Bucking the trends, Seattle transit use is up, Oregon House passes bill to eliminate "boyfriend loophole" limiting gun purchases for domestic violence convicts, study shows ocean acidification less intense where seaweed is abundant, Portland's Willy Vlautin on heroes, and BC's most famous dog author.
BC pipeline sands oil a losing economic prospect, WA moves to ban salmon farms & death penalty, meth use on the rise in OR, the hidden sexual harassment crisis among farm workers, what's Donna Miscolta reading? And a poem by Alex Gallo-Brown.
Cascadia Magazine original story: short fiction by Seattle writer Donna Miscolta. Plus, BC continues to confront outrage over Colten Boushie case, a new group pushing for high-speed rail in Cascadia, will WA legislature ban cancer-causing foam, a sperm whale sighting, and un-natural motherhood by Leni Zumas.
Cascadia Magazine original: meet the Indigenous activists fighting a pipeline across British Columbia. Plus: First Nations react to acquittal in Colten Boushie murder case, Seattle's hostile architecture against homeless, trying to save a rare lily in Oregon, & a brutally frank essay by BC's Terese Mailhot.
Vancouver's fifteen year experiment with safe injection, Amazon's dirty climate secret, Trump proposes huge budget cuts to Hanford cleanup, the ecological value of driftwood, Charles Johnson on mindfulness and black America, a poem by Portland's Matthew Dickman.
Get outside on a hike to Warrior Rock lighthouse near Portland, Alberta's pipeline mess, WA legislature considers bill to confront violence against Indigenous women, benefits of high speed rail, restoring the Elwha River, Spokane poet Ellen Welcker's "feral opera" and a poem by Rachel Cedar.
Three poems by Portland poet Samiya Bashir, BC First Nations plan protest against pipeline in March, will Cascadia offer amnesty to pot offenders? WA bill to protect voters' rights, sequencing genes of redwoods, excavating the painful history of Chinese in Northwest, & Douglas Coupland loves typography.
How Mighty Tieton, an artisan business incubator in the Yakima Valley, came to be; Alberta and BC in a trade war over oil and wine, Cascadia's big-3 mayors talk about urban challenges, Western states push back on net neutrality, an interview with BC indigenous writer Terese Mailhot, author of Heart Berries.
Proposed legislation confronts the opioid crisis in Cascadia, Trudeau declares war on BC with pipeline vow, will pikas survive climate change?, the terrifying story of a Eugene woman who married a Nazi, and Seattle writer Anca Szilagyi creates a rad playlist for her new novel.
A selection of pieces from Cascadia magazine's first two weeks, bipartisan bill in WA legislature to preserve net neutrality, Alberta and BC clash over pipeline, when a ride share turns ugly for a woman, BC author Anosh Irani on persistence in art, and an interview with poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna.