Starting early next year, you might see a hike in your favorite bottle of Northwest wine. Winemakers say that’s because the trade wars are driving up the cost of wine packaging.
Continue Reading Trade Wars Mean Glass, Screw Caps All Costing More For Northwest Wineries, And Likely Drinkers
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, Oct. 30 in a five-year-old case that questions the rights outlined in an 1855 treaty between the United States and Washington’s Yakama Nation. Yakama Tribal Chairman JoDe Goudy was denied entry to the court for wearing his traditional headdress. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Hears Yakama Nation Tax Case; Tribe’s Chairman Denied Entry Over Regalia
Tests performed at Washington State University have found that people smoked tobacco in the Pacific Northwest going back more than a thousand years ago. Continue Reading Testing Of Ancient Pipes Indicates Tobacco Was Around In Northwest 1,200+ Years Ago
The attack on Berni that September evening was the third serious patient-on-staff assault at Western State Hospital in a two-month period. In August, two other members of the nursing staff had been pushed to the floor and stomped by patients, according to press reports and hospital administrators. One of the nursing staff who was attacked appeared so bloody that a coworker thought she was dead. Continue Reading Western State Hospital Nurse Describes Violent Attack That Left Part Of Her Ear Missing
More than $25 million has poured into Washington state’s 8th Congressional District race, making it one of the most expensive U.S. House contest in the country. Continue Reading $25M Poured Into Washington’s Tight 8th Congressional District Race
Washington’s Snohomish County declared the opioid epidemic a life-threatening emergency. They use a multi-agency coordination group straight out of FEMA’s playbook to respond to the crisis. Continue Reading Washington’s Snohomish County Is Treating Opioid Addiction Like A Natural Disaster
Six years ago, Steven Gonzalez’s last name likely cost him votes in his first race for the Washington Supreme Court. He won nonetheless. Gonzalez is just one of three sitting Washington justices up for re-election this year. Justices Susan Owens and Sheryl Gordon McCloud are running unopposed after their opponents were bounced from the ballot because they were disbarred lawyers. Continue Reading ‘Deep State’ Or Deep Sixed? The Washington Supreme Court Race That’s Getting Buried
A troubled mega-dairy in Oregon has announced its plans to shut down. After racking up multiple environmental violations, Lost Valley Farm’s owner has been fired and a trustee wants to sell the property. Continue Reading Troubled Oregon Dairy Announces Shut Down
Officials at the Hanford Nuclear Site ordered workers to stay indoors Friday morning as a precaution. They discovered steam rising from an unexpected part of a tunnel filled with highly contaminated waste. By mid-day, officials had announced they found no contamination. Continue Reading Hanford Workers Get ‘All Clear’ After Shelter Indoors Order During Tunnel-Filling Operation
Traditional and sacred Native American stories have often been used as tropes in the horror genre. Continue Reading Horror Older Than America: Whitewashing Native Tales For A Mass-Market Audience
Meth is back “with a vengeance,” police say. Now made mostly by superlabs in Mexico, it is stronger, cheaper and more prevalent, cutting across demographic barriers and sparking serious crime. Continue Reading Methamphetamine Returns To Roil Rural Towns Again Across The U.S.
The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state’s charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a dozen schools serving about 3,400 students might have to close. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Upholds Most Of Charter School Law
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