Inslee's Orca Task Force wants to plan now for the potential breaching of four Snake River dams, but there's pushback from some groups

Inslee's Orca Task Force wants to plan now for the potential breaching of four Snake River dams, but there's pushback from some groups

Saving Puget Sound's southern resident orca pods and the salmon they depend on for food is not a contentious idea.

Here's what's in the controversial Green New Deal climate change-related resolution and what it means for local environmentalism

Green Issue 2019
Last October, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations released an alarming report on global warming which described an apocalyptic future of global food shortages, wildfires, increased poverty and droughts — occurring as early as 2040. The report concluded that global temperatures are "likely" to increase one-and-a-half degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if current emissions trends continue, and that the projected impacts from such a shift will undermine "health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth."

Idaho Power makes early move to transition to 100 percent clean energy

Green Issue 2019
While Washington state lawmakers debated a measure that would push the state's utilities to get to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045, a utility in Idaho announced it would, on its own, be doing just that.

The EPA might roll back multiple clean water protections, creating a confusing patchwork of winners and losers

Green Issue 2019
By the time the Cuyahoga River caught on fire in 1969, sending plumes of smoke into the air that captured national attention, the Cleveland-area waterbody had already been ablaze a dozen times over the years.

Earthly Excitement: Inland Northwest Earth Day events in 2019

Green Issue 2019

Yes, gassy cows pose a threat to the climate; but seaweed might save us

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: The problem isn't farting cows.

Spokane Public Schools prepares for layoffs

In late August, days before the start of the school year, Spokane teachers were celebrating huge salary hikes in Spokane Public Schools that resulted from an influx of state money put toward education.

Two young men were convicted for killing a man in Airway Heights, but the difference in their sentences has some claiming racial bias

Early in the morning on Aug. 25, 2017, law enforcement responded to calls reporting a fight in progress at an Airway Heights apartment complex. Upon arrival, one police officer reported finding a "bludgeoned" man laying on the ground with "blood draining out of every orifice of his head."

Spokane point-in-time count shows targeted homeless services may be good investment

This year's "point in time" count found 1,309 homeless people in Spokane County, a 5 percent increase over last year.

Asotin County Judge Scott Gallina arrested, charged with rape

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed charges against Asotin County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina on April 11, alleging that he raped, assaulted and harassed numerous female courthouse employees.

A bill limiting the incarceration of truant juveniles and runaways could become law in Washington

State lawmakers in Olympia seem poised to pass a bill that would practically ban the practice of incarcerating juveniles who commit noncriminal "status offenses," such as not going to school or running away from foster homes. Currently, juvenile courts can legally incarcerate minors for truancy — defined as missing more than five days of school in a month or 10 or more days in a year unexcused — when petitioned by schools.

Right-wing activist's small WSU crowd, Bernie's 'mo,' Trump's veto, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NATION: "Stop Sanders" or "Feel the Bern"?

Notre Dame still stands, Hamilton is coming to Spokane, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM ARTS & CULTURE: Hamilton is reportedly coming to Spokane for the 2020-21 season.

Riverfront Park bans osprey from the Pavilion

Last year, a family of osprey took up residence in one of Spokane's most iconic landmarks. Maybe this was always destined to be, we wondered.

Sandpoint fire deemed accident, Duluth could be your climate refuge, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS/CULTURE: Pokémon Go wasn't just a flash in the pan: It's been regaining popularity, and a group of dedicated Spokane players is dedicated to catching 'em all.

Pokémon Go-ing Places: The game is seeing a recent resurgence

At noon in Spokane, a group of about 20 people tap away at their phones with frenetic intensity. “We’ve got 41 seconds left,” one says.


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