Washington

How can we protect silence?
How can we protect silence?
As more people push into once-remote areas, truly quiet spots are increasingly scarce.
Activists push for Black land ownership in Seattle
Activists push for Black land ownership in Seattle
Protests over racial equity prompt investments in the city’s Black community.
A Seattle tattoo artist turns to essential work: transporting the dead
A Seattle tattoo artist turns to essential work: transporting the dead
After her shop closed, Jessica Henry found a way to be of service during the pandemic helping others with life’s passing.
Land-grab universities
Land-grab universities
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
Support groups grapple with social distance and isolation
Support groups grapple with social distance and isolation
As mental health services and addiction recovery groups move online, a resilient community adapts to COVID-19.
Inside a Seattle lab working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine
Inside a Seattle lab working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine
‘We’ve put a lot of projects on hold so that we can focus on this.’
In Washington, COVID-19 quarantine plans disrespect communities of color
In Washington, COVID-19 quarantine plans disrespect communities of color
‘In the end, among the most lasting symptoms of COVID-19 will be the layers of inequity it exposed in our society.’
A familiar ring: Hell’s Belles keep fans coming back
A familiar ring: Hell’s Belles keep fans coming back
After two decades of rock, the Seattle-born tribute band can still pack the house.
The mystery of mountain lions
The mystery of mountain lions
Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals.
A long journey awaits transgender migrants in detention
A long journey awaits transgender migrants in detention
After mistreatment by ICE, LGBTQ women are transferred around the West.
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy
The placelessness of corporations today can imperil communities.
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
The president’s executive order meant to limit resettlement, but the West is opting for more.
The poet on the garbage crew
The poet on the garbage crew
In ‘Vantage,’ Taneum Bambrick digs for refuse along the Columbia River.
One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it
One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it
How a burglary, social media and politics led to a Nooksack Tribal Councilwoman being bullied out of office.
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
The craft’s lack of limitation allows for powerful storytelling.
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A novel idea for mental health care in rural Washington
A novel idea for mental health care in rural Washington
In Dayton, population 2,500, behavioral health care is woven directly into primary care appointments.
Can new bus lines chart a course to better travel options in the West?
Can new bus lines chart a course to better travel options in the West?
A European bus company is expanding options for regional travel. High-speed rail could be next.
Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in ‘domestic terrorism,’ helped plan Malheur standoff, investigation finds
Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in ‘domestic terrorism,’ helped plan Malheur standoff, investigation finds
A report says the Spokane Valley Republican aided three armed conflicts against the U.S. government.
As Spokane grows, is it leaving low-income renters outside?
As Spokane grows, is it leaving low-income renters outside?
Proposals to protect tenants and reduce homelessness lack political support.
Spokane vs. the Border Patrol
Spokane vs. the Border Patrol
How immigration agents stake out a city bus station.
Undocumented farmworkers could get citizenship from a new bill in Congress
Undocumented farmworkers could get citizenship from a new bill in Congress
A United Farm Worker organizer reveals the political strategy behind the scenes.
Effort to lock Hanford’s radioactive waste in glass faces more delays
Effort to lock Hanford’s radioactive waste in glass faces more delays
Feds aim to push back the opening of ‘glassification’ plants, while state officials say the Department of Energy has been underfunding the cleanup of America’s most poisoned site.
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