Does the neighborhood you grow up in determine how far you move up the economic ladder? A new online data tool being made public Monday finds a strong correlation between where people are raised and their chances of achieving the American dream. Continue Reading The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods
Increasingly hot and dry summers in Oregon and Washington have started to affect some of our most impressive travelers – the songbirds that migrate thousands of miles to breed here each spring. Continue Reading Old Growth Could Be Key For Native Songbird Species To Beat Climate-Change Heat
A western Washington chapter of the Boy Scouts is preparing to welcome girls to scouting with a “boot camp” just for teenage girls this coming weekend, Oct. 5-7. It’s a first-of-its-kind event hosted by the Pacific Harbors Council. Continue Reading Boy Scout ‘Boot Camp’ For Girls Near Olympia Paves Trail For Coed Scouting
In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Chris Gilman has had to get used to living with fear: She has nightmares about family members getting shot, she only sits in spots in restaurants where she can see the exits, and she has to mentally prepare herself for movies that might include rapid gunfire. Continue Reading Washington Couple Learning To Cope A Year After Near-Death At Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting
The lean profile of the whale known as K25 is yet another sign of trouble for the region’s endangered orcas. Since last November, three members of the long-endangered population have died, most recently an emaciated young female known as J50. Continue Reading Another Puget Sound Orca Struggles, But 3 Others Are Pregnant
When a wildfire starts, whether by lightning or human hand, it is almost always smothered. Continue Reading Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren’t They?
Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake provided the critical vote to move the nomination to the full Senate while at the same time proposing that his colleagues support a one-week FBI investigation. Continue Reading President Trump Orders Limited FBI Investigation To Supplement Kavanaugh Background Check
Washington state Sen. Joe Fain denied Faber’s written allegations to The Seattle Times. “Any allegation of this serious nature deserves to be heard and investigated for all parties involved,” Fain told the Times. Continue Reading ‘Done Being Silent’: Former Seattle Official Accuses Washington State Sen. Joe Fain Of Rape
Another large tunnel of radioactive waste will be grouted closed at Hanford. That was the decision Friday by the Washington Department of Ecology. The long process goes back to when another tunnel, simply called Tunnel 1, partially collapsed in May 2017. Continue Reading Hanford’s Radioactive Waste-Filled Tunnel 2 Set For Grouting After Comment And Study Process
The eye-catching scenes of mountain goats flying through the air under helicopters, riding in refrigerated trucks and taking ferries to new homes are done for the year. Roundups and relocations of non-native Olympic National Park goats will resume next year. Continue Reading Nearly 100 Olympic Mountain Goats Moved To North Cascades; 11 Dead After First Relocation
After nearly 20 years, a troubled landfill-turned Superfund site outside Pasco may soon have a final cleanup plan. Washington State Department of Ecology managers presented options Wednesday at a public meeting in the Tri-Cities. Continue Reading Washington Ecology Dept. Has Burning Desire To Clean Up Long-Smoldering Pasco Landfill
Retaliatory tariffs levied by China on U.S. goods are taking a toll on Pacific Northwest farm exports. Details about cancelled orders came out this week at a state Senate committee hearing in Seattle. Continue Reading Trade War With China Yields Cancelled Orders For Northwest Exports
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