Two Idaho state lawmakers, both Democrats, have filed suit against Republican state House Speaker Scott Bedke, saying he has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by forging ahead with the legislative session — scheduled to begin Monday — without providing them an option to participate remotely in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Sue, Say Returning To State Capitol During Pandemic Violates ADA
Since the beginning of this pandemic, experts and educators have feared that open schools would spread the coronavirus further, which is why so many classrooms remain closed. But a new, nationwide study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the virus is not already spreading out of control. Continue Reading Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers
The precise composition of the mob that forced its way into the Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting sessions of both houses of Congress and leaving a police officer and four others dead, remains unknown. But a review by a ProPublica-FRONTLINE team that has been tracking far-right movements for the past three years shows that the crowd included members of the Proud Boys and other groups with violent ideologies. Videos reveal the presence of several noted hardcore nativists and white nationalists who participated in the 2017 white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that President Donald Trump infamously refused to condemn. Continue Reading Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified At Capitol Insurrection
Bringing back sea otters to the Oregon Coast just got a high-level endorsement. The federal budget for this new year, which President Trump signed after some unrelated last minute drama, includes a directive to study sea otter reintroduction. Continue Reading Sea Otter Reintroduction For More Of The Pacific Coast Gets A Nudge From Congress
In the small town of Oak Creek, Colo., — a three-hour drive from Denver, assuming the roads are clear — Gene Bracegirdle, a firefighter and EMT in training, is getting his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Off To A Slow Start — But Not In Some Rural Areas
Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump from Twitter over a pattern of behavior that violated company rules.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement announcing the ban. Continue Reading Twitter Bans President Trump, Citing ‘Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence’
People age 70 and older as well as some people living with an elder will be next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. The state Department of Health on Wednesday provided awaited details for whose turn comes when to get the precious and scarce shots. Continue Reading Who Goes Next? Timeline, New Tiers For COVID Vaccine Laid Out For Washingtonians
The Idaho Legislature will begin an unsettling and potentially unsafe 2021 session in four days. The state’s 105 part-time lawmakers will meet in the midst of a surging pandemic that has killed more than 1,500 Idahoans, and in the aftermath of rioting at the U.S. Capitol that left four people dead. Continue Reading Analysis: An Unsettling And Potentially Unsafe Idaho Legislative Session Begins Soon
A new Crosscut/Elway Poll of Washington voters conducted between Christmas and New Year’s Eve found 55% intended to get vaccinated, including 37% who were certain to get vaccinated as soon as they could. Eighteen percent said they were very likely to get the vaccine, but 27% said they planned to wait and see and 15% were certain they would not get vaccinated. Continue Reading Poll: Only 55% Of Washington Voters Say They Want COVID-19 Vaccine
As a supervisor, she has trained many to announce conversationally, to troubleshoot technical issues and combat lazy thinking. She expects and is able to bring out the best in those willing to learn. As a mentor, she has guided students who are now working in broadcasting with most in public media. As a friend, she has always been there to lend a hand and ear and to share a drink. Continue Reading Saying Goodbye: Gillian Coldsnow Reminisces About 28 Years With NWPB
The votes came after Congress reconvened hours after violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, forcing party leadership to evacuate the scene while rioters overtook the complex. Continue Reading Congress Blocks Objections To Election Results, Delayed After Long Day Following Insurrection
Pro-Trump protesters broke through a gate at the Washington state governor’s mansion Wednesday afternoon and dozens of people gathered on the lawn. The crowd, some of whom were armed, touted repeated unfounded allegations of election fraud and it came the same day pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Continue Reading Trump Supporters Break Fence At Washington Governor’s Residence, Demand Inslee Be Arrested
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