The number of wolves in Washington state rose strongly last year, according to an annual report from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife released Friday. The rate of increase was more than double what Oregon reported earlier in the week for its wolf population in 2020. Continue Reading Wolf Numbers Continue To Grow In Washington, But Still No Hunting As Idaho Allows
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
The state of Washington will beef up security around the governor’s executive residence following a major breach of security on January 6, the same day a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Continue Reading After Jan. 6 Breach, Washington Governor’s Residence To Get Security Upgrades
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
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
As Washington braces for a fourth wave of coronavirus and spread from a more infectious variant, Gov. Jay Inslee is urging residents to continue to follow health rules, and take the vaccine. Continue Reading Governor And Health Officials Warn Of Possible 4th Wave Of COVID Cases In Washington
Voters will get the chance to decide whether lawmakers in the part-time Idaho Legislature will be able to call special sessions, a power currently limited to governors. Continue Reading Idaho Voters Will Decide Next Year Whether State Lawmakers Can Call Themselves Into Special Session
While the issue has pervaded communities for decades, the pandemic has brought renewed attention to the issue, as groups like Stop AAPI Hate have documented upwards of 3,800 incidents — more than a third of which occurred at businesses. Continue Reading Asian-Owned Businesses Say They’re Reeling From Hate And Violence, Operating In Fear
The Washington House has approved a bill to institute a seven percent tax on capital gains over $250,000 from the sale of such things as stocks and bonds. The 52 to 46 vote followed an hours-long debate that spanned two days. Continue Reading Washington House Passes Capital Gains Tax Following Lengthy Debate
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
Recycling works, but it’s not magic. As America continues to lead the world in per capita waste production, it’s becoming more and more clear that everybody – manufacturers and consumers — “over-believes” in recycling. Continue Reading WATCH: Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? People On The Front Lines Say Maybe Not
Top Washington state legislators want to put a price on carbon to raise money for transportation projects. But with time running out, they can’t agree on the details. Continue Reading The Future Of Washington’s Transportation Infrastructure Hinges On The Carbon Pricing Debate
Connect With Us
Northwest Public Broadcasting strives to bring programs of the Northwest by the Northwest and for the Northwest that engage, enlighten and entertain.
Northwest Public Broadcasting embraces the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
In all things we do, we strive to seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently and fairly; and be accountable and transparent to the public.
Additionally, we seek to inform, engage, enlighten and entertain the public while keeping in mind the highest standards outlined by the NPR ethics handbook.