A look at the concentration of fires in the West.

In Northwest, fire officials are accepting volunteers

Aug 21, 2015
The experiment could be a model for managing disasters with limited resources.
Posted In: Washington, fire, volunteering, wildfires
A view of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire in Washington. Wildfires continue burning across the West.

The case for calling wildfires natural disasters

Aug 20, 2015
Washington's governor, U.S. Forest Service are asking for some federal relief.
Posted In: wildfires, natural disasters, Washington
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

Jul 8, 2015
State's Dungeness fishery has kept its crab pots idle for weeks.
Posted In: Washington, crab fishing, shellfish

There are 14,000 lobbying groups in Washington

May 26, 2015
Thirty-five of them focus on dairy. Why? “We have to tell our story."
Posted In: lobbying, Food, Washington, buffets

High times in Washington and Colorado

Jul 8, 2014
As of today, both states offer retail marijuana sales. But how do they differ?
Posted In: marijuana, Washington, Colorado State

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

Apr 24, 2014
The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

Repairing the Washington Monument with private money

Mar 19, 2014
Repairing damage from a 2011 earthquake cost $15 million.
Posted In: Washington Monument, Washington, DC

A monumental day for Washington, D.C.

Feb 20, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, February 21, 2014
Posted In: Washington, DC, Monuments

Lummi tribe objects to coal terminal in Washington

Nov 27, 2013
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

August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Posted In: lobbyist, Washington, Congress, Congressional recess