Nearman refused to resign in the face of overwhelming evidence he would be ejected from the Legislature. The four-term Republican lawmaker becomes the first person ever expelled from the Oregon House. Continue Reading Oregon House Expels Rep. Mike Nearman, Plotter Of State Capitol Incursion
On Asian America examines the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and it’s history in the Northwest. This episode lookes at historically violent acts against Chinese workers in the rural Northwest from the Hell’s Canyon Massacre to mobs pushing out the Chinese in small towns. You’ll also hear from those of Asian descent who share their experiences living in rural areas and how they are treated. This special is a collaboration with Humanities Washington, KUOW and Spokane Public Radio. Continue Reading On Asian America: Past And Present Stories Of Living In The Rural Northwest
It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start. Officials announced Monday that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting vaccine clinics and offering a single, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarette to any 21-plus adult who received a shot there. Continue Reading Washington’s ‘Joints For Jabs’ COVID Vaccine Program Off To A Rocky Start With Pot Retailers
If you take a beach walk in springtime around Whidbey or Camano Island, north of Seattle, there’s a good chance you could spot a 40-foot-long gray whale, feeding in the shallows just offshore. Or you might just see a fin or part of one’s tail bobbing along the waterline. Continue Reading A Group Of Gray Whales Survives Die-Off With An Annual Detour To Puget Sound
Nearly 12,000 acres of Easterday family farmland in Benton County will likely sell for more than its $210 million asking price, according to court documents and sources with knowledge of the deal. Continue Reading CATTLEGATE: 2 Land Titans Vie For Massive Swath Of Easterday Property In Southeast Washington
Mainstream Idaho Republicans, who have dominated the state for three decades and would be considered far right in many states, have themselves become targets, including protests at lawmakers’ homes. They fear disinformation and intimidation is driving the changes in the rural Western state. Continue Reading In Idaho, The Next Political Fight Is Not Blue Versus Red, But What Shade Of Red The State Will Be
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board is calling the effort the “Joints for Jabs” program. The board says licensed adult-use marijuana retail shops can give away a single pre-rolled joint to anyone over 21 who gets a shot at an on-site vaccine clinic held by July 12. Continue Reading Washington Marijuana Stores Can Now Offer Free Joint For COVID-19 Vaccine
‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 12: Becky Albertalli & Scott Leadingham On Literature Helping Form Identity
In this unique episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” NWPB’s Scott Leadingham interviews author Becky Albertalli. The two talk about identity, representation of LGBTQIA+ books in school libraries, and how people come out and present themselves to the world. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 12: Becky Albertalli & Scott Leadingham On Literature Helping Form Identity
The Northwest is famous for churning out jet airliners, computer software and huckleberry syrup. The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials beginning June 18 in Eugene will showcase another local product: Olympic distance runners. Continue Reading Olympians Made Here: Northwest Training Groups Stocking Tokyo-Bound Teams With Top Runners
A fire grew across state lines in Northeastern Oregon over the weekend, becoming the region’s largest blaze so far this year. Continue Reading Northeast Oregon Wildfire Jumps Into Southeast Washington In Difficult Terrain, High Wind
Pope Francis expressed sorrow Sunday for the gruesome discovery of a mass grave in Canada containing the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children. The remains were found at a boarding school for Indigenous Canadians, operated by Catholic clergy. Continue Reading Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow But No Apology For Deaths At British Columbia Indigenous School
Smoke forecasting is notoriously hard to do, but a new tool from the state Department of Ecology may help us anticipate hazardous air five days in the future. Continue Reading Looking To Escape Northwest Wildfire Smoke This Year? A New Tool Could Help
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