Yakama Nation biologist Dave’y Lumley shows Aleeyah McJoe, 7, an adult lamprey at the Yakama Nation’s Willamette Falls Lamprey Celebration. (Credit: Courtney Flatt.) Listen (Runtime 4:15) Read On the banks… Continue Reading Tribes celebrate as lamprey make a comeback
A major collision on northbound Interstate 5 Wednesday morning caused day-long backups across much of Thurston County.
The incident, between a semi-truck and passenger vehicle, closed all but one of the northbound lanes just past the exit to Mounts Road in DuPont, as crews worked to investigate the collision and then clear the debris and vehicles.
Continue Reading Collision on northbound I-5 causes massive back-ups
Escuelas rurales necesitan más recursos para estudiantes sin vivienda adecuada en Washington Central
Algunos estudiantes de las zonas rurales del centro de Washington carecen de vivienda estable. Los distritos escolares tienen programas para ayudar a los estudiantes. Aun así, los recursos pueden estar lejos y ser de difícil acceso. Continue Reading Escuelas rurales necesitan más recursos para estudiantes sin vivienda adecuada en Washington Central
Ashtyn Harris of Ellensburg ties a small caddis-type fly to her line in the Yakima River Canyon. She watches them in the river area, to decide what to use as… Continue Reading Crowds of caddisflies: A beacon of water health
Students experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer academically and are more likely to drop out of school compared to their housed peers, according to the latest legislative report in… Continue Reading Youth homelessness in Washington is up, federal program aims to help
Edward-Asher Parodi, 4, of Orofino, Idaho, is helping to raise money for Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors by competing in a national mullet contest. There are almost 30 contestants… Continue Reading Mullet Mania: Northwest kids compete in national mullet competition
With just over two weeks left before the current United Parcel Service Teamsters contract expires, employees nationwide are preparing to go on strike. If they do, it would be the largest single-employer strike in United States history.
In the Port of Tacoma, over 1,000 UPS employees from three distribution centers could walk off the job Aug. 1st, according to Brett Botts, staff organizer for Teamsters Local 313. Continue Reading Teamsters preparing to walk off the job at UPS if company doesn’t deliver
Some students in rural central Washington are facing housing instability. School districts have programs to help students Still, resources can be far away and hard to get to. N-W-P-B’s Johanna Bejarano reports. Continue Reading Rural schools need more resources to overcome student housing instability in Central Washington
Professor Rebecca Scofield is an associate professor of history and chairs the University of Idaho history department. She lives in Moscow with her husband and two young children. (Credit: Stefanie… Continue Reading Fundraiser set up for University of Idaho professor falsely accused of planning student murders
Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild
At Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Washington, there are about 300 northern leopard frogs, named for their spotted skin, swimming around in four tanks and getting ready for their new home.
The frogs are part of a conservation project that Northwest Trek is partnering with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Zoo and Washington State University on. The goal is to restore this native species, which became endangered in the state in 1999. Continue Reading Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild
Recently, a Yakima orchard family settled with the state for $500,000 in back wages owed to some 400 farm workers. [Photo courtesy of Washington State Fruit Commission] Read A family-owned… Continue Reading Yakima family to pay $500,000 in back wages to 400+ orchard workers
A field of wheat stands straight up and lovely just uphill from the Snake River outside of Windust, Washington – but tall standing wheat can also mean that the heads… Continue Reading Light headed: Stressed Northwest wheat may yield disappointing harvest
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