Spring killing: Smaller-than-a-penny Japanese beetle looms large for Northwest agriculture
Adult Japanese beetles can take plants like roses, grapes or hops down to the nubs quickly if infested. The beetle comes from Asia, and doesn’t have many predators in Oregon… Continue Reading Spring killing: Smaller-than-a-penny Japanese beetle looms large for Northwest agriculture
‘The Farewell Tour’ brings readers back in time to Tacoma’s honky-tonk history
While the West Coast is known for grunge and surf rock, Stephanie Clifford’s latest novel, a piece of historical fiction, reminds readers of the roots country music has here, especially Tacoma.
Tacoma, a burgeoning port city on Commencement Bay in the 1940s and 50s, plays a central role in The Farewell Tour. The book is an American West tale of coming home, with a few forks in the road, that takes readers back in time over the protagonist’s life as she makes her way as a musician on the West Coast. Continue Reading ‘The Farewell Tour’ brings readers back in time to Tacoma’s honky-tonk history
Communities to receive $197 million in federal funding for wildfire preparation
A firefighter uses a drip torch to burn the edges of an area up to a fire break in Chelan, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Listen (Runtime :50) Read The Biden… Continue Reading Communities to receive $197 million in federal funding for wildfire preparation
What we learned from COVID: Oluwaseyi Arogudade
When COVID-19 reached the Inland Northwest, few people could have predicted its profound changes. NWPB’s Rachel Sun interviews local residents about how the pandemic changed their mental health, lives and perspective. This is the first in a four-part mini series. Continue Reading What we learned from COVID: Oluwaseyi Arogudade
Nowhere to go: Facing steep rent increases, mobile home residents are organizing
Johnny Taylor is one of the residents of Abiel Mobile Home Community facing big rent increases and new fees, after the park was purchased by an out-of-state investment firm. (Credit:… Continue Reading Nowhere to go: Facing steep rent increases, mobile home residents are organizing
A Northwest dryland wheat farmer looks to the sky, contemplates the coming harvest
Even with all the rain and snow in California this winter, it’s been pretty dry in our region, especially in much of eastern Oregon and parts of eastern Washington. Continue Reading A Northwest dryland wheat farmer looks to the sky, contemplates the coming harvest
Mike González será nuevo administrador del condado de Franklin
Crédito: Tomada de la página oficial del condado. LEA El nuevo administrador del condado de Franklin, Mike González, empezará a desempeñar este cargo a finales de mes. Un período de… Continue Reading Mike González será nuevo administrador del condado de Franklin
Mike Gonzalez accepts Franklin County Administrator contract
Mike Gonzalez. (Courtesy: City of Pasco website) Listen (Runtime 1:22) Read New Franklin County Administrator Mike Gonzalez will start this position at the end of the month. A two-month period… Continue Reading Mike Gonzalez accepts Franklin County Administrator contract
Drone skills 101: Special forces train for Ukraine in Methow Valley
It’s been more than a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Thousands of fighters and civilians have died. With no clear end in sight, Ukrainian forces are taking all the help they can get – including from surveillance drone pilots, trained in Washington’s Methow Valley. Continue Reading Drone skills 101: Special forces train for Ukraine in Methow Valley
New grant to help people with developmental disabilities find housing
Andrew Adams waters the garden outside the kitchen of his home. (Credit: Kristin Adams) Listen (Runtime 4:10) Read By Lauren Paterson and Rachel Sun For adults with developmental disabilities in… Continue Reading New grant to help people with developmental disabilities find housing
LCSC faculty, retirees speak out against abortion-related censorship
In Lewiston Idaho, an art exhibit at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts and History caused a national stir after the college excluded some pieces related to abortion. Representatives for the college say they made the decision with guidance from LCSC’s legal counsel based on Idaho’s No Public Funds for Abortion Act. Continue Reading LCSC faculty, retirees speak out against abortion-related censorship
Washington bill could help ease renewable energy development tensions
File photo of solar panels. Credit: Sarah Swenty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Listen (Runtime 1:02) Read In the Pacific Northwest, conversations about renewable energy can get pretty heated. Residents… Continue Reading Washington bill could help ease renewable energy development tensions
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