Anna King http://kuow.org en Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms http://kuow.org/post/hanford-workers-say-they-re-not-satisfied-working-conditions-tank-farms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614AK_Hanfordworkers_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who are worried about getting sick turned out in droves for a public meeting Wednesday night in Richland organized by a Seattle-area watchdog called Hanford&#160;Challenge.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:41:37 +0000 Anna King 38480 at http://kuow.org Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Solution http://kuow.org/post/hanford-vapors-its-still-difficult-track-down-solution <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070914AK_Hanfordvaportour_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Since the spring, a run of workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have needed medical attention from exposure to chemical vapors. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy led a bus load of journalists to points across the site to show off what they’re doing to keep workers safe.<p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:23:05 +0000 Anna King 38044 at http://kuow.org Hanford Vapors: It's Still Difficult To Track Down The Solution 'Altitude' Legal Pot Store Opens In Eastern Washington Farming Town http://kuow.org/post/altitude-legal-pot-store-opens-eastern-washington-farming-town <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070814AK_PotinProsser_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Legal marijuana stores opened Tuesday morning in Washington state. One of the earliest locations to open was in the rural Eastern Washington farming community of Prosser.<p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:45:07 +0000 Anna King 37880 at http://kuow.org 'Altitude' Legal Pot Store Opens In Eastern Washington Farming Town Legal Washington Pot Stores Opening Soon, But Production Lags http://kuow.org/post/legal-washington-pot-stores-opening-soon-production-lags <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062614AK_ChronicCrush2_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eric Cooper has a sort of "The Dude" vibe: Hawaiian shirt, leather brown sandals and a bushy silver goatee. He smoked weed for the first time when he was about 14. He’s a former contractor and registered nurse. Cooper grew medical marijuana, and now he’s one of the owners of </span><a href="http://www.monkeygrassfarms.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Monkey Grass Farms</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Wenatchee, Washington.</span><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:01:03 +0000 Anna King 37126 at http://kuow.org Legal Washington Pot Stores Opening Soon, But Production Lags Letting Go Of The Oso Landslide On The Back Of A Fast Horse http://kuow.org/post/letting-go-oso-landslide-back-fast-horse <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062314AK_OsoCowgirl_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Timberbowl Rodeo, in the town of Darrington, Washington, saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal up a bit from this year's nearby terrible Oso landslide.<p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:30:56 +0000 Anna King 36888 at http://kuow.org Letting Go Of The Oso Landslide On The Back Of A Fast Horse Washington State, Energy Department Continue Talks Over Hanford Tank Cleanup http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-energy-department-continue-talks-over-hanford-tank-cleanup <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/061614AK_Hanford_NEW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state and the U.S. Department of Energy just gave themselves a 40-day deadline. They need a clear cleanup plan for leaking tanks of radioactive waste at the </span>Hanford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nuclear Reservation.</span><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:31:04 +0000 Anna King 36529 at http://kuow.org Washington State, Energy Department Continue Talks Over Hanford Tank Cleanup Wenatchee Latino Population Encouraged To Hike Outdoors For Health http://kuow.org/post/wenatchee-latino-population-encouraged-hike-outdoors-health <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060714AK_Hiking_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Doctors in Wenatchee have been passing out some unusual prescriptions lately – not pills, but mountain hikes. It’s called the Foothills Hiking Challenge.<p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:23:58 +0000 Anna King 36026 at http://kuow.org Wenatchee Latino Population Encouraged To Hike Outdoors For Health Japan Looks To Richland-Made Filters To Treat Radioactive Water http://kuow.org/post/japan-looks-richland-made-filters-treat-radioactive-water <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060914AK_KURION_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Japan’s crippled nuclear plant is bleeding hazardous radioactive water at a mind-staggering rate. Officials at Fukushima Daiichi are filling 37-foot-tall tanks nearly every other day. Now, in southeast Washington, a company called Kurion is developing and building a mobile filter system to help deal with that troublesome radioactive wastewater.<p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:23:28 +0000 Anna King 36027 at http://kuow.org Japan Looks To Richland-Made Filters To Treat Radioactive Water Northwest Fire Season Ramps Up East Of The Cascades http://kuow.org/post/northwest-fire-season-ramps-east-cascades <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060414AK_Fire_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Workers in the Tri-Cities, Washington, area got notice Wednesday of tinder-dry conditions at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and were advised to practice fire safety at work and at home.<p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:24:16 +0000 Anna King 35838 at http://kuow.org Northwest Fire Season Ramps Up East Of The Cascades Court-Ordered Negotiations Between Feds, Washington State Are Up http://kuow.org/post/court-ordered-negotiations-between-feds-washington-state-are <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060414AK_Hanford40days_NEW_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>This week is the deadline for the State of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy to reach an agreement on how to clean up radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The two sides can’t agree on a timeline.<p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:22:55 +0000 Anna King 35836 at http://kuow.org Court-Ordered Negotiations Between Feds, Washington State Are Up Young-Adult Cougars Looking For A Home Of Their Own Can Cause Problems http://kuow.org/post/young-adult-cougars-looking-home-their-own-can-cause-problems <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060314AK_Cougar_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>This time of year, young Northwest cougars are getting kicked out of the nest by their mother cats. That means many of these young adults are looking for their own home range.<p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:14:11 +0000 Anna King 35760 at http://kuow.org Young-Adult Cougars Looking For A Home Of Their Own Can Cause Problems Pneumonia Outbreaks Hitting Northwest’s Wild Bighorn Sheep http://kuow.org/post/pneumonia-outbreaks-hitting-northwest-s-wild-bighorn-sheep <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/052714AK_Bighorn_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Bighorn sheep in the Northwest have their lambs in early spring. About now, those babies start playing together in the mountains – a sort of lamb daycare.<p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:54:04 +0000 Anna King 35341 at http://kuow.org Pneumonia Outbreaks Hitting Northwest’s Wild Bighorn Sheep Preserve Vs. Road: Southeast Washington’s Growing Pains Erupt In Public-Planning Battle http://kuow.org/post/preserve-vs-road-southeast-washington-s-growing-pains-erupt-public-planning-battle <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/052214AK_AmonCreek_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Tri-Cities are growing faster than most other metro areas in the Northwest, or the nation. From a high spot like Badger Mountain, it’s easy see how rapidly new neighborhoods are leveling off ridgelines and hacking into fruit orchards.<p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:45:11 +0000 Anna King 35103 at http://kuow.org Preserve Vs. Road: Southeast Washington’s Growing Pains Erupt In Public-Planning Battle New Organic Fertilizer Less Smelly, More Popular With Farm Workers http://kuow.org/post/new-organic-fertilizer-less-smelly-more-popular-farm-workers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051614AK_Fishyfix_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>When you think organic, you probably visualize fresh, sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables. But what makes that delicious organic produce grow?<p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:20:28 +0000 Anna King 34721 at http://kuow.org New Organic Fertilizer Less Smelly, More Popular With Farm Workers Inslee Says Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System http://kuow.org/post/inslee-says-cracked-wanapum-dam-unique-problem-not-systemic-river-system <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051414AK_Wanapum_Inleevisits_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington Wednesday. He visited Wanapum after it came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960.<p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:20:13 +0000 Anna King 34518 at http://kuow.org Inslee Says Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System