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Ferry House at Ebey's Landing. CREDIT: Rspang, CC BY-SA 4.0 bit.ly/2L7w2LH, via Wikimedia Commons

Opinion: A Magical Hike On Whidbey Island At Ebey’s Landing Whitewashes Native History

“Despite ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics, there are so many white fingerprints on public lands that it’s like a setting for a CSI episode. Ebey’s Landing, a national historic reserve, is no exception,” Claudia Lawrence writes in this opinion piece first published by Crosscut. Continue Reading Opinion: A Magical Hike On Whidbey Island At Ebey’s Landing Whitewashes Native History

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Graphic showing election results for Washington engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8212 - rejected 54 percent to 46 percent

Washington Voters Said ‘No’ To A Constitutional Amendment. Now There’s A $15 Billion Problem

It was a little-noticed constitutional amendment to allow for the investment of long-term care trust fund dollars in private stocks. Voters soundly defeated the measure 54 to 46 percent. Now comes the surprise cost of that under-the-radar vote: an estimated $15 billion. Continue Reading Washington Voters Said ‘No’ To A Constitutional Amendment. Now There’s A $15 Billion Problem

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A northern spotted owl. CREDIT: Todd Sonflieth/OPB

Much More Than A Spotted Owl Fight: Northwest ‘Timber Wars’ Of 30 Years Ago Revisited In Podcast

Here’s a quick game: When you hear, “spotted owl,” what do you think of? If you were in the Northwest in the 1980s and 1990s, you may think of logging and a fight over endangered species versus jobs and lumber towns surviving. But there’s much more background in that fight than you may remember. Continue Reading Much More Than A Spotted Owl Fight: Northwest ‘Timber Wars’ Of 30 Years Ago Revisited In Podcast

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In this June 1, 2020, photo, police on motorcycles escort a protest march in Tacoma against police and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis days earlier. Washington state lawmakers and activists are setting an ambitious agenda for police reform in the upcoming legislative session. They say they hope to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct, to bar the use of police dogs to make arrests, and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police. CREDIT: Photo/Ted S. Warren

Washington Lawmakers And Activists Craft Police Reform Bills Ahead Of 2021 Legislative Session

Washington state lawmakers and activists are setting an ambitious agenda for police reform in the upcoming legislative session, saying they hope to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct, to bar the use of police dogs to make arrests, and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police killings. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers And Activists Craft Police Reform Bills Ahead Of 2021 Legislative Session

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Ali Bretthauer and her mother, Catherine Perusse

StoryCorps Northwest: She Became A Counselor After Two Sons Died By Suicide

Catherine Perusse is a counselor in Sandpoint, Idaho, who knows first-hand about the devastation of suicide: Two of her sons died of self-inflected death six years apart. In this episode of StoryCorps Northwest, Catherine and her daughter, Ali Bretthauer of Moscow, Idaho, share how the deaths changed their lives. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: She Became A Counselor After Two Sons Died By Suicide

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