A park from pollution: 30 years after the ASARCO smokestack demolition, Tacoma’s waterfront transforms
It was a clear day in Tacoma on January 17, 1993. Commencement Bay was crowded with boats. Families gathered on boat decks and across North Tacoma sidewalks to watch the demolition of what was once the tallest smokestack in the world, the ASARCO smokestack that loomed over Tacoma’s waterfront for nearly 100 years.
With the press of a button, a child, supervised by demolition experts, detonated the smokestack. People cheered, bought commemorative sweatshirts and Doug Taylor’s grandfather set off an air horn in celebration, nearly causing his father to topple off their boat. Continue Reading A park from pollution: 30 years after the ASARCO smokestack demolition, Tacoma’s waterfront transforms
State officials use thermometers to monitor compost piles to make sure they are getting up to temp to kill highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. (Credit: Karla Salp / Washington State… Continue Reading Government officials build massive chicken ‘slow cooker’ in southeast Washington
Non-alcoholic beer, wine, and ‘zero-proof’ spirit sales are going up as people look for alternatives to traditional forms of alcohol. (Credit: Lauren Paterson) Listen As the Dry January trend continues… Continue Reading The business of alcohol-free booze is buzzin’
If you’ve ever promised your child a reward for cleaning their room, or trained a pet using food, you’re probably familiar with the power of positive reinforcement. A group of Washington State University researchers say that same technique helps effectively treat substance use disorder. Health reporter Rachel Sun has more. Continue Reading Rewarding substance abstinence is effective, but faces real-world application hurdles
Bryan Kohberger sits next to his defense attorney in the Latah County Courthouse on Jan. 12, 2023. His next hearing is scheduled for June 26. Credit: Court TV Listen (Runtime… Continue Reading Search warrant for apartment of Moscow homicides suspect unsealed
Wine grapes growing at Two Mountain Vineyard in Zillah, Wash. Credit: Two Mountain Winery Listen (Runtime :57) Read Growers have harvested the first grapes under Washington’s new sustainability program, and… Continue Reading First Washington wines made from sustainably grown grapes to hit stores this spring
Muerte deliciosa: Aranceles sobre manzanas en India arruinan a cultivadores de Red Delicious del Noroeste
Durante décadas se han enviado a la India cargamentos de manzanas del noroeste, especialmente de la variedad Red Delicious. Pero desde que entraron en vigor los aranceles de la era Trump sobre el acero y el aluminio, aranceles en represalia han puesto un escollo en ese valioso mercado de frutas. Ahora, toda la delegación del Congreso del estado de Washington está pidiendo ayuda al gobierno federal. Continue Reading Muerte deliciosa: Aranceles sobre manzanas en India arruinan a cultivadores de Red Delicious del Noroeste
Flikr Creative Commons Roberta Schonborg Listen (Runtime 1:11) Read A new clean energy project proposal that includes the construction of hundreds of wind turbines in the Columbia Basin, is facing… Continue Reading New legislation takes aim at blinking lights on Washington wind turbines
A warning light blinks on a wind turbine at night. Credit: naql, Flickr Creative Commons Listen (Runtime 1:09) Read Tri-Cities area residents have called the blinking red lights on top… Continue Reading Washington bill would restrict blinking nighttime lights on wind turbines
Cómo la sentencia del Tribunal Supremo sobre el aborto está cambiando el Noroeste: Lo que te puedes haber perdido
En los meses que siguieron a la anulación del caso Roe contra Wade, muchas personas—entre ellas pacientes, proveedores de atención sanitaria y organizadores del derecho al aborto—se enfrentaron a cambios extremos en sus vidas y sus medios de subsistencia. Estos son algunos de los cambios que se produjeron en nuestra región desde entonces. Continue Reading Cómo la sentencia del Tribunal Supremo sobre el aborto está cambiando el Noroeste: Lo que te puedes haber perdido
For decades boatloads of Northwest apples have shipped to India – especially the variety Red Delicious. But since Trump-era tariffs on steel and aluminum went into place, retaliatory tariffs have put a crunch on that valuable fruit market. Now, Washington state’s full congressional delegation is asking the federal government for help. Continue Reading Delicious Death: India’s apple tariffs crush business for Northwest Red Delicious apple farmers
Everywhere they look, Pacific Northwest scientists find teeny-tiny plastic pollution. Broken down particles are in our water, falling out of the air, in salmon, shellfish and in our own bodies. Scientists, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Olympia and Salem have seen enough to make them seek more regulations. Continue Reading Foam dock floats, laundry filters, hotel shampoo amongst newest bids to reduce plastic pollution
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