An eagle finds his wings again at Astoria wildlife center

In this Jan. 10, 2018, photo, a juvenile male bald eagle sits atop a perch at an enclosure at the Wildlife Center of the North Coast near Warrenton, Ore. The Wildlife Center of the North Coast sees around six to 12 bald eagles a year. The eagle gaining back weight and strength at the center now is a 2 or 3-year old male whose brown head and tail feathers have yet to turn the distinctive white that people identify with America’s national bird. He came to the wildlife center by way of another rehab center farther south. (Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian via AP)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The bald eagle fixes one fierce eye on the meddlesome people below him.

100 years and counting: Utah man has stories to tell

In a Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 photo, Lloyd Clement attends his 100th birthday party, in North Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Lloyd Clement of Logan, a retired Utah State University professor, said in 1998 he believed his lifetime was approaching its end, so he wrote in his journal and made sure all of his affairs were settled.

University groups keeping indigenous languages alive

In this 2008 photo, revered Upper Skagit tribal elder Vi Hilbert is greeted by Freddie Lane, Lummi, as she arrives for a preview of S'abadeb, at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle. Lushootseed, a common tongue of the Native American tribes that lived in the region, was revived by Upper Skagit author, teacher and linguist Vi Hilbert, who died in 2008 at the age of 90. Hilbert taught Lushootseed for credit at the UW until her retirement in 1988, and it has been taught intermittently at the university since then, along with Navajo and Yakama. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — When Alyssa Johnston and members of her tribe speak to one another in Quinault, they are often moved to tears by the knowledge that, at the turn of the century, the language was all but dead.

Ogden crossing guard brightens kids’ days with high-fives

John Lewis, who is nominated for Americas Favorite Crossing Guard, as he helps Wasatch Elementary students cross the street safely in Ogden, Utah on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (Adam Fondren/Deseret News via AP)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Each morning before school, crossing guard “Big John” Lewis braves the sometimes biting cold to help kids make it safely to Wasatch Elementary before the morning bell rings.

Yakima area’s homeless youth, young adult population growing

In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, Cory Butler sits in the living room of Rod's House in Yakima, Wash. Butler has been homeless since he was 18, but has plans of getting his GED and becoming a tattoo artist. (Jake Parrish/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Each afternoon, Cory Butler heads to Rod’s House — a drop-in center for homeless youth and young adults in downtown Yakima — where he waits to be taken across town to a new overnight winter shelter for young adults.

Missoula students learn responsibility through jobs program

In a Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Trey Munnerlyn and Kharisma Vreeland, students at Hellgate Elementary in Missoula, Mont., trek across the school campus making a delivery from one building to another as part of their jobs in the "Hawks Helpers," program. The school jobs program is meant to give students meaningful work that gives them responsibility and connects them to the school. Jobs are posted on a hall bulletin board and students have to apply and interview for the work. (AP/Missoulian/Kurt Wilson)/The Missoulian via AP)

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — While other students play in the snow during recess, 9-year-old Kharisma Vreeland and 11-year-old Trey Munnerlyn are working, wheeling bags of food across the Hellgate Elementary playground in a wagon.

Still going up: Historic elevator continues daily runs

David Filippe, an elevator operator at the Oregon Bank Building smiles as he opens the cage door to the manually-operated elevator In Klama Falls, Oregon on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Nearly 87 years later, one of the last manually operated elevators in the U.S. continues to run flawlessly. Filippe, head elevator operator and assistant manager of the historic Oregon Bank Building, said it is one of five manually operated elevators left along the West Coast. It’s also the last indoor manual elevator in Oregon. Filippe and his colleague Bertagna continue to see lots of activity at the six-story office tower, which houses several medical, business and financial offices. (Brittany Hosea-Small/The Herald and News via AP)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 87 years later, one of the last manually operated elevators in the U.S. continues to run flawlessly.

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

This Oct. 2017 photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report showing the interior of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel, an evidence imaged released as part of a preliminary report by Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. Paddock began shooting into the crowd attending the Route 91 Music Festival from his hotel room into a crowd of 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival music below on Oct. 1, 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.

Crews working to repair I-15 after gas tanker explosion

Firefighters attempt to put out a burning trailer that was hauling thousands of gallons of fuel on Interstate 15 in Midvale, Utah, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Lt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the truck was southbound on the interstate when a tire caught fire, sending flames toward the tanks. (Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Crews have been working for hours to clear a portion of Interstate 15 in Midvale after a double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded Thursday night.

Recess on the ice: Jackson school rink is a family tradition

In a Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 photo, Ken Thomasma, right, and his son, Dan, look over their work after performing some routine maintenance on Kelly Elementary School's playground ice rink in Kelly, Wyoming. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Armed with a garden hose and grit, the Thomasmas make an ice rink from scratch every year at Kelly Elementary School.



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