Canoe Journey Parallels Tribal Efforts to Return Salmon to Upper Columbia

Upper Columbia River tribes finished an eight-day journey Saturday that traced the route salmon haven’t run for 80 years. That afternoon, ten canoes paddled by members of five tribes rounded the route’s final bend, their boats gliding high above the submerged falls that were, for millennia, one of the most important fishing spots in the region.

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NRA Marches Ex-Leader to Court on ‘Failed Coup’

Long before he stepped down as president of the National Rifle Association, Oliver North cemented his reputation for overthrowing governments and financial improprieties in the Iran-Contra scandal. The NRA has taken the retired U.S. marine to court now over another “failed coup attempt,” saying North conspired with Ackerman McQueen, a public relations firms that has been representing the NRA since the 1980s, to topple the gun group’s leadership.

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