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Small Scale Farms Seek Resources for Food Processing

Photo by kaushik panchal // Flickr Photo by kaushik panchal // Flickr

August 24, 2016 - 10:03 am

In part three of our farmers market series, we look at the increase in small scale farms and some of the challenges they face. Smaller farms without the resources to butcher their meat or wash their eggs currently have to transport much of their produce and livestock to other counties or states in order to

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Into the Black: A Close-Up of What Was Lost in the Range 12 Wildfire

Photo by Anna King Photo by Anna King

August 23, 2016 - 7:45 am

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire is good and out. But now there’s 176,600 acres of black. Much of the valuable habitat on the Hanford Reach National Monument has been roasted. Correspondent Anna King took this journey — into the black. Left: In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire burned 176-thousand acres. Much of

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Farming in a Changing Climate

Photo by cjuneau Photo by cjuneau

August 23, 2016 - 7:20 am

Next in our series on farmers markets, we take a look at how our region’s farmers experience the effects of climate change. King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, Patrice Barrentine, shares how climate change is altering our local food sources.

What Farmers Markets Mean to Small Farms

Photo by Gemma Billings Photo by Gemma Billings

August 22, 2016 - 5:17 pm

This week we’re highlighting local farmers markets! In our first segment, we take a look at small farms. King County boasts 40 of the 170 state-wide farmers’ markets. Patrice Barrentine, King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, shares what it takes to run a small farm growing food for the market today.

What’s Going on with the State Patrol Radio System?

Photo by Austin Jenkins / NW News Network Photo by Austin Jenkins / NW News Network

August 11, 2016 - 8:42 am

Delays, dead air and garbled transmissions have bedeviled a new Washington State Patrol radio system. Now the state auditor’s office is questioning the patrol’s no-bid contract with Motorola to build the system and the lack of an engineering study beforehand. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has the latest:

Unearthing Historical Battlefields in Southern Oregon

Photo by Tom Banse Photo by Tom Banse

August 10, 2016 - 9:16 pm

Perhaps on a trip back East or to the American South, you’ve visited a Civil War battlefield or two. These national parks and pilgrimage sites receive hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. During the decade before the U.S. Civil War, a different conflict made a big impact on the Oregon Territory’s future. It’s known as

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Voting Rights Violations in Washington

August 10, 2016 - 8:44 am

Last week, the Washington State chapter of the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Pasco’s at-large election system for violating the Voting Rights Act. The ACLU alleges the city has been unlawfully diluting the vote of Latinos in elections, preventing any Latino candidates from winning City Council seats. This lack of minority representation

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National Parks Become Concert Halls To Celebrate Park Service’s 100th Birthday

Photo by Tom Banse Photo by Tom Banse

August 8, 2016 - 8:00 am

National parks will offer free admission on the final weekend of this month (Aug. 25-28) in honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Before then, the park service centennial is being celebrated with music. Southern Oregon’s Britt Orchestra and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra are among more than a dozen arts organizations to

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New Murals Bring Art to the SoDo Track

Photo by Casey Martin Photo by Casey Martin

August 5, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Two miles of Seattle’s downtown warehouse district are getting a new look! Artists from around the world and the Seattle area have been commissioned to paint vibrant murals along the SoDo Track–the transit corridor between 4th and 6th avenues only accessible to Light Rail and Metro buses. You can find a map of the SoDo Track murals here.

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Olympic Runner Takes to Oregon Logging Roads for Rio Prep

Bradley W. Parks / OPB news Bradley W. Parks / OPB news

August 5, 2016 - 7:30 am

The U.S. Olympic team includes more than 75 athletes from the northwest. One of them is Minnesota transplant Ben Blankenship, who be will be competing in the men’s 15-hundred meter race later this month. He’s excited about Rio, and has been preparing by training in some uniquely northwest locations.

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