Today, automakers Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes make hydrogen fuel cell electric cars in very limited numbers. None of their Pacific Northwest dealers currently stock or sell those models to local drivers. Nevertheless, Toyota is laying the groundwork to bring its hydrogen-powered vehicles to the Northwest. Continue Reading Is There Room For Hydrogen-Powered Cars In A Future That Looks Electric?
A national advocacy group filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday against the Oregon Department of Human Services, alleging the agency revictimizes children in its foster care system and has failed to address documented problems for at least a decade. Continue Reading Advocacy Group Alleges Oregon’s Foster Care System ‘Revictimizes Children’
NPR’s Melissa Block sat down with NWPB’s Thom Kokenge during ‘All Things Considered’ to discuss her experiences as a journalist, NPR’s legacy and the state of journalism today. She was in Pullman to receive The Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award at Washington State University. Continue Reading NPR’s Melissa Block Visits Pullman, Reflects On Murrow’s Legacy: ‘Without Facts, What Do We Have?’
Four years ago this month, Keaton Farris died naked, dehydrated and malnourished on the floor of an isolation cell in the Island County Jail on Whidbey Island. Farris, who was bipolar and in the throes of a mental health crisis, had been arrested 18 days earlier for failing to appear in court for allegedly stealing and cashing a $355 check. An investigation later found Farris’ death was the result of a series of individual and system failures. Continue Reading Booked And Buried: After Dehydration Death, Grieving Father And Jail Chief Form Surprising Bond
A measure to adopt daylight saving time all year-round is now one small step away from the desk of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The same issue is still chugging along in the Oregon and California legislatures as part of a loosely coordinated movement to dispense with the unpopular ritual of springing forward and falling back. Continue Reading Washington Legislature Votes To End Twice-Yearly Time Changes (Your Move, Oregon)
The new Netflix series takes a hard look at the effects of our behavior on the natural world. Series producer Alastair Fothergill says that this is a different, more urgent type of show. Continue Reading ‘Our Planet’ Nature Documentary Addresses The 800-Pound Gorilla: Human Impact
The questions and answers you need in order to prepare for the arrival of the hottest new 400-page document in Washington. Continue Reading Robert Mueller’s Russia Report Is Coming Thursday. Here’s What You Need To Know
For the first time in seven years, the Social Security Administration is sending “no-match” letters. These notices alert employers that something isn’t quite right with tax forms that were submitted by their employees. Continue Reading Tax Form Typo Or Undocumented Employee? Federal Government Again Sends ‘No Match’ Letters
Authorities identified the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot while responding to a parking incident on a rural roadway Saturday night as 29-year-old Justin DeRosier. Late Sunday night, the sheriff’s department reported that officers had engaged near Spencer Creek Road in Kalama, Washington, with a person referred to as a suspect in the DeRosier shooting. Continue Reading UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting Of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier
Land managers are using prescribed burns — also called “good fire” — and thinning to restore forests and reduce the extra wood, sticks and needles that fuel megafires. Different land managers look for certain things when they’re selecting where prescribed fires will work best. Continue Reading ‘Good Fire’ Season: How Land Managers Select Areas For Prescribed Burns
LISTEN BY SARAH VARNEY It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re… Continue Reading Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees
Politicians and wildlife managers are engaged in a fresh debate about whether to intervene in nature to save an imperiled species. The question is whether humans can get seals and sea lions to lay off Chinook salmon so there’s more for killer whales to eat. Continue Reading Wildlife Managers To Northwest Seals And Sea Lions: Stop Eating So Much Salmon … Or Else
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