Washington

recomposing

Washington Could Become the First State to Compost the Dead

A new bill wants to let you turn your loved ones into soil.
Sarah Emerson
1.2.19
mountain goats

A National Park Is Airlifting Hundreds of Mountain Goats That Have Gone Crazy for Human Pee

Mountain goats in Olympic National Park are obsessed with human urine and are now a public nuisance.
Sarah Emerson
9.27.18
Conservation

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, received a settlement from the school after he sued for infringing on his academic freedom.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.15.18
net neutrality

Washington State Is Now the Only Place in America with Net Neutrality

The state law only went into effect once the federal rules were officially repealed on Monday.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.11.18
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
big telecom

AT&T’s Contract with Michael Cohen Shows Exactly What It Hoped to Get From Him

The Washington Post released the consulting contract between Trump’s lawyer and the telecom firm.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.18
net neutrality

Washington Passed the First State-Level Net Neutrality Law, and Now Braces for a Brawl with the FCC

The governor signed the state’s new rules into law Monday, making it the first state to officially restore net neutrality.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.6.18
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This Is the Longest Floating Bridge in the World

If you need to know how to make a 230,000-ton ribbon of concrete float on one of the deepest lakes of the Northwest, ask the engineers of the Evergreen Point Bridge.
Aidan Johnston
6.29.17
tech

Tech Takes Washington

How 18F Is Working to Help Digitize US Government Services
Ankita Rao
2.13.17
Washington

Lead Contaminated Drinking Water Is Much More Prevalent Than You Think

Three thousand communities in the US have four times the amount of lead in their water as Flint—partly because of a misunderstood law.
Grennan Milliken
12.20.16
Washington

To Prevent a Nuclear Disaster, Washington Firefighters Burned a Whole Mountain

"Sometimes, you fight fire with fire."
Sarah Emerson
8.3.16
Washington

Mount St. Helens Is ‘Recharging’ With Magma, Say Geologists

“The volcano is still very much alive.”
Sarah Emerson
5.10.16
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