StoryCorps Northwest: A Boyhood Dream at “Camp”
Imagine an idyllic childhood. You play in the woods and climb trees, or splash in the creek and catch frogs. You’re surrounded by a dozen homes that look just like yours, and inside each one are kids to play with, or adults who give you ice cream. But about 400 yards away is a uranium mill. For StoryCorps Northwest, Doug Sly tells his friend Terry Kinzel about growing up near a yellow cake mill in Ford, Washington.
Uncertainty reigns about what federal public lands will be open if the congressional budget standoff leads to a partial government shutdown. Closed national parks and forest campgrounds were among the most visible effects the last time the federal government partially shut down in October 2013. Continue Reading How Will A Government Shutdown Affect Public Lands?
After huge cracks appeared on Rattlesnake Ridge last year, geologists expect a landslide is coming at the mountain near Yakima. But they’re having a hard time nailing down just when it will go. Continue Reading When Will Rattlesnake Ridge Slide Near Yakima ‘Go’? Geologists Say It’s Hard To Predict
A coalition of news outlets have won a partial victory in a public records lawsuit against the Washington Legislature. A judge in Thurston County said lawmakers are subject to the state’s public disclosure law. Continue Reading News Outlets Sue, Judge Agrees: Washington Lawmaker Records Open To Public