Local & Regional

Local Draft water rules tied to fish consumption out
The state Department of Ecology on Tuesday released a draft rule that updates contentious water quality standards partly tied to how much fish people eat.
Local Nuclear waste tank OK'd to keep leaking for 1 year Nuclear waste tank OK'd to keep leaking for 1 year
A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.
Local Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.