Nearly 20 percent of people in Washington and 15 percent in Oregon speak a language other than English at home. Emergency managers from around the West are grappling with how to reach people in foreign languages in the midst of a disaster, at a time when a new Washington state law is seeking to raise the bar. Continue Reading How Do You Say ‘Evacuate’ In Tagalog? In A Disaster, English Isn’t Always Enough
Teachers have staged protests in recent weeks in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado and Arizona. Some are fighting lawmakers who want to scale back their pensions. Continue Reading Why More Than A Million Teachers Can’t Use Social Security
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America. Continue Reading On 4/20, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana
While searching for seabirds in July of 2017, biologist Luke Halpin instead saw a sea bubbling with about 200 bottlenose dolphins and 70 false killer whales. It would be an unusual sight anywhere — bottlenose generally travel in much smaller groups — but Halpin’s sighting was made more remarkable by where it happened. These usually tropical animals were off the west coast of Canada. Continue Reading Tropical Dolphins Are Appearing In Pacific Northwest Waters
Students from Oregon State University, Granite Falls High School in Washington and the University of British Columbia are among 99 teams pushing the boundaries of automotive fuel efficiency. The Northwest students are driving in an international competition in California through this weekend. Continue Reading Check Out This 520 MPG Car. It’s Built By High School Students
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is stepping up his role as chair of the Democratic Governors Association. Inslee was in Las Vegas April 19 as part of his first major campaign swing. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Talks Gun Violence On Campaign Swing In Nevada
If Gov. Kate Brown follows through on a plan to call Oregon’s Legislature into a special session in the coming months, she might wind up giving a tax break to a sliver of the businesses she’s pledged to target. Continue Reading Oregon Governor’s Promised Tax Break Would Reach Sliver Of Targeted Businesses
Bellingham, Washington, dedicates a new monument this Saturday that speaks to the Pacific Northwest’s long and conflicted history with immigration. The “Arch of Healing and Reconciliation” memorializes the past expulsions of immigrant Sikhs, Japanese and Chinese. Continue Reading ‘Arch of Healing’ Remembers Anti-Immigrant History In Bellingham
One of the eco-labels Wilcox Farms acquired in recent years is “salmon-safe,” a label more often seen on craft beer and Northwest wine bottles than egg cartons. The salmon and steelhead in the Nisqually River have been declining for decades, and that’s a huge concern for the Nisqually Tribe. Continue Reading This Is What That ‘Salmon-Safe’ Label Says About Your Wine Or Eggs
East of the Cascades, wheat farmers say there has been plenty of moisture over the winter and all things point to a good harvest. But the price and demand for that crop is very much in question. Continue Reading Northwest Wheat Growers Wary Despite Signs Of A Good Crop
Growing up, Gary Kempler remembers watching flocks of bighorn sheep near his hometown of Clarkston, Washington.
Now, as someone who is incarcerated at Washington State Penitentiary, Kempler is in the Sustainability in Prisons Project. He’s working to help bighorns — through domestic sheep production. Continue Reading Prison Could Be The Best Thing To Happen To Bighorn Sheep
The story of Seattle’s first Major League team, and how its single disastrous season led to the creation of the Mariners. Continue Reading Seattle’s (Not Quite) Forgotten First Major League Baseball Team
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