World War II

The Plane That Won A War And Polluted A River

Sep 28, 2015

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

People around the Northwest contributed to the war effort - thousands of them by building planes in Seattle.

Kai-Huei Yau

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington is one of the most contaminated places on earth. It’s also one of the most sacred landscapes for Northwest tribes.

One woman is working to heal it.


Downstream from the Yakima Greenway, Hanford is changing. Cleanup is happening. But Natalie Swan is also changing, because of the southeast Washington nuclear site.

“I’m a quiet person,” she said. “But I’m getting a little bit louder.”

Fighting for Treaty rights

World War Two Veteran Recounts His Time In Battle

Nov 11, 2014
Amanda Butt

Tuesday, Eugene honored its veterans at the annual “11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month” ceremony at the Veteran’s Building downtown.

Mike Reuter served in the 509 Parachute Infantry Battalion during World War Two. He arrived with his infantry in Italy in 1944 and soon after, they were engaged in action.

The Seed Collaborative

Students around the Northwest go to school every day in portable classrooms. These classrooms are an affordable solution to budget-strapped districts that need more space.

But they can be bad for student health and performance. That’s why some districts are moving away from portable classrooms. One district in Spokane has found a solution.

Courtney Flatt brings us part 2 of our special series "Inside the Box".

Walking into the new Jefferson Elementary School is like walking into a model home. Everything looks tidy.

Chris Lehman

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon. The state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day.

When Art Sorenson boarded a ship to Europe…

Art Sorenson: "I knew this was the big one."

The eastern Washington native fought with the 104th Infantry Division across France, Belgium and Germany in the closing months of World War II.

Meeting Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Air Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

The Summer of Love may have begun at a 1940s work camp in Waldport. That’s the result of Steve McQuiddy’s research into the history of Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56 and the Fine Arts at Waldport, populated by artists and writers from across the country. Those conscientious objectors (COs) chose a condition of penance — compulsive labor for refusing to serve in the military — and put it to constructive ends.