April is National Poetry Month and today/Wednesday, the Washington State Arts Commission announced that Arianne True will serve as the state’s new poet laureate beginning in May. Lauren Gallup spoke with the Tacoma-based writer and educator. Continue Reading Arianne True named new Poet Laureate of Washington
After supporters and protesters demonstrated for and against family-friendly drag shows in the Tri-Cities, the Emerald of Siam restaurant in Richland received a threatening envelope. Continue Reading Drag show protests throughout Tri-Cities lead to death threat, vandalism — Part Three
Supporters and protesters outside of The Emerald of Siam in Richland. (Credit: Johanna Bejarano / NWPB) Listen (Runtime 1:52) Read Drag shows in the Tri-Cities have come under protest. Some… Continue Reading Tri-Cities citizens urge city council members to keep children from drag shows – Part Two
The Olympia School District, like others across the state, is facing a budget deficit that could result in layoffs. The district is estimating a shortfall of up to $11.5 million for the 2023-24 school year.
Continue Reading Olympia School District facing potential $11.5 million deficit, deciding on RIF process
After 15 years, Claudia Cifuentes reunited with her children. She returned to the U-S from Guatemala through a family reunification process after being deported in 20-08 when her children were still underage. Continue Reading Family reunited 15 years after mother’s deportation
Protesters in Pasco and concerned citizens in Richland want to limit children’s access to drag shows. Business owners and performers defend the all-ages events. Continue Reading Drag shows face protests in the Tri-Cities – Part One
When COVID-19 reached the Inland Northwest, few people could have predicted how profoundly it would change their life. NWPB’s Rachel Sun interviewed local residents about how the pandemic affected them. This is the last of a four-part mini series. Continue Reading What we learned from COVID: Nancy A. Hansen
An illustration of a potential floating wind turbine under the water. Credit: University of Maine Listen (Runtime 1:00) Read With the climate rapidly changing, researchers are trying to find ways… Continue Reading NW scientists study the promises – and challenges – of offshore wind
Deborah Beckett sits at a table with her husband Geoff’s prescriptions. Geoff, who is unable to walk due to his Parkinson’s, rests in a bed behind her. Photo by Rachel… Continue Reading Local pharmacists worry for future as more patients switch to mail order
Dolores Huerta spoke about her years of activism at the WSU Pullman campus April 3. (Credit: College Assistance Migrant Program) Listen (Runtime 1:07) Read Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta spoke… Continue Reading Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta speaks at WSU
The Tacoma Art Museum Workers United committee is still in limbo after a special meeting March 31 with the museum’s board of trustees. The board did not announce a decision on whether to recognize the workers’ union.
Continue Reading Tacoma Art Museum workers still in limbo over union decision
A cross country skier follows a trail on the Sunny M Ranch property in the Methow Valley. The Methow Conservancy hopes to purchase the land this summer. Credit: Courtney Flatt… Continue Reading Conservation group hopes to protect habitats, skiing and affordable housing in WA’s Methow Valley
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