As in George W. Bush's time, the Obama administration still seems to be telling the courts to just trust their work on protecting Columbia River salmon runs. What's a judge to do but listen, instead, to the science?READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
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One million dollars will be doled out to Puget Sound area historic preservation projects, and online votes will help determine which project wins. Is this crowd-sourcing of history a good idea? You bet.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
A relic of the Cold War past lies under I-5, a public haven where Seattleites could wait for the end of the world. With space for only 200 people, the shelter would have had us dying to get in, or at least competing to win at atomic "Survivor."READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
Legally, Native Americans have a growing role in shaping the cultural preservation process. They have an unofficial role too: giving voice to our ambivalence about "progress."READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
Some of our region's archaeological cold cases are tough to crack, from Sir Francis Drake's landing site to the source of beeswax on the beach, from strange clay balls to the "Lucy" of Indian basketry.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
The Northwest Anthropology conference yields some interesting stories about what our waste can teach us.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
In Washington, you can carry a gun openly, unless you intend to alarm or harm people. But with gun rights advocates testing Starbucks and the law, what you legally do is still a bit fuzzy and subjective.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
The quake and tsunami in South America is a sobering reminder of the double-punch disasters Seattle and the Pacific Northwest face.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The Vancouver Olympics captured nicely the two opposing impulses of the Pacific Northwest: the desire to extol our green virtues, and to exploit our future.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Better than you might think, argues former Missoula mayor Dan Kemmis, citing the hard country's traditions of cross-ideological, collaborative problem solving.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
It's official. For those who speak French, it's Mer des Salish.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
We're less mobile and more place-bound, and it's not just the recession that's slowing restless America's nomadic habits. This is good news for Seattle, the environment, and mossbacks.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Weyerhaeuser is close to becoming a real estate investment trust. For tax analysts and shareholders, forests are no longer about timber; they're about harvesting tax-advantaged money.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
In an attempt to stop the move of oceanic research from Seattle to Newport, Ore., Washington leaders are pressing the case on behalf of Bellingham.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
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