Earthquake researchers are eager to dig into a trove of new data about the offshore Cascadia fault zone. When Cascadia ruptures, it can trigger a megaquake known as “the Big One.” The valuable new imaging of the geology off the Oregon, Washington and British Columbia coasts comes from a specialized research vessel. Continue Reading Seismic Research Ship Goes Boom-Boom To Seek Answers At Origin Of The Next Big One
There are thread-like worms on Mount Rainier that reserachers are looking at live at 32 degrees or they die… called ice worms. Continue Reading The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms On Mount Rainier
Temperatures in the Inland Northwest are still hotter than normal, and this week the region will also be more prone to fire danger and smoky air due to drought and wind. Continue Reading Unusually High Temperatures With Hazy Conditions Expected To Persist In Inland Northwest
This year in north-central Washington has echoes of 2015, when the complex of fires across Okanogan County burned tens of thousands of acres on the reservation, closer to Omak, and shut down Highway 155 across the reservation for long stretches. What was true then is very possible now: The fires took out a lot of timber that the tribes harvest and use for revenue. Continue Reading Echoes Of 2015 As Fires Burn Across Okanogan County, Force Evacuations In Nespelem
It was almost a year ago that Athena Fitness in Olympia was facing financial doom. The women-owned business had opened just before the pandemic struck. In August of last year, new COVID restrictions threatened to put the owners out of business. So, what’s happened since? Continue Reading From ‘Freaking Pissed’ To ‘Big Things’: How One Olympia Gym Survived The Pandemic Uncertainty
In this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” KUOW reporter Esmy Jimenez talks about her life growing up in a rural part of central Washington as an undocumented immigrant, being the first in her family to attend college, and the fun and hardship of reporting on the never-ending news cycle. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 17: Esmy Jimenez On Life As A Journalist And DACA Recipient
Time is running out for a spur-of-the-moment trip to Multnomah Falls. Starting July 20, timed tickets will be required for one-hour visits to the popular sight-seeing destination east of Portland. Continue Reading If You Want To See Iconic Gorge Attraction Multnomah Falls This Year, You’d Better Go Online First
Starting in mid-2022, people in Washington will be able to dial 988 instead of 911 to access different types of services in a mental health crisis. Continue Reading Washington’s New Suicide Prevention Program Aims To Divert Calls From Police, But It’s A Year Out
“Wildfire is presenting an imminent threat to life, property, and the environment, and we need all hands on deck,” Gov. Brad Little said in a statement. “I appreciate our firefighters and fire managers for working so hard under such challenging conditions, and I am grateful that our guardsmen are able to step in once again to support Idaho communities.” Continue Reading Idaho Governor Taps National Guard To Help With Firefighting Efforts
There are about 1.2 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. who are nonbinary, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last week by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, a research center that focuses on the intersection of law and public policy, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading A First-Of-Its-Kind Count Of Nonbinary Adults Is Crucial To Our Understanding Of LGBTQ Communities
Washington on Friday became the second state in the Pacific Northwest in as many days to announce emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather in the wake of an extreme heat wave that is believed to have killed hundreds of people. Continue Reading Washington And Oregon Strengthen Protections For Ag Workers Following Deadly Heat Wave
The story of some Native American Scouts and their complicated reasons for working with the United States government. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: The Complicated Relationship Between Indian Scouts And The U.S. Government
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