Imagine taking someone’s entire life story and compressing it into a span of a few hours to determine whether they’ve changed for the better. That’s the clemency process in a nutshell. Continue Reading After Years In The Thick Of Trouble, Washington Inmate Finds Hope For A Second Chance
Tens of thousands of people who were previously found guilty of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges could see their convictions vacated under a measure passed Monday by the Washington Senate. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Move One Step Closer To Vacating Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions
One of the country’s most widely-used herbicides could be linked to an increase in early deaths from Parkinson’s disease for people who live near farmlands, according to new research in Washington. Continue Reading Study Shows Potential Link Between Parkinson’s And Widely Used Herbicide In Agricultural Regions
PHOTO: Anna King interviewing Jane Hedges, the now-retired head of Washington Ecology’s Hanford office. Hedges grew up swimming off the docks in Richland, but only understood… Continue Reading Expert Women Explore The Heavy Burden Of Hanford Cleanup In Tri-Cities Event On March 21
A little-noticed Trump administration proposal would require hospitals, doctors and insurers to post the true, negotiated price for a medical procedure or service, as opposed to the “list” price. Continue Reading U.S. Hospitals And Insurers Might Be Forced To Reveal The True Prices They Negotiate
As coal plants retire across the country, Portland-based NuScale Power wants to replace some of that electricity with its small-scale nuclear plants. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems wants to build a 720-megawatt nuclear plant at the Idaho National Laboratory site in Idaho Falls. Continue Reading Small-Scale Nuclear Company Looks To Build First Plant In Idaho
Pollution, much like wealth, is not distributed equally in the United States. Continue Reading Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It
About this time every year, the Pacific Northwest gets a report card from the natural world. It comes in the form of salmon run forecasts, and gives us an indication of how healthy the Pacific Ocean and our rivers and streams are.
The grades are in, and here’s what you need to know about our scores. Continue Reading Fisheries Managers Face Mixed Forecast For Northwest Salmon, Concerns Over Endangered Orca
The 40 days of Lent, which began last week, are a time when many Christians around the world decide to voluntarily give up bad habits or luxuries. This year, it might be time we all consider how to give up – or at least reduce – our reliance on disposable products. Continue Reading Commentary: 4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen
The Washington House of Representatives voted 89 to 7 Saturday in favor of observing daylight saving time year-round. The state Senate is expected to vote in the coming days on the issue, which is gaining steam in statehouses across the West. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has not yet signaled where he stands on the measures. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Vote For Year-Round Daylight Saving Time. But It’s Far From A Done Deal
The State of Washington has completed its first statewide inventory of buildings prone to crumble or collapse in an earthquake. The bottom line: There are an awful lot of unreinforced, old brick or stone buildings that could be dangerous — a similar number to estimates in Oregon. Continue Reading Nearly 4,500 Older Brick Buildings In Washington Could Be Dangerous In Quake, New Report Says
NPR’s public editor, who is independent of the newsroom, reviews concerns over vaccine coverage. The recent U.S. measles outbreak has offered a challenge to journalists who want to stay true to ethical principles while covering the story, a major aspect of which includes the contributing role of parents who don’t vaccinate their children. Continue Reading Vaccine Coverage: NPR Public Editor Reviews How Newsroom Approaches A Controversial Topic
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