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Kristin May, an EMT with the Seattle Fire Dept., gives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a City of Seattle community COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood in February 2021. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren/AP

CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities, Should Continue Masking In Public

The new guidance is specific to freedoms that vaccinated people can resume in their own homes, but the agency warns that everyone – even those who are vaccinated – should continue to follow recommended guidelines in public settings, including masking. Continue Reading CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities, Should Continue Masking In Public

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States Look To Ramp Up Wolf Kills Following Previous Administration’s Move To Ease Protections

The timing of the Wisconsin hunt was bumped up following a lawsuit that raised concerns President Joe Biden’s administration would intervene to restore gray wolf protections. The group behind the suit has close links to Republican political circles including influential donors the Koch brothers and notable Trump loyalists — Kris Kobach, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Kansas, and rock star and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent. Continue Reading States Look To Ramp Up Wolf Kills Following Previous Administration’s Move To Ease Protections

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Washington Senate Approves New Tax On Capital Gains; Bill Moves To State House

Profits on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000 would be subject to a new tax on capital gains under a bill narrowly approved Saturday by the Washington Senate. The measure passed on a 25-24 vote after more than four hours of debate in the Democratic-led chamber. Three members of the Democratic caucus voted no: Sens. Annette Cleveland, Steve Hobbs and Mark Mullet. Continue Reading Washington Senate Approves New Tax On Capital Gains; Bill Moves To State House

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File photo. Joe Palisano and Tom Bry, shown here in 2012, on their farm near Sandpoint, Idaho. They told the public media Northwest News Network at the time that they preferred a more rural, relaxed way of life in North Idaho, despite the state not allowing same-sex marriage or domestic partnerships then. CREDIT: Jessica Robinson/N3

The Conversation: Why Some LGBTQ Americans Prefer Rural Life To Urban ‘Gayborhoods’

Pop portrayals of LGBTQ Americans tend to feature urban gay life, from Ru Paul’s “Drag Race” and “Queer Eye” and “Pose.” But not all gay people live in cities. Demographers estimate that 15% to 20% of the United States’ total LGBTQ population – between 2.9 million and 3.8 million people – live in rural areas. Continue Reading The Conversation: Why Some LGBTQ Americans Prefer Rural Life To Urban ‘Gayborhoods’

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In this May 15, 2019 the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. In early 2021, Republican Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho proposed removing four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington as part of a sweeping plan to save salmon populations and provide aid to farmers and others. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren

Newhouse And McMorris Rodgers Seek To Boost Hydropower After Idaho Rep’s Dam Removal Idea

Republicans Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers have long championed dams. This is their second go at passing legislation that would reclassify hydropower as a renewable energy source. That’s important, Newhouse says, because hydropower can generate energy when wind and solar farms might be offline. Continue Reading Newhouse And McMorris Rodgers Seek To Boost Hydropower After Idaho Rep’s Dam Removal Idea

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Black and white photo of Alice Greenough Orr.

Past As Prologue: How Northwest Women In Rodeo Changed Perceptions Of Ability

The women athletes of early rodeo provide a broader understanding of women’s roles in rural history. Several top cowgirls like Fannie Sperry Steele, Mabel Strickland, and the Greenough sisters were born and raised on ranches across the Northwest. By studying these women, we have learned that women gentled and trained horses, moved cattle, and managed ranch duties.   Continue Reading Past As Prologue: How Northwest Women In Rodeo Changed Perceptions Of Ability

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