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An image of the ASARCO smelter in Tacoma, showing the smokestack rising above the waterfront. Photo credit Tacoma Public Library.

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

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Rewarding substance abstinence is effective, but faces real-world application hurdles

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

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Red Delicious Apples

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

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Idaho State Capitol building in Boise.

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

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