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The Poorest Families: How much do they pay in state taxes?

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State-by-state map shows that Washington’s low-income families face the nation’s highest tax rates. View graphic »

The Wealthiest Families: How much do they pay in state taxes?

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A map of state-by-state tax rates for high-earning families, showing that Washington State ranks as one of the cheapest places in the country to be super-rich. View graphic »

Sprawl and Smart Growth in Greater Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver, BC’s smart-growth leadership has slipped in recent years. This time-lapse map shows the growing sprawl. View graphic »

Grizzly Bear: Current and Historic Range (animated)

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Grizzlies once roamed throughout western North America, but their range has diminished substantially. View graphic »

Grouse: Current and Historic Range (animated)

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Sage-grouse numbers have plummeted with the destruction of the bird’s natural habitat, particularly in Washington. View graphic »

Caribou: Current and Historic Range (animated)

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The Selkirk herd in northern Idaho and Washington is the last remaining caribou herd in the lower 48 states. View graphic »

Gray Wolf: Current and Historic Range (animated)

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Despite recent population increases in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, gray wolves occupy only a small fraction of their historic habitat. View graphic »

Rising Levels of the Toxic Flame Retardants, PBDEs (animation)

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Levels of toxic flame retardants in Northwest women are 20-40 times higher than levels found in Japan and Europe. View graphic »

Salem, Oregon: 100 Years of Growth (animated)

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Have Oregon’s land-use policies made a difference in how the state’s cities have grown? This series of historic growth maps, originally created for the University of Oregon’s Atlas of Oregon, suggests that they did. This map shows Salem’s growth since 1900; 1980 marks the point when Oregon’s land-use policies began to take effect. View graphic »

Corvallis, Oregon: 100 Years of Growth (animated)

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Have Oregon’s land-use policies made a difference in how the state’s cities have grown? This series of historic growth maps, originally created for the University of Oregon’s Atlas of Oregon, suggests that they did. This map shows Corvallis’ growth since 1900; 1980 marks the point when Oregon’s land-use policies began to take effect. View graphic »