The Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring voters’ IDs to have street addresses, which many reservations do not use. Native American groups are now scrambling to prepare for Election Day. Continue Reading IDs Of Many Native Americans Won’t Be Accepted At North Dakota Polling Places
Heraclio Delacruz is a Peruvian sheepherder, in Spanish what’s called a “pastor.” This is his 18th year with the Martinez family sheepherding operation in Central Washington. ” … you’re alone, with your friends the dogs, the braying sheep,” he says. Continue Reading A Sheepherder On Two Decades In Washington High Country ‘With Your Friends The Dogs’
A number of states are blocking web traffic from foreign countries to their voter registration websites, making the process harder for some U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote, despite the practice providing no real security benefits. Continue Reading To Deter Foreign Hackers, Some States May Also Be Deterring Voters
By 1885, the small town of John Day had one of the biggest Chinatowns in the U.S. after San Francisco, Portland and Tacoma. Now there’s just one solitary building left of what might have been 100 structures at the town’s peak. Continue Reading High-Tech Archaeology Helps Uncover Stories Of Long-Lost Gold Miners
The Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday, Oct. 11, and converted all death sentences to life in prison. Continue Reading Washington State Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty
A pipeline explosion in British Columbia risks cutting off the flow of Canadian natural gas to Washington, and companies are urging customers to conserve. Continue Reading Washington Could See Gas Shortage After British Columbia Pipeline Explosion
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is asking the state legislature to nearly double funding to manage and respond to wildfire. Continue Reading ‘Historic’ Wildfire Funding Request Goes To Washington Legislature
It’s the bear body-positive competition you didn’t know you needed. The results are in. And this year’s winner in Katmai National Park and Reserve’s annual “fattest bear” contest is 409 Beadnose. Continue Reading Alaska’s Katmai National Park Names ‘Fattest Bear’ (And It’s A Big One!)
If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington and California, the nation might have to wait days to learn the outcome. Continue Reading Want Election Results? On West Coast, Patience Is Required
Keeping the Columbia River safe is at the core of several public meetings scheduled for Seattle and Portland next week. It all has to do with decisions being made hundreds of miles away in the desert at Hanford. The question regulators are tacking: How do you keep a mostly-empty radioactive waste tank safe for hundreds, thousands even a million years? Continue Reading Officials Weigh Costs Of Filling In Hanford Tanks, With Eye On Columbia River Impact
In late September, the Martinez brothers moved about half of those 800 sheep from the mountainous terrain around Lake Wenatchee to the irrigated, emerald pastures of Connell, in Central Washington. They did it with the help of some highly skilled men: Peruvian “pastores” or sheepherders. All the way from South America, most of them have been with the Martinez family for decades. Continue Reading Meet The Flockers: Ups And Downs Of A Washington Sheepherding Legacy
No one knows just what bee species live in Oregon, which means we can’t even begin to track if they’re declining. A statewide project wants to change that. Continue Reading The Search Is On For Every Bee Species In Oregon
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