Authorities say a dead hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Northwest this year. Continue Reading Oregon Hiker Likely Killed By Cougar, Authorities Say. Would Be First Documented Fatality In State
The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, will meet in Rome with Pope Francis and other church leaders to discuss further investigations into abuse. Continue Reading Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse
Don Gonyea visits musician Lee Greenwood to talk about the song that, after three decades in political campaigns, might be more popular than “Hail to the Chief.” Continue Reading ‘God Bless The U.S.A.,’ A Country Anthem With Enduring Political Power
Federal and state agencies have come to realize fires should not be fought at all costs and, in fact, many should not be fought at all. Excluding natural fire led to forests burning in bigger, more destructive ways. Each year, hazardous fuels accumulate faster than we can reduce them through selective logging and burning. Continue Reading Fighting Wildfire Is Risky. But It’s Become Riskier Than It Needs To Be
An Australian newspaper is reporting that hunters shot at two firefighters from down under while they were battling the Miriam Fire near White Pass, Washington. But law enforcement has debunked the claim. Continue Reading No, Hunters Did Not Open Fire On Australian Firefighters In Washington Near White Pass
In the past few days, dam advocates and people who want more wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers have been putting on their best shows. At the U.S. House committee hearing on Monday, dam advocates gave the bulk of the testimony. Continue Reading Can Dams And Salmon Coexist? Congressional Hearing In Pasco Highlights Difference On Both Sides
The U.S. is in the middle of a steep and sustained increase in sexually transmitted diseases. So how are public health officials responding? Continue Reading In Oregon, Tracking Down Sex Partners To Stop A Surge In STDs
Last September, tribal leaders from across North America gathered at Yellowstone National Park and asked the federal government to change the name of Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain. They also want to rename the iconic Hayden Valley. Continue Reading Native Tribes Propose Changes For Yellowstone Landmark Names
On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation closed Blewett Pass for five days to replace fish-blocking pipes with a fish-friendly concrete box. The construction will cost taxpayers $1.2 million, although that’s nowhere near the full cost of the project. Continue Reading Closing Hwy 97 At Blewett Pass: Inconvenient For Drivers, Possibly Critical For Salmon
Despite its popularity, few know that it took skillful political compromise in the 1960s to establish North Cascades National Park and the adjacent Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Continue Reading 50 Years On, North Cascades National Park Envisions The Next 50
Since the late 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been keeping track of big polluters through their Toxic Waste Inventory or TRI. The EPA has released their latest data for 2017. We crunched some numbers for Washington, and here are the results.
Continue Reading Washington’s Biggest Toxic Waste Polluter: A Mine (With Hanford Not Far Behind)
When she was a Brownie, Sylvia Acevedo was inspired to earn her science badge. In her new memoir, the Girl Scouts CEO says this experience led directly to her career at NASA. Continue Reading From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout’s Inspiring Story
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