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Olympic National Park, summertime, sun cascading through trees. // CREDIT: Lauren Gallup NWPB

Tales of the forests through which we tromp

Moss drapes over trees in Olympic National Park like the table dressings of fairies and the blankets of sprites. This place inspires writers — from amateurs to poets to public radio reporters — and welcomes visitors each year into its majesty.
Our national parks tend to do that; be places of awe-inspiring beauty, great adventures through bushwhacking and overnights surrounded by stars, or casual days trips on paved roads for vehicle passengers to marvel at the great outdoors from the comfort of a sedan. Continue Reading Tales of the forests through which we tromp

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The WestRock Paper Mill location in Tacoma is the second of the company's mills to close this year. (Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

WestRock Paper Mill closing in Tacoma — job losses, utility impacts and the end of the Tacoma Aroma?

WestRock, a Georgia-based corrugated packaging company, announced that its paper mill on the Tacoma tideflats will close up shop at the end of September. The mill has been in operation for nearly 100 years, processing wood fibers into paper and emitting sulfurous scents infamous for contributing to the Tacoma Aroma.
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