New data from the CDC show more than 19,000 Americans died from drug overdoses during the first three months of 2020 with the country on pace to set a grim new record. Continue Reading Sharp Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths Seen During 1st Few Months Of Pandemic
Larry Clott helped to lay the foundation for disabilities rights in the United States. He spoke with his daughter about a car accident that made him a quadriplegic, and how he came to fight for disability rights in this episode of StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: How A Car Accident And Learning To Swim Helped Disability Rights
The nomination has become a political lightning rod as Democrats charge that Republicans are rushing it to get Barrett confirmed before the Nov. 3 election. Democrats say the seat should be filled by the next president. Continue Reading Day 3 Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Examine Judicial Philosophy
The coronavirus pandemic and a controversial sex education mandate are casting a shadow over the race for Washington state education chief in the November election. Continue Reading COVID Response, Sex Education Bill Define Race For Washington Superintendent Of Public Instruction
The groups, often at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to dams and hydropower, say climate change has created a need to hear each other out. Even when it comes to tough issues. Continue Reading Environmental And Energy Industry Groups Commit To Working Together On (Some) Hydro Projects
In a statement Tuesday to the public radio Northwest News Network and the Associated Press, the executive director of the lieutenant governor’s office, Kristina Brown, said Democrat Cyrus Habib began his leave on Sept. 1 and notified both Inslee and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig at that time. Continue Reading Washington Lt. Governor On Unpaid Leave As He Attends Jesuit Training In California
No more Washington counties will be in Phase 1 of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that Chelan, Douglas, Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties could advance to Phase 2. Continue Reading Governor Inslee Moves Remaining Washington Counties To Phase 2; Whitman County Adds Deaths
Nathan Apodaca, from Idaho, got on his longboard to get to work. He rode right into social media stardom while lip syncing to Fleetwood Mac and drinking cran-raspberry juice. Now Northwest berry producers are singing a happy tune. Continue Reading Viral Juice-Sippin’ TikTok Video Could Be A Boon To Northwest Cranberry And Raspberry Growers
The Senate Judiciary Committee begins its second day of hearings Tuesday on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, would replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. Continue Reading Day 2 Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings Brings Questions Of Recusal, Health Care Views
The book is called “Journey of the Freckled Indian.” It tells the story of a young girl called Freckles who gets bullied by her classmates after sharing that she’s Native American. Author Alyssa London says it’s loosely based on her experience growing up in Bothell and sharing her Tlingit heritage in a show and tell. Continue Reading New Children’s Book Exploring Native Identities Launches For Indigenous Peoples Day
A study on judicial diversity, which ended in July 2020, shows that Trump-appointed judges are 85% white and 76% men – the least diverse group of federal judges seen since Ronald Reagan. Continue Reading As Barrett Hearings Begin, A Look At Trump-McConnell Judge Appointments (Mostly White Males)
Nathan Apodaca, 37, of Idaho Falls, recorded a laid-back video while riding a skateboard downhill and drinking Cran-Raspberry juice. The Internet went wild and streamed Fleetwood Mac. Continue Reading TikTok Sensation: Meet Nathan Apodaca, The Idaho Man Who Sent Fleetwood Mac Sales Soaring
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