The state of Washington has been after the federal government to keep Hanford cleanup workers from getting sick. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, they filed an agreement in federal court. Continue Reading Feds And Washington State Sign Fresh Agreement To Protect Hanford Workers
Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a “good fire” and a “bad fire” can be tricky. Continue Reading In Washington’s Methow Valley, Fire Means Danger, Loss, Smoke And Big Job Prospects
Some winemakers are calling it the “beerification” of wine. Many Northwest winemakers are trying to make wine a little less fussy by putting it in aluminum cans. Continue Reading The ‘Beerification’ Of Northwest Wine: Putting It In Less-Fussy Cans
Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon’s coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, or hypoxia season, just as the state’s forests have a fire season. Continue Reading Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season
Amazon customers and other mail-order patrons are turning small towns on the northern border into the P.O. box for Canada. Continue Reading Washington’s Border Towns Have Become Proxy Addresses For Canadian Online Shoppers
Much like its adult counterpart, a game of junior roller derby includes two teams of five roller skating on an oval track as they block their opponent’s point-scorers, called jammers, from lapping them while advancing their own within two-minute bouts. But it’s not all fun and games. There’s always a chance for accidents that could lead to injury, even with mandatory safety equipment. Continue Reading Rolling Through Risks: A Look At Injury In Junior Roller Derby
Despite improved safety standards over the years, more than 230,000 children under 15 months old were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to infant walkers from 1990 through 2014. Continue Reading Doctors Renew Call For Ban On Infant Walkers As Injuries Continue
When toxins from algae made Salem’s drinking water potentially hazardous earlier this year, the city was unprepared to deal with both the public relations fallout from the breach and the more concrete matter of helping citizens access clean water. Continue Reading Report: Salem Knew For Years That Algae Could Threaten Water
Senate Democrats want to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, after a woman went public to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party decades ago. Continue Reading Senate Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Faces Potential Delay As GOP Plans Investigation Of Assault Claim
Marijuana dispensaries are reaching out to seniors seeking help with the aches and pains of aging. They’re discovering an array of products and some interesting side effects. Continue Reading Ticket To Ride: Legal Marijuana Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus
The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on more than 5,000 acres of trees, wetlands and pristine rolling prairie about 16 miles northwest of Denver. It hosts 239 migratory and resident species, from falcons and elk to the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. It also used to be the site of a federal nuclear weapons facility — and it’s reopening to the public this weekend. Continue Reading Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling in a case that revolves around metals pollution from a Trail, British Columbia smelter dumping in the Columbia River and flowing south to Washington state. Continue Reading U.S. Appeals Court Rules On Long-Running Columbia River Pollution Case From Canadian Smelter
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