Free Online Encyclopedia of WA State History

About Welcome Welcome to the first and largest encyclopedia of community history created expressly for the Internet. is an evolving online encyclopedia of Washington state and local history. It provides a free, authoritative, and easily accessible history reference for the benefit of students, teachers, journalists, scholars, researchers, and the general public. With a few... Continue Reading →

Urgent Request Re: Northport, WA Colitis & Crohn’s Study

For those of you who don’t know, currently two physicians from the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are conducting a study on the cluster of diagnosed cases of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s in past and present Northport residents (spanning three generations). They began their study in February and are preparing an abstract... Continue Reading →

1992 Northport WA Article on town’s “death list” & link to Teck Smelter

Spokane Chronicle - May 27, 1992 "Canadian Companies Suspected in Illness" Read this archived article at: (pages 7 & 8 or B1 & B2) The last paragraph in the story is a quote from my Grandma, regarding all the illnesses found in Northport residents, specifically the children; "It's too late for my children because... Continue Reading →

Northport & Upper Columbia communities in for another “inadequate” study?

Colville Tribes call Teck smelter study ‘deficient’ EPA also blasted for quality of oversight K.C. Mehaffey Wenatchee World Tags:Columbia RiverConfederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationEPALake RooseveltminingTeck ComincoTeck Cominco American The Cominco smelter complex, shown in 2009, sits above the Columbia River in Trail, B.C. Background The June 2006 settlement between the EPA and Teck marked the first time a Canadian company agreed to... Continue Reading →

Traveling Lilies Photography – featuring Northport photos!

Visit the Traveling Lilies website ( to see the beautiful photos they took of Northport, WA. Proceeds of all sales of the prints, cards, and any other photo gift are donated back to the town by the company.   Store Website:   CafePress Site:   Etsy Site:        ... Continue Reading →

CCFA to match dollar for dollar, ALL DONATIONS received by Sept 15th!

Dear CCFA Friend,Imagine if every dollar you gave to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America could work twice as hard and have twice the impact? Now it can!That's because until September 15, CCFA's National Board of Directors will match, dollar for dollar, every donation we receive – up to a total of $50,000. You know... Continue Reading →

Health Science – Patients helping patients towards a better quality of life

The following press release is for a new health science study to treat IBD. Health science involves using technology and scientific research to improve healthcare and treatment. If you are interested in learning more about, or possibly entering this field for yourself, this site exploring a Health Science Program in college offers more information on... Continue Reading →

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