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Seattle Protects the Environment and Workers Too

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Certainly, there is a strong economic argument to be made for treating employees better. Frederick F. Reichheld's 2001 study The Loyalty Effect proved that customers are loyal not so much to a store as to its employees.

Holiday Dinner Wines for Any Budget From a NW Resort Sommelier

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

We asked The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier Anne Sackett -- known for hosting highly-informed wine dinners -- to step out of her award-wining cellar and offer her best holiday wine suggestions, for two different budgets.

Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

Global Yodel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.

Native and Home(less)

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

On our walk to dinner one night, the group discussed work and I was overly focused on not getting the heels of my boots stuck in grates on the ground. As we came past restaurants and stores, I looked up to see a man standing across the street from me holding a cardboard sign: NATIVE AND HOMELESS.

7 Secrets of Seattle

Kerri Allen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never known.

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

Wilderness Forward

Dan Chu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

My first Wilderness experience was as a Boy Scout in California. Spending four days on a Wilderness backpacking trip in the Klamath Mountains at the age of 13 changed my life forever and put me on a path to be a conservationist.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

Global Yodel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place. Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel.

These Are The Most Generous Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Though it's not hard to find people with big hearts all over the U.S., this is the country's pocket where people are, well, digging into their pockets...

This Hidden Waterfalls Is Totally Gorgeous

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel

It takes some effort to see Oneonta Falls, but it's totally worth it. Tucked away in Oregon's Oneonta Gorge (a slot canyon in the Columbia River G...

How I've Enjoyed 20 Years Of Friendship With Someone I've Never Met

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

The website shut down, but our friendship continued. Annie lived in Oregon, or as I would say with my Jersey accent 'Or-E-gone' which she repeatedly admonished me on. Maybe one day I will meet Annie -- after all, why rush it, it's only been 20 years.

Ray Atkeson: Pacific Northwest

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Prominent among photographers of the American West, especially winter landscapes and the emergence of the modern ski industry, Ray Atkeson also made poetic photographs of the bustling industries gaining momentum.

Notes From the Road: The Pacific Northwest

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

On one particularly intriguing visit, we meet Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace, who have worked collaboratively since meeting at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle in the late 1970s.

Take A Time-Lapse Journey To Seattle And The Pacific Northwest

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel

When you don't have the time or money to travel, the Internet can always provide an alternative in the form of vicarious vacation experiences. On that...

There's Too Much Great Food In Portland

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you'd think. Not for lack of talented chefs creating world-clas...

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

"Everything is Connected" - The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that t...

North West: Where To Go

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

So word is that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have decided upon the name "North West" for their newborn child. The name has, obviously, left us wit...

Discover the Pacific Northwest

GoTrexx | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
GoTrexx

The Pacific Northwest is the ultimate outdoor experience -- hiking the cool, majestic old-growth forests of the Pacific Peninsula, the majestic snow-capped peaks, boating or kayaking the crystal blue mountain lakes or exploring the miles of scenic coast.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

Coal Could Cause Even Bigger Problems for Investors

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Energy from PSCE is so expensive that utilities sell at a loss or increase prices for customers. Several municipalities have had to declare bankruptcy. How did this come to light?

Protecting Northwest Communities from Coal Dust Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution...

The Bottom Line: Food Fit for a King

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we want to maintain a vibrant and productive ecosystem, it makes sense to leave enough food in the water for other animals in the food web to consume.

Orcas Don't Deserve to Lose Their Endangered Status

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The federal government just