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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy confers with an aide as she prepares to address the Natural Resources Committee session during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Congress subpoenas EPA chief’s cellphone records

- The Washington Times

Sensing a cover-up, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding the EPA chief turn over her cellphone records and emails so investigators can try to figure out if she hid or deleted text messages in what one critic called a “cyberbonfire.”

Former Rep. Bob Inglis, South Carolina Republican, founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative to seek out free market and conservative answers to problems of energy and climate. (Associated Press)

Bob Inglis breaks from Republican Party, advocates action to fight climate change

- The Washington Times

Former Rep. Bob Inglis’ conservative bona fides were about as solid as they come, earning him a 93.5 percent lifetime approval rating from the American Conservative Union over his two tenures in the House — from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. George H.W. Bush went to bat for him in campaigns in 1992 and in 1994. Rep. Jack T. Kingston was one of his closest friends on Capitol Hill.

Kelsey Schroeder, front, and Stephanie Sauer work to help free a friend's snow-bound vehicle along West Washington Street in Madison, Wis., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after a weekend storm dropped several inches of snow in the region. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart) ** FILE **

15 inches of snow in Midwest; last blast?

Associated Press

Spring came crashing down on winter weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas.

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Editorials from around Oregon

- Associated Press

Albany Democrat-Herald, March 27, on the passing of Hector Macpherson Jr.

Groups plan events to uproot invasive garlic mustard plants

Associated Press

Across the Great Lakes and Appalachian regions, wildlife groups, nature organizations and civic groups are planning annual "Garlic Mustard Challenge" events, a friendly competition to remove an invasive plant that sprouts profusely in the spring.

Grizzly bear killed for killing calf

Associated Press

State and federal wildlife officials euthanized a male grizzly bear after it killed a calf on a ranch west of Augusta.

NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

- Associated Press

The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction.

Environmentalists, businesses seek energy efficiency fix

Associated Press

Environmentalists and business owners called on lawmakers Monday to swiftly fix an error in a bill that caused state regulators to limit funding for programs designed to lower consumers' energy bills.

USM marine research vessel arrives in Gulfport

Associated Press

A 135-foot research vessel to help study the effects of the BP oil spill and other marine science issues reached its home port, becoming the University of Southern Mississippi's newest and largest research vessel.

A look at US Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects

Associated Press

The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. The agency has $36 million to spend on projects during the next fiscal year - a fraction of the funds needed for the work.

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre , Minn. A dangerous strain of avian influenza has turned up at farms in Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas and several western states. Authorities are trying to determine how the commercial poultry flocks became infected. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)

Amid bird flu outbreak, turkey farmers increase security

- Associated Press

Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.