James Ross Gardner
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Annals of a Warming PlanetOctober 18, 2021 Issue
Seventy-Two Hours Under the Heat Dome
A chronicle of a slow-motion climate disaster that became one of Oregon’s deadliest calamities.
By James Ross GardnerOctober 11, 2021
Daily Comment
Seattle Under the Heat Dome
As global temperatures rise, the Pacific Northwest is obliterating heat records.
By James Ross GardnerJune 30, 2021
U.S. Journal
A Year in America’s First COVID Epicenter
Twelve months after Seattle suffered the first reported coronavirus death in the U.S., city leaders reflect on what has worked—and what remains agonizingly broken.
By James Ross GardnerMarch 1, 2021
Medical Dispatch
As the Vaccine Arrives, Death and Denial Rage in a California Coronavirus Epicenter
In the San Joaquin Valley, medical professionals fear that many in the public still fail to grasp the dangers of COVID-19.
By James Ross GardnerDecember 22, 2020
U.S. Journal
When Wildfire Came for Santa Cruz
Loss and recovery during the C.Z.U. Lightning fire, one of the most destructive infernos of the 2020 California wildfire season.
By James Ross GardnerSeptember 28, 2020
In a Cloud of Wildfire Smoke, the Pacific Northwest Breathes Uneasily
Fires up and down the coast are the latest in a series of crises that have choked the region this year.
By James Ross GardnerSeptember 14, 2020
News Desk
The Inevitable Tragedy of a Summer on Edge in Portland
For years, Trump supporters have tried to provoke clashes in the city.
By James Ross GardnerSeptember 1, 2020
Trump’s Fake Solution to the Fake Crisis in Portland
Federal agents dressed as soldiers have only energized demonstrations for Black lives.
By James Ross GardnerJuly 23, 2020
Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Has Always Been in Flux
An experiment in self-rule tests the limits of consensus.
By James Ross GardnerJune 26, 2020
A Seattle Activist’s Fight to Keep the Focus on Police Abuse
How cable news, telegenic looters, and aggressive law-enforcement tactics nearly derailed Andrè Taylor’s message about justice and power.
By James Ross GardnerJune 9, 2020
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