived on the coast of Washington for thousands of years. Now climate change is forcing it uphill

Aug 11, 2021 - KUOW - U.S. Senate infrastructure package could ‘significantly improve’ salmon habitat

Aug 3, 2021 - Columbia Insight: As salmon cook in rivers, pressure on Biden mounts

Jul 30, 2021 - Nelson Star: Canada given top marks for Columbia River Treaty public engagement

Jul 29, 2021 - Washington Post: A 25-foot Native American totem pole arrives in D.C. after a journey to sacred lands across U.S.

Jul 29, 2021 - Red Road to DC: Sec. Haaland welcomes totem pole commemorating sacred sites

Jul 20, 2021 - Atmos Magazine: The Frontline - To Our Relatives in the Water

Jul 19, 2021 - YES! Magazine: Tribes Are Leading the Way to Remove Dams and Restore Ecosystems

Jul 19, 2021 - Seattle Times: Lawsuit seeks more spill over Columbia Basin dams for salmon

Jul 19, 2021 - Idaho Statesman: If dams go, then what? Saving salmon, power grid means finding answers now, leaders say

Jul 19, 2021 - L.A. Times: Instead of braving the river, these endangered salmon take the highway

Jul 9, 2021 - OPB: ‘The Very Essence Of Our Being’: Northwest Tribes (And Politicians) Gather To Discuss Future Of Salmon

Jul 9, 2021 - Seattle Times: Historic summit of tribes across Pacific Northwest presses dam removal on Inslee, Biden, Congress

Jul 8, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Tribes call for action on salmon, dams

Jul 1, 2021 - Associated Press: Northwest lawmakers seek progress on Columbia River Treaty

Jun 29, 2021 - Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest heat wave sets up ‘grim’ migration for salmon on Columbia, Snake rivers

Jun 24, 2021 - Lewiston Morning Tribune: Cold water released from N. Idaho dam to help salmon

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?

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