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The fortunes of Malden, Washington, rose and fell largely with the railroads

September 12, 2021, 6:05am Northwest

Wilson Moreland, born in 1852, homesteaded in north Whitman County in 1884, to farm and raise cattle. Moreland was successful enough that he acquired more land around his original farm. Read story

Discover Pass-free day set for Sept. 25

September 12, 2021, 6:05am Northwest

CENTRALIA — Visitors can enter state lands without a Discover Pass on Sept. 25 to recognize National and Washington Public Lands Day. Read story

With apartment buildings in the background, pedestrians walk March 3 past tents used by people lacking housing at Denny Park near the Space Needle in Seattle. (Ted S.

Homeless nonprofits face labor woes

With apartment buildings in the background, pedestrians walk March 3 past tents used by people lacking housing at Denny Park near the Space Needle in Seattle. (Ted S.

September 12, 2021, 6:04am Northwest

SEATTLE — When Aaliyah Bains was hired as a building assistant at the Bob and Marcia Almquist Place in July 2020, she knew it would be a tough job. She knew it was home to more than 100 newly housed, disabled people, most of whom had moved in after years… Read story

Charred rubble remains after a wildfire decimated the small town of Malden on Sept. 7, 2020, destroying an estimated 70% of homes in the northern Whitman County community, The Spokesman-Review reports.

Why didn’t Malden get the federal aid requested by Inslee? It’s complicated

Charred rubble remains after a wildfire decimated the small town of Malden on Sept. 7, 2020, destroying an estimated 70% of homes in the northern Whitman County community, The Spokesman-Review reports.

September 12, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

WASHINGTON — After the sun set on Memorial Day, the flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol was lowered, folded and mailed from the D.C. office of Sen. Patty Murray to the mayor of Malden. Read story

Running shoes can have a relatively short lifespan, which poses a recycling dilemma.

Running shoes hard to recycle

Running shoes can have a relatively short lifespan, which poses a recycling dilemma.

September 12, 2021, 6:02am Life

BEND, Ore. — Running has a relatively small ecological impact. There isn’t a lot of gear to purchase, or emissions associated with it. Many runners are environmentally minded and make efforts to reduce their impact while out running by not littering and by respecting their surroundings. Many large races are… Read story

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

Preventing fires from destroying entire towns will take communities learning to live with fire

Shawn Thornton hugs his wife, Shannon Thornton, next to the rubble of their burned home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the tiny town west of Rosalia. Shawn and Shannon weren't home at the time, but their son Cody was and managed to get their dog and a few belongings before leaving just minutes before the flames swept through.

September 12, 2021, 6:02am Northwest

SPOKANE — In recent years, small towns, like Malden, Washington, have become victim to catastrophic fires that burned around them. Read story

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring Chinook on the Columbia River during a past season. For the second year in a row, spring Chinook seasons will be constrained by poor projected returns.

Extreme summer heat puts enormous strain on salmon in Columbia River

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring Chinook on the Columbia River during a past season. For the second year in a row, spring Chinook seasons will be constrained by poor projected returns.

September 12, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

YAKIMA — For the first time in three years of an ongoing study, biologists decided hot weather made the risks too high to catch and tag sockeye in late June. Read story

Seattle eyes new operations pact with Woodland Park Zoo

September 11, 2021, 8:19pm Northwest

Some animal-rights activists raised concerns Friday about Seattle's relationship with the Woodland Park Zoo, warning that a $250 million new pact proposed for the city and the zoo would eliminate public oversight of the zoo's animal collection and ticket prices while increasing the zoo's public funding. Read story

Judge: Capital gains tax challenge can move forward

September 11, 2021, 2:33pm Northwest

SEATTLE — A judge ruled Friday that a legal challenge to Washington’s new tax on capital gains can move forward. Read story

Family of man killed during Portland protests sues city

September 11, 2021, 2:22pm Latest News

PORTLAND — The estate of a man fatally shot in downtown Portland after a pro-Trump car rally last year is suing the city, the mayor and the county district attorney, saying their negligence contributed to his violent death. Read story