Spokane Public Radio

Now that the air we breathe has become almost opaque over most of eastern Washington, it's not unusual to see people resorting to face masks trying to filter out some of the tiny smoke particles.

The Blue Creek Fire burning 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 5.500 acres and is the top priority fire in the Northwest for federal resource managers.

Rural Nepalese Find Help From Spokane-Based Company

May 28, 2015
Conscious Connections Foundation

Nepalese people recovering from the disastrous earthquake one month ago now face a different threat: monsoon season from June to August. A Spokane-based company is racing to send money to rural mountain villages otherwise not reached by relief organizations.

Conscious Connections Foundation

The founders of the Spokane company Ganesh Himal work with producers in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley, less than 20 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. They are using connections worldwide to track down their Nepalese friends.

Washington Drought
Department of Ecology

Friday, Washington’s governor declared a drought emergency in about 44 percent of the state, and the Department of Ecology has taken the lead on preparedness.