People with Celiac disease are a bit closer to enjoying gluten products again. With the help of genetic modification, a team of Northwest scientists have engineered a unique wheat variety that’s safe for people with gluten sensitivities and allergies.
Continue Reading Have Celiac Disease? Researchers Are Close To Delivering A Gluten-Free Grain For You
Two Washington legislative bills come amid an outbreak that has sickened at least 64 people in the state — all but one in Clark County — leading Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Weigh 2 Vaccine Exemption Bills
Not surprisingly, when Pope Francis summoned more than 100 bishops to a meeting in Rome to address the “Protection of Minors in the Church,” the announcement raised expectations that it could mark a turning point in the Church’s lagging response to the ongoing clergy abuse crisis. The three-day meeting begins Thursday. Continue Reading As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For ‘Bold Moves’
Lawmakers in both Washington and Oregon are considering bills that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide to reduce plastic pollution. Continue Reading Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans In Washington And Oregon
This beekeeper lost more than half of his hives over the winter — 50,000. And he’s not alone. Continue Reading From Northwest Hives To California Almonds, Bee ‘Deadout’ Threatens Crops And Livelihoods
Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project. Portland General Electric is making plans to build the country’s first large-scale energy facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage. Continue Reading Utility Plans 1st-Of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Site In Eastern Oregon
Jeanne Southall lived were her friend Catherine Galvin in Walla Walla. Then Jeanne ended up in the hospital for an injury. What happened after that changed both of their lives — and made for a long, complicated and painful legal fight neither one wanted. Continue Reading How A Washington Elder Fell Into Guardianship, And How It Can Happen To You
Two months into this year, researchers are looking back at what changed on the housing front in 2018. According to the latest numbers from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington, the statewide vacancy rate for all apartments is 4.26 percent. That’s better than it was last fall, but not by much. Continue Reading Washington’s Rental Housing Market Is Looking Better, Still Tight In Rural Areas
A new rule proposed by Interior in December appears designed to make it harder for public interest groups like Western Values Project to get public records. The rule would give the agency greater discretion over how it handles public records requests. Continue Reading Interior Department’s Push To Limit Public Records Requests Draws Criticism
A review of ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ and why people find the serial killer from the Northwest interesting. Continue Reading TV Review: The Ted Bundy Tapes Show Uneasy ‘Conversation With A Killer’ From Washington
Two women who were detained and asked to show identification after speaking Spanish in a convenience store in Montana are suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection, saying the CBP agent violated their constitutional rights when he detained them and asked to see their identification. Continue Reading U.S. Citizens Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Agency
Most people in the Pacific Northwest know we live in earthquake country. A new analysis published this week, however, notes that major quakes in the region have gone on a puzzling hiatus over the last decade. Continue Reading There Were Few Major Pacific Northwest Earthquakes Over The Past Decade. What Does That Mean?
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