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Washington Governor Chris Gregoire puts one long running environmental controversy to bed Friday. She’ll travel to Centralia to sign into law a phase out of coal-fired electricity generation in the state. But meanwhile, another coal controversy is heating up in another part of Washington.
As October rains upon us, a round up some of the big news and great reports from our team and from other outlets in September.
Another group in Washington is raising concerns over whether the state's rail infrastructure can safely support an increase in oil trains. This time it's the state's rail safety regulators.
local | News | Sports | OPB News BlogJuly 11, 2014 6:23 p.m.
This weekend is one for sports lovers of all kinds in the Northwest.
The Northwest's multi-state power council got a measure of the region's carbon footprint this week. It comes six weeks after the Obama Administration proposed new carbon limits.
Northwest utilities are fighting pressure to end all use of coal-fired power -- even when it's generated in places like Utah and Montana.
Transportation | News | EnergyJan. 12, 2015 4:57 p.m.
There are four public electric car charging stations in Cowlitz County, Washington, but only one gets used on a daily basis and one hasn't been used at all since it was installed in August.
While there's lots of coal on the planet now, like other fossil fuels, coal is not renewable -- when it's gone, it's gone. Coal is also relatively cheap, and it's abundant -- so it won't be easy to kick the coal habit.
The outdoor concert favorite is back again, this year presenting an operatic performance of Shakespeare's Otello for music fans. Learn more about Summer Fest and the opera singers appearing in Washington Park and at Concordia University.
Folk-rock band The David Mayfield Parade plays The Great Northwest Music Tour - with four opportunities to see them (free!) this week.
6 shows in 7 days this week: Bobby Bare, Jr. plays the Great Northwest Music Tour, sponsored by opbmusic.
Shows in the area this week from Sia and Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars highlight an eclectic live line-up. A busy new release Tuesday features releases from the Mountain Goats, The Raveonettes, American Music Club, and more. What are you looking forward to? Come join the conversation...