When he applied to be a police officer 10 years ago, Loren Culp was 49. He had no experience in law enforcement, but said the job would fulfill a childhood dream. Six years later, the former construction business owner was promoted to police chief in Republic, a town of 1,100 people in northeastern Washington. In that role, Culp has managed a department that, at its peak, consisted of himself and one other officer. Continue Reading How Loren Culp’s Book Tour Turned Into A Campaign For Washington Governor
The fires in Washington are largely under control now, but the state has been experiencing dangerous, even deadly, wildfires for years, something Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee says are only made worse by climate change. Continue Reading Gov. Jay Inslee On How To Stay Optimistic When Fighting Climate Change
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in July, “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting.” Continue Reading President’s Case Highlights Importance Of Masks. Here’s How To Maker Safer DIY Face Coverings
Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Anne Weed broached the idea for a partnership months before the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police ignited the national debate about reform. Weed said two existing mental health clinicians from Compass Health are now being “embedded” with regular patrol deputies. They get assigned the 911 calls involving people acting out who may have mental health problems or addiction issues. Continue Reading Crisis Clinicians Ride Along With Washington Deputies In Latest Example Of Policing Reimagined
There is probably no better place to social distance than on a small boat in the ocean. But you do have to go into port occasionally, provided it’s not closed. The risks and unknowns created by the ongoing pandemic have put off some people’s plans to sail around the world right now. But not for one Northwest couple. Continue Reading Around The World By Boat: Pandemic, Fires, Smoke Can’t Change Plans For Northwest Couple
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A Facebook page called “Baby Yoda fights fires” has been documenting his journey and spreading joy far beyond the fire lines. More than 30,000 people and counting are following the page as he travels from crew to crew. Continue Reading Thankful, They Are: Western Firefighters Get Baby Yoda Morale Boost From Oregon Boy’s Gift
Sarah Deer, citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and University of Kansas professor, discusses the measures to strengthen investigation procedures and why it’s taken so long to address the issue. Continue Reading Savanna’s Act, Passed By House, Addresses Alarming Number Of Missing Or Murdered Native Women
Boeing is expected to announce this week that it will consolidate 787 Dreamliner assembly in South Carolina, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move would be a major blow to the company’s Everett workforce. Continue Reading Washington Officials, Employees Respond To Report Boeing Will Move 787 Production To SC
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Nearly 150 years ago, the McGregor family started ranching and farming on the Palouse region of southeastern Washington and north-central Idaho. The family passed down an appreciation for rural life and a love of small towns. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Helping To Save Small Towns Of Washington-Idaho Palouse Region
“Now basically, we have Mexican fruit coming in from March all the way to June. We start getting Peruvian fruit come August,” says Rob Dhaliwal, a blueberry grower from Lynden, Washington. “Even in July. Then we start getting fruit from British Columbia. So there is a good 10 months of foreign product coming into the country.” Continue Reading How Imports Are Squeezing The Big U.S. (And Northwest) Blueberry Business
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