The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Fukushima, Japan, also triggered tsunami warnings for our coastlines here in the Pacific Northwest. And while the resulting waves did not turn out to be catastrophic when they reached our local shores, those same forces delivered a wake-up call. Continue Reading Plastic’s New Threat: Indestructible Rafts For Ocean-Crossing Invasive Species
After the 2018 Camp Fire, scientists detected dangerous levels of cancer-causing benzenes from burned plastics in some water lines. Recent tests show the problem has not gone away. Chronic exposure to benzenes can heighten the risk of blood cancers such as leukemia. Continue Reading Trouble In Paradise: Water Uncertainty Frustrates Victims Of California’s Devastating 2018 Wildfire
A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to prevent the state of Washington from killing more wolves from a pack that is preying on cattle. The Maryland-based Center for a Humane Economy filed the suit in King County Superior Court, contending too many wolves have been killed as a way to protect livestock at a single ranch in the Kettle River Range in Ferry County. Continue Reading Lawsuit Seeks To Block Washington State From Killing Wolves
A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of Amazon delivery drivers was involved, recently unsealed federal court documents show. Continue Reading FBI Says Seattle-Area Amazon Drivers Were Part Of Major Theft Ring
The fire that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral shocked the world earlier this year. And a wildfire in July on Rattlesnake Mountain in southeast Washington similarly shocked Northwest tribes. Continue Reading ‘A Total Sense Of Belonging’: Northwest Tribes Lament Fire On Rattlesnake Mountain
What does the world lose when a child gets cancer? Out of 2.2 billion children worldwide, more than 416,500 children are diagnosed and 142,300 are estimated to die from the disease each year. Now researchers have calculated the impact in more defined terms. Childhood cancer’s toll amounts to a total of more than 11 million lost healthy years each year. Continue Reading What’s The Toll Of Childhood Cancer? 11 Million Years Of Human Potential Every Year, Study Says
Washington House Democrats have selected Rep. Laurie Jinkins to serve as the state’s first woman speaker of the House. The historic vote today in SeaTac ushers in a new era in Washington politics following a 20-year reign by Frank Chopp of Seattle, who was the state’s longest serving speaker of the House. Continue Reading Rep. Laurie Jinkins Selected As First Woman House Speaker In Washington History
As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there’s a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse? Continue Reading Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess
Authorities in Seattle have charged Paige A. Thompson, who also goes by the handle “erratic,” with a single count of computer fraud. She appeared in court on Monday and is scheduled for a detention hearing on Thursday. Continue Reading Seattle Woman Charged In Capital One Data Breach Exposing Over 100 Million Customers
The group that sponsored Idaho’s successful Medicaid expansion initiative last year is now working on a new project. Reclaim Idaho is trying to preserve the rights of citizen groups to propose initiatives and collect signatures to put them on the ballot. Continue Reading Idaho Group That Pushed For Medicaid Expansion Seeks Input On Citizen Initiatives
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who included the $12 million in funding for the projects in her proposed budget last year, has told reporters the decision not to expand the early detection systems was one of the “biggest disappointments” of this year’s legislative session. Continue Reading Scientists Warn Oregon Lags Behind Other West Coast States In Disaster Preparedness
As Congress continues its summer break, every Democrat in Washington state’s U.S. House delegation has come out to support an impeachment inquiry. Continue Reading All Of Washington State’s U.S. House Democrats Support Impeachment Inquiry
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