In this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” author Ryka Aoki shares how growing up in the U.S., she had a hard time seeing what happens on a societal level, but still wants it to be better, as well as her personal experiences as a transgender woman. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 10: Ryka Aoki On Culture, Transphobia And Giving It Your Best
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is remembering Thomas’ May 24, 1985 death this week as part of its Centennial Commemoration. Beginning last September, the agency launched a year-long effort to honor all 31 officers who have died in the line of duty since the agency was founded in 1921. Continue Reading Killed In The Line Of Duty, Washington State Patrol Remembers Glenda Thomas 36 Years Later
Hesitancy to get vaccinated against the coronavirus has justifiably drawn considerable attention because some counties and neighborhoods are lagging far behind in the campaign to stamp out COVID-19. Less often do you hear about the COVID-19 vaccination overachievers. In recent weeks, pockets of the Pacific Northwest have exceeded the threshold for community immunity. Continue Reading Community Immunity Is In Reach For Some Northwest Cities And Counties, Further Away For Others
Help for Washington renters and homeowners is on the way as the state’s eviction moratorium is set to expire June 30. Continue Reading With New State Laws Passed, More Help Is On The Way For Washington Renters And Homeowners
Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is running to be Idaho’s next governor, according to documents filed Friday with the Secretary of State’s office. Continue Reading Ammon Bundy, Leader In Anti-Government Movement, Running For Idaho Governor In GOP Primary
An online lending platform called Kabbage sent 378 pandemic loans worth $7 million to fake companies (mostly farms) with names like “Deely Nuts” and “Beefy King.” Continue Reading Hundreds Of PPP Loans For Pandemic Business Relief Went To Fake Farms In Absurd Places
A secret cache of clean energy is lurking in sewers, and there are growing efforts to put it to work in the battle against climate change. Continue Reading How Your Hot Showers And Toilet Flushes Can Help The Climate
Mysti Meiers and Danielle Kleist say they don’t define themselves as Asian Americans first, but as human beings. And that’s how they wish the rest of us would see them. Continue Reading Two Asian American Friends In The Tri-Cities Reflect On Navigating How They’re Treated
The United States and Canadian governments confirmed Thursday that pandemic border crossing restrictions will continue for at least another month to June 21. This is the fourteenth month-by-month extension of the closure of the northern border to nonessential crossings. The lengthy closure has been especially wearing on Point Roberts, a community in northwestern Washington state that is cut off from the U.S. mainland by the Canadian border. Continue Reading Ongoing Border Closure Makes Washington Enclave Of Point Roberts ‘Stir Crazy’
The lawsuit by the Opportunity for All Coalition (OFAC), which successfully fought Seattle’s high-earners income tax in 2017, was filed Thursday in Douglas County Superior Court. The plaintiffs include business owners and farmers who would potentially be subject to the new tax, as well as the Washington Farm Bureau. Continue Reading 2nd Lawsuit Filed Seeking To Overturn Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax
Scientists in Idaho this summer plan to remove the 62,000-pound stainless steel lid on one of the world’s most powerful nuclear test reactors for a rare internal overhaul. Continue Reading Powerful U.S. Nuclear Test Reactor In Idaho Is Getting A Rare Major Overhaul
As more states shed their universal mask mandates for those who are vaccinated, many Americans are weighing how much faith to put in the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in the integrity of their unvaccinated peers, who are supposed to follow the rules and keep wearing masks. Continue Reading Even With No-Mask Guidance, Some Places Like Washington’s King County Aren’t Ready To Let Go
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