Washington

As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
In Idaho, a struggle over Medicaid expansion exposes the limits of forcing change via ballot measure.
Even if Bigfoot isn’t real, we still need him
Even if Bigfoot isn’t real, we still need him
I just spent two years chasing a myth. Why?
Tenacious & twelve; junior ranger at 103; imperiled snowplow drivers
Tenacious & twelve; junior ranger at 103; imperiled snowplow drivers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Real-time response to demand could radically shift how the grid operates.
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
Fear the falcon
Fear the falcon
A man and his raptors take on Washington's dump scavengers.
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.
Critics see GOP wildfire bill as attack on environmental protections
What diabetic grizzlies can tell us about human obesity
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
A writer takes the plunge in frigid water.
The virtues of old-school car camping
The virtues of old-school car camping
Backwoods adventure isn't the only way to develop an affinity for the outdoors.
Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag
River of no return
River of no return
Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
A close look at ‘Seattle’s toilet’
The suburbs didn't die — just short-circuited
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
The biggest wildlife crossing you've never heard of
Why we risk life and property
Why we risk life and property
Dangerous places in the West are often the most desirable.
Adventure travel vs. conservation
Adventure travel vs. conservation
A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.
The Hanford Whistleblowers
The Hanford Whistleblowers
For decades, insiders have reported problems in the cleanup of our worst nuclear mess — but is anyone listening?
Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Does it matter that broadband quality varies so widely?
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Prepping for future climate change means fixing past mistakes
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