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Calif. observatory saved from wildfire

A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.



State may end ban on fish traps

Researchers are exploring the viability of using previously banned fish traps as a more sustainable way to catch salmon on the Columbia River.


Alaska DOT has more problems with new paint

Petersburg drivers are complaining that the new system for painting street lanes has smeared paint across roadways and stained vehicles.


Updating Portsmouth shipyard means working with 200-year-old buildings

By DAVID SHARP

Slate and copper roofs will have to be replaced with the same materials under historic preservation rules.


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