A much-awaited report said removing the four Lower Snake River dams shouldn’t happen right now, but dam removal is the best way to protect Snake River salmon. Continue Reading Breaching The Four Lower Snake River Dams Not An Option Right Now, Say Murray, Inslee
The Idaho state flags hangs in the rotunda of the statehouse in Boise. CREDIT: James Dawson/BSPR Listen (Runtime 0:56) Read A federal judge has blocked part of Idaho’s near-total abortion… Continue Reading Judge Orders Injunction On Abortion Ban As Physicians Urge Law’s Revision
A black bear spotted on a forest road this spring in Eastern WA. (Photo courtesy of WA Dept Fish & Wildlife) Listen The pandemic has increased the number of visitors… Continue Reading Bear Sightings Up As New Residents Move To Rural Washington
Immigrant advocacy group, La Resistencia in Tacoma, has started a petition to block the pending deportation of a person detained at the Northwest Detention Center. Continue Reading Immigrant Advocates Express Concern Over Pending Deporation Of Person Detained In Tacoma
Qemtsna paddles across the Lake of Silence on her way to the End of the World. (Photo courtesy Rajah Bose) Listen Projects featuring indigenous culture are taking off from big… Continue Reading Supernatural thriller featuring Salish language filmed in Pacific Northwest
Two Pacific lamprey have made history. The eel-like fish have made it past the Soda Springs Dam on Oregon’s North Umpqua River. Continue Reading Lamprey Swim Past Oregon’s Soda Springs Dam, After 10 Years Of Waiting
On the second floor of the Catholic Community Services building, there’s a hallway that has been transformed into an art gallery. The Tahoma Center Gallery on South Yakima Avenue is showing “Black and White, abstracted,” a collection of 23 paintings by Tacoma artist JW Harrington.
Harrington is a member of the Seattle artists’ cooperative, Gallery 110, and he and fellow cooperative artist Dorothy Anderson Wasserman walked Northwest Public Broadcasting through the space. Continue Reading In Conversation With Artists JW Harrington and Dorothy Anderson Wasserman
Imagine being told to hide your identity. In this week’s StoryCorps Northwest, Sunshine Pray talks with her daughter Apryl Yearout about rediscovering their indigenous roots, and why they were hidden in the first place. Both are from Soap Lake. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Finding Lost Native Roots — Sunshine Pray & Apryl Yearout
Grape crop. Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash. Listen (Runtime 3:49) Read Heat can severely affect outdoor workers. Because of the danger of working in extreme heat, the Washington Department… Continue Reading Are Farmworkers Being Protected From The Heat? Here Is What They Say
Idaho residents have the eight highest medical debt nationally. Courtesy Pixabay Listen (Runtime 50 seconds) Read An analysis of data from the Consumer Protection Bureau showed Idaho ranks eighth in… Continue Reading Idaho Ranks Eighth Highest for Average Medical Debt
Even with smoke, you can breathe easier. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have practical tips to keep the air clean inside homes despite the smoke in Northwest skies. Continue Reading Scientists Work To Protect Indoor Air Quality From Wildfire Smoke
The U.S. Forest Service is looking at something different — very different — to improve situational awareness at big wildfires: high altitude balloons. Continue Reading Up, Up And Away. Forest Service Looking At Special Balloons To Monitor Big Wildfires
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