We’re crowdfunding to fill the environmental reporting gap in Olympia

As we’ve done for the last two years, InvestigateWest is again crowdfunding to support our 2017 Washington Statehouse Environmental News Project, offering in-depth coverage of  the most critical environmental issues facing the Washington Legislature. If you donate today your gift will be doubled or tripled. Unlike Congress, our state legislature is debating environmental policies that may actually become law. Energy and a carbon tax. Toxics.

Foster Care: A System in Crisis

In this Seattle Channel recording of the Town Hall event spurred by InvestigateWest’s reporting, panelists Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell, Representative Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle), former Department of Social and Health Services employee Dee Wilson, advocacy lead and Washington State Parent Ally Committee/Children’s Home Society of Washington staffer Alise Hegle, and Foster Parents Association of Washington State Executive Director Mike Canfield discuss paths forward with moderator and Town Hall Program Director Katy Sewall.

Photography show coming to Capitol Hill

Seattle — Photography by three award-winning photojournalists will be on display this September in an exhibit organized by InvestigateWest at Joe Bar Cafe on Capitol Hill. RSVP for Opening Night on Facebook
The show, “InvestigateWest: Stories of Here,” features the work of Seattle photographers Paul Joseph Brown and Mike Kane and Portland photographer Leah Nash. The public is invited to a special opening night reception on September 10, 2015, at 7 p.m. Wine, beer, and tasty crepes will be available for purchase. Our wonderful sponsors deserve a special thanks for making this show possible. A HUGE thank you to Panda Lab for printing Stories of Here.