Major Walla Walla gas station leak fouling the ground beneath historic Marcus Whitman Hotel, federal post office
The historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla is taped off and shut down until officials can learn more about the plume of gasoline underneath some of downtown Listen (Runtime… Continue Reading Major Walla Walla gas station leak fouling the ground beneath historic Marcus Whitman Hotel, federal post office
WSU students Reanna Liebl and Christina Flynn order ice cream at Ferdinand’s on the Pullman campus. (Credit: Lauren Paterson / NWPB) Listen (Runtime 1:30) Read Known for its student-made ice… Continue Reading We all scream for ice cream, and cheese! It’s the 75th anniversary of the WSU Creamery
Visible from the smoke they’re emitting, seven fires are burning within the wilderness of Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula. Lightning strikes ignited the fires Aug. 28 and all were burning relatively small until this past weekend, when the Delabarre fire took advantage of hot, dry conditions and took off like a bandit, growing to over 3,500 acres.
Continue Reading Seven fires burning in Olympic National Park; one evidence of what could come with climate change
Portraits of the 30 journalists selected for Poynter’s 2023 Leadership for Academy for Diversity in Media. (Courtesy: Chris Kozlowski / Poynter) Read Johanna Bejarano, multiplatform bilingual reporter for Northwest Public… Continue Reading NWPB Reporter Johanna Bejarano selected for prestigious leadership academy
A drone photo shows the devastation of the Wixson Heights Neighborhood in Orofino, Idaho. (Courtesy of Lauren Paterson) Listen (Runtime 3:41) Read Joanne Schwartz and her husband John count themselves… Continue Reading As residents rebuild, Orofino Hospital Fire reveals challenges of urban fires
For people seeking medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder in some rural Washington communities, there could soon be more options. Recent grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been allocated to develop medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at rural clinics. Continue Reading Federal funds to battle opioid addiction coming to rural western Washington hospitals
Incumbent Pasco City Councilmember Irving Brown has been targeted by racist letters, a knocked down campaign sign and vandalism in his yard. His supporters held a rally in Pasco on… Continue Reading Irving Brown rallies support in Pasco after racist acts target him, his campaign
COVID-19 numbers are on the rise in the inland northwest, with Whitman and Latah counties both reporting 10 hospitalizations from the virus in the past week. Continue Reading With COVID-19 rise in northwest, officials say new booster available soon
Homeowners in Whatcom County have been waiting nearly two years for relief from flooding that devastated communities in northwest Washington and parts of Canada — and now, they have to wait even longer.
Federal funding was supposed to come this week for 12 homeowners whose houses were destroyed during the November 2021 flooding. However, it’s been delayed, again.
Continue Reading Financial relief still on hold for homeowners in Whatcom impacted by 2021 floods
A black bear spotted on a forest road this spring in Eastern WA. (Photo courtesy of WA Dept Fish & Wildlife) Listen (Runtime 0:56) Read The Washington Fish and Wildlife… Continue Reading No spring bear hunts in Washington – again
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