A major heat wave is hitting the Northwest. Heat and its long-term effects kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather-related issue. Now is the time to prepare. Here are some steps you can take to get ready: Continue Reading Here Comes The Sun: How To Prepare And Stay Safe As Temps Rise And Fire Danger Heats Up
Several Northwest cities set record high temperatures for Saturday. Spokane was not one of them. Its official high of 98 fell two degrees short. In eastern Washington, Pasco, Hanford and Yakima were among those setting records for June 26. Continue Reading Several Northwest Cities Set Record High Temperatures Over The Weekend, With More To Come
The “Task Force to Examine Indoctrination in Idaho Education” reconvened Thursday — in a meeting marked by a rocky start, a tense middle and a slow end. Continue Reading Idaho Lt. Governor’s Ad-Hoc, Voluntary Task Force Seeks To Root Out ‘Indoctrination’ In Schools
The broiling heat in the weekend forecast is forcing changes at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials underway in Eugene. Distance races are being shifted earlier in the day, but shorter events are staying put on the schedule in the peak afternoon heat. Continue Reading ‘Dangerously Hot’ Temps Force Schedule Changes At Olympic Trials In Eugene
As the mercury climbs this weekend, water temperatures are also expected to increase. Warmer waters can spell bad news for salmon, especially if the temperatures stay warm for long periods of time. Continue Reading Heat Brings Concern For Northwest Salmon And Water Temps, As Memory Of 2015 Die-Off Looms
Renters who are behind on their rent in Washington will get a few more months of protection from eviction. On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction moratorium that will run through September 30. The current moratorium expires June 30 — the same day the state is set to fully reopen. Continue Reading Governor Issues Newly Revamped Washington Eviction Moratorium Until September 30
A large energy storage project in Washington will have to reapply for important water quality certifications. The state recently denied the certification because officials didn’t have enough information about the Goldendale Energy Storage Project. Continue Reading Washington Denies Permit For Goldendale Pumped Hydro Project, But It’s Not The End Of The Road
Northwest farmers are pouring on the water to moisten soils ahead of the triple-digit temperatures and possible record highs expected this weekend. Continue Reading High Heat Brings High Worry About Crops, As Farmers Were Already Dealing With Drought
A local fire chief is warning of a looming “humanitarian crisis” on the peninsula of Point Roberts in northwest Washington state. It’s a strange predicament brought on by a money-losing supermarket and pandemic-related restrictions on crossing the U.S.-Canada border. Continue Reading Food Crisis Feared In Washington Town Isolated By Border As Only Grocery Store Teeters On Closure
The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly in the United States that it’s likely the mutant strain will become predominant in the nation within weeks, according to federal health officials and a new analysis. Continue Reading Fauci Warns Dangerous Delta Variant Is The Greatest Threat To U.S. COVID Efforts
The National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday that it’s the second earliest it reached what it calls preparedness level 4 on the 1-5 scale since 1990. It’s also only the fourth time in the last 20 years that it has reached the level 4 in June. Continue Reading Wildland Fire Managers Up Level Of National Preparedness, Seeing Increased Demand For Firefighters
Many levels of government, private foundations and charities are handing out economic recovery grants these days. A Native-led nonprofit serving the Pacific Northwest is carving out a niche by offering grants specifically to help Indigenous communities and artists rebound from the uneven effects of the pandemic. Continue Reading ‘Bring Us Your Dreams.’ This Native-Led Fund Aims To ‘Decolonize Philanthropy’ In The Northwest
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