Washington state mulls plan to keep water flowing to high-value crops

Feb 17, 2017
Right now, farmers have little incentive to sell water to each other.
In a good year, Brad Carpenter's Yakima Valley  irrigation canals are full of water.
Aaron Wolf

Even with a break from two bad fire years, Methow Valley businesses still struggle

Sep 29, 2016
Insurance companies are making individual home inspections and are demanding fire improvements from homeowners. Some residents in the area are having difficulty getting insured at all.
Chuck Kisner gives his brood mare and month-old colt some love. Kisner lost nearly everything but his house, his horses and cattle in the last two years of fire in the Methow Valley.
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In some rural areas, Pokemon not such a go

Sep 5, 2016
In rural Washington, there are no Pokemon to catch. Just a blank map. A yawning blue and green screen.
Brogan Heising, 10, and Rourke Heising, 8, really want to play the new popular game Pokemon Go. But living outside of Finley, Wash., in the country, that’s not an option for their summer break
Anna King

Small town hopes to rescue itself by selling pot

Mar 20, 2015
North Bonneville, Wash., is the first U.S. town to open its own marijuana shop.