If approved, a utility-scale solar farm would be the largest in renewable friendly Klickitat County and in Washington. But some residents say its potential location doesn’t take one important thing into account: environmental justice. Continue Reading Even In The Bright Of Day, Some Klickitat County Residents Have A Solar Energy ‘Nightmare’
Do transgender women and girls have a constitutional right to play on women’s sports teams? That question will be argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. Continue Reading Idaho’s Transgender Sports Ban, Basis For Other States’ Bans, Faces A Major Legal Hurdle
Last year, Wyoming and Montana — another major coal state — asked the Supreme Court to override a decision by Washington state to deny a permit to build a coal export dock on the Columbia River. The interstate lawsuit followed years of unsuccessful attempts by the dock’s developer, Utah-based Lighthouse Resources, to contest the permit denial in federal court. Continue Reading Wyoming Doubles Down On Coal With Threat To Sue Other Western States, Including Washington
Whether you recently adopted a pet during the pandemic or are a long-time pet owner, there are things you can do while out and about in the Northwest’s hiking season to prepare for warm-weather adventures with your pooch. Continue Reading Sit! Stay! Hike! Where To Go And How To Prep You And Your Pooch
Mary Big Bull-Lewis sees the way forward for Native people in Washington: ownership of the land and the stories attached to it. Continue Reading In Wenatchee, A Wenatchi Designer Has A Plan To Buy Back Native Lands
The Northeast Tri-County Health District on Friday announced that it has moved Ferry County back a step because of an outbreak, brought upon, at least in part, by two maskless parties at an Eagles’ Lodge in Republic in mid-April. Continue Reading Ferry County Moves Back To Phase 2 Due To COVID Outbreak After Maskless Parties At Eagles Club
The 2021 Idaho Legislature took its ugliest turn on its 108th day, when the House Ethics Committee weighed a sexual assault complaint against first-year Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger. Continue Reading Analysis: A Bad Week And A Rough Session For The Idaho Legislature (And The Facts)
WSU’s vaccine requirement comes with some major exceptions. Medical and religious exemptions have existed for vaccinations on campus for decades, but this time around, WSU is adding a “personal exemption,” and following that announcement, provided some clarity on exactly what that means. Continue Reading Context And Clarity On WSU’s Fall 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
What the struggle over recognition for WSU’s Gay Awareness student group shows is some of the similarities between rural and urban LGBTQ rights. Rural areas — especially college towns like Pullman or Moscow — are also queer places. People in cities who were against gay rights used the same tactic as those in Pullman—the public-referendum—to deny housing or employment equality to LGBTQ people. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: Rural Places Are Queer Places And The History Of WSU’s LGBTQ Awareness
For the first time in its 40-year history, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) will be led by a woman. On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee named Cheryl Strange as the agency’s next secretary. Continue Reading For The First Time, A Woman Will Lead Washington’s Department Of Corrections
Nearly 30 retired state, federal and tribal wildlife managers sent a letter Wednesday to Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little asking him to veto a bill backed by agricultural interests that could cut the state’s wolf population by 90%. Continue Reading Ex-Wildlife Managers Want Governor To Veto Bill Poised To Eliminate 90% Of Wolves In Idaho
At Hanford, a hazardous concoction of radioactive waste and chemicals sits in World War II and Cold War-era tanks. Now one of those old tanks has a serious leak. Continue Reading Hanford Tank With Radioactive Waste Has A Leak, But That’s Not A New Problem
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