From Pendleton to Line 3 in Climate Solidarity

Guest Column by Colleen Sanders and Jessi Pedersen These last several months have been a marathon of challenges for everyone; as the Covid-19 pandemic still continues, record-setting “heat bubbles” have scorched the Pacific Northwest, even as the skies have been choked with smoke from local and regional wildfires burning through a historic drought. It would be foolish for us to…

Retrospect: One year later after having low spirits

Looking back in the journal I kept for 2020, it is surreal how much I was hurt last year from July to November. Last year, I tested positive for Coronavirus days after the Fourth of July. It is still hard to pinpoint how or when I contracted the sickness, but I know it was before the start of July. There…

Test Opinion op-ed

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More tribes regulating single-use plastics

As the federal government and many state governments fail to address plastic waste, Indian tribes become policy innovators. The world is waking up to the growing problem of plastic waste contaminating our ocean and terrestrial environments. Local governments—lauded as laboratories of innovation—have begun enacting bans and fees on single-use plastics, reducing the amount entering the waste stream in the first…