Ashley Ahearn is a multimedia journalist based in Seattle at KUOW Public Radio.


Features by Ashley Ahearn

An unusually quiet summer day at the Port of Willapa Harbor in Tokeland, Washington. Normally, crabbing boats would be going out to set crab pots or returning with a fresh catch. But a toxic algae bloom has closed the crab harvest.

Toxic algae bloom endangers Washington livelihoods

State's Dungeness fishery has kept its crab pots idle for weeks.
Posted In: Washington, crab fishing, shellfish

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

The Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest coal-exporting terminal in North America. But Goldman Sachs doesn't want to back it anymore.

Lummi tribe objects to coal terminal in Washington

Fifty-seven Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State.
Posted In: coal, native americans, Washington, Oregon

Funny-looking clam fetches top dollar in China

Poachers ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest to cash in on demand for geoducks.
Posted In: Environment, poaching, geoducks, China
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