Some remote cabins are for solo retreats – not this one. Staying at Tilly Jane A-Frame is a shared experience. And sharing it has saved it. Continue Reading Turns Earned: Saving Mount Hood’s Historic Backcountry Ski Cabin
Washington ranks as the worst state for low-income earners to live, and it’s notably worse than others. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) places Washington, Texas and Florida at the top of the “terrible 10” list in its annual report. Continue Reading Washington Ranks As The Worst State For Low-Income Residents. Why?
Democrats in the Washington Legislature want to revive a tax break for buyers of electric cars, which critics view as wasteful and unnecessary. Meanwhile, a publicly-financed rebate for battery-powered cars in Oregon is finding thousands of takers. Continue Reading Incentives For Electric Car Buyers? Yes In Oregon, Maybe In Washington
Grape growers in southern Oregon thought they had already weathered one of the biggest challenges of the 2018 season — the Klondike Fire, which burned over 175,000 acres in July.
But on Sept. 22, they faced even more devastating news: Copper Cane Wines and Provisions, a Calif.-based winery that contracts with numerous growers in the region, canceled grape orders mere days before harvest was supposed to start, citing smoke taint. Continue Reading Oregon Wineries Come Together To Save Grapes Rejected For Smoke Taint
Last fall’s deadly Camp Fire has brought renewed questions about whether towns in high-risk areas like Paradise, Calif., should even be rebuilt. Continue Reading ‘Reimagining Paradise’ — Making Plans To Rebuild A Town Destroyed By Wildfire
A Portland-based energy developer has signed property leases for a big solar farm in Klickitat County near the Columbia River. When completed, the solar project will be the largest in Washington. Continue Reading Cattle Grazing Gives Way To Big Solar Farm Leases In Central Washington
A federal report shows that between 2015 and 2018 there were almost 6,000 reported complaints of sexual abuse at child migrant shelters nationwide. Documents show the non-profit Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland handled eight of those reports. Three of those incidents happened at other non-Morrison shelters the youth were previously at. Continue Reading Sexual Abuse Allegations At Migrant Youth Shelters Nationwide Include Several At Oregon Facilities
President Donald Trump’s acting interior secretary announced plans Wednesday to lift protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The move will likely spur controversy in the Northwest. Continue Reading Wolf-Delisting Plan Would Remove Federal Protections In Washington And Oregon
Moving our energy sources away from fossil fuels to renewables is the most common go-to in mitigating climate change, but climate experts say more is needed. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report says keeping global temperatures within a livable range would be too expensive without carbon capture. Continue Reading In Wyoming, A Contest To Capture Carbon And Save Coal
Too many grazers, too little range. That’s the bottom line from the Bureau of Land Management about wild horses and burros. On Monday, the BLM put out a call for contractors to provide pasture for thousands of excess animals. Continue Reading As Herds Grow, Federal Land Managers Board Wild Horses On Private Land
NPR analyzed records from a Federal Emergency Management Agency database of more than 40,000 buyouts and found that most went disproportionately to whiter communities. Continue Reading Investigation: Federal Disaster Aid Disproportionately Goes To White Communities, Despite Need
The stain of a criminal record complicates life’s basics when people are released back into their communities: from finding a place to live to buying insurance. Thousands in Washington state continue to face barriers even after they’ve turned their lives around. Some can tap into a process to clear their records, giving them a fresh start. But the process is complicated, lengthy and not always accessible. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Seek Smoother Path To Redemption For Formerly Incarcerated Residents
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