Bee die-off hits Idaho, Avista sued for South Hill erosion, and other headlines

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The bees are bummin'


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Devastating bee die-offs hit Idaho

Beekeepers who rent their hives out to farmers to help with crop pollination say they have been hit extra hard this year with hives dying off, continuing a worsening trend of bee die-offs in recent years, the Times-News reports.

Developer sues Avista over South Hill work
After utility work caused "irreparable erosion," that's preventing a major development on the South Hill, the company behind the project is suing Avista, the Spokesman reports.

Three killed in naval base shooting were at start of careers
The three men killed in a shooting at the Pensacola naval base on Friday were only just starting their military careers, with one just graduating from boot camp, the New York Times reports.

Twins survive Whidbey Island crash by climbing through woods in the dark
Four-year-old twin girls survived after a Whidbey Island car crash killed their father, making their way up a steep embankment and through the woods to find someone to help, the Seattle Times reports. 

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...