Weather predictions across the West are calling for excessive heat and more dry weather this week. That forecast is anything but good news in the Northwest, where significant risk of wildfire continues to increase. Continue Reading High Temps Across The Northwest Could Break Records, Add To Wildfire Concern
Everyone survived, but Laurie would never be the same again. She had suffered a severe brain injury that left her in a coma-like state for nearly a month. When Laurie emerged from the coma, her personality had changed — a common effect of traumatic brain injuries. Continue Reading Washington Sent Brain Injury Patients To Oklahoma — Then All But Forgot About Them
An emaciated orca from the Pacific Northwest’s critically-endangered resident killer whale population could get a pole injection of medicine under the latest preferred option of an emergency response team. Officials with the lead federal agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, described the changing situation Monday morning. Continue Reading Veterinarians Grapple With How To Save Puget Sound Orca: Salmon Laced With Meds Or Syringe?
A variety of forest experts say that one of the best ways to reduce the threat of these mega-blazes is to use fire itself. They say we need to increase the pace of prescribed fire and let some wildfires continue to burn when it’s safe to do so.
Of course, there’s not nearly as much political support for letting fires burn as there is for putting fires out. Continue Reading When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science
An emaciated, four-year-old Puget Sound orca is drawing alarm. Whale scientists and the federal agency NOAA are weighing what it means to provide food and medicine to this endangered orca. The declining health of the orca has become apparent as it swims and feeds in the border waters between Washington and British Columbia. Continue Reading Group Hatches Plan To Save Emaciated And Endangered Puget Sound Orca
Police arrested four people at dueling rallies between the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and counter-protesters in downtown Portland Saturday, Aug. 4. The charges include harassment, reckless endangerment, unlawful use of weapons, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and attempted assault of a public safety officer. Continue Reading Hoping To Avoid ‘Another Charlottesville,’ Portland Cops Aim For Order, Make Arrests At Protests
As the sun rose over Idaho on Friday, residents of suburban West Boise awoke to find some noisy new neighbors horning in on their yards: goats. A teeming host of hungry, grunting goats. Local reporter Joe Parris got the scoop. Continue Reading Get Off My Lawn! Unruly Goats Graze Hell Across Suburban Boise
This month, India may impose retaliatory tariffs on American products – including apples. And that could upset the export apple cart. Continue Reading India Loves Washington’s Red Delicious, But New Tariffs May Upset The Export Apple Cart
With less than a week until the primary election in his district, Republican state Rep. Matt Manweller has released a video accusing his employer—Central Washington University —of pursuing a partisan-driven investigation into his workplace conduct. Continue Reading Washington Rep. Matt Manweller Denies Inappropriate Behavior, Pre-Empts CWU Report
Fire officials say this year is on par with 2014 and 2015 – two of the worst seasons on record in the Northwest. Things are ramping up nearly a month earlier than previous years, and resources are stretched thin. Continue Reading Resources Stretched Thin As Northwest Fire Season Intensifies; Pacific Crest Trail Closed In Places
An animal advocacy group says the federal government shouldn’t perform sterilization surgeries on wild horses in southeastern Oregon to control their numbers. Continue Reading Can Oregon Control The Wild Horse Population? Advocacy Group Says Sterilization Too Dangerous
In a clash of protected species, Pacific Northwest members of Congress are coming down in favor of salmon. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote to make it easier to kill sea lions who feast on Columbia and Willamette River salmon and steelhead. Continue Reading Should We Kill Sea Lions To Save Northwest Salmon? Congress Is About To Decide
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