Courtney Flatt began her journalism career at The Dallas Morning News as a neighbors editor. There, she also wrote articles for the Metro section, where she reported on community issues ranging from water security to the arts.
Courtney earned her master’s in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri and developed a love for radio and documentary film. As a producer at KBIA-FM she hosted a weekly business show, reported and produced talk shows on community and international issues. Her work took her from the unemployment lines, to a methamphetamine bust, to the tornado damage aftermath in Joplin, Mo.
The Trump administration wants to sell off publicly-owned utility transmission lines. The most recent budget proposal also suggests a move that could raise rates for BPA customers.
A Washington climate activist is the first “valve turner” to go to prison for shutting off an oil pipeline. A group of Northwesterners coordinated a protest to stop Canadian oil from reaching the U.S.
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Washington doesn’t want your offshore drilling. That was Gov. Jay Inslee’s resounding message at a press conference Monday, where he spoke out against a federal plan for offshore oil and gas drilling.
Scientists are one step closer to making more snow fall during winter storms. The controversial process is called cloud seeding. There’s now evidence that it is actually working.
Most birds in the United States have been protected under federal law. But now, to benefit the energy industry, the Trump administration has made a major change to how the law is enforced.
It took the threat of a lawsuit, but a federal agency is no longer killing the Beaver State’s beavers. Environmentalists said the practice in Oregon is a threat to more than just the state animal.
Ancient fish DNA helped researchers confirm that Columbia River chinook salmon have lost two-thirds of their genetic diversity, which makes it harder for the fish to adapt to changing environments.
Northern pike are an highly aggressive fish that have invaded Washington waters. A coalition of biologists is working to stop their spread, before they can harm threatened and endangered salmon.
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Washington landowners are facing stiff penalties after illegally pumping more than 500 million gallons of water from a declining aquifer.
The Trump administration is suspending efforts to bolster the grizzly bear population in Washington's North Cascades.
The federal government announced plans to help three threatened fish in the Snake River Basin. They recommend habitat improvements — but stop short of suggesting breaching the Lower Snake River dams.
Federal agencies are a step closer to deciding how best to manage the Columbia River system and protect endangered fish.
The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement for trains carrying highly explosive liquids — like the oil trains that run through the Columbia River Gorge.
New legislation aims to fast-track new dams and reservoirs. It would also push forward a basin-wide water project in the central part of the state.
West Coast seal and sea lion populations have recovered over the past 40 years. All those extra predators may be eating more chinook salmon than people are catching, according to a new study.
Everyone poops. Even climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. But some Northwest volunteers have designed a way to clean up all that human waste.