Northwest News

Northwest News

NWPB Vote 2020 Logog

Washington Primary: Jay Inslee, Loren Culp Advance To General; Other Races Still Being Counted

The race for governor and lieutenant governor were among dozens of federal, statewide and local races that voters were deciding in the state’s top-two primary, in which the top two vote-getters advance to the November ballot, regardless of party. Last-minute voters had until 8 p.m. to drop their ballots off at drop off boxes around the state. Continue Reading Washington Primary: Jay Inslee, Loren Culp Advance To General; Other Races Still Being Counted

Read More »
File photo. Brewster, in Okanogan County, shown here in 2013, is one of the primary areas of north-central Washington's tree-fruit industry -- for growing, packing and shipping. CREDIT: Jessica Robinson/N3

Brewster And Okanogan County Latest Areas Of Hot Spot Concern For Washington COVID-19 Cases

Eight people, at least two of them foreign H-2A farmworkers, have died in the county. Health officials say cases are climbing quickly with nearly 300 confirmed over the last two weeks alone. The county has seen about 800 total cases during the pandemic. Many of the recent cases are in the small town of Brewster, home to a large tree-fruit growing, packing and shipping industry. Continue Reading Brewster And Okanogan County Latest Areas Of Hot Spot Concern For Washington COVID-19 Cases

Read More »
Information on public fire danger signs comes from the Nation Fire Danger Rating System, which is being updated for the first time in more than four decades. CREDIT: JACOB FRANK/NPS

‘We Kind Of Dodged A Bullet’ So Far This Fire Season. But August Forecast Shows High Danger

July started off cool, which lowered wildfire risks in Washington and Oregon. But a new outlook shows excessive heat and a lack of precipitation have helped to dry out fuels in southern and central Oregon and central Washington. In those areas that have been dealing with drought, the land is ready to burn. Continue Reading ‘We Kind Of Dodged A Bullet’ So Far This Fire Season. But August Forecast Shows High Danger

Read More »
The first electric bus for a Washington school district went to the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma. Courtesy of Washington Governor's Office

Spokane Area’s Largest Districts To Begin Year With Remote Classes; Palouse Region Schools TBD

Spokane Superintendent Adam Swinyard says parents in his district can choose full-year distance learning or an option that allows for a transition to classroom learning, if that becomes possible later. Both would involve live instruction with teachers. For other districts, like Pullman, there’s still an open question about what the fall term will look like, at least in the beginning. Continue Reading Spokane Area’s Largest Districts To Begin Year With Remote Classes; Palouse Region Schools TBD

Read More »
Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) swooned through five blockbuster movies in the Twilight saga. CREDIT: Kimberley French/Summit Entertainment

New ‘Twilight’ Book Will Boost Olympic Peninsula Vampire Tourism, If COVID Doesn’t Put A Stake In It

The Twilight phenomenon gets an injection of fresh blood this Tuesday with the release of a new installment in the bestselling vampire saga from author Stephenie Meyer. The series of novels and subsequent hit movies spurred legions of fans to visit the fictional story’s real-life setting on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. But a predicted “renaissance” in vampire tourism could be bled by the resurgent virus pandemic. Continue Reading New ‘Twilight’ Book Will Boost Olympic Peninsula Vampire Tourism, If COVID Doesn’t Put A Stake In It

Read More »
Western Towboat tugs depart Puget Sound every week of the year to deliver essential supplies to Alaskan towns by barge.

Pandemic Hasn’t Interrupted Alaska’s Resupply Lifeline From The Northwest, And Woe If It Does

The coronavirus pandemic has served to remind many of us how much we count on strangers staying healthy so we can restock our cupboards and go about daily life. That’s especially true for Alaskans who depend on a marine cargo lifeline from the Pacific Northwest for the majority of their goods. Continue Reading Pandemic Hasn’t Interrupted Alaska’s Resupply Lifeline From The Northwest, And Woe If It Does

Read More »
The Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. CREDIT: BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

Federal Study Recommends Keeping Snake River Dams In Place, With Congress Having Final Say

Debates have dragged on for decades about whether to remove or alter the four dams. The Army Corps, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration received almost 59,000 comments on the draft EIS this spring. The agencies are expected to finalize this plan by Sept. 30. Continue Reading Federal Study Recommends Keeping Snake River Dams In Place, With Congress Having Final Say

Read More »

Connect With Us

Mission
Northwest Public Broadcasting strives to bring programs of the Northwest by the Northwest and for the Northwest that engage, enlighten and entertain.

Ethics
Northwest Public Broadcasting embraces the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

In all things we do, we strive to seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently and fairly; and be accountable and transparent to the public.

Additionally, we seek to inform, engage, enlighten and entertain the public while keeping in mind the highest standards outlined by the NPR ethics handbook.