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While Cardinal Bea House appears on Gonzaga campus maps and is listed in the campus directory, it’s not officially part of the private Jesuit university. CREDIT: GABRIEL HONGSDUSIT / REVEAL

Two Gonzaga University Vice Presidents Resign After Investigation Into Jesuit Sex Abuse

Two Gonzaga University vice presidents have resigned amid fallout from the Catholic order of Jesuits shuffling priests accused of sexual abuse. The Jesuits, Frank Case and Pat Lee, served in leadership capacities at Gonzaga, and both previously led the Jesuit order in the Northwest, formerly called the Oregon Province. Continue Reading Two Gonzaga University Vice Presidents Resign After Investigation Into Jesuit Sex Abuse

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Snow-covered farm fields roll out outside of Kendrick, Idaho. Farmers are stumped on what to plant this coming spring, as many of their traditional dryland crops are priced below the cost of production right now. CREDIT: ANNA KING/N3

Pulse Of The Palouse: Trade Wars Hitting Northwest Farmers Who Grow Chickpeas, Lentils And Peas

Farmers who grow pulse crops — garbanzo beans, lentils and peas — are in a bind this winter. They have to decide very soon what they’re planting for next year, and contract their seed. Pulse crops are often an important rotation crop for Western wheat growers. But there are record amounts of garbanzo beans in dry storage, and little movement of that heavily-exported crop. That’s because of retaliatory Indian and Chinese tariffs. Continue Reading Pulse Of The Palouse: Trade Wars Hitting Northwest Farmers Who Grow Chickpeas, Lentils And Peas

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Martin Yanez and his sister Rosalinda Elsa Pina live in the Yakima Valley, near a large dairy. Their well water has high levels of nitrates, which can cause health problems. In the winter Elsa Pina uses extra gallons of water to make caldos, or stews. Boiling water with high levels of nitrates actually concentrates the contamination. CREDIT: ESMY JIMENEZ/NWPB

Six Years, Two Missed Deadlines, And Still Yakima Valley’s Water Needs Cleanup

For six years, Yakima County has been dealing with a complicated problem – nitrates in the groundwater. This month, after missing two other deadlines, a group of citizens tasked with finding a solution finally came up with a plan. For about 2,000 people, that’s good news because they’re closer to clean water. But some critics aren’t so sure. Continue Reading Six Years, Two Missed Deadlines, And Still Yakima Valley’s Water Needs Cleanup

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A bald eagle looks for its next meal along the Skagit River. Eagles converge there in great numbers every winter. CREDIT: JASON RANSOM/ NPS 2017

Changing Climate, Water Flows Impact Bald Eagles’ Feasts On The Skagit River

From mid-December to February, hundreds upon hundreds of bald eagles flock to the Skagit River in northwest Washington to feast on spawning salmon. It’s one of the biggest seasonal concentrations of eagles in the Pacific Northwest, but this eagle watching hot spot is being affected by changing cycles of nature. Continue Reading Changing Climate, Water Flows Impact Bald Eagles’ Feasts On The Skagit River

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Father James Poole was accused of sexually abusing at least 20 women over the course of his life.

Gonzaga University President Responds To Investigation Into Abusive Jesuit Priests

Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh said in a written statement to faculty, staff and students that he knew Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse were living in a Jesuit residence on campus, but he had not been aware that any of them might be a threat to students. Continue Reading Gonzaga University President Responds To Investigation Into Abusive Jesuit Priests

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