Northwest (OR WA)

Western Canadian Town Evacuated As Wildfire Crosses Over From US

"An evacuation order for the Canadian town of Osoyoos and its surrounding district in the province of British Columbia had been issued late Saturday night due to an out-of-control wildfire that has crossed the border from the U.S. state of Washington."

Source: Reuters, 07/31/2023

Tribal Voices Left Out of Key Nuclear Cleanup on Ancestral Land

"Three federally recognized tribes have devoted decades to restoring the condition of their ancestral lands in southeastern Washington state to what they were before those lands became the most radioactively contaminated site in the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation."

Source: AP, 06/22/2023

PacifiCorp Could Owe Billions After Verdict In Devastating Oregon Wildfires

"A jury on Wednesday ordered the electric utility PacifiCorp to pay punitive damages for causing devastating wildfires in Oregon in 2020 — on top of an earlier verdict already expected to amount to billions of dollars."

Source: AP, 06/15/2023

Heat Warning — Expect Extreme Temps To Be Local Story This Summer

Some areas of the United States are hot and getting hotter, thanks to climate change and now the coming El Niño. But some areas have little history with extreme temperatures — and those places are among the ones to watch this summer for local and regional reporting. Plus, who are the most vulnerable in your community when it comes to heat waves?

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July 28, 2023

DEADLINE: IJNR Klamath River Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites applications until July 28 for an expenses-paid Institute for journalists, Sep 17-23, 2023 (tentative), to explore the Klamath River Basin from southern Oregon to northern California, and investigate the impact of the removal of four dams beginning later this year.

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"Unusually Early Heat Wave In Pacific Northwest Tests Records"

"An early heat wave took hold Saturday in parts of the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures nearing or breaking records in some areas and heat advisories in place through Monday. The historically temperate region has grappled with scorching summer temperatures and unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change in recent years."

Source: AP, 05/15/2023

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