Deaths related to air pollution from wildfires could double by the end of the century, according to newly published research into the links between climate change, wildfires and human health. Continue Reading Study: Fire-Filled Future Could Lead To More Smoke-Related Deaths
The Senate Judiciary committee is slated to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court next week. He has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago. Continue Reading SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Denies Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct During High School
The second annual Adam West Day in Walla Walla is September 19th. This year’s event features more activities including a showing of the Bat-mobile, an actor portraying Batman and a gathering at Adam West’s childhood home. Continue Reading Holy Hometown Hero, Batman! It’s Adam West Day In Walla Walla
Wildlife biologists have relocated the first two dozen of hundreds of non-native mountain goats slated for removal from Olympic National Park. The logistically-challenging capture and transfer of the woolly wild animals to the northern Cascade Range has been periodically slowed by weather this week. Continue Reading When Goats Fly! Olympic Range Mountain Goats Relocated By Helicopter To North Cascades
Officials in Canada and the U.S. are hatching a plan to temporarily capture and treat an emaciated orca. The young whale known as J-50 hasn’t been spotted in nearly a week and could already be dead. Continue Reading Efforts Continue To Save ‘Critically Endangered’ J-50 Orca, But It May Be Too Late
Over 12,000 immigrant teens are being held in shelters across the country. Record numbers continue to cross and the government is expanding shelter capacity to hold them. Continue Reading Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross
The search is on for the cougar suspected of killing a hiker near Mount Hood. It is the first confirmed fatal attack by a wild mountain lion in the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to use mules and dogs to search for the mountain lion. Continue Reading Hunt Planned For Cougar Suspected Of Killing Oregon Hiker
More than 40 people – many from Washington state – piled into a courtroom in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Sept. 12, to hear arguments in a long-running case regarding indigenous rights in Canada. Continue Reading In Canadian Court, Washington Tribal Member Again Argues For Indigenous Identity And Hunting Rights
How to get away with murder? Maybe don’t write a blog post about getting away with murder. Continue Reading Portland Novelist Who Penned ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ Essay Charged With Husband’s Murder
When wildfires ripped through California’s Napa Valley in October 2017, local artist Arleene Correa Valencia was shocked to hear that farm workers were continuing to work in the vineyards — even as smoke surrounded the area, and the locals were evacuating. Continue Reading After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa’s Undocumented Workers
More than a dozen states offer what are known as free college programs. But a new review finds states vary wildly in how they define both “free” and “college.” Continue Reading If ‘Free College’ Sounds Too Good To Be True, That’s Because It Often Is
For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes. Continue Reading Despite Past Reforms, Native Women Face High Rates Of Crime
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