Teara Farrow Ferman (Wapaytáwaat Kóomayn) stands in front of a first foods display in the Nixyáawii Governance Center in Pendleton, OR. Source: Dori Luzzo Gilmour / NWPB Listen (Runtime 3:07)… Continue Reading Native American Heritage Month – In their own words: Teara Farrow Ferman
Brianna Motzkus, left, and her mother Cindi Rang at their StoryCorps Northwest recording. Listen (Runtime 4:26) Read The early pandemic was chaos. Masks and other PPE were scarce. Cindi Rang… Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest – Cindi Rang & Brianna Motzkus: making masks for the pandemic
Oregon voters passed a measure that strips language from the state’s constitution allowing for slavery and involuntary servitude when used as a punishment for a crime. Notwithstanding more than 500,000 people voting to keep the language, unofficial returns Tuesday night indicated that the measure was passing by a clear margin. Continue Reading Measure 112 passes, removing slavery language from Oregon Constitution
Gabriel Gomez, from Yakima, got his citizenship on November 7 and voted for the first time the same day. Credit: La Casa Hogar Listen (Runtime 0:53) Read Becoming a citizen… Continue Reading Becoming a new citizen and a first-time voter on the same day
If a tree is planted with love and care, in the open space between sidewalk and street, outside of the home of its excited new caretaker, will it provide cooling canopy cover and deep roots to benefit soil structure?
Odds are, yes.
Continue Reading Planting trees for the Greening Research in Tacoma project
Two deer are pictured near the D Reactor on the Hanford site. Leaders from across Washington and Oregon sent a letter to the Biden administration in early August to request… Continue Reading Washington, Oregon leaders still waiting to hear from President Biden on Hanford funds
Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often in the Pacific Northwest that ships collide with whales. But when it does, it’s upsetting, tragic and the whale probably dies. Three separate teams have developed smartphone-based systems that can alert commercial mariners to watch out, slow down or change course when whales have been sighted nearby. A recent ride-along on a big container ship demonstrated that real-time whale alerts are still a work in progress. Continue Reading Reducing collisions between ships and whales? There’s apps for that, but they need work
Photo courtesy CHAS Health Read LEWISTON — Residents of the Lewis-Clark Valley could have access to more behavioral health care services by this spring. CHAS Health will open the first… Continue Reading CHAS Health to open behavioral health clinic in Lewiston this spring
Un votante devuelve su papeleta en Washington. Foto: Johanna Bejarano. LEA Grupos de defensa del derecho al voto están ayudando a los hispanos del centro de Washington a entender el… Continue Reading Organizaciones ayudan a los votantes hispanos a entender el proceso electoral
Listen (Runtime 0:56) Read Voting rights advocacy groups are helping Hispanic people in Central Washington understand the election process. Some citizens have not voted in past elections because they’ve had… Continue Reading Organizations help Hispanic voters understand the electoral process
Part of the Box of Rain timber sale that the Washington State Department of Natural Resources approved to go to auction in December. Photo courtesy of the Center for Responsible… Continue Reading State land managers update timber sales to include climate, carbon emissions after court ruling
More eyes are on ballots in the Tri-Cities area this election, according to reports from the Benton County auditor. Continue Reading Ballot drop box observers seen monitoring voters in the Tri-Cities
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