Tsunami hazard signs line the West Coast of the US. (Photo from Flickr by Daniel Hoherd)

The disaster waiting to happen at the Northwest Detention Center

In the event of a natural disaster like a tsunami, what would happen to the hundreds of immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma?
Mar 18, 2015
Japan earthquake

Tsunami debris arriving on Washington shores sooner than expected

Growing up, we had some prize beachcomber’s treasure in my backyard: a pair of antique glass fishing buoys that had broken free from a Japanese fishing net and bobbed their way across the Pacific. The floats stirred my young imagination about our mysterious watery connection with Japan, and incited a voracious streak of local beach-combing. It looks like […]
Apr 4, 2012