Pair of musicians climb Cascades summits to play

Anastasia Allison, left, and Rose Freeman laugh together before playing their first tune at sunrise atop Sauk Mountain near Concrete, Wash. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — On a moonlit October morning, Rose Freeman is a quarter of the way up a 5,541-foot mountain when she pauses to ask: “Did I forget my dress?”

Hutterite colony farmers expanding into construction

In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, Josh Kleinsasser checks a processed piece of steel as the Golden Valley Hutterite Colony opens Valley Steel, LLC near Ryegate, Mont. The new venture builds custom steel siding and roofing products. (Larry Mayer /The Billings Gazette via AP)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Last spring, members of the Golden Valley Hutterite Colony plowed under their lentil field and on the land began construction of a manufacturing plant.

Diagnosis gave doctor breast cancer fellowship

Dr. Cory Donovan poses for a picture in an office at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Ore., Thursday Oct. 19, 2017. Donovan is the new breast surgeon coming to Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington. During her breast cancer fellowship two years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian via AP)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Dr. Cory Donovan knew by the fourth year of medical school that she wanted to specialize in breast cancer treatment. What she didn’t know is that before finishing her specialty training, she would be a breast cancer patient.

King of the hills: Man conquers summits, autism

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Scott Garcia, 24, with his backpack full of climbing gear in Pueblo Colo. Garcia has autism but that does not stop him from climbing some of Colorado's highest mountain peaks. (AP Photo, John Jaques/The Pueblo Chieftain)/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — When Scott Garcia sets out to hike up some of Colorado’s highest peaks, the trail to the top starts with extreme focus, a keen way with memorizing maps and numbers and a passion to get closer to the two people he loves most.

Senator: Trump rolling back protections at Utah sites

FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, a Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Friday, Oct. 27. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres.

White House: Puerto Rico power contract a local issue

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown.
FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown.

Judge sides with developers of Washington coal terminal

FILE- This May 12, 2005, file photo, shows the port of Longview on the Columbia River at Longview, Wash. A judge says Washington state's Department of Natural Resources acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought by developers of a proposed coal-export terminal near Longview. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge on Friday handed a victory to the developers of a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the state acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought for the project.

Vegas marathon moves start line away from shooting scene

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, runners fill the Las Vegas Strip in the shadow of the Mandalay Bay hotel, top left, during the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas. The upcoming Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Nov. 12, has a new start line and race festival grounds. The race will start in front of the New York-New York resort on the Las Vegas Strip, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of last year's start near the Mandalay Bay. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The start line for the upcoming Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has been moved away from the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, organizers said Friday.

County juggles religious freedom, deer populations

In this Oct. 19, 2017, photo, John Shepherd stands against the archway he built for hosting wedding ceremonies at his venue, Shepherdsfield, outside Sisters, Ore. (Joe Kline/The Bulletin via AP)

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — In 2014, John Shepherd received some surprising news. Shepherdsfield, his nonprofit church that hosts weddings and other events, was in violation of a Deschutes County provision designed to protect mule deer and other wildlife.

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