Spring push: Long cool spring, then record warm weather sends Northwest farmers scrambling
Celestino Mendoza, 68, of Kennewick, says it’s been a lot of work to harvest a giant push of asparagus with the record-warm spring weather across much of the Northwest. [Photo:… Continue Reading Spring push: Long cool spring, then record warm weather sends Northwest farmers scrambling
MMIWP awareness events raise Native voices in search for missing loved ones
As the national awareness month on the crisis starts, families continue calling attention to the barriers and challenges they experience when addressing the missing and murdered indigenous women and people MMIW/P crisis in Washington. Continue Reading MMIWP awareness events raise Native voices in search for missing loved ones
Programa de intercambio de idiomas une a comunidades en Yakima
En Yakima, una organización comunitaria ayuda a hispano y anglohablantes a ganar confianza y mejorar sus habilidades comunicativas. Un programa de intercambio de idiomas y cultural ayuda a las personas a mitigar las inseguridades que experimentan al practicar otros idiomas. Continue Reading Programa de intercambio de idiomas une a comunidades en Yakima
How some in the Pacific Northwest are preparing for King Charles III’s coronation
At Sweet Peas Tea Room in Battle Ground, Washington, the Union Jack will fly proudly for the coronation, May 6 of King Charles III. Owner Sharon Harbeck is hosting a full English tea at the British tea room she and her daughter, Chantelle, have run for six years. Continue Reading How some in the Pacific Northwest are preparing for King Charles III’s coronation
Language exchange program brings communities together in Yakima
Language exchange students work on activities during a class in Yakima. Credit: Johanna Bejarano / NWPB. Listen (Runtime 1:55) Read In Yakima, a community-based organization helps Spanish and English speakers… Continue Reading Language exchange program brings communities together in Yakima
WSU researchers win historic FDA approval for gene-edited pork
Blake Foraker grills gene-edited German-style sausages at Washington State University. Credit: Connor Henricksen Listen (Runtime 3:58) Read At a barbecue on campus last week, flames licked a set of sausage… Continue Reading WSU researchers win historic FDA approval for gene-edited pork
High school students discover invasive crayfish in Idaho
Red Swamp Crayfish have been discovered in the Lewiston Levee ponds, thanks to science students at Lewiston High School. (Credit: istockphoto) Listen (Runtime 00:59) Read Lewiston High School teacher Jamie… Continue Reading High school students discover invasive crayfish in Idaho
Controversial mega-dairy and farm under fresh scrutiny by Oregon officials
This photo from a Oregon Department of Agriculture report shows water runoff on a field. Runoff events, along with fertilizer leaks, have incurred violations for Easterday Dairy. (Courtesy: Oregon Department… Continue Reading Controversial mega-dairy and farm under fresh scrutiny by Oregon officials
Federal regulators want public input on Goldendale Energy Storage Project
A view from the edge of the cliff where the Goldendale Energy Storage Project could be built. An underground tunnel would carry water from a upper reservoir to a reservoir… Continue Reading Federal regulators want public input on Goldendale Energy Storage Project
New online toolkit to provide help, comfort to families with missing loved ones
By signing into law House Bill 1512, Washington state will create an online toolkit meant to assist families and law enforcement seeking to locate and recover missing persons.
The act, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Persons and Lucian Act, is in part named after Lucian Munguia, who was 4 years old when he went missing in Yakima last September. His body was recovered in December.
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Washington’s regular legislative session is over. Here are some of the highlights
Washington’s legislature adjourned its 2023 regular session with a new two-year state budget, alongside dozens of policy changes focused on housing, health care and public safety – and a surprising last-minute bill failure. Continue Reading Washington’s regular legislative session is over. Here are some of the highlights
Washington governor signs new gun bills into law, including ‘assault weapons’ ban
Surrounded by gun reform advocates, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed three new gun control bills Tuesday morning, including a ban on the import and sale of high capacity and semiautomatic firearms. Continue Reading Washington governor signs new gun bills into law, including ‘assault weapons’ ban
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