‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 14: Chigozie Obioma On Finding Differences And Similarities Between Cultures
In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, author Chigozie Obioma talks about how his time in Cyprus for school and growing up in Nigeria shaped his work, the types of racism he has experienced in his travels and the meaning behind his name. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 14: Chigozie Obioma On Finding Differences And Similarities Between Cultures
Idaho’s public colleges and universities have lost more than 5,000 students since the pandemic. t’s not worst-case scenario stuff. The 18-month dropoff was 8.7%, but administrators feared a 20% decrease. Continue Reading 18 Months, 5,000 Students: Idaho Colleges And Universities Face A Deep Enrollment Decline
In Washington, the working partnership between police and crisis mental health workers is being put to the test. The reason is a new police use of force law. Continue Reading Police Say It’s Hands Off For Some Mental Health Cases After Washington’s New Use Of Force Law
As many people celebrate growing representation, women and people of color continue to bear the brunt of harassment and threats at all levels of government. The abuse is compounded for Black women, who experience both systemic racism and sexism. An Amnesty International study examining abusive tweets targeted at women journalists and politicians in the U.S. and U.K. in 2017 found that Black women were 84 percent “more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets.” Continue Reading More Black Women Are Being Elected To Office. Few Feel Safe Once They Get There
The pandemic has taken a massive toll on people’s mental health. But a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many of us are seeing and feeling in our own lives: The impact has been particularly devastating for parents and unpaid caregivers of adults. Continue Reading Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic
It might be tempting to shrug at the scorching weather across large swaths of the West. This just in: It gets hot in the summer. But this record-setting heat wave’s remarkable power, size and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists and climate experts yet more cause for concern about the routinization of extreme weather in an era of climate change. Continue Reading The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave
Idaho’s ever-growing budget surplus is trending toward a record-shattering and mind-boggling $800 million. The big reason: Individual income tax collections are ahead of forecasts by a whopping $452.2 million. We’ll know the exact surplus sometime after June 30, when the state closes the books on the 2020-21 budget year. Continue Reading Analysis: In Idaho, A Big Budget Surplus Could Generate A Surplus Of Ideas
The agricultural arm of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints — Farmland Reserve, Inc. — has agreed to pay about $210 million for a major swath of southeastern Washington farm ground. Continue Reading Major Swath Of Easterday Land In Southeast Washington Goes For Nearly $210 Million At Auction
We’ve all probably seen it: a vehicle driving down the highway with boxes and tools and furniture jammed into the back of bed. A chunk of something might fly out at any moment. It hasn’t been properly tied down. Washington State Patrol is conducting emphasis patrols to educate drivers on how to properly secure their loads. Continue Reading Washington Steps Up Patrols For Litter And Debris, After The Pandemic Year Left Roadsides Trashed
The United States has a new national holiday to celebrate: Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 — in the aftermath of the Civil War — when U.S. Army troops landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed some of the last enslaved Americans that they were free. Continue Reading To Celebrate Juneteenth, Listen To A Reading Of The Emancipation Proclamation
Some of the biggest names in American running have bowed out of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as the 10-day competition moves into the starting blocks in Eugene. The scratches open a lane for a new generation of stars to earn spots in the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Continue Reading Big Names In Northwest Running Bow Out Of Olympic Team Trials, Creating Room For New Stars
A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. Continue Reading Black Newspaper Carrier Confronted By Off-Duty Pierce County Sheriff Files $5M Tort Claim
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