Robert Norwood of Walla Walla went to a one-room school then joined the Navy on a whim. After service he enjoyed a rewarding career as a school counselor. He talked to his son, Mike, about his schooling experience for StoryCorps Northwest, recorded virtually. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: From A One-Room School In Walla Walla To The GI Bill To Helping Students
On Tuesday night, the Pullman City Council updated municipal code to allow police to ticket individual party attendees – not just hosts. A first offense will cost $250. A second will be $500 with a mandatory court appearance. (See the full ordinance change here.) Continue Reading Pullman Updates City Code To Allow Ticketing Party Attendees As COVID-19 Cases Climb
Farmworkers continue to pick Washington apples in the height of the state’s harvest – even as the sustained smoke makes it hazardous to be outside, especially while doing strenuous work or exercise. Continue Reading Washington Plans To Distribute Hundreds Of Thousands Of Masks To Farmworkers As Smoke Persists
Gov. Brad Little announced a plan Friday to pump another $150 million of CARES Act money into supporting schools. If approved, that would push education-related CARES Act spending past the $300 million mark. Continue Reading Idaho Schools And Colleges Get A $313 Funding Boost, Thanks To Federal COVID Relief Funds
The move by the USPS prompted a scramble by county auditors who run elections in their counties and the Washington Secretary of State’s office, which oversees elections statewide, to put out public messages to clarify the process. Continue Reading Washington State Elections Officials Warn Of Misleading Information On USPS Post Card
On the other side of the country Joe Biden also addressed the fires, linking them to climate change. Continue Reading ‘I Don’t Think Science Knows’: Visiting Fires, President Trump Denies Climate Change
The weather didn’t pan out as forecasters had hoped. That means smoke should stick around until the end of this week. And, it’s not only the skies that are choked with the unhealthy levels of smoke. Continue Reading When Will The Smoke Clear Out Of Northwest Skies? Not As Soon As We’d Like
Scientists are racing to develop a vaccine that proves “safe and effective.” It may not prevent infection in everyone who gets it, but it still could eventually stop the pandemic. Here’s how. Continue Reading A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?
Washington State University decided in late July that this fall semester would be entirely online. But thousands of students are still in Pullman. President Kirk Schulz says the university is very concerned about the rapid increase in cases. Continue Reading Pullman COVID-19 Cases Continue Rapid Climb. WSU President And Governor Very Concerned
Air quality east of the Cascade Mountains has deteriorated as wildfires burn across Washington and Oregon. In Southern Oregon, the air is hazardous. In Central Washington, air quality is unhealthy for everyone. Continue Reading Breathing Wildfire Smoke Every Summer Could Have Long-Term Health Consequences
One hundred large fires are burning in 12 states across the West — but just five of them have been contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Continue Reading ‘The Thing I Dread The Most Is Not Knowing’: At Least 24 Dead In West Coast Wildfires
With at least two dozen Oregon dairies threatened by raging wildfires, farmers are grappling with the delicate task of moving them to safer ground — or staying put. Continue Reading Milk-Shaken: Moving Northwest Dairy Cows Out Of Wildfire Danger Is Not Fun
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