This is the second part of our series on connecting segregation policies to minority groups’ struggles to get political representation today. Continue Reading Cómo los grupos minoritarios ganan más representación
Prospective kelp growers who want to join the handful of existing commercial seaweed farms in the Pacific Northwest are having to contend with a lengthy permitting process. It’s gotten contentious in a few cases, but even so, at least a couple of new seaweed farms stand on the cusp of approval. Their harvests could be sold for human food, animal feed or fertilizer. Continue Reading Swelling school of seaweed farmers looking to anchor in somewhat choppy Northwest waters
Durante una demostración de NAACP, un hombre sostiene una pancarta con la pregunta ¿Por qué Kennewick es todo blanco? Crédito: Colección de Franklin County Historical Society. LEA NOTA DEL EDITOR:… Continue Reading Cómo las políticas de Jim Crow moldearon las Tri-Cities
A new project to deepen the Blair Waterway at the Port of Tacoma will allow extra-large container ships to easily travel through the port.
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, in part, authorized the project to deepen Blair waterway in the Port of Tacoma. Continue Reading To stay economically competitive, Port of Tacoma plans to deepen the Blair Waterway
An inmate huddles under a heavy blanket on a bunk in the psychiatric unit of the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, Wash. Credit: Elaine Thompson, AP file photo Listen (Runtime… Continue Reading While Washington’s urban arrests trend down, rural incarceration rates are going up
This is the second part of our series on connecting segregation policies to minority groups’ struggles to get political representation today. It shows how minority groups seek representation in the Tri-Cities and why Pasco City Council is a distinct case of diversity. Continue Reading How small minority groups struggle to get representation
Tree climber Phil Chi does one last safety check before he climbs to the top of a whitebark pine tree. Credit: Courtney Flatt Listen (Runtime 0:59) Read The West’s iconic… Continue Reading Whitebark pines – the ‘quintessential wilderness tree’ – added to the Endangered Species List
Hans Engelke’s orchards in north Franklin County, Washington, were inundated with snow in the early spring of 2022 during full bloom. Credit: Hans Engelke Listen (Runtime 1:04) Read Northwest apples… Continue Reading THEM APPLES: Prices up, but Northwest apple growers aren’t grinning
A civil rights protest in 1963 in Kennewick, Washington. Credit: Franklin County Historical Society Collection Listen (Runtime 3:59) Read EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 1 of a two-part series connecting… Continue Reading How Jim Crow policies shaped the Tri-Cities
It’s been cold and wet the past few weeks in Tacoma. That’s had an impact on the residents of Tacoma’s new temporary tent-shelter mitigation site, Forging Paths, off of 35th and Pacific Avenue.
A resident at the site, who preferred to go by his first name Cash for privacy reasons, said one downside of living at the site has been a lack of preparation and foresight for how the weather would impact the tents.
Continue Reading Tacoma’s new tent shelter site navigates weather, residents’ concerns
More than half of all metro areas in the United States have a housing shortage and affordable housing is difficult to come by. Rural areas are no exception. This lack of affordable housing impacts daily life, even including those who already have a home. This is part one in a series on rural housing. The Lewiston Tribune’s Elaine Williams reports. Continue Reading Rural housing shortage impacts everyone, even those with homes
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