New research pushes back human society in Washington and elsewhere farther in the past than thought. And it seems to wipe away the idea that the Clovis people were the first in North America.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
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Fear is unjustified today, but it's a part of Pacific Northwest history. Did you know Brigham Young once considered Vancouver Island for the Mormon homeland?READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
A bill to allow guns on campuses died in the Idaho Senate but a number of other states are looking at joining the frenzy. It's all about bullying higher education's learning communities and catering to the NRA's desires.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Many archaeological finds are reburied in mounds of dull reports. One way to help: Hire storytellers to help daylight what comes from digs.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
William O. Douglas thought it was silly to have big mountains named for people who'd never set foot here. Something to ponder when looking at "Rainier."READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Aloha wear can be symbolic of good times for visitors from Washington and elsewhere, but it remains a part of life on the islands.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Forget the stereotypes and listen to what's really being broadcast on the West Coast public airwaves.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Despite their history with tsunamis, or maybe because of it, coastal residents including one mayor were complacent about evacuating.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Some writers have addressed history. But as they well know, in the Northwest, nuclear issues are never really just about history.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Fukushima and Three Mile Island argue the limits of human planning. Some people think we could engineer a 10,000-year solution at Yucca Mountain, even though there is not a single human building older than about 6,500 years. Even though we know about chaos.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Vancouver City Council will hear public concerns about putting Western Canada's largest casino into the iconic B.C. Place Stadium.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
One study by an Oregon-based consultant challenges the assumption that fast-growing cities attract more jobs and greater wealth.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
As the Civil War reaches its 150th anniversary, it's time to reflect on the impact of that era on the Pacific Northwest, and how political battles over slavery, secession, and states' rights were fought not just back East, but in the Rain Belt too.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
Spending part of the year in Arizona underlines the troubles in the state's civic life. But a bad atmosphere didn't pull the trigger.READ MORE 18 COMMENTS
Beyond the raw horror of Rep. Giffords' attempted assassination, it will shape thinking for years to come.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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