Cascadia Daily:
News & Culture from
A Changing Region

Cascadia Daily Dec. 13, 2017

Enviro groups offer reward in killing of two wolves in eastern WA, are new Oregon pesticide safety rules enough?, why progressive whites in Cascadia still need “The Talk” on race, a dance performance honoring Kathy Change, and Seattle poet Jane Wong receives Artist Trust award. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec 12, 2017

More reaction to British Columbia’s Site C dam decision, former Portland mayor Vera Katz dies, using tiny homes to protest pipelines, Seattle’s best artists of 2017, and Vancouver’s poet laureate edits an anthology about the cultural importance of food. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 11, 2017

BC goes forward on controversial Site C dam, Seattle has nation’s third-highest homeless population, an Oregon legislator speaks out about harassment, a BC smokejumper’s exciting memoir, and an excerpt from Matthew McIntosh’s 1,660-page novel theMystery.doc. Read more

A New Magazine for a Rapidly Changing Region

The Pacific Northwest is changing at a breakneck pace, from Amazon’s takeover of Seattle to the split between rural and urban communities. Cascadia Magazine can help you make sense of those changes, by exploring ideas and culture from across the bio-region. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 8, 2017

Protesters and First Nations opponents await decision on BC dam; Trump repeals oil train safety rules; Bitcoin is sucking up Cascadia’s electric power; Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei has exhibit in Eugene; and a new poem by Seattle poet Sarah Jones. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 7, 2017

Trump’s crackdown on immigration leads to asylum influx in BC, Cascadia’s big cities aren’t hip anymore, movement to ban fish farms grows, Portland museum tries again for new pavilion, and Seattle poet Melinda Mueller’s verse honors bad-ass women throughout history. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 6, 2017

Cascadia cities attempt to deal with rising rents; is British Columbia failing to support women victims of violence? The books that helped Lidia Yuknavitch get through Trump’s first year, a First Nations poet responds to the art installation Native Ground, and more on the controversial Site C Dam proposal. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec 5. 2017

Will Oregon national monument be next on Trump’s chopping block? Plus, Northwest states nervous about cuts to children’s health care; decision soon on controversial BC dam; a Seattle writer takes on Amazon bro culture, and an excerpt from Seattle author Anca Szilagyi’s debut novel. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 4, 2017

US tax bill will hit Oregon hard, controversial approaches to homeless camps in Seattle & Portland, why some killer whales are thriving, Seattle band Smokey Brights has a new EP about divisive politics, broken hearts, and absent dialogues, and a Portland printmaker’s poetry animations. Read more

Cascadia Daily Dec. 1, 2017

Portland to toll drivers on a busy stretch of I-5, a program connecting artists with disabled people, travel maven Rick Steves on the importance of philanthropy, fighting loneliness in Cascadia’s cities, and a Portland author on the importance of telling stories to children without happy endings. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 30, 2017

Vancouver and Portland take action on affordable housing, a tragic story of indigenous youth in the Arctic, why aren’t WA legislators subject to public disclosure laws?, a gallery moves from Seattle to Portland, and a cup monster invades the parking lot at Starbucks world headquarters. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov 29, 2017

Seattle has its first female mayor in 91 years, commission rejects oil terminal plan on Columbia River, a nonprofit helping women get abortions in Idaho, remembering Oregon writer Brian Doyle, a new issue of Crab Creek Review hits the shelves, and more. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 28, 2017

An interview with legendary Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin, rates of homelessness among kids rising in Northwest, BC natural gas regulator hid leak data, photos document urban decay in Seattle, the brief but eventful career of a Seattle city council member, and nonprofit journalism rocks! Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 27, 2017

Vancouver unveils an ambitious plan to create affordable housing, Claire Dederer asks whether we can enjoy art by monsters, a BC company’s efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, a poem by Marilyn Chin, and a report outlines risks posed by a new oil terminal on the Columbia River. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Elissa Washuta doesn’t trust the holiday, the Wyeth painters invade the Pacific Northwest, court rules against Seattle’s income tax, BC addresses housing affordability, a story by Thomas McGuane, and the poisoning of Montana’s Clark Fork River. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 22, 2017

WA governor optimistic about high-speed rail between Portland & Vancouver; declining immigration affecting apple growers; the story of Boise’s opioid king; marine mammals competing with orca for salmon; a memoir reveals painter Emily Carr’s intimate friendships, and more. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 21, 2017

BC to vote on proportional representation; the history of Portland’s shameful embrace of KKK; will Mount Rainier National Park hike fees?; waking up to the reality of homelessness in Cascadia; an interview with longtime OR painter Lucinda Parker, and more… Read more

Cascadia Daily, Nov 20, 2017

Washington’s next poet laureate, a scientist on a mission to reshape how we think of forest fires, Dao Strom’s re-shaping of the Vietnamese-American experience, Seattle’s income tax has its day in court, the crisis of biodiversity, and much more… Read more

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Cascadia Daily Nov. 17, 2017

Seattle’s rich are getting richer, a fantastic series on the Salish Sea wraps up, how Hanford is the birthplace of the Anthropocene, a new gallery opens in Vancouver, First Nations novelist honored with Writers Trust award, and an artist’s collages explore issues of subtle discrimination in the Pac NW. Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 16, 2017

Today’s round-up from the region: scientists predict orca whales may become extinct in thirty years; we actually need more forest fires, the silent struggles of Vietnamese-American vets; the US poet laureate discusses a poem by a Portland poet; and more… Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 15, 2017

Portland offers the tallest skyscraper in Cascadia as a prize to Amazon; Lidia Yuknavitch talks about being a misfit, a BC court orders an end to salmon farm protest, oaks make a recovery in Southern Oregon, and is Spokane now a liberal city? Read more

Cascadia Daily Nov. 14, 2017

The latest from across Cascadia: Seattle announces rezone plan for affordable housing, a tribe moves a school out of the tsunami zone, playwright Marcus Youssef wins top drama award, and an interview with Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Read more

Introducing the Cascadia Daily newsletter!

In the Cascadia Daily e-mail newsletter, you’ll find a curated selection of links to news stories, essays, fiction, poetry, and art — spanning the diversity of cultures and people in Cascadia. We hope Cascadia Daily will make you think deeper about issues and help you better understand the region we live in. Read more

Cascadia Daily: Nov. 13, 2017

Washington’s recent elections may mean big policy changes. Plus, the “blob” threatens BC salmon, harassment allegations surface in the Northwest, why Seattle’s a creative city, and a poem by Nez Perce author Michael Wasson. Read more

Cascadia Daily: Nov. 8, 2017

The cities of Cascadia are facing a housing affordability crisis, as rents and home prices climb steeply. Plus, Seattle debates sweeps of homeless encampments, Samiya Bashir infuses her poetry with science and issues of racial equity, while Susan Rich’s poem Shadowbox is a meditation on choices regretted. Read more

Fiction That Builds Kick-Ass Neurons

A few years ago, a news story made the rounds about how scientists had discovered that reading fiction makes you more empathetic. And in fact, those lab technicians in white coats holding clipboards discovered it was literary fiction that made you especially sympathetic to the lives of others. You can’t… Read more

To a Lonely Island

Glenn Hughes was the longtime director of the University of Washington Drama program. His poem from 1920 is a meditation on the landscape of solitude.
“Here in the humid darkness
A bird sings, unafraid…” Read more