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.
Puget Sound steelhead will be heading to an inland Washington lake again this summer. That’s because federal officials are conducing a review of those hatchery programs. The controversy is bringing up a lot of debate about hatchery science in the Northwest.
Washington lawmakers have until next week to pin down a budget. If they don’t, parts of state government will shut down. In the midst of a drought, that could have ramifications for farmers and for fish.
Botanists have discovered several new flowering plants in a Northwest grassland. But they've also found signs that an invasive grass could soon put these rare plants in big trouble.
An injured bear that came to symbolize the recovery from Washington's biggest wildfire in history is now back in the forestland of the North Cascades.
The greater sage grouse is an iconic bird with habitat throughout 11 Western states. By the end of this September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a decision about whether to add the bird to the Endangered Species List.
The Obama Administration is expected to announce a new clean water rule in the next few days, which has some Northwest farm groups worried what new regulations could mean for their operations.
Biologists have confirmed that photos taken near Leavenworth in the Washington Cascades are of a gray wolf. This is the first time a wolf has been documented in this area the Cascades since 2000.
Several dairies accused of polluting the groundwater in Washington’s Yakima Valley will now start handling their waste more carefully. That’s because a federal judge has approved an order between environmental groups and dairies.
A growing number people head out to wild places in search of the antlers that elk and deer shed. Some of those collectors harass these animals to death by chasing them down with ATVs.
Air pollution caused by wood stoves in Washington is in line with federal clean air requirements for the first time in seven years.
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen wants Washington voters to crack down on wildlife trafficking.
Few people come into contact with farm chemicals the way agricultural workers do. That's why a new health report on a commonly used herbicide is raising special concerns about farmworkers and cancer.
Ranchers and the federal government have agreed to a plan that protects virtually all of Oregon’s sage grouse habitat. Ranchers who sign on would be immune from harsher restrictions if the bird is listed as an endangered species.
A grain handling facility in Eastern Washington has been leaking chemicals into the only source of drinking water for a local school district. It's now being considered for the Superfund list of hazardous waste cleanup projects.
The debate is underway over reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington's North Cascades. Some say grizzlies are too dangerous to bring back while others say they're critical to the health of the region's ecosystem.
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