WSU students staged a sit-in at Chancellor Elizabeth Chilton’s office on Monday, December 4, 2023. The table is meant to symbolize the students bringing the bargaining table to Chilton and… Continue Reading Unionized WSU students stage sit-in at Chancellor’s office, strike still possible
Washington’s Native and Strong lifeline hit its one-year anniversary this November. Since then, the lifeline for, and by, Native American and Alaska Native people has answered over 4,000 calls. Continue Reading ‘Native and Strong’ lifeline celebrates one year anniversary
The poured glass appears emerald green, just before it’s lidded and transported to an export bay at Hanford in southeast Washington. Hanford officials are celebrating this first container of glass… Continue Reading Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant churns out first container of clean test glass
Whether an organization housing a variety of animals in Anacortes, Washington will continue operating is in the hands of the Skagit County Board of Commissioners — with a decision expected Dec. 12.
The nonprofit, Predators of the Heart, is appealing an October decision by the Skagit County hearing examiner denying POTH a special use permit to house animals the county restricts under its “potentially dangerous animals” law. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners will decide on the appeal.
Continue Reading Nonprofit for exotic animals in Anacortes could be forced to close
A sunrise over the Rocky Mountains from Rocky Ridge Campground in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests on August 8, 2020 (Credit: Lauren Paterson / NWPB) Listen (Runtime :59) Read A… Continue Reading Thousands of Northwest jobs could come from new Forest Service plan
Shana McConville Radford is taking on the newly-formed position of tribal affairs director with the state of Oregon. (Courtesy of Shana McConville Radford) Listen (Runtime :57) Read Oregon Gov. Tina… Continue Reading Oregon joins Washington in having a full time tribal affairs director on governor’s staff
Photo via Food and Drug Administration Read Two Idaho children tested for elevated blood lead levels after eating recalled cinnamon applesauce products. The affected children live in Elmore and Ada… Continue Reading Two ID children confirmed to have elevated blood lead levels after consuming recalled applesauce
The last in-person public meeting about Hanford cleanup was in Richland in 2019. (Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology) Listen (Runtime :56) Read The public can ask questions and… Continue Reading Hanford managers and watchdogs hold first in-person cleanup dialogue meeting since before pandemic
The final release of election results for Pierce County showed a victory for those who have been pushing for a set of progressive tenant protections in Tacoma.
“We feel really proud of what we’ve achieved. It was a real David versus Goliath kind of fight,” said Ty Moore, campaign manager for Tacoma For All, the group behind the initiative.
Citizens’ Initiative Measure No. 1 passed with 50.43% of the vote, a difference of just 370 votes. There was quite a strong push against the measure — $371,175.84 in expenditures were reported from “No on Tacoma Measure No. 1,” according to the Public Disclosure Commission. That’s triple what Tacoma For All spent. Continue Reading Tacoma tenant protections measure passes — now what?
‘I went into medicine to help my community’: Nez Perce doctor speaks on rural health care and building a future for the next generation
Kim Hartwig speaks on being a Native woman working in medicine, how to make rural health care work and building a future for the next generation. Continue Reading ‘I went into medicine to help my community’: Nez Perce doctor speaks on rural health care and building a future for the next generation
Ella Adams, left, holds a sign in memory of her mother, Catherine Eneas, as Dominic Whalawitsa holds a sign for his aunt Gail Teo during the third annual march and… Continue Reading More federal support on the way for solving Eastern Washington MMIP cases
In late autumn on the cusp of cool winter days, snow comes early to Washington when thousands of aloft avians, snow geese, land here in a flurry of white feathers.
“We call it a snow storm, they just will move as one,” said birder Julie Hagen. “It’s just this chaotic whirlwind of birds, they move like a cloud and then they just lift up in the air.”
Continue Reading Snow geese winter population in Skagit on the rise, posing problems to farmers
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