The 2018 elections could see the highest turnout for a midterm since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval. Continue Reading Voter Turnout Could Hit 50-Year Record For Midterm Elections
In January, Border Patrol agents walked up to a ramshackle old building on the outskirts of a small town in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. They found three men. Two were Central Americans who had crossed the border illegally. The third was an American — a university lecturer and humanitarian activist named Scott Warren. But his legal team’s decision to stake out part of his defense on religious liberty grounds has made the case a clash between two of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ top priorities: cracking down on illegal immigration and defending religious liberty. Continue Reading Deep In The Desert, A Case Pits Immigration Crackdown Against Religious Freedom
The state of Washington sent high-needs foster youth to a residential facility in Iowa where they were isolated, held in a restrictive setting and at times subject to “abusive restraint practices,” according to a scathing report released Wednesday by the advocacy group Disability Rights Washington. Continue Reading Report Describes ‘Abusive Restraint Practices’ For Washington Foster Youth Sent Out Of State
Ninety-nine percent of applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness have been denied. A former student loan watchdog saw it coming. Continue Reading Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving
A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures. Continue Reading EPA Must Protect Northwest Salmon From Warming Waters, Judge Rules
In statehouse races across Washington this year, there are two potential boogeymen: President Donald Trump and the city of Seattle. Democrats are counting on an anti-Trump bump while Republicans are running against the liberal policies of the state’s largest city. Continue Reading Across Washington, Election Framed As Choice Between ‘Trump Or Seattle’ Policies
The cost of lift tickets at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon will rise and fall daily based on demand. What the ski industry calls “dynamic pricing” was pioneered by major resorts in Colorado, Utah and California. It has been slow to spread to the Northwest. Continue Reading Catch The Cost Lift: Up And Down ‘Airline Pricing’ Coming To Northwest Ski Areas
Federal and state energy regulators will hold back-to-back meetings in Portland and Seattle for a proposal to reclassify some of the high-level nuclear waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site. Continue Reading State And Federal Regulators Discuss New Plans For Cleaning Up Hanford Waste
Idaho’s gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on topics ranging from transparency to health care and education during a live televised debate on Oct. 15. Continue Reading Brad Little And Paulette Jordan Talk Issues At Idaho Gubernatorial Debate
The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Objects To Federal Idea To Use Military Bases For Fossil Fuel Export
It’s a sad fact of life that K-12 students must practice for calamities such as earthquakes, fires, lockdowns or active shooters. Now a few public schools in the region are roping in parents and guardians to practice for the aftermath. Continue Reading Reunification 101: Some Northwest Schools Moving Beyond Emergency Drills And Toward Aftermath
Paul Allen, Iconic Seattleite and Microsoft co-founder, died in Seattle due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Continue Reading Paul Allen, Iconic Seattleite And WSU Alumnus To The End, Dies At 65
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