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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing listing Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan as threatened because climate change will greatly disrupt its alpine habitat. CREDIT: Jamie Hanson/USFWS

Mt. Rainier Ptarmigans Are ‘Cute, Funny Little Birds.’ And They May Get More Federal Protection

If you’ve ever been hiking in the Cascades, high up in the alpine meadows, and were spooked by a streak of a bird, a plume of feathers that darted right in front of your face, you may have come across the Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan. Continue Reading Mt. Rainier Ptarmigans Are ‘Cute, Funny Little Birds.’ And They May Get More Federal Protection

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5 Ways For Seniors To Protect Themselves From Online Misinformation

Seniors are especially at risk. People over 65 were more likely to share false or misleading content on Facebook during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to one study from researchers at Princeton and New York University. Older adults were also exposed to more misinformation on Twitter during that election. Continue Reading 5 Ways For Seniors To Protect Themselves From Online Misinformation

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On Asian America: Past And Present Stories Of Living In The Rural Northwest

On Asian America examines the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and it’s history in the Northwest. This episode lookes at historically violent acts against Chinese workers in the rural Northwest from the Hell’s Canyon Massacre to mobs pushing out the Chinese in small towns. You’ll also hear from those of Asian descent who share their experiences living in rural areas and how they are treated. This special is a collaboration with Humanities Washington, KUOW and Spokane Public Radio. Continue Reading On Asian America: Past And Present Stories Of Living In The Rural Northwest

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File photo, Dec. 7, 2015, a worker cleans a display case at the Ganja Goddess Cannabis Store in Seattle. On Monday, June 7, 2021, Washington state officials announced that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics and offering a single, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarette to any adult over 21 who receives a shot on-site, but due to federal law and other complications, it's not clear if any of the state's legal pot shops will participate. A current manager at Ganja Goddess said that they would not be participating because they do not have space to host a clinic. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren/AP

Washington’s ‘Joints For Jabs’ COVID Vaccine Program Off To A Rocky Start With Pot Retailers

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start. Officials announced Monday that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting vaccine clinics and offering a single, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarette to any 21-plus adult who received a shot there. Continue Reading Washington’s ‘Joints For Jabs’ COVID Vaccine Program Off To A Rocky Start With Pot Retailers

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