National News

National News

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and CDC Director Robert Redfield

‘We Can’t Give Up’: U.S. Can Still Control The Spread Of COVID-19, Experts Say

Public health experts and officials don’t agree that giving up control is a foregone conclusion, instead warning that steps can and must be taken now to avoid the unnecessary loss of life. And no credible experts have suggested the pandemic will end the day after voting stops, despite suggestions from Trump, who himself has tested positive for the virus, that the media is amplifying coverage of COVID-19 as a way to make him look bad. Continue Reading ‘We Can’t Give Up’: U.S. Can Still Control The Spread Of COVID-19, Experts Say

Read More »
Drought conditions in the U.S. West, particularly parts of the Northwest, could be eased by an expected 2020-21 La La Niña winter. CREDIT: U.S. Drought Monitor

Looking Forward And Backward: A La Niña Winter And Dry Conditions That Fueled Northwest Fires

The Northwest could see a cooler and wetter winter this season, according to climate outlook models. Forecasters say it’s likely that a recently developed La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean will continue. That should lead to above average precipitation in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Continue Reading Looking Forward And Backward: A La Niña Winter And Dry Conditions That Fueled Northwest Fires

Read More »
Tattered American flags wave in the strong wind of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on October 27, 2020. CREDIT: Anna King/N3

1,000 Miles, 100 Perspectives, 5 Sunrises: The Voting View From Eastern Washington And Oregon

In total, Anna King saw five sunrises and drove more than 1,000 miles on her way to five towns spanning both sides of the Columbia in eastern Washington and Oregon. She listened hard to the worries and hopes of as many as 100 hundred residents in the region. Continue Reading 1,000 Miles, 100 Perspectives, 5 Sunrises: The Voting View From Eastern Washington And Oregon

Read More »
A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities, a type of "digital redlining" that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the organizations said that during a two-year investigation they documented the effect of Redfin’s “minimum price policy,” which requires homes to be listed for certain prices to reap the benefits of Redfin’s services. Continue Reading Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

Read More »