Boeing knew that there was a problem with one of the safety features on its 737 Max planes back in 2017 – well before the Lion Air crash in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. But it did not disclose the issue to airlines or safety regulators until after the Lion Air plane crashed off the Indonesian coast, killing all 189 aboard. Continue Reading Boeing Knew About 737 Max Sensor Problem Before Plane Crash In Indonesia
If there’s a disease outbreak in Washington state, health officials want to be prepared.
This week, the state’s Department of Health is hosting a statewide drill to practice sending out medicine as quickly as possible.
The simulation: the plague has spread across Washington. Continue Reading Plague Practice: Washington State Prepares For The Worst
Pullman Police say they defused a possible explosive device Sunday morning. It follows the discovery and disposal of a similar incident in Moscow, Idaho last week. Continue Reading Police Defuse Potentially Explosive Device In Pullman Following Similar Incident In Moscow
More people in the Northwest are worried about wildfires than they were four years ago. A new poll has found people in Washington are now five times more likely to say they’ll feel the effects of wildfires. In Oregon, people are three times more likely to worry about wildfires. Continue Reading Poll: Northwest Residents Are More Concerned About Wildfires Than 4 Years Ago
Campaigning for president in California on Friday, Washington’s Gov. Jay Inslee called for all new cars and new buildings to be carbon-free by 2030 and all electricity to go carbon-free by 2035. Inslee’s announcement at a press event in Los Angeles marks his first concrete policy idea since launching his campaign two months ago on a platform of combating climate change. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Unveils Campaign Climate Plan: Cut U.S. Greenhouse Emissions In Half By 2030
The Department of Education is expanding a fix to its troubled TEACH Grant program, giving millions of dollars of grant money back to public school teachers working in the country’s neediest schools. Continue Reading Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear
A big rebound in the sea lion population along the West Coast in recent years has created a constant battle to wrangle the protected animals. They’re smart and fun to watch from a safe distance, but also noisy, smelly and proving to be a headache for some coastal marinas. Continue Reading They Smell, Bark And Snatch Pet Dogs. Sea Lions Cause Trouble At Northwest Ports
British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has sided with a Washington man in a decade-long tribal sovereignty case. On Thursday the Court dismissed a second appeal of the sovereign tribal hunting rights case of Rick Desautel, effectively reinstating a tribe the Canadian government declared ‘extinct’ more than six decades ago.
Continue Reading Canadian Court Again Rules For Washington Man In Tribal Hunting Rights Case
The Moscow-Pullman airport serving the Idaho-Washington Palouse region offers several daily flights to Seattle through Alaska Airlines. Now, the airport is looking for a $1 million grant to bring in another airline for flights to Denver. Continue Reading Palouse Region Travelers Could Get Direct Denver Flights With Pullman-Moscow Airport Expansion
On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide $11 million to improve unsafe and unsanitary living conditions at tribal fishing sites on the Columbia River. Continue Reading U.S. House Passes Bill To Improve Conditions At Columbia River Tribal Fishing Sites
As nuclear and radioactive waste piles up, private companies are stepping in with their own solutions for the nation’s radioactive spent fuel. One is proposing a temporary storage site in New Mexico, and another is seeking a license for a site in Texas. But most experts agree that what’s needed is a permanent site, like Yucca Mountain, that doesn’t require humans to manage it. Continue Reading As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It
As wildfires become more frequent and intense, the disappearance of snow now ushers in a season of higher anxiety for those who have experienced the destruction of wildfire. And this spring feels particularly ominous, with water levels in ponds and lakes already exposing bathtub rings of pale earth that wouldn’t normally be visible until the end of the dry summer months. Continue Reading Snow Melts, Anxiety Rises: Wildfire Season Is Here
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