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Kurt Cobain in the studio with Nirvana in late 1991. CREDIT: Michel Linssen/Redferns/Getty Images

Remembering Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ Anthem For A Generation That Didn’t Want One

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

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The proposed site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant. CREDIT: NW INNOVATION WORKS

Controversial Southwest Washington Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators

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

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Damage at the toe of a landslide triggered by the Sept. 2018 Palu-Donggala earthquake. CREDIT: DANIEL HUTABARAT / GEER

How The Northwest Can Learn From Indonesia’s 2018 Earthquake

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

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Former Washington Governors Chris Gregoire, Dan Evans and Gary Locke testify in favor of I-1000. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

Three Former Governors Testify In Olympia To Bring Back Affirmative Action In Washington

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

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