Oregon and Washington voters could get a say at the next general election on whether to adopt daylight saving time year-round — and thereby abolish the twice-yearly clock changes. Continue Reading Yay Or Nay On Permanent Daylight Saving Time? You May Get To Vote On It
s one of his last acts in office, ousted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed off on returning grazing rights to the eastern Oregon ranchers whose prison sentences led to a 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Continue Reading Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Sparked Malheur Occupation Can Graze On Public Lands Again
This warm El Niño winter in the region is worrying water managers and farmers. Many Washington and Oregon reservoirs aren’t filling up like they should, and snowpack levels are below average in many areas. Continue Reading So Far, El Niño Winter Brings Lessened Snowpack And Water Worries To Northwest
Following in the steps of the European Union and California, Washington lawmakers are considering a sweeping data privacy proposal that its sponsors say could become a model for the nation. Continue Reading Feel Like You’ve Lost Control Of Your Data? A Washington Lawmaker Wants To Change That
Faced with billions of dollars in potential liabilities from two years of devastating Northern California wildfires as well as the specter of future catastrophic blazes, California’s Pacific Gas and Electric, one of the nation’s largest utilities, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday. Continue Reading California Power Provider PG&E Files For Bankruptcy In Wake Of Fire Lawsuits
As the number of confirmed measles cases in Southwest Washington and Oregon grew to 36 cases, health authorities said Monday that their biggest concern is low vaccination rates in schools and the possibility that the crisis could stretch out for months. Continue Reading As Count Rises, Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Could Last Months
The initial Jan. 29 date was postponed amid the record 35-day partial government shutdown. With the government reopened, for at least three weeks, Trump is sure to push for the border wall he wants. Continue Reading President Trump’s State Of The Union Rescheduled For Feb. 5
Some Northwest distillers, brewers, farmers and university researchers are exploring if there is a way to highlight and sell the taste of the local “terroir.” Continue Reading A Farm-To-Bottle Movement Takes Off In The Northwest, Searching For The ‘Taste Of Here’
On January 28, 1969, an oil well off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., experienced a blowout. The result was an oil spill that at the time ranked as the largest in U.S. waters. Continue Reading 50 Years Ago, A California Oil Spill Turned Beaches Black — And The Nation Green
There are a lot of predators known to eat imperiled salmon, from sea lions to double-crested cormorants. For a long time, biologists thought gulls weren’t a big part of the problem. Now, they say that was a miscalculation. Continue Reading Columbia River Salmon Face Another (Previously Underestimated) Threat: Gulls
Every winter for the past three years, almost 10,000 migratory crows have descended upon Nampa, Idaho, dotting the skyline in black and squawking away. By day the birds scavenge for food in farmland that surrounds the city. By night they flock to town to roost. Continue Reading Crow Murders In Idaho Are Nothing To Squawk About: Human Scarecrows Try To Divert Bird Invasion
The handling of sexual harassment in the Washington Legislature will evolve following a new code of conduct that has already passed one chamber. Continue Reading New Code Of Conduct To Shift How Washington Legislature Deals With Sexual Harassment
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