NEWS: With Spokane voters being asked whether to fine coal and oil train car owners who don't cover their coal or pre-treat their crude oil to a certain pressure before rolling their cars through the city, plenty of money has rolled in to sway voters' decisions. Read how much each side has reported bringing in so far.
Harder to track
With a chemical industry insider now helping call the shots at the Environmental Protection Agency, it may become more difficult to track health impacts like those from the chemicals found in drinking water around Fairchild Air Force Base, reports the New York Times.
Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...