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Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks at a Boise rally on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, when she announced her run for Idaho Gov. CREDIT: Sami Edge/Idaho EdNews

Janice McGeachin, Idaho’s 2nd In Command, Announces Bid For Governor, Setting Tight GOP Primary

Ending months of speculation, Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin officially entered the governor’s race Wednesday. McGeachin’s entry into the gubernatorial race sets up a potential showdown, and clash of ideologies, in the May 2022 GOP primary. Continue Reading Janice McGeachin, Idaho’s 2nd In Command, Announces Bid For Governor, Setting Tight GOP Primary

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The cleanup of toxic debris has been slowed in Malden Wash. after former President Trump held up aid as part of a political dispute with the state's Democratic governor. Kirk Siegler/NPR

Federal Aid Arrived For Devastated Washington Town. It May Not Be Enough For This Fire Season

Last year, former President Trump refused to approve a routine disaster declaration for Malden because he was feuding with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat. So that federal aid didn’t start arriving until after President Biden took office and he finally signed the order. Continue Reading Federal Aid Arrived For Devastated Washington Town. It May Not Be Enough For This Fire Season

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a suite of police accountability bills Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at a bill signing ceremony in Tacoma. CREDIT: Kari Plog/KNKX

Flanked By Families, Washington Governor Signs A Dozen Police Reform Bills Into Law

Calling it a “moral mandate,” Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed into law a dozen bills that backers hope will improve policing in Washington, reduce the use of deadly force and ensure that when deadly encounters do occur the investigations are thorough and independent. Continue Reading Flanked By Families, Washington Governor Signs A Dozen Police Reform Bills Into Law

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File photo, March 2, 2020: Farmer Ben DuVal with his wife, Erika, and their daughters, Hannah, third from left, and Helena, fourth from left, stand near a canal for collecting run-off water near their property in Tulelake, Calif. Federal officials announced in April 2021 that farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project spanning the Oregon-California border will get 8% of the deliveries they need amid a severe drought. CREDIT: Gillian Flaccus/AP

A Dangerous Fire Season Is Looming As The Drought-Stricken West Heads Toward Water Crisis

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region. Reservoirs are being drawn down, river levels are dropping and soils are drying out. Continue Reading A Dangerous Fire Season Is Looming As The Drought-Stricken West Heads Toward Water Crisis

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A discarded disposable face mask on a storm sewer grate along with other detritus on Penn Ave in West Reading September 14, 2020. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

Confused By CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance? Here’s What We’ve Learned

The shift in guidance was a dramatic reversal from the country’s top public health agency, which has been criticized for being too conservative (and convoluted) in its earlier guidelines for those who are vaccinated. The latest changes have left a lot of people with a lot of questions, which NPR’s science, health and education reporters are here to answer. Continue Reading Confused By CDC’s Latest Mask Guidance? Here’s What We’ve Learned

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