Climate change is expected to increase drought and wildfire vulnerability in forests across the West. But new research out of Oregon State University shows that some places will fare better than others. Continue Reading New Research Says Northwest Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West
One of the biggest players in the global cryptocurrency space has established a foothold in the Pacific Northwest. China-based Bitmain Technologies held a ribbon cutting for a $20 million data center near the Wenatchee airport on Friday. A celebratory mood ran through the grand opening despite headwinds besetting the virtual currency sector. Continue Reading China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s busy out-of-state travel schedule has put a strain on the state troopers who protect him and resulted in a spike in overtime costs. As a result, the Washington State Patrol has requested an additional $1.3 million to protect the governor and first lady over the next two years. Continue Reading Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans
As flames consume parts of California, an unexpected group of firefighters has put their lives at risk to protect communities: prison inmates. For $2 per day — and another $1 an hour when battling fires — qualified inmates can volunteer to help authorities combat fires. Continue Reading Serving Time, Dodging Tumbling Boulders, And Fighting Wildfires For $2 A Day
If you’ve traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay’s claim to fame: the “World’s Smallest Harbor.” But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt. City officials are on tenterhooks because of the problem. Silt buildup renders the fuel dock inaccessible at low tide. Continue Reading Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged
The U.S. House passed a bill Friday that would end federal protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. For wolves in the Northwest, that would mean protections fall to state agencies. Continue Reading Conservationists Worry As U.S. House Votes To End Wolf Protections, Senate to Consider
John Nordeen and Kay Lee served in the same Army platoon during the Vietnam War. Nordeen and Lee had very different personalities, but in the life-or-death setting of war, the two bonded. Nordeen, a soldier from Seattle, was one of the first people that Lee, a combat medic from San Francisco, talked to. But after the war, they lost touch. Continue Reading StoryCorps: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You.’ Vietnam Vets Rekindle Bond Forged By War
More than 500 Native American women have disappeared or been murdered in U.S. cities, many since the year 2000, according to a new report from Seattle’s Urban Indian Health Institute. Continue Reading Report Finds Seattle Has Most Missing And Murdered Native Women
Authorities say at least 63 people died in the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, which has burned through at least 218 square miles of land and consumed the town of Paradise. Seven sets of remains were discovered on Thursday. Continue Reading California Camp Fire: Confirmed Deaths Above 70 As Missing List Balloons Over 1,000
The Christmas holiday is centered around peace. But an escalating marketing war for families’ hearts is developing between the real and fake tree industries. Continue Reading In Season Of Christmas Peace, There’s A Serious Tree-Marketing War Over Your Family
Nearly 20 years after Washington voters passed Initiative 695, which repealed Washington’s motor vehicle excise tax, anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says he’s close to qualifying a new initiative to repeal taxes to support Sound Transit and restrict car tabs to $30. Continue Reading Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure
A small number of Northwest communities have an outsized level of exposure to wildfire, according to data released by the Forest Service. Continue Reading Analysis Reveals Northwest Communities Most Threatened By Wildfire
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