What caused 44-year-old Tim Day to go on a carjacking and shooting spree on Father’s Day that left one man critically wounded? His former wife of 13 years said Day had a history of mental illness and was prone to bouts of paranoia—often fueled by using meth. Continue Reading Ex-Wife Of Tumwater Walmart Shooter Says He Was Prone To Drug Use, Paranoia
At 2 o’clock on a recent Friday afternoon, the parking lot at the Mailbox Peak trailhead was almost full. This much was to be expected: Mailbox is a popular hike in the Middle Fork Valley, just outside of North Bend. Continue Reading Crowded Western Washington Trails Crowding Out Tribal Culture
Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northeast seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species. Continue Reading Bumblebee Blues: An Important Northwest Pollinator In Trouble
New genetic research on the Northwest’s wolves finds they descended from a mix of two different types — some from the northern Rocky Mountains and some from coastal rain forests. That means the packs that form in our region have more genetic diversity — a key to survival. Continue Reading Today’s Northwest Wolves Have Roots In Coastal Rainforests And Rocky Mountains
With funding help from the Bonneville Power Administration, the tribes have worked to move lamprey around the dams and up to the Umatilla River. Tribal members were excited when they saw the fish start returning. In 2011, Jackson thought 129 fish in the river was a major step. Continue Reading Record Lamprey Return A Cultural Win For Native Tribes
Oregon has already declared drought in several counties, and two more counties are under review by the governor’s office. That’s a common theme — drought is stretching across the Western United States. Continue Reading ‘This Is Not Normal.’ Eastern Oregon Ranchers Struggle With Deepening Drought
A shooting spree in Tumwater, Wash., near Olympia, ended in a Walmart parking lot when a civilian shot and killed the suspected gunman, police said Sunday evening. At least two people were wounded: a teen-age girl with a minor injuries and a man who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Continue Reading Shooting Spree Near Olympia Ends With Armed Civilian Killing Gunman In Walmart Parking Lot
The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested. Continue Reading Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk
The Islamic Center of Tri-Cities hosted around 400 people for Eid-al Fitr June 15, marking the end of Ramadan. To celebrate, the Center hosted an event complete with food, bounce houses for kids, and even pony rides. Continue Reading Marking End Of Ramadan Fast In Central Washington
A Chinese immigrant arrested during the bust of a sprawling illegal pot growing operation last November wants to withdraw his guilty plea. The man claims he didn’t understand his conviction could lead to deportation. Continue Reading Man Facing Deportation To China After Big Washington Pot Bust Seeks To Withdraw Plea
Three parties appealed proposed ballot language for Initiative Petition 44 to the Oregon Supreme Court. That means backers of the measure won’t be able to begin circulating petitions to land it on November’s ballot for weeks, a potentially decisive blow. Continue Reading After Late Hurdles, Oregon Gun Control Proposal Might Come Up Short
Beginning next month, driver’s licenses in Washington state will be changing. Regular licenses and ID cards will be marked with the words “federal limits apply.” Oregon is going down this path too, but not until mid-2020. Continue Reading Changes Coming To Northwest Driver’s Licenses To Meet Federal Standards
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