On January 28, 1969, an oil well off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., experienced a blowout. The result was an oil spill that at the time ranked as the largest in U.S. waters. Continue Reading 50 Years Ago, A California Oil Spill Turned Beaches Black — And The Nation Green
There are a lot of predators known to eat imperiled salmon, from sea lions to double-crested cormorants. For a long time, biologists thought gulls weren’t a big part of the problem. Now, they say that was a miscalculation. Continue Reading Columbia River Salmon Face Another (Previously Underestimated) Threat: Gulls
Every winter for the past three years, almost 10,000 migratory crows have descended upon Nampa, Idaho, dotting the skyline in black and squawking away. By day the birds scavenge for food in farmland that surrounds the city. By night they flock to town to roost. Continue Reading Crow Murders In Idaho Are Nothing To Squawk About: Human Scarecrows Try To Divert Bird Invasion
The handling of sexual harassment in the Washington Legislature will evolve following a new code of conduct that has already passed one chamber. Continue Reading New Code Of Conduct To Shift How Washington Legislature Deals With Sexual Harassment
People who most intensely oppose genetically modified food think they know a lot about food science, but actually know the least, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in January in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. Continue Reading Study: People Strongly Against GMOs Had Shakier Understanding Of Food Science
Murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls are the focus of a bill introduced in the Washington House of Representatives on Friday. Continue Reading Washington Lawmaker Unveils New Bill To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
A new bill in the state legislature would ease the tax burden on working families by giving a chunk of sales tax money back to them. Continue Reading If This Bill Passes, Low-Income Washington Families Could Get A Sales Tax Refund
The deal would open the government through Feb. 15, a House Democratic source says. The potential breakthrough comes as federal workers missed a second paycheck and airports reported major delays. Continue Reading President Trump Says He Will Sign Short-Term Deal To Reopen Government Until Feb. 15
More public and private agencies are stepping up to ease the financial strain on federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many of those workers will miss their second paycheck Friday. Continue Reading Northwest Officials, Companies Scramble To Help Thousands Of Federal Workers Impacted By Shutdown
If you think environmental policies get more support under Democratic presidents, think again. A new study finds the opposite might actually be true. Continue Reading Voters’ Environmental Support Climbs With Republican Presidents, Study Finds
Over 10,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody. In the past year, lawyers say at least 170 willing sponsors were arrested and put in deportation proceedings after coming forward for the child. Continue Reading Lawsuits Allege ‘Grave Harm’ To Immigrant Children In Detention
A bill in the Washington Senate seeks to improve voting rights for Native Americans. The Native American Voting Rights Act is sponsored by John McCoy, the only tribal member in the state Senate. Continue Reading Washington Legislators Consider Statewide Native American Voting Rights Act
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