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A pair of California sea lions nuzzles on a dock in San Francisco. Between 1998 and 2017, nearly 700 California sea lions were found with gunshot and stab wounds in California, Oregon and Washington. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers in dust masks wash fresh red bell peppers in smoky conditions outside of Eltopia, Wash. Even with the masks, the smoke is still causing tight chests, itchy eyes and dry throats. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

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The alkali bee is slightly smaller than a honey bee, with opalescent stripes that shimmer between yellow, green, red and blue. Aaron Scott/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Yes, those are all chicken feathers — 40,000 pounds of feathers. A semi-truck lost them when it rolled over Wednesday on Interstate 5 in Washington state. Theron Zahn/KOMOnews.com via AP hide caption

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Okanogan County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown surveys the debris left over from an illegal pot farm that had masqueraded as a legal operation. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

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For decades, Washington has had eight Atlantic salmon farms. After one was destroyed in an accident last summer, the state has decided to kick the rest of them out. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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A damaged Amtrak train car is lowered from an overpass Tuesday at the scene of a train crash onto Interstate 5 a day earlier in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators say they don't yet know why the Amtrak train was traveling 50 mph over the speed limit when it derailed. The rail cars will be taken to a nearby military base for closer analysis. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Derailment Probe Looks At Speed, As Critics Cite Amtrak's 'Lax Safety Culture'

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An Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle and fell partly onto Interstate 5, where authorities initially reported "injuries and casualties." Three deaths have have since been confirmed. Washington State Patrol via AP hide caption

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The next generation of cell phone technology will be much faster but require far more antennas than carriers currently use. Lionel Bonaventure /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wireless Industry Lobbies Statehouses For Access To 'Street Furniture'

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In its prime, the Hero sailed through frigid temperatures and ice-strewn waters in the South Pole. But now it's sinking, leaking oil and threatening Washington's oysters. Molly Solomon/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts. Courtesy of Liberty Orchards Co., Inc. hide caption

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson holds a news conference Monday in Seattle to discuss President Trump's new immigration executive order. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Washington State Wants Judge's Restraining Order Applied To Trump's New Travel Ban

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A woman with "No Wall, No Ban" painted on her face was among the people marching in support of immigrants and refugees in Seattle on Jan. 29. Jason Redmond /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DOJ Files Brief In Appeals Court, Defending Trump's Immigration Executive Order

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