Courtney Flatt began her journalism career at The Dallas Morning News as a neighbors editor. There, she also wrote articles for the Metro section, where she reported on community issues ranging from water security to the arts.
Courtney earned her master’s in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri and developed a love for radio and documentary film. As a producer at KBIA-FM she hosted a weekly business show, reported and produced talk shows on community and international issues. Her work took her from the unemployment lines, to a methamphetamine bust, to the tornado damage aftermath in Joplin, Mo.
There’s a new wolf pack on the western side of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Wildlife officials say it’s the first time they’ve documented a pack there since wolves were wiped out decades ago.
Politics | Environment | local
Some Washington lawmakers want to reduce the carbon spewing from our tailpipes. Backers say it will combat climate change. But for businesses, it’s all about those who use fuel and those who make it.
Biologists say ravens in one part of Oregon are eating too many sage grouse eggs. But bird advocates are questioning plans to "lethally remove" ravens to help sage grouse numbers.
The Trump administration lifts restrictions meant to protect sage grouse across the West. In Oregon grazing restrictions are being removed in 13 areas that provide habitat for the imperiled birds.
One of the country's most widely-used herbicides could be linked to an increase in early deaths from Parkinson’s disease for people who live nearby, according to new research on Washington farmlands.
local | Food | Environment | Fish & Wildlife
Genetically engineered salmon are one step closer to winding up on store shelves, after the Food and Drug Administration lifted an import ban. That’s concerning to tribes, food groups and environmentalists.
Fish & Wildlife | Animals | News | Environment | Nation | local
President Trump's acting interior secretary has announced plans to lift protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The move will likely spur controversy in the Northwest.
As wolves return to the Northwest, deer have taken notice. Researchers found deer in Washington change how they react when wolves are near – and that could eventually change how hunters hunt.
News | Water | Environment | local
The Northwest has seen plenty of snow and cold temperatures these last few weeks. But forecasters say some areas this summer could still face droughts.
Economy | Renewable energy | News | Energy | Science | Communities | local | Environment
Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project that would be the country's first large-scale facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage.
News | local | Environment | Health | Fish & Wildlife
Before you wrap up that date with your special someone, there’s something else conservationists hope you wrap up as well. They say preventing unplanned pregnancies could help save endangered species.
The U.S. Senate Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands bill, with measures meant to protect lands across the country. It’s expected to have a big impact on Washington’s lands, rives, and more.
Biologists think gulls are eating more juvenile salmon than they thought, and fish advocates are proposing to kill problem gulls. But opponents say dam modification is what's needed to protect salmon.
News | Environment | local
Washington wants water at the Columbia and Snake river dams to meet standards to protect salmon from temperatures that run too warm. But the EPA is putting a stop to those plans.
Washington officials are proposing more water be spilled at dams during fish migration. The hope is that this would also increase the amount of food for orcas in Puget Sound.
News | local | Water | Environment | Health
More people than expected are drinking water that could be harmful to their health. That’s according to a new study that looked at a water contaminate that’s been an issue in the Northwest.