Apparently, salmon don’t like the smell of watercress. The aroma of shrimp doesn’t pique their interest either. And the fragrance, eu de steelhead? A definite no-go. Continue Reading Scent Research Could Help More Salmon Find Their Way Home
Washington utility regulators say the Canadian utility Hydro One may not acquire the Spokane-based utility Avista. In a statement, the state Utilities and Transportation Commission said “the proposed merger does not serve the public interest.” Continue Reading Washington Utility Regulators Deny Acquisition Of Avista By Canadian Firm
The Washington State Department of Health released its annual report on HIV and AIDS this week, pegged to the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day. According to the report, 14,000 people are HIV positive in Washington, on par with past years. Continue Reading Washington HIV Infection Rates Stay Steady, Except for Yakima County Anomaly
Former President George W. Bush delivered the main eulogy, saying his father “showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity.” The body will be laid to rest in Texas on Thursday. Continue Reading Former President George H.W. Bush Honored As ‘Great And Noble Man’ In State Funeral
The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the city’s bid to become the 32nd active franchise in the NHL. The team expects to take the ice for the first time in 2021. Continue Reading Space Needle, Meet Lord Stanley: Seattle Is Getting Its Own NHL Team
The #MeToo movement has spurred efforts to make workplaces safer for women, and that includes Washington state strip clubs. A panel of lawmakers on Monday heard testimony from dancers who say they need more protections. Continue Reading Exotic Dancers In Washington Want More On-The-Job Protections
The Washington State Senate announced Tuesday that it will not go forward with its planned investigation of Senator Joe Fain (R-Auburn). Fain has been accused of raping a Seattle woman in 2007 before he took office and has denied the allegation. Continue Reading Washington Legislators Reverse Course, Won’t Investigate Rape Allegation Against Sen. Joe Fain
Northwest farmers are anxiously watching Washington, D.C.’s lame duck session to see if a Farm Bill will be passed before the New Year. Continue Reading Northwest Farmers Anxiously Watch Federal Farm Bill, As Time Ticks On End Of Congressional Session
An online map of wolf sightings from the public includes unconfirmed reports of wandering wolves from the Idaho border to the Pacific beaches, not to mention inside major cities such as Seattle and Tacoma. Continue Reading Here A Wolf, There A Wolf, Everywhere A Wolf, Wolf. Public Sightings Abound In The Region
A new five-year federal Farm Bill that could get a vote from the House and Senate next week contains a provision to fully legalize hemp production in the U.S. Northwest hemp entrepreneurs who have been operating under restrictive state laws are excited by the possibility. Continue Reading Northwest Entrepreneurs Cheer On Provision To Legalize Hemp In Farm Bill
Washington’s North Cascades will soon see the return of a small, weasel-like predator called the fisher. The carnivores have been missing from the area since the 1930s. Biologists hope the reintroduction next week will follow in the footsteps of other successful efforts in Washington. Continue Reading Gone Fisher-ing: An Elusive Predator Soon Returns To The North Cascades
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has formed a federal political action committee and started soliciting contributions, signaling an important next step as he decides whether to run for president in 2020, the public radio Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times have learned. Continue Reading Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Moves Toward Possible Presidential Run With Newly Formed PAC
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