Microsoft is investing $500 million to help develop affordable housing and address homelessness in the Seattle area as the growth of tech companies in the region continues to flood the real estate market with high-salaried workers, leaving many other people behind. Continue Reading Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Address Homelessness And Affordable Housing In Seattle Area
The 64-year-old Republican sworn into office earlier this month shocked some at the Idaho Environmental Forum by declaring that climate change is real and will have to be dealt with. Continue Reading Idaho Gov. Brad Little: Climate Change Is Real, Must Be Addressed
West Coasters may soon be able to pick up bread, milk and, yes, bitcoin, at their local supermarket. Continue Reading Honey, Please Stop At The Grocery To Pick Up Some Bread, Milk And… Bitcoin?
On Jan. 14, the Yakama Nation held an all-day community meeting in Toppenish, Washington, to discuss violence that affects Native American women and girls. Over 200 people attended the community meeting, including Yakama tribal members, the Washington State Patrol, local police departments, and the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. Continue Reading ‘We Need Action.’ Yakama Nation Leads Discussion On Violence Against Women
Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities
Washington’s governor wants the state to start treating the internet the same way it treats electricity. That is, as a necessity. For example, many areas of the reservation of the Colville Tribes lacks broadband and therefore can’t communicate with doctors through telemedicine. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities
For years, Oregon and Washington have been searching for the best way to catch more hatchery fish while letting the wild fish return unharmed to their spawning grounds. Now, one group says they’ve found it. Continue Reading Banned Fish Trap Returns To Columbia As Sustainable Way To Catch Salmon
A bipartisan effort to make Washington the first state to legalize human composting faced its first test in front of lawmakers on Tuesday — and the idea seemed to go over relatively well. Continue Reading Would You Want To Be Composted After You Die? Washington Lawmakers Consider Making It Legal
The gas and diesel you use to fuel your car are some of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses and air pollution in Washington. Some lawmakers want to change that. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Open Debate On Clean Fuel Standard
The partial government shutdown is blocking some of important oversight at Hanford. In the past 10 years, the Environmental Protection Agency office in Richland has shrunk from nearly 10 experts working on Hanford issues to just three – including the top manager.
Continue Reading Federal Hanford Cleanup Watchdog Put To Sleep During Government Shutdown
Warning that Washington state is at a “tipping point,” Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday delivered a State of the State address that called on lawmakers to address carbon pollution, “transform” the mental health system and save Puget Sound orcas. Continue Reading In State Of State Address, Jay Inslee Calls For Climate Change Action, Addressing Mental Health
Shutdown Cancels Federally Funded Wildfire Training As Northwest States Scramble To Prepare For Season
From aviation contracts to deals with vendors and even seasonal hiring, the partial federal government shutdown is cutting into planning and preparation for the 2019 wildfire season in the Northwest.
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. Continue Reading Judge Orders Federal Government To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question; Appeal Expected
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