A troubled mega-dairy in Oregon has announced its plans to shut down. After racking up multiple environmental violations, Lost Valley Farm’s owner has been fired and a trustee wants to sell the property. Continue Reading Troubled Oregon Dairy Announces Shut Down
Officials at the Hanford Nuclear Site ordered workers to stay indoors Friday morning as a precaution. They discovered steam rising from an unexpected part of a tunnel filled with highly contaminated waste. By mid-day, officials had announced they found no contamination. Continue Reading Hanford Workers Get ‘All Clear’ After Shelter Indoors Order During Tunnel-Filling Operation
Traditional and sacred Native American stories have often been used as tropes in the horror genre. Continue Reading Horror Older Than America: Whitewashing Native Tales For A Mass-Market Audience
Meth is back “with a vengeance,” police say. Now made mostly by superlabs in Mexico, it is stronger, cheaper and more prevalent, cutting across demographic barriers and sparking serious crime. Continue Reading Methamphetamine Returns To Roil Rural Towns Again Across The U.S.
The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state’s charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a dozen schools serving about 3,400 students might have to close. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Upholds Most Of Charter School Law
The Oregon crab industry is putting up money to launch a new research study on where whales swim and feed along the Pacific Coast. The study stems from growing concern West Coast-wide about whales getting tangled in fishing gear. Continue Reading U.S. Coast Guard Will Help Researchers Track Whales Along The West Coast
During the debate, which was also carried live nationally on CSPAN, the candidates touched on one hot-button issue in Indian Country: violence against women. Continue Reading Eastern Washington Congressional Candidates McMorris Rodgers And Brown Face Off In Final Debate
The campaign against a ballot measure creating a carbon pollution fee has set a fundraising record for statewide initiatives. Continue Reading Opponents Of Washington Carbon Fee Ballot Measure Break Initiative Fundraising Record
Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission said Monday it’s received nine complaints about a series of controversial mailers that were sent to voters in Thurston County and four hotly contested state legislative districts from coastal Washington to Spokane. Continue Reading ‘Deceptive’ Mailings In Washington Legislative Races Prompt Campaign Finance Complaints
The state of Oregon has set an ambitious goal to prepare more families in earthquake country to be “two weeks ready” after a disaster. Washington’s emergency management agency is also seeking more funding to prepare people in a similar way. Continue Reading Are You ‘Two Weeks Ready’ For Post-Quake Survival? Washington And Oregon Say You Should Be
If the long-range forecast from the National Weather Service is right, we have a mild winter ahead of us. Continue Reading Long-range Forecast Predicts Mild Northwest Winter
Nothing is simple when it comes to federal lands management. But in order to thin fire-prone forests — and to break legal and ideological gridlock — national forests in the Pacific Northwest are supporting collaborations with formerly adversarial interests. Continue Reading To Prevent Devastating Wildfires, Old Adversaries Are Finding Ways To Work Together
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