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Adventurer Karl Kruger set out from Tuktoyaktuk, Canada, on July 24 to conquer the Northwest Passage with an estimated 150 pounds of food and gear strapped to his paddleboard.

Beware Of Polar Bears! Washington Adventurer Aims To Be 1st Through Northwest Passage On Paddleboard

An adventurer from Western Washington cast off this week trying to become the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage on a standup paddleboard. The passage is the fabled, but normally frozen, sea route between the Atlantic and the Pacific across the far north of Canada. Continue Reading Beware Of Polar Bears! Washington Adventurer Aims To Be 1st Through Northwest Passage On Paddleboard

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Oregon native Ryan Crouser won the gold medal in shot put at the 2022 World Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

World Track Championships Wrap Up With More Golds For USA, Praise For Host City Eugene

The first World Outdoor Track and Field Championships held on American soil sprinted to a joyful conclusion Sunday night in Eugene with back-to-back U.S. victories in the 4×400 relays. The full stadium was also treated to a new world record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles by Nigeria’s Tobi Asuman and a new world record in men’s pole vault by Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis. The twin relay gold medals padded a commanding U.S. lead in the final medal standings — 33 medals total, of which 13 were gold. Ethiopia captured 10 total medals (4 gold) as did Jamaica (10 total, 2 gold) for second and third place overall. Continue Reading World Track Championships Wrap Up With More Golds For USA, Praise For Host City Eugene

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The new light rail expansion stop in the Hilltop, one of the many recent developments in this Tacoma neighborhood. Photo by Lauren Gallup.

Pushing Back On The Gentrification Of The Hilltop

Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood is a place where generations have raised families, where small businesses have blossomed and where art intersects with your local corner mart. But it’s also a neighborhood where residents have faced systemic racism in the form of redlining, where the FBI monitored the sidewalks in the late 90s, and where gentrification is displacing longtime residents. Continue Reading Pushing Back On The Gentrification Of The Hilltop

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