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For Idaho Colleges, Vaccines Offer Hope Of Eventual Return To More Normal Operations

At the University of Idaho, for example, students who receive a vaccine will be allowed to skip mandatory midsemester coronavirus testing. “At this time, we do not plan to require vaccination, but it is highly recommended,” President C. Scott Green and Provost Torrey Lawrence said in a Friday memo to the campus community. Continue Reading For Idaho Colleges, Vaccines Offer Hope Of Eventual Return To More Normal Operations

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Nurse Elizabeth Vadnais administers the COVID-19 vaccine to fellow nurse Ashlynn Strode. Courtesy of Providence of SW Washington

Washington Will Use National Guard, Partners With Microsoft, Costco, More To Boost Vaccine Delivery

The state of Washington, hamstrung as many states have been by a slow distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, will deploy the National Guard, set up mass vaccination sites and create a new public-private partnership to lead a renewed effort to get the vaccine into the arms of people. Continue Reading Washington Will Use National Guard, Partners With Microsoft, Costco, More To Boost Vaccine Delivery

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The backpack bomb made by Kevin Harpham, of Stevens County, Washington, was discovered on the parade route of Spokane's 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, before it could be detonated. CREDIT: FBI

10 Years After White Supremacist Tried To Bomb Spokane’s MLK Parade, Extremism Is More Mainstream

This week marks 10 years since a white supremacist attempted to bomb the Martin Luther King Junior Day parade through downtown Spokane. The bomb was discovered and defused just in the nick of time. But the effects of extremist ideologies in the region lived on. Journalist Leah Sottile examined that in the podcast Bundyville, from Oregon Public Broadcasting. Leah spoke with Scott Leadingham in August 2019 about the podcast’s second season and the anti-government movement in the region. Continue Reading 10 Years After White Supremacist Tried To Bomb Spokane’s MLK Parade, Extremism Is More Mainstream

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At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?

If you’ve ever waited in a long line to receive a test for the coronavirus, or tried to get one and couldn’t, or waited a week to get the results, you may have wondered why it’s not easier and more convenient. In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration began approving over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for Americans to use at home, part of a wave of new options that could play a role in catching infections that might otherwise go undetected. Continue Reading At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?

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Ashton Edwards dancing outside

With A Leap Across Gender Norms, Northwest Ballet Student Looks To Rewrite Rules Of Dance

The way that ballet dancer Ashton Edwards leaps through the air is pure art. The fact that he does it in pointe shoes is a rare feat. Edwards is an 18-year-old ballet student with the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s elite Professional Division in Seattle. He has been studying classical ballet since he was 4 — but always in male roles. Continue Reading With A Leap Across Gender Norms, Northwest Ballet Student Looks To Rewrite Rules Of Dance

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