For Northwest tribes, removing the four lower Snake River dams means more than just saving salmon, more than just saving the orcas that rely on salmon for food. More than 15 tribes joined together this week in Tulalip, Washington, to demand the federal government uphold their treaty obligations.
Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme became household names on “RuPaul’s Drag Race", but long before that, they were working together in the Pacific Northwest. Now, the duo is hitting the road for an international holiday tour and they joined OPB’s “All Things Considered” host Crystal Ligori to talk about queer joy, drag as resistance and the idea of "chosen family."
Women’s sports have long faced a lack of media coverage and discrimination. But sports marketing experts say the fan base is growing — and fans are willing to pay to support women’s sports leagues. To serve this increasing fan base, business owners in Portland and Seattle garnered national attention when they opened sports bars centered on women’s sports. Now, four Oregon entrepreneurs are trying the concept outside of a major city — so far, with mixed results.
This week, Russia bombed key Ukrainian ports – crippling major wheat exports. It also pulled out of a key agreement that allowed the export of Ukrainian grain. That’s spiking U.S. wheat futures prices on soft red winter wheat just as the Northwest starts to harvest.
It’s mullet mania across the Northwest. Kids and adults from Winthrop, Washington, to Junction City, Oregon, are showing off their style and bold haircuts to raise money for Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors.