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A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo. Bureau of Land Management

‘It Sometimes Is Depressing’: Conservation Moves Forward, And Uphill, For Washington’s Sage Grouse

Sage grouse in the Columbia Basin are cut off from others in Oregon and southern Idaho, making them unique in their recovery. In 1998, Washington listed its sage grouse as threatened. They now occupy around 8 percent of their historic range in the state. Continue Reading ‘It Sometimes Is Depressing’: Conservation Moves Forward, And Uphill, For Washington’s Sage Grouse

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Vanessa Delgado, of Irvine, Calif., recently got her COVID-19 vaccine. She also helped her farmworker father of Benton County, Wash., get his shot.

It’s Complicated: Why Some Northwest Latinx Residents And Farmworkers Hesitate On COVID Vaccine

Across the Northwest, many Latinx families are facing similar barriers to getting vaccinated and other issues. Adding to the complexity is powerful misinformation on social media and by word-of-mouth, the recent health concerns over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and religious reasons for vaccine hesitancy. Continue Reading It’s Complicated: Why Some Northwest Latinx Residents And Farmworkers Hesitate On COVID Vaccine

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Olav Ulland, Gustav Raaum, Alf Engen, and Kjell Stordalen perform a four-person simultaneous ski jump at Sun Valley, Idaho, in December 1948. Courtesy of National Nordic Museum

The Northwest Was A Ski-Jumping Hotbed. A New Book And Museum Exhibit Share The History

Few among us have tried our luck at competitive ski jumping, and there is no shame in that considering these skiers can reach speeds around 60 mph before they take flight. But there’s something riveting about the daring sport even for casual onlookers. The Northwest was once a “hotbed” for Nordic jumping as detailed in a new book and a parallel museum exhibit. Continue Reading The Northwest Was A Ski-Jumping Hotbed. A New Book And Museum Exhibit Share The History

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Republican candidate for Washington governor Loren Culp speaks at a protest rally in May 2020. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Loren Culp, Former GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, To Run For Congress Against Dan Newhouse

On Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp filed paperwork to run against incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse. Along with his fellow Washington Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, Newhouse was among 10 House GOP members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January. Continue Reading Loren Culp, Former GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, To Run For Congress Against Dan Newhouse

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