Biochar produced by C6 Forest to Farm. CREDIT: Tom McCoy. Listen BY LAUREN GALLUP Fire scorching the forests of the Methow Valley in North Central… Continue Reading How Residents In The Methow Valley Are Hoping To Prevent Wildfire By Creating BioChar
Programs For Disabled And Disadvantaged Washington Youth Imperiled After Lieutenant Governor Cancels Funding Amid Ethics Probe
It was supposed to be former Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib’s legacy — a pair of programs to serve youth with disabilities and youth from marginalized or disadvantaged backgrounds. But Habib’s successor cancelled a contract with the nonprofit that operates the programs after identifying what his office called “suspicious financial activity” during Habib’s last year in office. Continue Reading Programs For Disabled And Disadvantaged Washington Youth Imperiled After Lieutenant Governor Cancels Funding Amid Ethics Probe
Pets dead or sick after coming in contact with Columbia River water near the Tri-Cities, Wash. Now health officials have confirmed the culprit, Anatoxin-a in toxic algae. Continue Reading Six Dogs Sickened Or Dead Near Tri-Cities, All Thought To Have Contact With Columbia River
A woman was able to enter the secure grounds of Washington’s governor’s residence on Wednesday before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee were not home at the time. The security breach follows a much larger incident on January 6 when a group of pro-Trump supporters forced open a gate and spilled onto the mansion lawn, eventually making their way to the mansion’s front portico. Continue Reading Another Breach At Washington Governor’s Mansion Reveals Ongoing Security Gaps
Research photos taken with a drone show multiple killer whales are close to giving birth in one of the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered pods. The late-stage pregnancies stirred excitement among whale watchers — and also renewed worries about the availability of adequate food supply for the mothers and babies. Continue Reading Babies On Board! Three Endangered Northwest Killer Whales Look Very Pregnant In Aerial Photos
Dozens of Washington state troopers, prison correctional officers, ferry workers and other public sector employees have filed a lawsuit in Walla Walla County to try to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine. The lawsuit alleges the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional. Continue Reading State Troopers And Other Public Employees File Lawsuit To Overturn Inslee Vaccine Mandate
One of the historically largest farm equipment sales in the country is happening this week in the Northwest. It follows the bankruptcy of the Easterday family empire after its multi-million-dollar cattle swindle. Continue Reading Easterday Estate Farm Equipment Sell-Off One Of The Largest In US History
Just in time for the kickoff of the NFL regular season, the first legal sports betting operation in Washington state has opened for business. On Thursday, a line of bettors queued behind a sports celebrity to place their first bets at a tribal casino in the eastern suburbs of Seattle. Continue Reading SuperSonics Star Places First Legal Sports Bet In Washington State
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his statewide mask order to include larger outdoor events with 500 or more attendees. Continue Reading Inslee Orders Mask Usage At Larger Outdoor Events
The state of Oregon has set an ambitious goal to prepare more families in earthquake country to be “two weeks ready” after a disaster. Washington’s emergency management agency is also seeking more funding to prepare people in a similar way. Continue Reading Are You ‘Two Weeks Ready’ For Post-Quake Survival? WA And OR Say You Should Be
More white-tailed deer are dying in the Northwest of viruses that often cause more die-offs after hot summers and droughts. Continue Reading Northwest Deer Dying Of Drought-Related Viral Disease
Tens of thousands of public school students in Washington state returned to classes this month in school buildings judged to be at risk of collapse in a strong earthquake. A new report to the state Legislature prepared by state geologists and a structural engineering firm gave the lowest possible seismic safety rating to more than 90 percent of the school buildings assessed in a selective statewide survey. Continue Reading Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety
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