Like democracy and cute animals before it, The Enchantments mountain range is suffering from the misguided side-effects of social media — in particular, Instagram. Continue Reading Are Washington’s Enchantments Too Enchanting? Perhaps Blame Instagram
A Cowlitz County Superior Court judge has ordered striking Longview, Washington, teachers and other district staff back to work. The unions haven’t yet decided whether they’ll comply. Continue Reading Judge Orders Striking Longview Teachers To Return To Work
Under the Flores settlement, immigrant minors can’t be held in jail-like settings and can’t be held for longer than 20 days. The government’s move to circumvent that will likely end up in court. Continue Reading Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Allow Longer Detention Of Migrant Children
As teachers in a record number of Washington school districts strike this week, a top official with their union says the unwillingness of superintendents and school boards to negotiate higher pay raises for teachers is a crime. Continue Reading Washington Teachers Union Alleges ‘Wage Theft’ By Districts As Strikes Go On
Attorneys and lawmakers in Oregon say the state is violating the U.S. Constitution because of laws that require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to what amounts to mandatory life imprisonment. Continue Reading Oregon Attorneys Argue State’s Juvenile Sentencing Laws Are Unconstitutional
A rocky outcropping on Oregon’s coast is home to dozens of rare tufted puffins and, this summer, volunteer Art Broszeit — a de facto expert on the exotic cold climate birds. Continue Reading Do You Know The ‘Puffin Man’? Rediscovering Oregon’s Iconic Haystack Rock
“The Star Spangled Banner” has been played at major sporting events as far back as the Civil War, even before it was officially named the national anthem. How and why did the tradition stick? Continue Reading How Sports Met ‘The Star Spangled Banner’
A year ago, the Eagle Creek Fire was spreading quickly through the Columbia River Gorge. The fire ravaged many popular hiking trails, burning footbridges, toppling trees and creating hazardous landslides. Continue Reading A Year On, See How The Eagle Creek Fire Changed The Columbia River Gorge
Sen. Cory Booker was the first Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee to release documents that had been designated as “confidential” as the third day of the Kavanaugh hearings began. Continue Reading Democrats Release ‘Confidential’ Brett Kavanaugh Emails
The city of Portland will not change how it enforces its anti-camping law, following a sweeping opinion by a federal appeals court on Tuesday that similar rules might violate the constitutional rights of homeless citizens. Continue Reading Ruling Favoring Homeless Individuals Could Have Big Impact On Northwest Cities’ Anti-Camping Laws
Veterinarians are again trying to help the emaciated young orca named J-50, after a dramatic turn of events over Labor Day weekend. Continue Reading After Dramatic Weekend For Orca Biologists, New Attempts To Help J-50
The U.S. State Department will host a town hall meeting in Portland Thursday, Sept. 6, on the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty. Continue Reading Groups Again Call On Columbia River Treaty Negotiators To Include Tribes
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