Despite the growth of population in the western U.S., water use in cities such as Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix is going down. The reason? High-tech, low-flow toilets. Continue Reading As Western U.S. Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets
Washington House Republicans Ask Manweller To Resign After Former Student Alleges Underage Relationship
House Republican leaders on Friday called on embattled state Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Cle-Elum) to resign. The move followed the publication of a story by the public radio Northwest News Network earlier in the day detailing an alleged sexual relationship between Manweller and a 17-year-old former high school student of his in 1997. Continue Reading Washington House Republicans Ask Manweller To Resign After Former Student Alleges Underage Relationship
It’s September, so the hops harvest is in full swing in Washington’s Yakima Valley. At the Carpenter family’s farm in Granger, workers are making their way between rows of trellises, pulling down vines and feeding them into a sorting machine. Continue Reading Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake
Hackers are using various forms of digital skullduggery to steal frequent flyer miles from customers of Delta, Alaska and other airlines. The thieves then resell the miles on the dark web. Continue Reading Got Your Ticket To Fly? Hackers May Have Your Alaska Or Delta Miles To Sell On Dark Web
Fires, like all natural disasters, disproportionately affect those who are low income. They often lack insurance and resources to rebuild or move elsewhere. The effects on families and communities can be long-lasting. Continue Reading ‘Humbled To Ask For Help’ — Low-Income Communities Struggle To Recover After A Wildfire
A former Idaho high school student of embattled GOP Washington legislator and longtime educator Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him beginning after she graduated in 1997, when she was 17 years old and he was a decade her senior. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape. Continue Reading Rep. Matt Manweller, Fired From CWU, Accused Of Underage Relationship With Former Student
Once upon a time when Seattle was smaller, orchards dotted the shores of Lake Washington. Today, many of those old apple, plum and fig trees… Continue Reading City Fruit: Seattle’s Urban Harvest
Dairy workers and members of the United Farm Workers union boarded a coach bus on their way to Seattle this week. It’s all for the start of a five-day fast to bring awareness to their Darigold Dozen campaign against the Ruby Ridge Dairy near Pasco.
Continue Reading Pasco Dairy Workers Take Labor Case – And A Motor Coach – To Seattle For Hunger Demonstration
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s, is open to appearing before a Senate panel next week. Continue Reading Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations
‘We’re Still Here:’ Washington’s Sinixt Tribe Defends Hunting Rights And Fight For Canadian Recognition
For nearly a decade, Desautel, who is a U.S. citizen living in Washington, has been making his way through British Columbia’s court system. He’s trying to reinstate his indigenous rights north of the border. His is a case about tribal sovereignty, recognition and reconciliation in Canada. Continue Reading ‘We’re Still Here:’ Washington’s Sinixt Tribe Defends Hunting Rights And Fight For Canadian Recognition
In the last few years, rock-bottom electricity rates have attracted bitcoin miners and other virtual currency entrepreneurs to central Washington state. But in Chelan and Grant counties, that lure may be on the wane because of looming power price hikes. Continue Reading Higher Electric Rates May End Central Washington Bitcoin Rush
The Chinese government announced on Tuesday that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion more of U.S. exports. This widens the range of Pacific Northwest companies caught in the trade crossfire. Continue Reading Almost Everything Leaving Northwest Ports For China Soon To Be Hit With Tariffs
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