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Democracy Now! at the First Presidential Debate

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September 27, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debated at Hofstra University last night, and Democracy Now! covered the event in a three hour special.  

Retreat or Fight? Fastest Erosion on U.S. West Coast Chews at Southwest Washington

This will probably be the next in a long series of homes to fall into the sea at Washaway Beach, Washington. Photo by Tom Banse. This will probably be the next in a long series of homes to fall into the sea at Washaway Beach, Washington. Photo by Tom Banse.

September 27, 2016 - 7:00 am

The Washington State Department of Ecology says the fastest erosion on the West Coast is happening at aptly named Washaway Beach. That’s located between the southwest Washington towns of Grayland and Tokeland. Coastal erosion threatens not just homes and a vital highway, but now the multi-million dollar cranberry industry too. Most places threatened by erosion

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Welcoming Fall with a Parade of Light


September 23, 2016 - 7:15 am

Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, the official first day of fall, and the end of summer. Seattle residents bid farewell to the warm weather and sunny days Wednesday with an annual light parade around Green Lake. KBCS’ Casey Martin was at the event. As the last rays of sun set over Seattle’s Green Lake, glowing lights

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Moving from Suggestions to Mandates to Cut Wildfire Risk For Rural Homes

Photo by Tom Banse Photo by Tom Banse

September 20, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Some Northwest cities, counties and private developers are going beyond the minimums in the state building codes to reduce wildfire risk. They’re banning shingle roofs and requiring fire-resistant siding. They’re also making homeowners mind their landscaping. Correspondent Tom Banse has more from near Spokane. Left: Developer Chris Heftel (right) and homeowner Mike Thompson discuss wildfire safety

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What’s up with All the Dead Trees?

September 16, 2016 - 2:24 pm

Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead firs, pines and other conifer trees scattered among the green ones. Drought is usually considered the prime culprit. But recent research suggests the damage that has historically been done to conifer forests by routine dry spells is

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Oregon Third Parties See Opportunities In 2016 Presidential Election

Photo by Chris Lehman Photo by Chris Lehman

September 16, 2016 - 10:24 am

Polls are showing that Oregon voters aren’t rallying around either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. While Clinton is expected to win the state, her campaign is struggling to attract Democrats who voted for Bernie Sanders in the May primary. But as Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman explains, Clinton and Trump aren’t the only presidential candidates on

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Amid Controversy, State and Stakeholders Uphold WA Wolf Management Plan

Photo by Hilary Cooley // U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters // Flickr Photo by Hilary Cooley // U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters // Flickr

September 12, 2016 - 10:56 am

When Washington state wildlife officials announced they would eliminate the Profanity Peak wolf pack last month, they were operating under a new management plan. The plan came about after months of deliberation with various stakeholders ranging from livestock producers to conservation groups. But there were some parties left out of the discussion. Correspondent Emily Schwing

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Our House is Your House

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September 2, 2016 - 2:41 pm

A big THANK YOU to all of the listeners and members who joined us for the KBCS Summer Open House last weekend. It was a blustery day but that didn’t stop us from having fun. It always feels like summer when your party soundtrack is Hawai’i Radio Connection and Raizes!

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The Socialist Workers Party’s Candidate for President

August 30, 2016 - 3:30 pm

The platform and policies of Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are all over the news as we get closer to November, leaving candidates from other national parties with little or no air time. Some 3rd party candidates like the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary

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The Long Shadow of Fires in the Northwest

Photo by Anna King // Northwest News Network Photo by Anna King // Northwest News Network

August 30, 2016 - 11:12 am

After two years of some of the worst fires and smoke the Northwest has ever seen, Washington’s Methow Valley is catching its breath. Dozens of businesses didn’t make it through. And as correspondent Anna King reports, the fires still throw a long shadow. Left: Kathleen Jardin owns Methow Valley’s Central Reservations and an art gallery.

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