Around 105-thousand more Washington residents are now eligible to buy health insurance through the state. But for many, those plans are still too expensive. Continue Reading WA expands health insurance plans to undocumented residents, but it’s still cost-prohibitive
The substation impacted by today’s power outage in Pierce County. (Courtesy: Tacoma Power Staff) Read Thousands of homes and businesses in Pierce County went dark Wednesday morning when the power… Continue Reading Pierce County power outage tied to routine test
En Washington viven más de un millón de hispanos o latinos. La herencia mexicana es muy común, pero los de muchos otros orígenes se están abriendo camino en el Noroeste. Continue Reading Cartografía de la cultura hispana y latina/e/x en el estado de Washington
After Tuesday night’s general election, Tacoma’s Citizens’ Initiative Measure No. 1 was failing by a slight margin.
Still, the mood at Real Art Tacoma, where supporters of Measure 1 and City Council candidate Jamika Scott gathered Tuesday night was electric.
Continue Reading Tacomans deciding on progressive renter protections
El Washington Center for the Book entregó los Premios del Libro del Estado de Washington 2023 para libros destacados publicados por autores de Washington. Lauren Gallup entrevistó a Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe y Johanna Bejarano entrevistó a Ricardo Ruiz – dos de los ganadores. Continue Reading Ganadores del Washington State Book Award hablan de linaje y de narración generacional
At Clarkston’s Valley Community Center, kitchen operations that would normally feed between 50 and 100 people on Thursday ground to a halt after a regional natural gas outage that made most of the kitchen unusable. Continue Reading Senior food program cancels in-person meals due to Inland Northwest gas outage
Freshly picked red delicious apples gather in a bin. Northwest red delicious and galas are again shipping to India after tariffs were lifted. (Courtesy: Washington Apple Commission) Read Many Northwest… Continue Reading ‘Vintage year’ for apple crop, experts say the weather was just right
As housing crisis deepens, local author explores how trailer parks might be “last affordable option”
The Appaloosa Community mobile home park outside Moscow, Idaho. Professor Leontina Hormel’s new book explains how trailer parks are some of the last affordable housing options left for people across… Continue Reading As housing crisis deepens, local author explores how trailer parks might be “last affordable option”
File photo of snowy Idaho mountains. (Credit: Motowebmistress, Flickr Creative Commons) Listen (Runtime 1:03) Read For mountain snowpack to melt slowly, not all of the white fluffy stuff is created… Continue Reading Cleaner snowpack could help slow climate change, provide more drinking water
A crew works on a ruptured gas line along U.S. Highway 195 north of Pullman Wednesday night. (Credit: Liesbeth Powers / Daily News) Read Underground pipeline north of Pullman accidentally… Continue Reading Gas shutdown strikes region near Pullman
The longest-serving city councilmember in Lamont, Washington’s second smallest town, worries the town could face disincorporation if she retires. Continue Reading Rural communities struggling to fill positions in local governments
Farmworkers have met in central Washington to talk about a new overtime law and how it’s impacting their incomes. Farmers say… it’s not sustainable for them. Nonprofits organized rallies in Quincy and Sunnyside. Continue Reading Overtime law remains in dispute among farmworkers
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