For decades boatloads of Northwest apples have shipped to India – especially the variety Red Delicious. But since Trump-era tariffs on steel and aluminum went into place, retaliatory tariffs have put a crunch on that valuable fruit market. Now, Washington state’s full congressional delegation is asking the federal government for help. Continue Reading Delicious Death: India’s apple tariffs crush business for Northwest Red Delicious apple farmers
Everywhere they look, Pacific Northwest scientists find teeny-tiny plastic pollution. Broken down particles are in our water, falling out of the air, in salmon, shellfish and in our own bodies. Scientists, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Olympia and Salem have seen enough to make them seek more regulations. Continue Reading Foam dock floats, laundry filters, hotel shampoo amongst newest bids to reduce plastic pollution
In the months following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, many people — including patients, health care providers, and abortion rights organizers — faced extreme changes in their lives and livelihood. These are some of the changes that took place in our region since then. Continue Reading How the Supreme Court abortion ruling is changing the Northwest: What you may have missed
The Whale will be showing at the Kenworthy Theatre in downtown Moscow for two weekends in January 2023. (Credit: Lauren Paterson / NWPB) Listen The film, “The Whale” has been… Continue Reading Moscow Playwright Comes Home : Interview with “The Whale” writer Samuel D. Hunter
Driving a long gravel road on a tour of the Horse Heaven Hills. Fallow fields and wheat with mountains in the distance. (Credit: Dori Luzzo Gilmour / NWPB) Listen (Runtime… Continue Reading Clean energy project proposal in the Columbia Basin generates controversy and support
Bryan Kohberger enters the Latah County Courtroom January 12 for his second hearing in Moscow, Idaho. He is being held at the Latah County Jail without bond. (Credit: Court TV)… Continue Reading Suspect Kohberger waives right to timely preliminary hearing, next court appearance set for June
The Whatcom County Council made no specific recommendations on which county timberlands to conserve for the next phase of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ carbon offset project.
In the letter, the council affirmed its commitment to work with the department, and instead of offering recommendations, asked the DNR to provide more information about the potential impacts of the project. Continue Reading Whatcom County makes no forest conservation recommendation, seeks clarity from DNR
Courtesy Walmart Read Walmart Pharmacies will host their first, “Wellness Day” of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Customers will be able to receive… Continue Reading Walmart Pharmacies to offer free screenings for ‘Wellness Day’
The Washington State Capitol building in Olympia. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3 Listen (Runtime 1:06) Read You’ve probably heard of state flowers or state trees. In addition to such flora, Washington soon… Continue Reading No bones about it: Students seek a Washington state dinosaur designation
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee emphasized housing construction and homelessness response during his 2023 State of the State address on Tuesday. The issue is a bipartisan priority for the state Legislature, but approaches differ among the lawmakers who convened in Olympia this week. Continue Reading Gov. Inslee leans into housing and homelessness in 2023 State of the State address
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Inland Northwest almost three years ago, Dr. Max Williams started seeing a change in some of his patients that shocked him: People he had treated successfully for years no longer trusted him. Continue Reading Doctors still doing damage control after pandemic fallout
Maria Leónides Pérez’s son, Santiago Ortuno Pérez, has been detained in the Northwest ICE Processing Center, also known as the Northwest Detention Center, in Tacoma for a little more than three years.
During his time in detention, Ortuno Pérez has spent at least 10 months in segregation from the general population. He said he’s there now, and has been for 51 days, according to a call between him and Maru Mora-Villalpando, of immigrant advocacy group La Resistenica, on Jan. 5.
Continue Reading Washington bill seeks to regulate solitary confinement
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