The earthquake, with its epicenter just a few miles off Anchorage, has been followed by a series of aftershocks. Continue Reading Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Shakes Alaska, Damaging Roads, Buildings Around Anchorage
A Pullman Police officer who was arrested for custodial sexual misconduct resigned from his position on Monday, a day before he was to be interviewed by Pullman Police investigators. Continue Reading Pullman Police Officer Resigns After Arrest On Charge Of Sexually Assaulting WSU Student
For the second time in three years, life expectancy in the U.S. has ticked downward. In three reports issued Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out a series of statistics that revealed some troubling trend lines — including rapidly increasing rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. Continue Reading U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Overdoses And Suicides
Emily Washines was 18 years old when she was crowned Miss National Congress of American Indians. Yakama tribal councilmembers and elders sung a warrior song for her and then extracted a promise. Tribal leaders had something in mind. They wanted Washines to remember a message about a little-known war that wracked the Northwest in the 1850s. Continue Reading A Yakama Woman’s Promise To Her Elders Sheds Light On A Forgotten Northwest War
John Allen Chau, a 26-year-old American missionary, was killed when he sneaked onto an island in the Bay of Bengal. For centuries, the islanders have resisted all contact with the outside world. Continue Reading Killing Of American Missionary From Washington Ignites Debate Over How To Evangelize
The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment. Continue Reading Report: Climate Change Is Already Bringing Problems To Northwest — And It Will Get Worse
Washington’s child welfare system is failing to adequately serve foster youth with the most vexing needs, resulting in hotel stays and out-of-state placements, according to a new report by the state’s Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman (OFCO). Continue Reading New Report Sounds Alarm Over State Of Washington’s Foster Care System
In far eastern Oregon, a small weekly newspaper is bucking an industry trend. The Malheur Enterprise was languishing, but it has recently won several national awards and circulation is surging. Continue Reading Digging Deep Into Local News, A Small Newspaper In Rural Oregon Is Thriving
Last year, researchers reported finding 35 kinds of multi-drug-resistant bacteria in the exhaled breaths of killer whales off the San Juan Islands. Sewage treatment plants are usually effective at getting rid of bacteria — that’s their main purpose — but they fail to screen antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals from reaching otters or other aquatic organisms. Continue Reading Super Bacteria In Puget Sound Wildlife Could Endanger Humans
In our globalized economy, we expect nothing less than to be able to consume our favorite fruits and vegetables all year, even when they’re not in season locally. Placing strawberries from Mexico in your shopping cart in February and stocking up on kiwis from Chile in July – that’s pretty much normal, even expected.
But to buy an apple in March? That’s a whole different story. Continue Reading Like That Year-Round Crisp Apple? Thank A Scientist Or Warehouse Possibly In Wenatchee
Analysts say a perfect storm is making Wyoming, the country’s largest coal state, more favorable for oil and gas. Higher oil prices are certainly one factor, says Carl Larry, who advises oil and gas companies with the financial consulting firm Refinitiv in Houston. Continue Reading President Trump’s Push For ‘Energy Dominance’ Boosts Drilling On Public Lands
The Federal Bureau of Investigation “categorizes the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” according to a report by the Clark County, Wash., Sheriff’s Office. Continue Reading Report: FBI Classifies Washington-Oregon Proud Boys As Extremist Group
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