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From left to right, hereditary chief Wilbur Slockish, tribal elder Carol Logan, and hereditary chief Johnny Jackson. The tribal leaders sued the federal government after a sacred site near Mount Hood was destroyed during a highway safety project.

Long-Running Battle Over A Sacred Tribal Site At Mount Hood Back In Court

Tribal leaders from the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde said that the federal government knowingly destroyed a sacred religious site near Mount Hood in 2008 when it bulldozed the area for a highway safety project. The long-running case over religious freedom was back in court Tuesday. Continue Reading Long-Running Battle Over A Sacred Tribal Site At Mount Hood Back In Court

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Heirloom turkeys huddle in a rusty stock trailer awaiting the abattoir at Windy N Ranch outside of Ellensburg.

Slim Bounty: Your Thanksgiving Meal Might Be Affected By This Summer’s Heat Wave, Shipping And Supply Chain Problems

A lot of us hunkered down at home last Thanksgiving instead of making the usual feast. Now we’re getting together again. But with pandemic-related shipping and supply chain issues, plus this summer’s extreme heat … you’ve got a recipe for sticker shock. Continue Reading Slim Bounty: Your Thanksgiving Meal Might Be Affected By This Summer’s Heat Wave, Shipping And Supply Chain Problems

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Quebecois long-distance cyclist Jean-Francois Bienvenue soaked in the warm welcome Monday in Port Angeles, having previously waited in a holding pattern in British Columbia until the border reopened. "It's crazy, everybody is so happy," the Los Angeles-bound cyclist said.

‘Welcome Back Loonies’: U.S. Reopens Border To Canadian Leisure Travelers

There was cheering, celebration and emotional reunions along the northern border on Monday as the U.S. reopened its land and sea crossings to Canadian leisure travelers for the first time in 19 months. The international ferry between Port Angeles and Victoria began sailing again with all of its initial southbound trips sold out. Some border restrictions remain that could temper the rebound in tourism. Continue Reading ‘Welcome Back Loonies’: U.S. Reopens Border To Canadian Leisure Travelers

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A tsunami of local origin leaves precious little time for people to move to higher ground along the Pacific coast.

Washington State And Oregon Considering More Tsunami Refuge Facilities Along Pacific Coast Following New Study

If you are on the Pacific Northwest Coast when the next Cascadia megaquake strikes — also known as “The Big One”— the standard advice is to run for higher ground as soon as the shaking stops. But in some low-lying places such as Ocean Shores and Long Beach, Washington, and Warrenton and Seaside, Oregon, the closest high ground could be a long walk away over buckled roads. Continue Reading Washington State And Oregon Considering More Tsunami Refuge Facilities Along Pacific Coast Following New Study

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Salish Sea whale watchers were treated in May 2021 to humpback whale mother Slate surfacing with her young son Malachite.

Record Numbers Of Bigg’s Killer Whale Sightings And Humpback Calves In Salish Sea

Whale watchers have spotted a record number of humpback calves in inland Pacific Northwest waters this season. There was also a record streak of Bigg’s killer whale sightings that just ended, according to a local whale research nonprofit. Those observations offer some good news to offset the ongoing concern about the survival of the Northwest’s iconic, but critically endangered resident orcas. Continue Reading Record Numbers Of Bigg’s Killer Whale Sightings And Humpback Calves In Salish Sea

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