The American Humanist Association is challenging the existence of a 40-foot cross on government-owned land, but the Trump administration hopes a newly conservative majority will agree to let it stand. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Appears Ready To Let Cross Stand But Struggles With Church-State Test
Coping with the financial fallout of cancer is exhausting — and nerve-wracking. But the worst part, one patient says, is that it’s unexpected. Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without cancer, and bankruptcy puts them at a higher risk for early death, according to research. Continue Reading Cancer Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls
Senators called pharmaceutical industry leaders to account for the high costs of medicine during a Senate hearing. The executives deflected blame to insurance companies and middlemen. Continue Reading Pharmaceutical Company CEOs Face Grilling in Senate Over High Drug Prices
Three Northwest Republican lawmakers parted ways with President Donald Trump Tuesday and voted to block his attempt to fund a border wall through an emergency declaration. Continue Reading Washington And Oregon GOP Congress Members Vote Against President Trump On Border Emergency
The Northwest has seen plenty of snow and cold temperatures these last few weeks. But forecasters say some areas could still face drought this summer. Continue Reading February Storms Have Helped, But Areas Of The Northwest Could Still Face Drought
A 36-hour ordeal that saw 183 Amtrak passengers languishing on a stalled train in Oakridge, Ore., appeared to be coming to an end Tuesday morning, after a rescue train began pulling them toward Eugene located about 45 miles away, officials said. Continue Reading 183 Amtrak Passengers On The Move After 36 Hours Stranded In Oregon Amid Heavy Snow
Washington could soon join the ranks of its West Coast neighbors, requiring fuels at the pump that produce less carbon pollution. A low-carbon fuels bill passed its first big test Monday, moving out of the House Appropriations Committee. Continue Reading Washington May Soon Join Its West Coast Neighbors In Mandating Lower Carbon Fuels
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, calling it “a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood” that would severely impair access to many types of medical care, especially for low-income women in rural areas. Continue Reading Washington State To Sue Over New Trump Administration Abortion Policy
NPR has found that Walmart is changing the job requirements for front-door greeters in a way that appears to disproportionately affect workers with disabilities. Continue Reading As Walmart Eliminates Greeters, Workers With Disabilities Feel Targeted And Worried
On Friday, Canadian regulators endorsed the long-fought oil pipeline, which would bring more oil vessels through Washington state waters. The Canadian government proposal would lengthen the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would allow the country to ship more oil overseas and bring in higher prices. Now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is widely expected to approve it. Continue Reading Canadian Regulators OK Trans Mountain Pipeline, With Impacts On Traffic Through Washington Waters
As Brain Injury Patients Struggle To Find Basic Services, Washington Families Look To Olympia For Help
More than a decade ago, Washington state legislators added a $2 fee to most traffic tickets in an effort to improve services for the estimated 145,000 Washingtonians who suffer from TBI. But experts who advise the legislature say it’s not nearly enough. Continue Reading As Brain Injury Patients Struggle To Find Basic Services, Washington Families Look To Olympia For Help
Thousands of old brick, stone and concrete buildings in the Pacific Northwest could crumble in the next strong earthquake. To face that challenge, measures pending in the Oregon and Washington legislatures would set up grant programs to help owners of dangerous buildings make seismic safety upgrades. Continue Reading Bricks Could Rain Down On Your Head During The Next Major Quake. These Proposals Want To Fix That
Connect With Us
Northwest Public Broadcasting strives to bring programs of the Northwest by the Northwest and for the Northwest that engage, enlighten and entertain.
Northwest Public Broadcasting embraces the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
In all things we do, we strive to seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently and fairly; and be accountable and transparent to the public.
Additionally, we seek to inform, engage, enlighten and entertain the public while keeping in mind the highest standards outlined by the NPR ethics handbook.