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Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks at a Boise rally on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, when she announced her run for Idaho Gov. CREDIT: Sami Edge/Idaho EdNews

While Governor Is Away, Idaho Lt. Governor Issues Order Banning All Mask Mandates For Schools

While acting as governor in Gov. Brad Little’s absence on Thursday, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued an executive order prohibiting mask mandates issued by the state or its “political subdivisions,” including public schools, counties, cities and public health districts. It also extends to state boards, commissions, departments and divisions. Continue Reading While Governor Is Away, Idaho Lt. Governor Issues Order Banning All Mask Mandates For Schools

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Wheat at the farm of Nicole Berg in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills shows signs of a drought so far in 2021, with a damaged curled head.

‘Somber Harvest’: Crops May Fail, Cattle Sold As The Northwest Descends Into Drought

Some stunted wheat fields won’t see the combine this summer. Cattle operators are severely cutting back their herds for lack of grass. Little moisture since February in wide swaths of the Northwest is to blame. And drought is deepening across the West, with federal drought maps showing massive and growing areas of red. Continue Reading ‘Somber Harvest’: Crops May Fail, Cattle Sold As The Northwest Descends Into Drought

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Former Sgt. Sean Carr resigned from the Washington State Patrol after admitting to on-duty sex. He has a hearing this week as the state tries to strip him of his law enforcement commission.

Former Washington State Patrol Trooper Stripped Of Badge Following On-Duty ‘Official Misconduct’

A former sergeant in the Washington State Patrol was stripped of his state peace officer certification on Wednesday over allegations he carried out a sexual affair with a woman while on duty, including two encounters a state hearings panel deemed nonconsensual. Continue Reading Former Washington State Patrol Trooper Stripped Of Badge Following On-Duty ‘Official Misconduct’

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A photo of poet Ryka Aoki

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 10: Ryka Aoki On Culture, Transphobia And Giving It Your Best

In this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” author Ryka Aoki shares how growing up in the U.S., she had a hard time seeing what happens on a societal level, but still wants it to be better, as well as her personal experiences as a transgender woman. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 10: Ryka Aoki On Culture, Transphobia And Giving It Your Best

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Washington State Patrol Trooper Glenda Thomas - 1985

Killed In The Line Of Duty, Washington State Patrol Remembers Glenda Thomas 36 Years Later

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is remembering Thomas’ May 24, 1985 death this week as part of its Centennial Commemoration. Beginning last September, the agency launched a year-long effort to honor all 31 officers who have died in the line of duty since the agency was founded in 1921. Continue Reading Killed In The Line Of Duty, Washington State Patrol Remembers Glenda Thomas 36 Years Later

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Eager seniors filled up all of the first come, first serve slots at a drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic before the first shots were even given on Thursday in Sequim, Washington. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

Community Immunity Is In Reach For Some Northwest Cities And Counties, Further Away For Others

Hesitancy to get vaccinated against the coronavirus has justifiably drawn considerable attention because some counties and neighborhoods are lagging far behind in the campaign to stamp out COVID-19. Less often do you hear about the COVID-19 vaccination overachievers. In recent weeks, pockets of the Pacific Northwest have exceeded the threshold for community immunity. Continue Reading Community Immunity Is In Reach For Some Northwest Cities And Counties, Further Away For Others

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