Steve Jackson

Pot Pricing
7:19 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Taxes On Pot Could Limit Sales

When legal recreational marijuana sales begin later this year in Washington, it’s likely the majority of sales of pot will still be through the black market.

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GMO Labeling Poll
6:05 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Both Sides In GMO Labeling Initiative See Positives In Recent Poll

Both sides in the debate over an initiative to require labeling of Genetically Modified foods say results of a recent Seattle poll are promising.

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Native American Protests
6:17 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Totem To Protest Coal Facilities Visits Spokane

An example of these totem poles created by the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers was erected in the Congressional Cemetery of Washington D.C.
Credit Elvert Barnes

A Native American ceremony was held in Riverfront Park in Spokane Friday to protest plans for coal shipping terminals on the west coast.

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GMOs
6:40 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Labeling Of GMO Foods Has Different Implications For Food Producers

The Washington state initiative that calls for labeling genetically modified foods will impact food producers in the state and those that sell here. Some feel it will cost them more, others see it as a chance to expand their market.

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Hospitals & Health Care Act
4:46 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Washington Hospitals Weigh In On Supreme Court Concerns

The Washington state Hospital association is weighing in on their concerns about the possible aftermath of a US Supreme Court ruling that could overturn all or part of the Affordable care act.  Steve Jackson has more.

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Reward For Grizzly Killer
4:40 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Killer Of Grizzly Mother And Cub Sought

A female grizzly bear & family rambles through Yellowstone National Park.
Photo credit: Kim Keating U.S. Geological Survey

Idaho state and federal officials are searching for whoever killed a female Grizzly bear and her cub. Grizzly bears are a federally protected Endangered Species.

The incident occurred north of the town of Bonners Ferry on Hall Mountain. The animals were discovered on Friday by a hiker.

Idaho Fish and Game Spokesman Phil Cooper says it’s not known if a hunter mistook the Griz for a black bear, shot it, and then noticed the cub, “and then approached the animal , saw it had a cub with it and panicked, or whether it went through their mind that this animal is going to starve, I’m going to shoot rather than let it starve, who knows”.

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Wind Power
4:24 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

New Wind Power Generators In Eastern Washington

New wind power generators will be built on the Washington Palouse.
Photo credit: Harvey McDaniel Wikimedia Commons

You may be familiar with the sight of wind turbine generators in the Columbia Gorge, but soon, dozens of the tall structures will be built some 40 miles south of Spokane.

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Silver Valley Cleanup
6:30 am
Thu February 16, 2012

EPA Scales Back North Idaho Clean-Up

SILVER VALLEY, Idaho -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to scale back plans for cleaning up Idaho’s Silver Valley. The region has been the site of a Superfund clean-up of mining waste since the 1980s. Steve Jackson has more on the story.

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