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Washington Sues NW Detention Center For Paying Detainees $1 A Day

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 8:10 a.m. | Seattle

Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of a private immigration detention center, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's minimum wage.

Nation | local | News

What It's Like To Walk Out Of Immigration Jail In Tacoma

KUOW | June 26, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Tacoma, Washington

Two years ago, AID Northwest parked a 36-foot Winnebago outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, converting it into a makeshift welcome center for people recently released from immigration jail.

Economy | Nation | NW Life | local | Technology | Business

New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

NPR | May 10, 2017 2:18 p.m.

The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.

local | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | State of Wonder

NW Dance Projects' 'Carmen' Combines Passion With Humor

OPB | March 14, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

The Portland company’s first story ballet is its most ambitious collaboration yet with resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem.

Recreation | Climate change | Environment

Bright Side To Climate Change? More Mild Days In The Northwest

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 10 p.m. | Seattle

New study finds as climate change advances, the Northwesterners will see more ideal weather days in the spring and fall.

Water | Environment

Environmental Group Sues Over Water Pollution In Washington State

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 8, 2016 12:10 p.m.

Northwest Environmental Advocates go to court, accusing the state of Washington of failing to control water pollution along the coast and Puget Sound.

Recreation | Economy | Transportation | Family | News | Nation | Climate change | Environment

Snowstorms To Hit Northwest Passes, Impacting Holiday Travel

Statesman Journal | Nov. 21, 2016 2:02 p.m.

The first major snowstorms of the season are expected to hit the Pacific Northwest just in time for Thanksgiving holiday travel.

Politics | NW Life | local | News | Race In The Northwest

African Student Came For An Education — Not This Kind

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 10:48 a.m.

We're asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about how race impacts their day-to-day lives. We talked to a Muslim immigrant from West Africa who says she is routinely harassed because of her head scarf. 

NW Life | local | News | Race In The Northwest

Mixed-Race Woman Learns To Answer 'What Are You?'

OPB | Nov. 1, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

We're asking people in the Pacific Northwest what role race plays in their daily lives. First up, a mixed-race woman explains how she answers the question she hears so often: "What are you?"

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The Columbus Day Storm Of 1962

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 12:11 p.m.

As Oregon and the Pacific Northwest prepares for the coming storm, take a look back at Oregon's catastrophic windstorm that struck 54 years ago this week.

Nation | Climate change | NW Life | News

Wind, Rain Wallop Pacific Northwest

AP | Oct. 14, 2016 7:50 a.m.

In Oregon, Portland General Electric reported that more than 4,000 customers were without power at 5 a.m. Friday.

Economy | local | News

Northwest Exporters Brace For Ocean Freight Increases

Northwest News Network | Sept. 20, 2016 4:49 p.m.

Exporters are bracing for ocean freight price increases due to the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, one of the trans-Pacific lines serving the Northwest.

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Neutral Weather Pattern Sets Up 'Anything Goes' Northwest Winter

Northwest News Network | Sept. 8, 2016 5:07 p.m.

What kind of weather might the Northwest be in for this fall and winter? For much of this year, federal forecasters thought a mild La Niña was developing. But no longer.

Sports | NW Life | local | World | News

Many Northwest Olympians To Skip Opening Ceremony In Rio

Northwest News Network | Aug. 4, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Flashy Brazilian music and dance is likely to light up your TV screen Friday night when the Olympic cauldron is lit to officially launch the Summer...

Music | Entertainment | News | NW Life | local | Arts | Summertime In The Pacific Northwest

Oregon's Largest Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 15 Years

OPB | July 17, 2016 9 a.m. | North Plains, Oregon

The growing bluegrass music scene in the Pacific Northwest stays alive with the Northwest String Summit celebrating its 15th year at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.

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Chimps Alert Humans To Wildfire Burning In Central Washington

Northwest News Network | July 3, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Washington state fire officials say the larger of two wildfires near Cle Elum is now 65 percent contained. The 50-acre fire caused several homes to be evacuated and threatened Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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How To Win Olympic Gold

OPB | July 3, 2016 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field at Hayward Field in Eugene enter their third day Sunday.


Endangered Whale Status Review Coming

Corvallis Advocate | Feb. 25, 2016 8:05 a.m.

As part of its recognition on the federal endangered species list, the southern residents undergo this evaluation every five years to determine whether the species has made progress on criteria defined in the species recovery plan.

NW Life | Environment | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Descending Into Uncharted Territory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

The Canyon Crew, a group of outdoor professionals, braved the treacherous half-mile gorge to document its wonders. 

Environment | Climate change | NW Life | Agriculture | News | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Winter's Coming: 10 Questions For Northwest Weather Experts

OPB | Jan. 8, 2016 11:30 a.m.

We talked to two weather experts from the Northwest and asked them 10 questions about the weather ahead in our area.