News By Region

Public News Service - Washington

PHOTO: Patients can't make the best decisions about their healthcare needs if they don't have all the information, and some groups are raising concerns about the plethora of medical mergers involving faith-based groups that don't perform or condone some procedures. Photo credit: Chad Hutchison/iStockphoto.com.
Available In Spanish

SEATTLE - Almost half the hospital beds in Washington are now part of faith-based healthcare systems, up from one-in-four just four years ago. Some believe the trend could limit the types of care available to patients, and they're speaking out about it. Those affiliations include Vancouver-based Pe...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: Eleven oil-by-rail projects have been proposed for the Northwest since 2012. This car, known as a DOT-111, is the type that carries Bakken crude oil. Photo courtesy U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Available In Spanish

SEATTLE - About two dozen projects have been proposed in the past two years to move the Northwest toward becoming a transportation hub for coal, oil and gas to Asia. A new Sightline Institute report examines the combination of rail, pipeline and fuel terminal proposals across Washington, Oregon and...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: In 98 percent of domestic-violence cases, women say they stay in a relationship at least partly because they don't have access to the financial resources to leave. This month's Purple Purse Challenge is a national fundraiser calling attention to economic abuse. Photo credit: JackF/iStockphoto.com.

YAKIMA, Wash. - The recent high-profile domestic-violence cases in the news have fueled a public demand that the crime carry serious consequences. But a fall fundraising campaign examines a different type of consequence for the victims of abuse. The Purple Purse Challenge raises awareness of the eco...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: This tiny sturgeon fry could grow up to be 5 to 6 feet in length, and can live for 70 years or more. This weekend's Columbia River Sturgeon Festival in Vancouver, Wash. pays tribute to this prehistoric fish species. Photo courtesy Wash. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Salmon get the lion's share of attention in the Pacific Northwest, but a festival this weekend in Vancouver calls attention to another fascinating fish species. The sturgeon may not be considered beautiful or iconic, but like salmon, it also requires careful management by ...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: This is the first year Common Core standards for math and English are being taught in Washington classrooms. Schools are reaching out to parents and community groups, asking them to find out more about the standards so they can help ease students' transitions. Photo courtesy School's Out Washington.
Available In Spanish

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than a million children in Washington are back in school, and students, teachers and parents are all adjusting to the new Common Core learning standards for English and math. Many districts and communities are working to ease the transition. In the Spokane area, consu...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: More parents in Washington are being asked not only if their children have health insurance, but if they are covered as well. A new national report says these outreach efforts are paying off with fewer uninsured adults for states that agreed to expand Medicaid. Photo credit: JackF/iStockphoto.com.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - States such as Washington that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funding are making far more progress in covering lower-income parents than are states that have rejected Medicaid expansion, according to a new Urban Institute study. In some areas, said Genevieve Ken...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: Few things are as maddening as a slow Internet connection. That's why many websites are participating in today's online protest of a proposal to allow some companies to offer faster Internet speeds at higher prices to some customers, leaving others in the virtual slow lane. Photo credit: Nelik/iStockphoto.com.

SEATTLE - The Internet may seem to be a bit sluggish today - but it's actually part of an effort to prevent a future where, according to advocates for Internet freedom, some people online would have priority over others. If you visit websites such as Reddit, Netflix, Kickstarter, Foursquare or Vime...Read More

Public News Service - WA

PHOTO: There isn't much time for sitting as a member of this youthful crew working to relocate the Kelly Creek Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It's one of 50 projects across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Photo courtesy of Northwest Youth Corps.

SEATTLE - As part of a campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to introduce young people to their public lands heritage, 50 wild places across the country have been chosen for conservation and trail maintenance work this fall. In Washington, crews are working in the ...Read More

Public News Service - WA

1 of 156 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »