As President Donald Trump intensifies his attacks on the security of vote-by-mail, county auditors and state election officials sought Friday to reassure voters the state of Washington is well prepared to pull off the 2020 vote-by-mail election. Continue Reading ‘We’re Ready’: Washington Election Officials Seek To Reassure Voters And Convince More To Register
Back in May, Culp was one of three dozen candidates running for Washington governor. A first-time candidate, he lacked the statewide name recognition of Tim Eyman, the anti-tax initiative promoter who was also running. But the police chief of Republic, population 1,100, in the northeast corner of the state seemed to have something the other candidates didn’t: a fired-up base of support. Continue Reading With Chanting Fans And Lots Of Yard Signs, A Small-Town Police Chief Tries To Become Governor
Close communication with the Forest Service helped save one Mount Hood ski resort on Labor Day, when fire danger was critical and fires sparked and grew fast all round the Northwest. Employees at Mount Hood Meadows saw a social media post of a plume of smoke. Continue Reading Riding The Ski Lift…To Fire. How Quick Action Helped Mount Hood While Northwest Flames Raged
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her. Continue Reading Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87
The first Native American woman elected to the Washington State House of Representatives says she is drafting legislation to retire Native-themed mascots and team names at public schools. This has been a goal of Native American leaders for a while, but has new-found momentum in the wake of the Washington, DC, NFL football team’s name change. Continue Reading There’s New Momentum To Retire Native-Themed Mascots At Washington State Schools
According to community members in Bridgeport and Brewster, and farmworkers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, orchard supervisors told workers they needed to evacuate with little to no warning. Workers said they were told to grab their documents and quickly board company buses. Then, they were taken to a city park in Brewster, across the Columbia River. Continue Reading Fire-Evacuated Farmworkers From Bridgeport Slept In A Brewster Park As The Pearl Hill Fire Burned
ICYMI: Stream the Washington state Treasurer’s debate. Join the conversation using #NWPBVote2020 Continue Reading ICYMI: Washington State Treasurer’s Debate
Nearly 300,000 acres in Washington burned in just one day over Labor Day weekend. That is almost unfathomable. But it happened. Why? What were the conditions that made for that explosive situation? Continue Reading Before Labor Day, The Northwest Fire Season Hadn’t Been ‘So Bad.’ Then… What Happened?
In Washington, bringing a home-grown apple from west to east is a misdemeanor. There are road signs and posters. The penalty can cost 90 days in jail. But the Washington Department of Agriculture has never enforced the law. Sources at the department say it’s more about education. Continue Reading ‘I Regret That.’ Governor Sorry For Apple Gift Mistake; Agent Tracks Down Maggot-Laden Fruit
There’s just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can’t even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it’s a risky move. Continue Reading Why Can’t America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist
Thurston County, where Inslee lives in the governor’s mansion, is under apple maggot quarantine, whereas Douglas County is not. It’s illegal to bring apples to Douglas County, apple country, from Thurston County. Continue Reading Governor Came To Eastern Washington Bearing Gifts. But The Banned Apples Had Maggot Larvae
Labor Day 2020 lived up to its name if you’re a firefighter. It was a day that set up for numerous fires in central and eastern Washington that have burned tens of thousands of acres, and possibly many more. At least 80 fires started in Washington in what officials call a historic fire event.
Continue Reading UPDATES: Crews Make Good Progress In Eastern Washington Fires; Hundreds Of Homes Burned
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