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Northwest Republicans joined Democrats in pushing back against cuts proposed for the U.S. Department of Energy Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

NASA

The total solar eclipse is two months away. Scientists shared their excitement at a NASA briefing Wednesday, but transportation officials in Oregon, and other states the eclipse will pass over, are bracing for cosmic traffic jams.

Megan Farmer / KUOW

Hundreds of people gathered in Seattle’s Magnuson Park Tuesday night to remember Charleena Lyles, the 30-year-old black woman who was fatally shot by Seattle police on Sunday.

Leila Kheiry / KRBD

 

Amidst light rain, with fog eclipsing the tops of the surrounding mountains, brothers Tripp, Chris and Trevor Burd guided their trimaran, “Mama Tried,” into Thomas Basin Harbor. They were met with a booming gunshot, cheers and whistles.

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Cleared Of Criminal Charges

Jun 16, 2017
Don Ryan

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon announced Friday it won't bring criminal charges against former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, for alleged misuse of their positions.

Wildfire Smoke Pollution Is Worse Than We Thought

Jun 16, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology

All that black smoke you see floating up from a wildfire — it’s full of small particles that are bad for your lungs and heart. It turns out, the small particles are a lot worse than researchers previously thought. A new study found there are three times as much pollution in wildfire smoke plumes than predicted from earlier estimates.

Boeing Set To Relocate Support Unit To Arizona

Jun 15, 2017
Ted S. Warren / ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

One of Boeing’s business support units is moving to Mesa, Arizona.

Dan Maher's Inland Folk has been on Northwest Public Radio for 35 years. The show has made a lot of friends, one of which is Washington Governor Jay Inslee who sent Dan and the show this appreciation. 

Northwest Tribes To Hold Salmon Ceremony In Kettle Falls

Jun 14, 2017
Elaine Thompson / ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Members of several northwest Indian tribes will celebrate the traditional role of salmon in their culture during ceremonies on Thursday and Friday.

Jeff Chiu/9th U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, left, and Judge Marsha Berzon/ / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Trump Administration is trying to get the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out the federal climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs.

Washington AG And Others Sue Trump Administration

Jun 13, 2017
Elaine Thompson / ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Washington, along with Oregon, California and several other states, are suing the Trump administration over delays to implementing new energy efficiency standards for several appliances.

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Oregon utility regulators are considering a request by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

Mark Lennihan / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Tri-Cities could soon be home to the largest utility-scale solar power project in Washington. A French company will develop the project on land that used to be part of the Hanford nuclear reservation.

Amelia Templeton / OPB

Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.

Ashley Ahearn / KUOW/EarthFix

Washington state regulators approved two permits Thursday for a proposed plant that would make and export methanol along the Columbia River in Kalama. The Washington Department of Ecology approved a permit allowing the Port of Kalama and its partner Northwest Innovation Works to build on the shoreline.

Matthew Brown / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Washington Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision Thursday in a ruling that suggests the Port of Vancouver violated public meetings law while negotiating a lease for an oil terminal.

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The Campaign of Late Senator Andy Hill

A state legislative race in Washington is starting to draw out of state money. For one donor from Idaho that’s because the outcome could determine west coast climate policy. 

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The Oregon Senate sent a handful of education-related bills to the governor’s desk Tuesday morning. One of them allows parents to hold their children back from kindergarten for an extra year.

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The Oregon Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will make graduation easier for students who are homeless, in foster care or come from military families.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

“Rust” is a four-letter word that makes wheat farmers shudder.

Bsteckler

Carbon emissions aren’t just causing climate change, they’re having a profound effect on ocean chemistry. 

The Oregon Youth Authority; oregon.gov

 

Oregon lawmakers have approved a measure that would stop children under 18 from being physically restrained during juvenile court proceedings.

The Oregon House voted unanimously in favor of the measure Thursday, sending it to Gov. Kate Brown.

The bill would require restraints, such as shackles or handcuffs, to be removed before a court hearing begins.

Krista Niles/Photo Taken at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles / Associated Press

Communities in the path of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse are preparing for huge crowds on Aug. 21st.

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

Have You Heard The Singing Of The Beer Choir?

May 25, 2017
John Reichel

Through the din of the bar, the voices emerge.

The Beer Choir is a choir that sings while drinking beer.

So bottoms up! CHEERS!”

These lyrics can be found in the “Beer Hymnal,” the Bible of songs for members of the Palouse Two Rivers Beer Choir.

Don Ryan / Associated Press

One of President Trump’s ideas to generate revenue is not sitting well with some Northwest utilities.

New Oil-By-Rail Project Rises On Lower Columbia River

May 24, 2017
SAM BEEBE ECOTRUST / FLICKR

A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon.

Don Ryan / Associated Press

The Oregon House approved a measure Wednesday that would create a process to impeach the state's governor.

PUBLIC DOMAIN

 

When Oregon voters approved medical marijuana almost two decades ago, supporters assumed there’d be more research into it’s health benefits. 

Canadian Prime Minister Wrapping Up Seattle Visit

May 18, 2017
ELAINE THOMPSON / AP PHOTO

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is wrapping up his two day visit to Seattle.

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