Northwest News

Northwest News

Charlene Tillequots is a member of the Yakama Nation’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Special Committee. Tillequots spoke at the meeting Jan. 14 meeting in Toppenish, saying, “We don’t need another study. We need action to address a human rights issue.” CREDIT: Esmy Jimenez/NWPB

‘We Need Action.’ Yakama Nation Leads Discussion On Violence Against Women

On Jan. 14, the Yakama Nation held an all-day community meeting in Toppenish, Washington, to discuss violence that affects Native American women and girls. Over 200 people attended the community meeting, including Yakama tribal members, the Washington State Patrol, local police departments, and the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. Continue Reading ‘We Need Action.’ Yakama Nation Leads Discussion On Violence Against Women

Read More »
Sign at headquarters of Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities

Washington’s governor wants the state to start treating the internet the same way it treats electricity. That is, as a necessity. For example, many areas of the reservation of the Colville Tribes lacks broadband and therefore can’t communicate with doctors through telemedicine. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities

Read More »
Climate change topped Gov. Jay Inslee's list of priorities in his 2019 State of the State speech. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

In State Of State Address, Jay Inslee Calls For Climate Change Action, Addressing Mental Health

Warning that Washington state is at a “tipping point,” Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday delivered a State of the State address that called on lawmakers to address carbon pollution, “transform” the mental health system and save Puget Sound orcas. Continue Reading In State Of State Address, Jay Inslee Calls For Climate Change Action, Addressing Mental Health

Read More »

Connect With Us

Mission
Northwest Public Broadcasting strives to bring programs of the Northwest by the Northwest and for the Northwest that engage, enlighten and entertain.

Ethics
Northwest Public Broadcasting embraces the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

In all things we do, we strive to seek truth and report it; minimize harm; act independently and fairly; and be accountable and transparent to the public.

Additionally, we seek to inform, engage, enlighten and entertain the public while keeping in mind the highest standards outlined by the NPR ethics handbook.