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President Biden arrives with Vice President Harris to discuss the CDC's new mask guidance in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. CREDIT: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, With Some Exceptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small. The announcement marks a major milestone in the effort to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Continue Reading CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, With Some Exceptions

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50 Years Ago, An Election For The Colville Ushered In A New Era For U.S. Tribes

Fifty years ago this week the federal government’s experiment with termination was crushed at the ballot box on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington. Termination was a policy that was designed to end the United State government’s role in Indian affairs. It would have abrogated treaties, eliminated federal funding, and “freed the Indians” from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. And as a bonus, the wealth generated by millions of acres of land and the reward from rich natural resources would be up for grabs. Continue Reading 50 Years Ago, An Election For The Colville Ushered In A New Era For U.S. Tribes

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Suicide Warning Signs Missed At Washington Prisons, Investigation Finds

For the second time in less than a year, Washington’s Corrections Ombuds (OCO) is warning that the state’s prison system needs to do more to prevent inmate suicides. In a 15-page investigation released Monday, the OCO found that two inmates died by suicide in 2020 after prison staff failed to recognize signs of mental distress and didn’t follow suicide prevention policies. Continue Reading Suicide Warning Signs Missed At Washington Prisons, Investigation Finds

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During a March 2020 hearing, Senate State Affairs Committee chairwoman Patti Anne Lodge eyes a line of activists against gun violence ready to testify against a guns-in-schools bill. CREDIT: Sami Edge/Idaho EdNews

Idaho Bills Expanding Guns In Schools Stall Following Shooting By 6th Grader In Rigby

Two competing guns-in-schools bills will not get a hearing in the waning days of Idaho’s 2021 legislative session. They’ve been in the Legislature for months, but the timing ran out following a shooting this week in Rigby, Idaho, where a sixth grade student shot two other students and a school staff member. Continue Reading Idaho Bills Expanding Guns In Schools Stall Following Shooting By 6th Grader In Rigby

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