People would be prohibited from openly carrying guns and other weapons at the Capitol and surrounding grounds and at or near permitted public demonstrations across the state under a measure approved Tuesday by the Washington Legislature. Continue Reading Governor Jay Inslee Expected To Sign Bill Banning Open Carry At Washington Capitol
The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using, or attempting to use, excessive force. Continue Reading Washington Legislature Approves Duty To Intervene Police Bill On Day Of Derek Chauvin Verdict
In another sign of the rebound in travel, Amtrak and the state transportation departments of Oregon and Washington announced plans to restore a good chunk of the passenger train service that was curtailed due to low ridership in the pandemic. Continue Reading Pandemic-Curtailed Amtrak Service To Be Partially Restored Next Month For Northwest Routes
Nearly a year after the Washington Legislature voted to legalize sports betting, terms have been agreed for the first sportsbook to open. It will be inside one of the two Tulalip tribal casinos alongside Interstate 5 north of Everett. Continue Reading Legal Sports Betting Comes To Washington In Deal With Tulalip Tribe
Seven cattle have been found mutilated over the last three months in Crook County and the sheriff’s office is actively investigating and hoping for a break in the case. This follows several recent cases in the past few years in rural Oregon. Continue Reading Mysterious Northwest Cattle Mutilations Crop Up Again, This Time With 7 Dead In Central Oregon
The Boise Police Department is investigating a rape allegation made against an Idaho lawmaker. A police spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the department has an open investigation into the allegations made by a legislative staffer against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican from Lewiston. Continue Reading Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger From Lewiston
After a year of grim milestones, Sunday marked a hopeful statistic in America’s fight against the coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of all American adults have now gotten at least one vaccine dose. Continue Reading More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
The 500-student Lapwai School District takes an all-bases-covered approach to student well-being, including leveraging partnerships with the Nez Perce tribe and local community to address youth mental health. The small North Idaho district is among only nine rural districts in the state to provide four key behavioral health supports for all of its students, according to an Idaho Education News review of State Department of Education data. Continue Reading On Nez Perce Reservation, Lapwai Addresses Mental Health By Understanding Kids’ Culture
The Indian Health Service has been lauded for the success of its vaccination campaign. But not every Native American got to be part of that. Tribes that aren’t recognized by the U.S. government have received none of the resources directed to Indian Country to help them survive the pandemic. Continue Reading Unrecognized Tribes Like The Chinook In SW Washington Struggle Without Federal Help In Pandemic
Next week, President Biden will announce a number that could shape the rest of his presidency: a new goal to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement marks the country’s renewed commitment to the Paris accord, the international climate change agreement that former President Trump withdrew from. Continue Reading How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030
In a converted 107-year-old former bank building in Centralia’s quaint downtown, Praxis Laboratory tested pot from growers across the state. Small samples of marijuana flowers would arrive in baggies. Maybe 4 grams or so from every few square feet of leafy canopy. Continue Reading Centralia Pot Testing Lab May Be First In Washington To Lose Its License
Learn how sheep ranchers in the late-nineteenth century in Eastern Oregon were already a part of complex agricultural and industrial systems that provided food, clothing and commodities to markets across the U.S. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: Sheep, Ranching And The Beginning Of Industrial Agriculture In The Northwest
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