Close to 200 federal, state and tribal emergency preparedness planners gathered around a giant map of the Pacific Northwest this week to rehearse and critique the federal response plan for “The Big One.” The three-day Cascadia earthquake discussion exercise partially replaced a much bigger planned dress rehearsal that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading Rehearsing For ‘The Big One’ On A Room-Sized Chess Board
Three large opioid distributors will pay the state of Washington $476 million as part of an agreement to end litigation that began more than three years ago. Continue Reading Washington Attorney General Announces $476M Settlement With Opioid Distributors
San Francisco Bay area company Sila Nanotechnologies purchased a vacant factory in Moses Lake, Washington, and announced plans Tuesday to open a big operation there to produce advanced battery materials to power electric cars. Continue Reading Big Factory For Electric Car Battery Materials Coming To Moses Lake, Washington
Bargaining efforts which began last July for grocery store workers across the West Coast have brought a tentative agreement to members of Local 367 in Western Washington. Continue Reading Members Of Grocers’ Union In Western Washington Vote On “Historic Agreement”
Checking Vineyard Soil Moisture Now Can Save Grapes Later Continue Reading Checking Vineyard Soil Moisture Now Can Save Grapes Later
Tacoma has some of the highest cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People nationwide. Pierce County council members voted to establish an awareness day of this issue. Continue Reading May 5 “Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And People Awareness Day” In Pierce County
Farmworkers’ March Returns To Skagit County Continue Reading Farmworkers’ March Returns To Skagit County
Fewer people in the Northwest are learning to hunt, which causes funding problems for state fish and wildlife departments. To solve the funding problem, experienced hunters are teaching newbies how to get involved in the sport. Continue Reading Mentored Hunts Work To Increase Hunters, Solve Fish And Wildlife Funding Problems
Harriet Bullitt, Washington philanthropist, broadcast executive and environmental champion, died April 23 at the age of 97. NWPB’s Sueann Ramella remembers her lasting legacy across the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading Remembering Harriet Bullitt’s Legacy In The Northwest
More Inclusive Data To Better Serve Communities Continue Reading More Inclusive Data To Better Serve Communities
Private electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest are planning tens of millions of dollars in upgrades to reduce the risk that their power lines could spark wildfires during extreme weather. Utilities such as Pacific Power, Avista, Idaho Power, Portland General Electric and Puget Sound Energy are either required to or are voluntarily submitting wildfire mitigation plans. The 2022 editions are now public. Continue Reading Electric Utilities In Northwest Spending Millions On Upgrades To Reduce Risk Of Wildfire Ignitions
A recent salmon field trip has helped students become more curious about salmon. Continue Reading Salmon Summit Teaches Kids About Conservation, Science
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