Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

...River, fewer than a fourth made it to Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. An average year is 70 percent."Right now it's grim for adult sockeye," said Russ Kiefer of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He said sockeye will often pull into tributary...
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Alaska leads nation in rapes per capita

...capita last year, according to statistics released by the FBI, and a revised definition of the crime means the numbers are grimmer than before.The FBI in data collected from Alaska law enforcement agencies counted 922 rapes last year, a rate of 125...
New US climate report dire, but offers hope warming's serious effects are already here and getting worse, the Obama administration warned on Tuesday in the grimmest, most urgent language on climate change ever to come out of any White House. But amid the warnings, scientists and government...
Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

...goal is 700,000 to 1,200,000. As of July 20, only 353,000 have been counted by ADFG's sonar.The number is fairly grim considering ADFG projections."The expectation of harvest this year was a total of 5.8 million sockeye," said Shields...
Search for missing family comes to grim end

KENAI - A nearly yearlong search for a missing Alaska family has come to a grim end with the discovery of four bodies, a dead dog and a handgun just off a trail in a rural area near the family's home.Authorities...
Djokovic beats Federer for title

...both against Djokovic, both losses."You sort of walk away empty-handed. For me, a finalist trophy is not the same," a grim-faced Federer said. "Everybody knows that."At Wimbledon in 2014, Federer won 88 of 89 service games through the semifinals...
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R2AK: The epic side of everyday people

...boat builder who started the small boat raids in Washington and BC. Coming up the coast behind BWB was the sweep boat, aka the Grim Sweeper (play background music from "Jaws" here) which would tap them out if it caught them. Online followers clamored for...
Poll: Americans support home Olympics

...Boston, where the effort to host the 2024 Olympics has hit a number of roadblocks. Approval ratings around the city have been grim - well under 50 percent - and a referendum has been set up for next November. If that vote doesn't win both in the city and...
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UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

GENEVA - The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in...
Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...that's a party that's going to be dead."____COMIC RELIEFThe budget battle sounds kind of like a movie called "Grim and Grimmer." But even downer movies usually have some comic relief.Sure enough, comics are finding some laughs in the government's...


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