Wood smoke is dispersed into canopy covered wine grapes for 36 hours in order to measure how wildfire smoke affects grapes and wine flavors in Prosser, Washington June 2021. (Photo… Continue Reading Scientists Discover Class Of “Smoke Taint” Compounds Affecting Wine Flavor
People take boat tours throught the Columbia River during the Hanford Journey, to celebrate cleanup advocacy. Credit: Bear Sky Media. Read As the Hanford cleanup budget has been reduced in… Continue Reading Advocates Call For Environmental Restoration During The “Hanford Journey”
Amazon made news this month by announcing it will start package deliveries by aerial drone to real customers in a northern California town. In the run up to the U.S. debut, the company conducted extensive flight tests in Eastern Oregon, where it experienced a spate of crashes. Amazon said Monday the upcoming rollout of commercial drone delivery signifies the refined technology is safe and no longer experimental. Continue Reading Amazon Drone Deliveries Nearly Ready For Prime Time With Oregon Crashes In Rear-View Mirror
Mosquito Spray at dusk Listen (Runtime 1:56) Read Mosquito control is serious business in Eastern Washington. And the office in charge is the Benton County Mosquito District. Steve Ingalls has… Continue Reading A Ride With The Benton County Mosquito District
Small live show Listen (Runtime 2:40) Read In the eighties and nineties the Tri-Cities played a unique role in the alternative music scene. The All Ages Show documentary features music… Continue Reading All Ages Documentary Show Tri Cities’ Unique Role In Grunge
Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell, Yakima County Sheriff, held a press conference to discuss the ptalk about the Regional Criminal Intelligence Center proposal. Photo from live streaming via Facebook. Read… Continue Reading YVCG wants to create a Regional Crime Intelligence Center
Governor Inslee hopes to embed those rights in the state constitution. Continue Reading Washington Officials Vow To Protect Abortion Rights
Northwest Abortion Clinics, Funds Preparing For Influx Of Patients From States Poised To Enact Abortion Bans
Northwest Abortion providers and access funds say they’re already accommodating patients who have lost access to the procedure in their home states. Continue Reading Northwest Abortion Clinics, Funds Preparing For Influx Of Patients From States Poised To Enact Abortion Bans
Both states are known for liberal and robust legal frameworks protecting the right to abortion with few restrictions, but advocates on both sides point out that laws can change Continue Reading Abortion Access In Oregon And Washington Won’t Change, Unless State Law Does
A receptionist at Planned Parenthood Spokane talks to a coworker Listen: Reporter Rachel Sun on the impact of planned restrictive abortion laws in Idaho / Runtime: 1:56 This piece was… Continue Reading Impacts of Texas-like Abortion Law In Idaho
Hannah George poses for a photo with one of her children | Courtesy Hannah George Listen [3:43min] In Idaho, some women are looking at these long-term birth control options and… Continue Reading Weighing Their Options: Idaho Women Seek Sterilization, IUDs
The Bell M. Shimada is designed to gather scientific information. But the collaborative effort of the crew and officers makes scientific endeavors at sea possible. Continue Reading More Than Work: Living On A Ship, Crew, Officers Become Friends, Family
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