Katherine Long is a Seattle-based freelance reporter and former education reporter for The Seattle Times. Find her on Twitter at @katherinelong.
Agencies that prepare for wildfires and recruit firefighters are busy responding to the pandemic. That could be a problem come summer.
Key legislation to cut carbon emissions died, while goal-setting bill offers no path to reach target.
As the legislative session comes to a close, the green lobby is pushing lawmakers to do more to take on climate change.
Bipartisan proposals before the state legislature would help scientists learn about storing carbon in soils and invest in GPS-guided tractors and climate-friendly cattle feed.
They call this year’s Washington legislative session an opportunity to complete unfinished business.