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How Past Cougars Tell Us a Story About Modern Attacks

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How Past Cougars Tell Us a Story About Modern Attacks

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Cougar attacks are very rare, fatal ones even more so, but we had one in Washington this year — the first in nearly a century. Knute Berger explores the mammalogy collection at the Burke Museum, and asks: What can cougar remains tell us about attacks, past and present?

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The Centralia Tragedy Left a Legacy Still Debated

In 1919, during an Armistice Day parade, a gun battle between Wobblies (IWW) and the American Legion left five men dead, and scars in the Northwest psyche. It was a violent clash between two ideologies -- the anti Bolshevik American Legion and the radical socialists known as the Industrial Workers of the World.

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Northwest Oystermania

The Olympia oyster is the Pacific Coast's only indigenous oyster. Tiny compared to other oysters, the Olympia was for decades raked out of Washington's beds by the ton, to feeding hungry gold diggers in California and Northwestern lumbermen. Invasive Japanese oysters took over its habitat, but the might Olympia might be making a comeback, thanks to interested shellfish farmers.

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