Wash. coal hub suffers blow

Olympia, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Sept. 26 because of environmental concerns.

October 4, 2017 midnight read more..

Summer of Smoke

Susan Crowley’s early-September image of a kiteboarder on the Hood River Sandbar invokes the pervasive impacts of the Eagle Creek fire.

September 23, 2017 midnight read more..

Weed of the month: English ivy

English ivy is a rapidly growing evergreen vine typically seen growing on hillsides, climbing trees, growing over fences and up the sides of houses. It out-competes other plants for soil, sunlight and water. English ivy can kill large trees by suffocating their trunks and weighing down branches. A mature English ivy plant can weigh up to 2,100 pounds, with trunk-like stems that can be nearly a foot thick.

September 16, 2017 midnight read more..


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