File photo of solar panels. (Credit: Sarah Swenty / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Listen (Runtime 1:01) Read Not everyone loves renewable energy development, but a new project in Washington… Continue Reading Solar development maps: Where is there less conflict?
Eastern Washington is part of the Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program recently announced by the U.S. Department of Justice. The program will provide more resources and specialized support to address the crisis in the Northwest. Continue Reading DOJ’s Regional Outreach program will strengthen investigation of MMIP cases in eastern Washington
Doctors say end of federal protections affect more than just abortion care Continue Reading Idaho abortion patients traveling to WA increased more than 50 percent after Dobbs
Aircraft flying recently on the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. (Courtesy: InciWeb) Read There’s a red flag warning and heat advisories in place throughout several areas of… Continue Reading Dry conditions and wind fuel Northwest wildfires
The Naches River is the main source of drinking water for the City of Yakima. Credit: Cmh2315fl, Flickr Creative Commons.) Listen (Runtime 1:02) Read Thunderstorms high in the Cascades recently… Continue Reading NW drinking water concerns could get worse as climate changes
Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, the west side of Washington is going to see some sunny, hot weather. The daytime highs of 80- and 90- plus degrees being predicted might still seem abnormal to those who call the Puget Sound basin home, but those temperatures are on trend with the hotter summers climatologists have been tracking.
Historically, Western Washington would get one or two days of 90-plus degrees in the summer. But, now, that’s happening about twice as often, said Nick Bond, the Washington state climatologist and a research scientist with the University of Washington.
Continue Reading Get ready for the heat, west-siders!
Después de 25 años, una biblioteca sobre ruedas vuelve a recorrer el valle de Yakima. Con un moderno bibliobús, las bibliotecas quieren derribar las barreras de acceso a sus servicios y ofrecer experiencias divertidas que unan a las comunidades. Continue Reading El regreso del bibliobús al valle de Yakima
A number of Washington state public schools are partnering with tribes to bring Indigenous languages into classrooms in an effort to rectify the marred history of Native American boarding schools.
Rachael Barger is a teacher on special assignment with Bethel School District, one of the districts partnering with the Nisqually Tribe to bring its Southern Lushootseed language into the classroom for a small subset of students.
Continue Reading Bringing Indigenous languages into public schools
John Reilly, 29, Post Falls, Idaho and Shannon Rydeen, 26 of Spokane at the Gorge in June. Rydeen said it was terrifying recently to be stuck inside the concert venue… Continue Reading Is the Gorge safe? Trouble and violence mar popular concert venue and campsite
While hiking, Nancy Lust, with Friends of Rocky Top, watches a truck dump waste into a landfill in Yakima County. Lust lives near the landfill and has fought to learn… Continue Reading Landfill fire in Yakima is one step closer to being put out
Para las tribus, la bienvenida del salmón al Alto Columbia es un recordatorio del ‘trabajo de toda una vida’
El sol apenas comenzaba a salir sobre el río Columbia en Bridgeport, Washington, cuando un pescador Colville capturó el primer salmón de la temporada. Continue Reading Para las tribus, la bienvenida del salmón al Alto Columbia es un recordatorio del ‘trabajo de toda una vida’
A medida que los días se vuelven más calurosos y cálidos, muchos habitantes de Washington se preparan para los incendios forestales que arderán este año en toda la región, provocando cielos llenos de humo, evacuaciones y pérdidas potencialmente devastadoras. Continue Reading Combatir el fuego con fuego: Devolver las quemas controladas al estado de Washington
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