The shore of Soap Lake is gray and gritty Listen Soap Lake’s unique healing properties can be explained by it’s even more unique ecology (Runtime 4:39) Read The recognition of… Continue Reading Salts, bacteria and evaporation: a magic spell for one Central Washington lake
Janet Schroeder puts on protective gear for COVID precaution before heading into a patients room at the Pullman Regional Hospital Emergency Room on Saturday, Sept. 24. Photo courtesy August Frank/the… Continue Reading Pullman Regional ER staff say they need more space
From left: John Huckabay; mother Susan Huckabay; sister Kathy Williams; Kathy’s husband, Rich Williams; Scott Green, University of Idaho president; and Jeff Seegmiller, Idaho WWAMI program dean. Courtesy Brad Martin/University… Continue Reading Huckabay family donates additional $2 million for rural medical education
Source: The Braille Institute of America Listen (Runtime 1:01) Read Students with visual impairments in the Richland School District participated Oct. 15 in a first-of-its-kind competition in the Pacific Northwest… Continue Reading First NW orientation, mobility contest comes to Richland
Listen From left, U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea, U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref, and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., stand in front of the Federal Building… Continue Reading US attorneys say new Richland office will mean more effective prosecutions
Pierce, Skamania and Clark counties have active wildfires after a warm and dry weekend. Continue Reading New west side wildfires start over the weekend, Nakia Creek fire grows
The Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance to ban camping within 10 blocks of emergency shelters in the city.
Zev Cook, a staff organizer with Home in Tacoma For All, says they’ll be taking the city to court over the ordinance.
Continue Reading Home in Tacoma For All says they will fight Tacoma camping ban
Senator Cantwell visits environmental technology and cryogenic hydrogen research lab on the campus of Washington State University. October, 12, 2022. (WSU Photo Services) Listen Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell met with… Continue Reading Senator Cantwell visits WSU to discuss new technology funding
This particular adventure begins with the search for a bird. However, like many discoveries that venture a bit off course, birder Chris Lindsey found something much more interesting: a Western blue pygmy butterfly. The smallest butterfly in North America. Continue Reading ‘It’s an invasion.’ North America’s tiniest butterfly spotted in Southeastern Washington
Should the top elections official in Washington state officially be a nonpartisan? That’s one difference between the top two finalists running for Washington Secretary of State. Continue Reading No labels: Some election overseers want to make their offices nonpartisan to inspire greater trust
Miss Yakama Nation Ellia-Lee Jim and Jr Miss Yakama Nation-Tehya Listen Eleven years after the Condit Dam was removed from the White Salmon River, the fish (and the land) are… Continue Reading White River celebration: 11 years after dam removal, the river recovers
Along Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, the city’s new Black Lives Matter mural unfolds across the 23,000 square-foot Tollefson Plaza in bright colors.
The mural cascades down the steps of the plaza and from different viewpoints, it reveals different faces, messages and meanings. The challenging space makes the viewer work to absorb the mural — something lead artist Dionne Bonner wanted.
Continue Reading Tacoma unveils Black Lives Matter mural
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