At a summit last week, the president stayed away from the kind of departure from traditional government programs that might build a stronger middle class in Indian Country.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
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The eccentric West through the eyes of Seattle's British expat author is a landscape of strange customs, forlorn towns, and back roads. His mantra: "To be alone is to be safe."READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
After a long negotiation process, the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River is coming down. Rather than viewing the process as a demolition, members of the Yakama tribe envision a rebirth of native foods and culture on the bottom of what is now Northwestern Lake.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Three brothers savor a long-awaited volcano climb - until the weather turns, disaster looms, and a fellow hiker disappears.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
The highways will likely receive less attention. But that's just the start when layoffs hit Hanford, the Forest Service, national parks, and more.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
A new history of Hanford tells us about the motives, contradictions, and influences that shaped the "nuclear reservation" that has changed lives and re-shaped the world.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Forget Elvis. The real featured visitor to the Seattle world's fair was the region's past. Roy Rogers, Paul Bunyan, an Indian village, and a parade of old-timers were there to sell a version of "progress." On Tuesday, HistoryLink.org will bring a lot of the world's fair history back to life at its annual banquet.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The West's oil, gas, and coal now are shipped more than ever through West Coast ports. China, and other growing countries, are becoming bigger and bigger owners of the energy and raw materials they want.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
A book on America's "first civil war" looks at the so-called Mormon Rebellion, an event that spread fear throughout the Pacific Northwest as people worried about a new, independent theocratic state rising in the far West. The struggle has lessons for today.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
There's a surprise in what part of the country dominates the membership. Hint: Maybe the committe's motto should be "Cowboy up." But what's the evidence this group will live up to its name?READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
The effects on Western forests are alarming. A new study helps explain why the scientific facts of climate change are taking so long in moving the minds of Republicans.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
Since Capt. Vancouver in 1792, artists and painters have tried to depict and understand "Yosemites in the soul." Here's a survey of major artists and shifting modes of perceiving the colossal and awesome landscapes of the West.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
In a city that draws the "creative class," why don't we have more reverence for our writers? Why not use them to boost tourism? Why is there no Theodore Roethke Historic Park, or Frank Herbert Wax Museum?READ MORE 19 COMMENTS
The Seattle Art Museum's newest exhibit contrasts dewy landscapes with darker visions of environmental history. Curator Patricia Junker explains her fascination with the monumental painting that prompted it all.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The whole idea of criticizing people living on the federal dole is pretty funny in a region that has a history of living off federal support.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
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