A quartet of independent candidates on the ballot this November in Oregon and Washington state will test voter appetites for a centrist “third way.” They are experienced contenders running for state senate, Oregon governor and Washington Secretary of State. Unaffiliated candidates are popping up around the nation too, with a common theme of being fed up with a divisive two-party system. Continue Reading Independent candidates test how fed up Northwest voters are with both parties
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for the public’s help to find who poisoned six wolves in northeastern Washington. Continue Reading Wildlife officials confirm 6 wolf poisonings in northeastern Washington
Suan Kilgore holds a photo of her late husband, Dale Goble, in her Moscow home on Friday. Photo courtesy Zach Wilkinson/the Lewiston Tribune Listen (Runtime 4:23) Read There came a… Continue Reading Elusive blessing: Some Washington providers say state certificate hinders hospice care
This year’s fire season has been the mildest year for Washington in a decade. But, the season isn’t over yet. Continue Reading Washington’s fire season the mildest in a decade
Christine Coffey stands in the produce section of Fred Meyer in Richland, Washington. She says the pandemic was rough on grocery store workers. Listen Workers at the Richland Fred Meyer… Continue Reading Richland Fred Meyer workers unionize, will vote on new contract Friday
Next week, Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would ban public-camping within 10 blocks of homeless shelters.
Council member John Hines, who represents district one, introduced the ordinance. He said his goal is to make shelters, and the surrounding neighborhoods around them, safer.
Continue Reading Tacoma City Council to vote on encampment ban around homeless shelters
The sentence that came down for Cody Easterday Tuesday concludes one of the biggest cattle rustling cases in the history of the West. Continue Reading Cody Easterday sentenced to 11 years in prison for cattle fraud scam
Salmon advocates want negotiators to consider salmon and the Columbia River’s ecosystem as a part of an agreement between the U.S. and Canada. Continue Reading Salmon advocates ask to include healthy ecosystems in Columbia River Treaty
Only 12 commercial fishing captains still hold permits to go reefnet fishing in the Pacific Northwest out of a fleet that once numbered in the hundreds. The distinctive fishing technique dates back thousands of years as an Indigenous method to catch salmon. Its practitioners today say the gear should proliferate as the preferred way to harvest healthy salmon runs while avoiding fragile stocks. Continue Reading The last of the Salish Sea reefnetters don’t want to be the last
Despite lower numbers than other age groups, seniors are seeing an increased rate of STIs. Photo courtesy August Frank/The Lewiston Tribune Listen (Runtime 3:21) Read High blood pressure, diabetes and… Continue Reading Killing the mood: analysis shows STI rates rising in seniors
Northwest Indian College’s future Health and Wellness Center will be located on the college’s main campus on the Lummi Nation Reservation near Bellingham, Wash. The project is expected to break… Continue Reading Northwest Indian College will soon break ground on new health center
This year’s Portland Retro Gaming Expo will be the first since 2017 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy Toby Wickwire) Listen The video game industry in the US is… Continue Reading What’s old is new again (and lucrative) for retro gamers
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