Since Democrats re-took the Washington Senate after a special election in 2017, they’ve enacted numerous pro-union bills, along with sweeping policy changes backed by unions.… Continue Reading Unions Flex Political Muscle, Secure Wins Under Democratic One-Party Rule In Olympia
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend a virtual wildfire briefing with seven governors. CREDIT: Https://Www.Youtube.Com/Watch?V=PzvDeLvcQ7U The federal government is asking how it… Continue Reading Biden asks governors: How can we help with western wildfires?
A photo of Josh Gortler from the cover of his book “Among The Remnants.” In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, retired social… Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 20: Josh Gortler And Gigi Yellen On The Concept Of Tikkun Olam
New laws governing Washington State law enforcement took effect on Sunday, including their use of force (HB 1310) and tactics (HB 1054).
Some police departments in King County say new laws means they will no longer respond to certain calls; City of Seattle chief Adrian Diaz calls that “absurd.” Continue Reading ‘Cultural Changes Ahead’ For Police In Washington State, As Controversial Reform Takes Effect
Pining For Whitebarks: Researchers Work Across The Northwest To Save ‘Quintessential Wilderness Trees’
If you’ve ever backpacked in the Northwest’s mountaintops, you’ve likely spent some time among whitebark pines. These important trees are bringing together researchers across the West, who want to save them from a fatal fungus. Continue Reading Pining For Whitebarks: Researchers Work Across The Northwest To Save ‘Quintessential Wilderness Trees’
Nez Perce Tribal Police Chief Harold Scott on April 21, 2021 in the Northwest Public Broadcasting studios. In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann… Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 19: Harold Scott On Changing The Culture Of Policing
The Black Members Caucus nearly doubled in size this year and now has nine members. How is the caucus as a whole, and how are the individual members, changing the conversation and narrative around racial equity? Continue Reading ‘We Have … A Voice.’ Black Lawmakers Are Changing The Conversation In Olympia
From Oregon to the Dakotas, hay stocks for hungry cattle are already low. On top of that, ranchers say summer pastures are dry from the widespread drought. Continue Reading Western Ranchers Are Cuttin’ Herds Like Mad To Prep For A Winter With Short Hay
Extremely hot and dry conditions have caused some land managers to close more recreation areas than normal. Continue Reading Extreme Fire Danger Forces Managers To Close Public Lands In WA, OR
In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, founder of a local newspaper, The Black Lens, in Spokane, Washington. Sandra Williams shares her life story growing up in the predominantly white Inland Northwest as a Black woman, her work ethic and what she is doing to insure future generations have a place that feels like community in Spokane. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 18: Sandra Williams On The Black Experience In The Inland Northwest
When Vancouver hosted a modern expo in 1986, it joined the Northwest’s other major cities, Portland (1905), Seattle (1909, 1962) and Spokane (1974) as exposition hosts. In the years since Expo ’86, Vancouver’s has also gained important symbolism as the last expo hosted in North America. It was a kind of golden moment. Continue Reading Vancouver Expo ’86: Remembering Cascadia’s Last Great World’s Fair 35 Years Later
Dry conditions across Washington have prompted the state’s Department of Ecology to declare a drought emergency. Continue Reading Drought Emergency Declared In All 39 Washington Counties
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