John Stang

John Stang

John Stang is a freelance reporter who has been in journalism since 1982, mostly in the Pacific Northwest.

Washington vies to become a national hub for hydrogen fuel

By: - June 5, 2023

The Pacific Northwest is in the running to receive hundreds of millions of federal dollars to create a regional hub for the production and distribution of “clean hydrogen,” viewed by some as a key ingredient in the transition away from fossil fuels. Washington’s Department of Commerce and Oregon’s Department of Energy have leading roles in […]

How a plan to improve work conditions in strip clubs faltered

By: - May 11, 2023

The now-failed bill began as a workplace safety and pay issue for strippers. But opponents, including police and prosecutors, surfaced to argue that it is a Pandora’s Box that would contribute to prostitution and human trafficking. Meanwhile, a coalition of dozens of strip club dancers has voiced support for the measure. And the bill’s lead […]