Idaho’s teachers and school staff serving students in grades pre-K through 12th are cleared to start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Brad Little and public health officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading Idaho K-12 Teachers And School Staff Cleared To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, causing the deaths of at least two person and leaving a trail of damage — including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power. Continue Reading Storm Packing A Punch Batters The Northwest From West To East, Causing Deaths, Power Outages
The U.S. House voted 232 to 197 Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. Democrats were joined by 10 congressional Republicans – including two from Washington state.
Continue Reading 2 Washington Republicans Join Democrats In Voting For Impeachment
This marks the second year the state Department of Natural Resources has pushed for legislation to expand Washington’s firefighting efforts. This time DNR is seeking $125 million every two years, during a legislative session complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading Washington Lands Agency Seeks Big Funding Bill To Combat Increasingly Bigger Fire Seasons
A proposal to impose sweeping restrictions on police tactics and techniques in Washington is highlighting stark differences of opinion between police and reform groups. That divide was on display Tuesday in the House Public Safety committee during a lengthy, virtual public hearing on an omnibus bill sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Jesse Johnson. Continue Reading Police, Reformers Face Off Over Proposal To Ban Chokeholds And Military Equipment In Washington
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday evening on a resolution calling for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump, days after violent insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol. Continue Reading House Passes 25th Amendment Resolution As Pence Says He Won’t Back It. Impeachment Vote Looms
As the violent mob broke into the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and livestreams showed pro-Trump insurrectionists defacing property and posing in the House Speaker’s chair, here in the West, feelings of shock quickly faded to familiarity. “There are years of warning signs,” said Eric Ward of the Western States Center, which tracks extremism in Oregon and the West. Continue Reading Roots Of U.S. Capitol Insurrectionists Run Through The West And Northwest
Monoclonal antibody drugs are supposed to help people with mild to moderate COVID-19 avoid the hospital, but it can be a challenge to find out where the treatment is offered. NPR has heard from people across the country who have been frustrated by this. They include Shirley Wagoner, an 80-year-old who still hits the ski slopes and helps run the family plumbing business in Spokane Valley, Wash. Continue Reading Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients In Washington
The Washington Legislature approved rules Monday that lawmakers to meet remotely because of the pandemic. The in-person votes in Olympia happened under tight security with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. The Washington State Patrol arrested two people outside the Capitol. Continue Reading With More Security And 2 Arrests Outside, Washington Lawmakers Approve Rules For Remote Session
Cody Levi Melby, 39, reportedly climbed over the temporary security fence erected this summer to keep racial justice protesters outside the federal courthouse before he opened fire on the building, the documents state. No one was injured in the attack. Continue Reading Man Charged With Shooting Portland Federal Courthouse Attended Salem ‘Stop The Steal’ Protest
Idaho Gov. Brad Little called for reversing budget holdbacks, increasing teacher pay, cutting taxes and fighting the coronavirus virus pandemic during a historic, remote State of the State address Monday. In conjunction with the 30-minute speech, Little unveiled a budget proposal that would increase K-12 general fund spending beyond $2 billion for the first time in Idaho history. Continue Reading In Opening Legislative Session, Idaho Governor Calls For Reversing Budget Cuts, More Teacher Pay
Nearly two-thirds of Americans place a good deal of the blame on President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but the country is evenly split over whether he should be removed from office before his term ends on Jan. 20, according to the latest PBS NewsHour-Marist poll. Continue Reading Poll: Most Americans Blame President Trump For Capitol Attack But Are Split On His Removal
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