Conservation groups are vowing to again challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision not to add wolverines to the Endangered Species List. There are likely fewer than 300 wolverines across its habitat across the Mountain West, which includes populations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, where 90 percent of their habitat is on federally managed lands and wilderness areas. Continue Reading Conservation Groups Vow Challenge After Federal Decision Not To Protect Wolverines
The Kennewick Irrigation District, or KID, wants to flood 400 acres of land for a new reservoir. It’d take at least eight to 10 years to design, permit and build. A project on this scale hasn’t been built in the Yakima Basin since the 1930’s. And this 65-acre pumpkin farm is in the way. Continue Reading Why An Irrigation District Wants To Flood A Kennewick Family’s Pumpkin Farm
Malden is a tiny farming town amidst eastern Washington’s “oceans of wheat fields” in Whitman County. Or it was. The 2020 wildfire season is a grim reminder that disasters unfairly hit the poor and the elderly. Thousands of people on the West Coast still lack even temporary housing. Continue Reading ‘Everything’s Gone’: Residents In Malden Sift Through The Ashes One Month After Devastating Fire
ICYMI: Stream the night three of our four debates for races that impact the Benton Franklin Counties. #NWPBVote2020 Continue Reading ICYMI: Watch Night Three Of The Benton Franklin Counties Debate
The governor said in a news conference Wednesday that he’s concerned about housing insecurity during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading Governor Jay Inslee Extends Washington Eviction Moratorium Through End Of The Year
Larry Clott discusses his car accident and how he felt about his nurse in this StoryCorps Northwest episode. It originally aired on NWPB’s Morning Edition on Oct. 7, 2020. It was recorded as part of NWPB’s 2020 partnership with StoryCorps. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: His Nurse Was Mean And Rude, His Daughter Calls Her Mom
Washington voters got their first glimpse of how the two candidates for Washington governor feel about the same issues at the same time. Two-term Gov. Jay Inslee met with his Republican challenger, Republic police chief Loren Culp, Wednesday night for a one-hour debate. Continue Reading Jay Inslee And Loren Culp Debate, Highlight Stark Differences In Race For Washington Governor
Washington state libraries, theaters and some youth sports will now have fewer restrictions during certain stages of re-opening. It’s part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s revised plan announced Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading Some Washington Theaters, Restaurants Can Open More; Whitman County Sees First COVID Death
hite House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are discussing potential stand-alone bills for aid to airlines, small businesses and Americans. He said the Trump administration was “still willing to be engaged” on piecemeal aid bills, though it was not optimistic about a comprehensive aid bill. Continue Reading White House Eyes Piecemeal Pandemic Aid After President Trump Ends Talks On Overall Package
As part of the law enforcement response to a Sept. 26 Proud Boys rally in North Portland, the U.S. Marshals deputized most of the bureau’s rapid response team, the officers responsible for policing protests. But the 56 deputations extend through the end of the year, well beyond the weekend rally. Continue Reading Portland Pulls Officers From Federal Deputations, But Legal Questions Swirl
Coronavirus cases are rising at the University of Idaho, but face-to-face classes will continue. The University of Idaho reported another 116 new coronavirus cases on campus last week. The outbreak still seems to be centered on fraternity and sorority houses. Continue Reading COVID-19 Cases Rise At University Of Idaho, But School Will Stay With Hybrid Classes
President Trump walked out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening, planning on receiving the remainder of his treatment for COVID-19 at the White House. Continue Reading ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of It’: Trump Dismisses Coronavirus Threat As He Returns To White House
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