There’s a grainy video of the first time Nirvana played “Smells Like Teen Spirit” live, at a small club in Seattle in April 1991. Nirvana was largely unknown outside of punk and indie rock circles in the Pacific Northwest. The band hadn’t even recorded the song yet, which meant that nearly everybody in the room was hearing it for the very first time. Still, the reaction was intense. Continue Reading Remembering Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ Anthem For A Generation That Didn’t Want One
Health officials in Grant County, Washington are responding to four probable cases of mumps. Continue Reading Central Washington Health Officials Respond To Mumps Exposure In Farmworkers
Nearly four years ago, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee touted a new company that was coming to Kalama to revolutionize the methanol market. But the climate change-crusading governor currently running for president may not have known that NWIW was selling a different story to investors — one less focused on producing cleaner methanol for plastics and more on an opportunity to buy into a new methanol supply chain to fill China’s insatiable appetite for fuel. Continue Reading Controversial Southwest Washington Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators
As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don’t teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven’t discussed it with their kids. Continue Reading Most Teachers Don’t Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did
What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care. Continue Reading Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is pushing for more resources for survivors of sexual assault. For the third time, she’s sponsoring a bill to increase the care available at medical centers nationwide. Continue Reading For Sexual Assault Survivors, It’s A Struggle Just To Get Evidence Collected
There have been at least six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. One of the detainees’ demands was to be released while their cases were adjudicated. Continue Reading Hunger Strikes At ICE Detention Centers Spread As Parole, Bond Are Denied
Last September, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami devastated a region of Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people. Two Oregon State and University of Washington professors who surveyed the aftermath say the far-away disaster should elevate attention to quake-induced landslide risks here at home in the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading How The Northwest Can Learn From Indonesia’s 2018 Earthquake
Washington’s three living former governors testified Thursday in favor of an initiative to once again allow affirmative action policies in public employment, education and contracting. At a joint House-Senate hearing in Olympia, the three governors – Republican Dan Evans and Democrats Gary Locke and Chris Gregoire – called on state lawmakers to pass I-1000 Continue Reading Three Former Governors Testify In Olympia To Bring Back Affirmative Action In Washington
The Northwest and worldwide mountaineering community is mourning the presumed loss of a well-known climber from Spokane. Jess Roskelley was climbing Howse Peak on the Alberta-British Columbia border with two others Tuesday. Continue Reading Famed Washington Climber Jess Roskelley, 2 Others Missing And Presumed Dead After Avalanche
The organization that sets limits for commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest wrapped up their work Tuesday at a meeting in Northern California. Continue Reading Salmon Fisheries Set As Managers Start Process To Protect Endangered Orcas
Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public. The special counsel spent nearly two years investigating attacks on the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians behind it. Continue Reading READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions
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