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In one experimental plot, many of the sagebrush in this Moses Coulee area of central Washington were burned to a crisp during the September 2020 Pearl Hill Fire. It can take decades for sagebrush to fully recover after an extremely intense wildfire. CREDIT: Courtney Flatt/NWPB

In Dry Eastern Washington, Scientists Look To Rangeland Management To Address Catastrophic Fires

As Washington works to combat climate change, can rangelands be better managed to make wildfires less catastrophic? What are the most effective solutions to remove invasive grasses, like cheatgrass, which dries out quickly, burns extremely hot and helps fires jump from bunchgrass to bunchgrass? Continue Reading In Dry Eastern Washington, Scientists Look To Rangeland Management To Address Catastrophic Fires

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If Washington voters don't mail in ballots, they can return them in person to drop boxes like this one at the Yakima County Elections Office. CREDIT: ESMY JIMENEZ/NWPB

UPDATES: Jay Inslee Wins Reelection In Washington; More Northwest Election Results In Key Races

Election results are rolling in Tuesday night, but it’s expected to take time to count all the ballots across the Northwest and many other states. Below are key races to watch, and links to resources and results from across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Continue Reading UPDATES: Jay Inslee Wins Reelection In Washington; More Northwest Election Results In Key Races

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File photo. The health board overseeing the Spokane Regional Health District voted to fire health officer Dr. Bob Lutz after district administrator Amelia Clark previously tried to do so without their approval. CREDIT: Doug Nadvornick / SPR

Health Board Votes To Fire Spokane Regional Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz

The Spokane County health board has fired Health Officer Bob Lutz, the man who has been the face of the county’s battle against the coronavirus since March. The eight-to-four vote came after a four-hour proceeding, during which Adminstrative Officer Amelia Clark listed a detailed list of actions that she says warranted Lutz’s removal. Continue Reading Health Board Votes To Fire Spokane Regional Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz

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