An online lending platform called Kabbage sent 378 pandemic loans worth $7 million to fake companies (mostly farms) with names like “Deely Nuts” and “Beefy King.” Continue Reading Hundreds Of PPP Loans For Pandemic Business Relief Went To Fake Farms In Absurd Places
A secret cache of clean energy is lurking in sewers, and there are growing efforts to put it to work in the battle against climate change. Continue Reading How Your Hot Showers And Toilet Flushes Can Help The Climate
Mysti Meiers and Danielle Kleist say they don’t define themselves as Asian Americans first, but as human beings. And that’s how they wish the rest of us would see them. Continue Reading Two Asian American Friends In The Tri-Cities Reflect On Navigating How They’re Treated
The United States and Canadian governments confirmed Thursday that pandemic border crossing restrictions will continue for at least another month to June 21. This is the fourteenth month-by-month extension of the closure of the northern border to nonessential crossings. The lengthy closure has been especially wearing on Point Roberts, a community in northwestern Washington state that is cut off from the U.S. mainland by the Canadian border. Continue Reading Ongoing Border Closure Makes Washington Enclave Of Point Roberts ‘Stir Crazy’
The lawsuit by the Opportunity for All Coalition (OFAC), which successfully fought Seattle’s high-earners income tax in 2017, was filed Thursday in Douglas County Superior Court. The plaintiffs include business owners and farmers who would potentially be subject to the new tax, as well as the Washington Farm Bureau. Continue Reading 2nd Lawsuit Filed Seeking To Overturn Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax
Scientists in Idaho this summer plan to remove the 62,000-pound stainless steel lid on one of the world’s most powerful nuclear test reactors for a rare internal overhaul. Continue Reading Powerful U.S. Nuclear Test Reactor In Idaho Is Getting A Rare Major Overhaul
As more states shed their universal mask mandates for those who are vaccinated, many Americans are weighing how much faith to put in the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in the integrity of their unvaccinated peers, who are supposed to follow the rules and keep wearing masks. Continue Reading Even With No-Mask Guidance, Some Places Like Washington’s King County Aren’t Ready To Let Go
Five counties voted in favor of leaving Oregon in Tuesday elections, the latest push by a coalition that wants a large chunk of Oregon to join Idaho instead. That border shift is not likely to happen anytime soon. Continue Reading 5 More Oregon Counties Vote To Join ‘Greater Idaho,’ But Reality Of Border Shift Happening Is Slim
Ending months of speculation, Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin officially entered the governor’s race Wednesday. McGeachin’s entry into the gubernatorial race sets up a potential showdown, and clash of ideologies, in the May 2022 GOP primary. Continue Reading Janice McGeachin, Idaho’s 2nd In Command, Announces Bid For Governor, Setting Tight GOP Primary
Last year, former President Trump refused to approve a routine disaster declaration for Malden because he was feuding with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat. So that federal aid didn’t start arriving until after President Biden took office and he finally signed the order. Continue Reading Federal Aid Arrived For Devastated Washington Town. It May Not Be Enough For This Fire Season
Northwest truffles – the fungi, not the chocolate – are becoming more popular. One reason people are finding new uses for the local delicacies is a growing trend in how they’re harvested: with dogs. Continue Reading Every Day I’m Truffling: Shuffling Into The Woods, Dogs In Tow, To Hunt A Northwest Delicacy
As the story of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Pacific Northwest changes from scarcity to surplus, one northwestern Washington community says it is in a unique position to extend a helping hand across the border. Continue Reading Hey, Canadians, Come Get A Shot, Proposes Small Washington Enclave Of Point Roberts, USA
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