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After an hours-long wait, drivers pull up under a vaccination tent to get their first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

Central Washington Ramps Up As Agricultural Workers Eligible For Vaccine; FEMA To Help In Yakima

Yakima County will soon get a boost to its existing vaccine distribution at an existing site set up at county fairgrounds. But unlike other sites around the state managed directly through the state, including in the Tri-Cities, Wenatchee and Spokane, the Yakima site will have the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Continue Reading Central Washington Ramps Up As Agricultural Workers Eligible For Vaccine; FEMA To Help In Yakima

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Lawmakers in the Idaho House of Representative debate a bill on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. They approved a massive income tax cut backers say provides much-needed relief but that opponents say is a giveaway to the rich that will result in long-lasting harm. CREDIT: Keith Ridler/AP

Idaho’s Coronavirus Trendline: Legislature Shuts Down As Parts Of State Lead Nation In New Cases

On Friday morning, the Idaho Legislature recessed until April 6, following a week in which at least six House members tested positive for coronavirus. “We need to emphasize that none of the things will be left undone, it just presses pause,” House Speaker Scott Bedke said Friday morning, minutes after the House voted to go on recess. Continue Reading Idaho’s Coronavirus Trendline: Legislature Shuts Down As Parts Of State Lead Nation In New Cases

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Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. CREDIT: House TV-AP

After Dan Newhouse Voted To Impeach Trump, Conservatism In Central Washington Is Being Redefined

When Rep. Dan Newhouse broke with his party to vote to impeach President Trump, critics started to question his Conservative credentials. The state GOP condemned the impeachment vote, and Republican Party chairs in Grant, Benton, Franklin, Yakima, Adams, and Douglas counties demanded his resignation. Continue Reading After Dan Newhouse Voted To Impeach Trump, Conservatism In Central Washington Is Being Redefined

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The Nez Perce tribe's vice chairman Casey Mitchell proudly wears a bead necklace sewn by his mother as a college graduation present that depicts Chief Joseph. CREDIT: Kirk Siegler/NPR

For Nez Perce Tribe, And Across The West, Deb Haaland Faces A Long To-Do List At Interior

Deb Haaland, the former Democratic congresswoman, made history Monday by becoming the first indigenous interior secretary. She’s promising to begin repairing a legacy of broken treaties and abuses committed by the federal government toward tribes. It’s one pillar of a long and ambitious to-do list of reforms the administration is planning at the sprawling agency that is the federal government’s most direct contact with the nation’s 574 federally recognized — and sovereign — tribes. Continue Reading For Nez Perce Tribe, And Across The West, Deb Haaland Faces A Long To-Do List At Interior

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Activists demonstrate outside Gold Spa in Atlanta where a mass shooter killed three women on Tuesday night in a rampage that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. CREDIT: Megan Varner/Getty Images

For Asian American Women, Misogyny And Racism Are Inseparable, Sociologist Says

Although authorities have said it’s too early to declare the attack a hate crime, they said the gunman’s actions — relying on the suspect’s own words — were not racially motivated, but driven by a sex addiction. He confessed to officers that in committing the acts he wanted to “eliminate” a “temptation.” Continue Reading For Asian American Women, Misogyny And Racism Are Inseparable, Sociologist Says

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Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs in a game 2021 game against Santa Clara University. CREDIT Chiana McInelly/Courtesy of Gonzaga University

March Madness Remains Off Limits For Sports Betting In The Northwest, But Maybe Not Much Longer

With March Madness getting into full swing this weekend, it’s a safe bet that some area fans want to wager on their favored teams in the NCAA basketball tournament. Placing a legal bet on college basketball is virtually impossible in the Pacific Northwest for the time being, though there are changes afoot. Continue Reading March Madness Remains Off Limits For Sports Betting In The Northwest, But Maybe Not Much Longer

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Moses Lake seventh grader Gabriel Barreto has his temperature taken during the health check-in before school starts at Chief Moses Middle School on Jan. 11, 2020. CREDIT: Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut

Some Washington School Districts Are Depending On Federal Relief Money To Pay For Reopening

Without emergency hires, the Moses Lake School District would not have the staffing necessary to comply with the Washington State Department of Health’s reopening guidelines, according to district Superintendent Dr. Joshua Meek. They are essential to the district’s reopening, he said. Continue Reading Some Washington School Districts Are Depending On Federal Relief Money To Pay For Reopening

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