In the Northwest, promotions such as Seattle-based Defy, Thrash out of British Columbia, and Prestige Wrestling in Hermiston, are out to remind fans of wrestlings roots and its future. While not as many promotions are running in the region as in places such as the South and Mid-Atlantic regions, indie wrestling is growing. Continue Reading Ring The Bell: Regional Pro Wrestling Brings Out Crowds And Nostalgia
Water levels in overflowed creeks are slowly starting to decline on the Pine Ridge Reservation. “What used to be a dry creek is now a swelling, raging river,” said Peri Pourier, South Dakota state representative for the district that includes Pine Ridge. Continue Reading South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation Inundated As Flood Waters Douse Midwest
Washington House Democrats on Monday unveiled a proposed $1.4 billion tax package, including a new capital gains tax, to fund a two-year budget with ongoing commitments to public schools, boosted spending for people with mental illness and increased reimbursement rates for a wide-range of social service providers. Continue Reading Washington House Democrats Propose $1.4 Billion Tax Package To Fund State Budget
Investigations into the causes of the two Boeing 737 Max crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia, have focused on software — and the possibility that it was autonomously pointing the planes’ noses downward, acting without the pilots’ consent. It’s a nightmare scenario. It’s also a reminder that software is everywhere, sometimes doing things we don’t expect. Continue Reading After Boeing 737 Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software
Timber harvested illegally from African rainforests is being sold in the U.S. through Pacific Northwest companies and others are doing the same thing to get hardwood to customers throughout Europe. Continue Reading Undercover Investigators Find Oregon Link To Illegal Rainforest Logging
To keep up with Gov. Jay Inslee as he campaigns around the country for president, the Washington State Patrol is preparing to nearly double the size and more than double the budget of the specialty unit that protects him. Continue Reading Jay Inslee’s State Patrol Security Unit Balloons As He Travels Country For Presidential Campaign
Bob Moore, the 90-year-old founder of Bob’s Red Mill, was just a few years into the business of milling whole grains at a converted animal feed mill in a Portland, Ore., suburb when he got a visit from some gluten-free Seattlites who’d come down with a business proposition: Use his business contacts to help them buy bulk xantham gum, an ingredient used in gluten-free baking to help replicate gluten’s elasticity. Continue Reading The Northwest Roots Of Bob’s Red Mill, A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time
Miriam Pratt was five years old when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. She remembers that after her father, Seattle Urban League leader Edwin Pratt, found out, he paced back and forth in his bedroom. “He was emotional,” Pratt’s daughter tells Jean Soliz, her godmother, at StoryCorps. “I had never seen him like that.” Continue Reading Storycorps Northwest: 50 Years On, A Seattle Daughter Recalls Her Slain Civil Rights Leader Father
Eighteen volcanoes are classified as “very high threat” in the United States; eight of them are located in the Pacific Northwest. And right now only Mount St. Helens is considered well-monitored. The National Volcanic Early Warning and Monitoring Systems Act, passed in February, sets out to change that. Continue Reading Scientists Are Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest’s Volcanoes
Special counsel Robert Mueller has been working for nearly two years to uncover how Russia attacked the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone in the U.S. was involved. Continue Reading The Mueller Report Is Getting A Lot Of Attention. How We Got Here
On Dec. 26, 2017, Myrna Cloud’s 23-year-old cousin went missing on the Yakama Nation reservation in Central Washington. D. Lloyd’s body was found in a rural part of the reservation four days later. The murder is still under investigation.
Continue Reading ‘No Family Deserves To Have To Go Through This’: Missing And Murdered On The Yakama Nation
Deep in Oregon’s sagebrush country, there’s one county with an abundance of ravens. Biologists say those ravens like to eat sage grouse eggs, and they’ve come up with plans to take care of the raven problem.
That’s got bird advocates questioning whether killing one bird for the sake of another is the right move. Continue Reading Bird Advocates Question Raven-Killing Plans To Protect Sage Grouse
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