There is a new option to escape a tsunami if you’re on the southwest coast of Washington when the Big One strikes. The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe on Friday dedicated a 50-foot tall evacuation tower in Tokeland, Washington. Tribal leaders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the new tsunami refuge platform should be an example and inspiration for other vulnerable coastal communities.
Scientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls were awarded a $1 million grant to expand on research into the link between wildfires, air quality and hospital admissions.
iRobot is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum, which would join voice assistant Alexa and Ring security cameras among smart home features offered by Amazon.
A small town in Washington state was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire that burned a half-dozen homes. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that residents of Lind needed to flee due to the encroaching flames. Later Thursday, Sheriff Dale Wagner said the fire was starting to calm down and evacuations were lifted.
KNKX Arts and Culture Reporter Grace Madigan kicks off this new series with Shaina Shepherd, a Tacoma artist whose voice "makes you stop in your tracks." And when it came her turn to pass the aux cord, Shepherd picked a local rapper who she can’t get enough of.
The annual Pickathon festival, taking place outside of Portland August 4-7, includes three top modern jazz acts: Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia and Nate Smith + KINFOLK.
Margaret Slovak's comeback recording —after a long recovery from a car accident, her sister's death, and her husband's fight with cancer— contains her original music and her own artwork.
- Cuban jazz giants Chucho Valdes and Paquito D'Rivera back together with new album and tour
- Jazz Caliente salutes three influential musicians born on July 16
- Jazz Caliente celebrates a birthday and a 4-star review
- Spanish Harlem Orchestra bandleader Oscar Hernandez on the new album 'Imágenes Latinas'