Washington state Sen. Joe Fain denied Faber’s written allegations to The Seattle Times. “Any allegation of this serious nature deserves to be heard and investigated for all parties involved,” Fain told the Times. Continue Reading ‘Done Being Silent’: Former Seattle Official Accuses Washington State Sen. Joe Fain Of Rape
Another large tunnel of radioactive waste will be grouted closed at Hanford. That was the decision Friday by the Washington Department of Ecology. The long process goes back to when another tunnel, simply called Tunnel 1, partially collapsed in May 2017. Continue Reading Hanford’s Radioactive Waste-Filled Tunnel 2 Set For Grouting After Comment And Study Process
The eye-catching scenes of mountain goats flying through the air under helicopters, riding in refrigerated trucks and taking ferries to new homes are done for the year. Roundups and relocations of non-native Olympic National Park goats will resume next year. Continue Reading Nearly 100 Olympic Mountain Goats Moved To North Cascades; 11 Dead After First Relocation
After nearly 20 years, a troubled landfill-turned Superfund site outside Pasco may soon have a final cleanup plan. Washington State Department of Ecology managers presented options Wednesday at a public meeting in the Tri-Cities. Continue Reading Washington Ecology Dept. Has Burning Desire To Clean Up Long-Smoldering Pasco Landfill
Retaliatory tariffs levied by China on U.S. goods are taking a toll on Pacific Northwest farm exports. Details about cancelled orders came out this week at a state Senate committee hearing in Seattle. Continue Reading Trade War With China Yields Cancelled Orders For Northwest Exports
Washington State 5th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers contends in a television ad that her Democratic opponent Lisa Brown voted to raise college tuition in Washington by more than 80 percent while serving as a state lawmaker. Continue Reading Fact Check: Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Tuition Increase Claim Against Lisa Brown Inaccurate
The Seattle waterfront is getting a redesign to be friendlier to fish. The city is redesigning this area for migrating salmon, making it more like the shoreline that was here before there was a city. Continue Reading Seattle’s New Seawall Is Built To Help Salmon
The Trump administration has finalized a roll back of Obama-era regulations for oil trains. Continue Reading Feds Change Oil Train Safety Rules. Northwest Governors Not Pleased
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows a tight contest for credibility between Christine Blasey Ford and high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But 42 percent are unsure who is telling the truth. Continue Reading Poll Finds Americans Deeply Divided By Gender On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination
More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice. Continue Reading For Many In The West, Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living ‘Evacuation Ready’
Climate change is heating up national parks much faster than the rest of the U.S. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study that looked all 417 national parks, including those in the Northwest. Continue Reading Study: Climate Change Hits National Parks Hard. North Cascades Is No Exception
Deer have already begun using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The new overcrossing is expected to reduce frightening animal-vehicle collisions. Continue Reading New (But Unfinished) I-90 Animal Crossings Already Getting Use From Furry Travelers
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