Environment | History | News | Water | Pacific Ocean | local | Fish & WildlifeOPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington
Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.
The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.
In 1961, the City of Seattle shipped to its new sister city of Kobe, Japan, a 35-foot tall totem crowned by a thunderbird figure with wooden wings spread wide.
It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.
At least seven Oregon school districts are working to keep their Native American mascots by getting the support of local tribes.
Charles Byrne was about 7 feet 7 inches tall, an 18th century marvel whose height came from a pituitary tumor. He asked for privacy in death, but his skeleton is still on display in a London museum.
It may look and sound like a State of the Union, but following tradition, Trump's remarks his first year in office will simply be an address to a joint session of Congress.
Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, is a more than 9,000-year-old skeleton. He was found in 1996, in the shallows of the Columbia River by two students. The skeleton had a stone point embedded in his hip — and is now one of the most-studied sets of ancient remains in the world.
Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.