Washington State 5th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers contends in a television ad that her Democratic opponent Lisa Brown voted to raise college tuition in Washington by more than 80 percent while serving as a state lawmaker. Continue Reading Fact Check: Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Tuition Increase Claim Against Lisa Brown Inaccurate
The Seattle waterfront is getting a redesign to be friendlier to fish. The city is redesigning this area for migrating salmon, making it more like the shoreline that was here before there was a city. Continue Reading Seattle’s New Seawall Is Built To Help Salmon
The Trump administration has finalized a roll back of Obama-era regulations for oil trains. Continue Reading Feds Change Oil Train Safety Rules. Northwest Governors Not Pleased
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows a tight contest for credibility between Christine Blasey Ford and high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But 42 percent are unsure who is telling the truth. Continue Reading Poll Finds Americans Deeply Divided By Gender On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination
More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice. Continue Reading For Many In The West, Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living ‘Evacuation Ready’
Climate change is heating up national parks much faster than the rest of the U.S. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study that looked all 417 national parks, including those in the Northwest. Continue Reading Study: Climate Change Hits National Parks Hard. North Cascades Is No Exception
Deer have already begun using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The new overcrossing is expected to reduce frightening animal-vehicle collisions. Continue Reading New (But Unfinished) I-90 Animal Crossings Already Getting Use From Furry Travelers
Under pressure to resign following a new allegation of sexual misconduct, Republican state legislator Matt Manweller on Monday told a reporter from the Columbia Basin Herald that he would resign if re-elected this November. In his statement, Manweller neither denied what he called the “alleged relationship” nor apologized. Continue Reading Rep. Matt Manweller Says He’ll Step Down, Former Student At Center Says She’s Relieved
Last week, the state of Washington, a Hanford union and a Hanford watchdog organization said they have tentatively settled a three-year old lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy over workers being made sick from toxic vapors from Hanford’s underground tanks. Continue Reading Will Hanford Workers Finally Be Safe From Toxic Exposure?
A new state political action committee with a high-profile co-chair from California and national financial backing has launched a campaign to unseat Washington state legislator Matt Manweller. Continue Reading Washington State Rep. Matt Manweller Says He Will Not Continue In Office If Re-Elected
A college classmate of Kavanaugh’s says he acted inappropriately during a drunken party 35 years ago Kavanaugh, who’s currently a federal appeals judge, denies the allegations. Continue Reading Brett Kavanaugh Denies New Sexual Misconduct Allegation From College Classmate
The ordinary becomes extraordinary — and sometimes the offensive every Saturday in Walla Walla when Gerald Matthews opens his curiously creative Museum of Un-Natural History. Continue Reading A Curator As Intriguing As His Museum Of Un-Natural History
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