Western water projects in infrastructure deal

Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region.

Severe drought devastates Washington state’s wheat crop

In eastern Washington, stretches of flatlands with rolling hills along its edges that produces the nation’s fourth largest wheat crop has been devastated by a drought — the National Weather Service has classified the drought as "exceptional" and the worst since 1977.