Now that fall’s here, Northwest farmers are taking account of their summer work and crops. And they’re planning for their next harvest. But this summer’s drought and heat twisted things up. A day-trip up Taylor Flats Road in Franklin County quickly shows some of the heat’s major damage. Continue Reading Strange Harvest: Weird-Shaped Potatoes, Melons That Won’t Keep And No Moisture To Plant Wheat
Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate covers more than 800-thousand workers in education, state government and healthcare. But there’s one group of hands-on caregivers it doesn’t apply to. Continue Reading Tens Of Thousands Of Washington Homecare Workers Not Covered By Governor’s Vaccine Mandate
Federal regulators starting this spring will require dam operators to limit hot water pollution caused by the four Lower Snake River dams. Continue Reading Federal Regulators To Limit Hot Water In Snake, Columbia Rivers
Black Lives Matter artist grant exhibit at the Schnitzer Museum at WSU. Continue Reading Washington Artists Explore Hopes, Fears, In Black Lives Matter Exhibit
COVID-19 related deaths are trending much higher in Republican counties than in Democratic ones in Washington. That’s according to a new legislative analysis. Continue Reading COVID-19 Deaths Much Higher In Washington’s Republican Counties, Analysis Shows
Health officials are testing Tri-Cities, Washington drinking water twice a week for toxic algae since a half-dozen dogs were sickened or died recently after being on the Columbia River. And the rivershore is closed in Howard Amon Park in Richland. But toxic algae is a nationwide problem, and we still have much to learn. Continue Reading Columbia River Toxic Algae: Experts Say Fix What’s Causing It
The draft Northwest Power Plan is dramatically different from previous versions. People can comment on the plan through Nov. 19. Continue Reading More Renewable Energy, Less Energy Efficiency In New Power Plan
The Washington State Patrol turned 100 this year. To this day it’s still a mostly white, male organization. Over the years it’s struggled to diversify. But now one part of the hiring process is getting fresh scrutiny: the psychological review. Continue Reading Washington State Patrol’s Hiring Under Fire As Agency Failed To Diversify Over Decades
Northwest wildlife and wildlife habitat could get a helping hand next week from the federal government. Continue Reading NW Conservation Groups Push For Infrastructure Package Ahead Of U.S. House Vote
KUOW special on Malden Washington’s recovery after devastating fire. Continue Reading A Wildfire Burned 85% Of This Washington Town – This Is Their Recovery Story
Reporter Courtney Flatt finds out who is the person in a box of old pictures. Continue Reading How A Box Of Negatives Led To A Journey Through Northwest Mountaineering History
The overcrowded hospitals we’ve been telling you about for weeks are having ripple effects out into the community — some you could predict and some which are a little more startling. Take for example a fire that gutted a house in Ocean Shores, expensive airlifts from Leavenworth, Washington, and slow response times for ambulance transports in Portland. Continue Reading Trickle-Down Effects From Overcrowded Hospitals: Ambulances Scarce And A House Burns
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