For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University. Continue Reading Snowpack In The West Has Resisted Climate Change, But That Won’t Last Forever
For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council. Continue Reading Report: Americans More Likely To Die Of Opioid Overdose Than In Vehicle Accidents
The Trump administration says there is a national security crisis at the Southern border. But most people in the country illegally didn’t sneak across the border; they overstayed their visas. Continue Reading Where Does Illegal Immigration Mostly Occur? Not Through The U.S. – Mexico Border
Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildland fire season as the partial government shutdown continues. Continue Reading Shutdown Hampers Wildfire Preparedness And Training In The West And Across The Country
Washington state Sen. Kevin Ranker, an Orcas Island Democrat, has resigned his seat in the midst of a workplace conduct investigation. In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee dated Friday, Ranker, who served in the Senate for a decade, said his resignation was effective immediately. Continue Reading Washington State Sen. Kevin Ranker Resigns Amid Workplace Conduct Investigation
Researchers say there’s a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington and Canada. Continue Reading Whale Researchers Rejoice: New Calf Born To Endangered Puget Sound Orcas, But Odds Are Tough
Bernice Sandler, the “godmother of Title IX” who died recently at the age of 90, is being remembered this week for her lifelong fight to reverse decades of institutional bias in U.S. schools and open new paths for women and girls. Continue Reading How Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother Of Title IX,’ Achieved Landmark Discrimination Ban
Two decades ago, Washington voters overwhelming adopted an initiative that effectively banned affirmative action programs in the state. That could soon change. Continue Reading Two Decades After It Was Banished, A Movement Arises To Restore Affirmative Action In Washington
Some Oregon State Parks workers are now tending to federal recreation lands as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues with no end in sight. People are still visiting trailheads, day-use parking lots and boat ramps on federal lands, but U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management rangers aren’t on duty. Continue Reading State Parks Workers To Clean Overflowing Garbage, Restrooms On Federal Land During Shutdown
The Environmental Health Disparities Map ranks neighborhoods from 1 to 10. Ten is coded in red, meaning a higher environmental risk while 1, being the lowest, is coded in blue. On that map, Yakima County is a big, red blemish. Continue Reading New Map Shows Hotspots Of Environmental Health Hazards For Washington Neighborhoods
Jill Rorem, like many Americans, had made some special plans for the holidays. The Chicago native was finally going to get to see the nation’s capital with her arts-obsessed kids.
Then, the federal government partially shut down. Continue Reading As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their ‘Fragile Industry’
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has started killing sea lions below Willamette Falls to protect a fragile run of winter steelhead. Continue Reading Oregon Starts Killing Sea Lions At Willamette Falls
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