The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown. Continue Reading Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says
A 12-mile stretch of Highway 97 in north-central Washington outside Omak is one of the state’s most dangerous corridors for wildlife collisions. More than 350 deer are hit each year. New wildlife crossings like those seen over Interstate 90 and Snoqualmie Pass may help. Continue Reading From I-90 To North-Central Washington, Bridges And Tunnels Save Animals And Prevent Wrecks
A dream to make rural Pendleton, Oregon into a drone testing mecca is becoming very real. It’s so real, in fact, that the city-owned airport has run out of hangar space to rent to global aerospace companies. Now, the Pendleton airport is seeking millions more in public funding to help expand. Continue Reading In Eastern Oregon, Pendleton Has Become A Drone-Testing Hub, With Hopes For More
Sometimes we grieve for people we’ve never met. Walking through a cemetery, looking at the graves of people who exist to you only as names in stone, it’s easy to wonder at the loss. It’s a shallow grief, not the long-term grief for a friend lost, but the fleeting interjection of some unknowable person into your periphery. Continue Reading Getting To Know Logan Wheeler, A Washington State Veteran And Alum Who Died A Century Ago
Recently, 18 Filipino veterans received Congressional Gold Medal replicas at the Filipino Community Hall in Wapato, Wash. All but two were awarded posthumously.
Continue Reading Yakima Valley Filipino WWII Vets Honored Decades After Losing Compensation For Service
Fenton Caldwell was a reconnaissance pilot who was flying over France on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. His niece, Joy Panagides, shared an audio recording of his memories of the day. Continue Reading 100 Years Ago, A U.S. Pilot Saw An ‘End To The Sorrow’ On Armistice Day
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say. Continue Reading Study: A Common Insecticide Is Harming Bees And Their Ability To Pollinate Crops
Paradise Lost: Northern California Town Destroyed By Fire, At Least 29 Dead, 6,000+ Structures Burned
The entire town of 27,000 people was evacuated in front of the wildfire in Northern California. The fire is the latest in a string of disastrous wildfires to hit the state in the past year. Continue Reading Paradise Lost: Northern California Town Destroyed By Fire, At Least 29 Dead, 6,000+ Structures Burned
Washington State Senator Joe Fain conceded to his opponent, Mona Das, Friday night. It came after the latest vote tally, and an expected outside investigation into a rape accusation made in September. Continue Reading Washington State Sen. Joe Fain Concedes Tight Re-Election Race Amid Rape Accusation
After wildfire season ends each year, land managers start planning what comes next for the areas that burned. Often, the strategy used to ensure the forests return is to salvage log and then replant. But a recent study suggests that in some areas, it might be just as effective to leave the forest alone. Continue Reading To Save Money And Resources, Replanting Trees After Wildfires May Not Be Necessary
Groups of Oregonians, particularly hound hunters, say that Oregon’s cougar population is growing out of control. Cougar advocates, on the other hand, say that Oregon is over-hunting cougars, which research suggests can lead to an increase in problem encounters. Continue Reading Oregon May Be Over-Hunting Cougars — Which Could Cause More Conflicts
Matt Manweller and Joe Fain, two Washington legislators accused of sexual misconduct during their re-election campaigns, are seeing very different outcomes in their races this week. Continue Reading Two Washington Lawmakers Accused Of Sexual Misconduct: Manweller Wins; Fain In Tight Race
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