Universities in Washington fear there may soon be fewer students to fill their classes due to a national decrease in births during the Great Recession.
Children born during the economic recession that struck in December 2007 will begin graduating from high school in five years, but the recession caused many people to delay having children.…Read More
Forecasters say people in much of the Pacific Northwest should prepare for warmer than normal temperatures this week with highs into the 90s in some areas.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon today through tomorrow night.
And although we can expect temperatures to cool off next week, they’ll still remain above normal, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Measles is highly contagious, can be serious and is easily spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or even just breathes.
And although last month state health officials declared the Northwest’s measles outbreak over, it’s back. Marcus Bellissimo has the latest.…Read More
Continuing our series looking at the Thin Green Line and the role the Pacific Northwest is and will play in America’s energy future.
In Part 1, we looked at shifts away from coal towards cheaper, more abundant oil and natural gas. And so due to the shrinking domestic market, coal companies want to send their fossil fuels to markets in Asia; to do so they need ports and terminals along the west coast.…Read More
America’s energy landscape is undergoing seismic shifts – sometimes literally. Although North Central Washington’s hydropower remains a staple, more solar, wind and hydrogen is coming on board.
For other parts of the country, new technologies have made shale oil and natural gas extraction cheaper and easier than coal. So those coal companies need a way to export their products to new markets in Asia.…Read More
The North Central Washington economy depends on tourism. But travelers can be wary of heading to a state that’s experiencing summertime wildfires and unhealthy air. A newly formed coalition aims to help tourists make an informed travel decision, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Another day today of hazardous air in the Wenatchee Valley and much of the state. A new report “Trouble In The Air” finds some of Washington’s cities experienced a month or more of polluted air days in 2016. Pollutants such as particulate matter and ground-level ozone can have serious health effects.…Read More
Mt. Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island has been erupting since the early 1980s, but its current explosive cycle has been unmatched since 1924. Everyone living in the Ring of Fire is acutely aware of volcanic eruptions no matter where they take place, especially local geologists and volcanologists. Marcus Bellissimo talked with a couple and filed this report.…Read More
Wildfires are by-and-large the most severe natural disasters that occur here in North Central Washington. We also see flooding during heavy rain storms, and there’s the potential for earthquakes in the area as well. The Pacific Northwest as a whole is preparing itself for the big one – a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that could devastate the region.…Read More