In the past year, and throughout history, narratives surrounding Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been rife with violence, hardship and grief. Yet they are so much more than their experiences of suffering — beyond tales of war and isolation, there is joy, confusion, anger and relief. Continue Reading Engaging With Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Reading List
A wide-ranging proposal to save wild salmon by removing the four Lower Snake River dams may be dead in the water. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray say any proposal for the controversial dams needs a “science-based,” “community-driven” approach. Continue Reading One Idea To Remove Snake River Dams May Be Dead In The Water. Inslee And Murray Oppose It
U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as possible this year as severe drought tightens its grip across the West and sets the stage for another destructive summer of blazes. Continue Reading Fire Managers Aim To Douse Western Wildfires Fast, In A Year Expected To Be Bad
The University of Idaho has partnered with the STEM Action Center to offer training sessions over the summer to high school teachers, which will allow them to teach CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving, and CYB 110: Cybersecurity and Privacy for dual credit. Continue Reading University Of Idaho Training Teachers To Provide Dual-Credit Cybersecurity Course
Washington authorities said Thursday all schools in the state must provide full-time, in-person education for students for the 2021-22 school year and that students and staff will still be required to wear masks. Continue Reading State Says All Washington Public Schools Must Open In Full For Fall, With Masks Required
Washington is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30, and a full reopening could happen even sooner if 70% or more of residents ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of vaccine by then, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. Continue Reading Governor Says Washington Is On Track To Fully Reopen By June 30, Mask Requirements Change
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small. The announcement marks a major milestone in the effort to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Continue Reading CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, With Some Exceptions
The longest ever Idaho legislative session has been filled with unusual events and ended in uncharted ground shortly before midnight Wednesday. The Idaho Senate voted to officially adjourn while the House voted to recess up to Dec. 31. Continue Reading Unusual Idaho Legislative Session Ends – Kind Of – In Unchartered Territory
Openly carrying guns and other weapons are now prohibited at the Washington state Capitol and public protests statewide, under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Continue Reading Governor Signs Bill To Ban Open Carry Of Guns On Capitol Grounds And Public Protests Statewide
The company Gameloft tackled the redesign of Oregon Trail for Apple Arcade just in time for the increase in worldwide play because of the pandemic. Its target audience: the now-40-year-olds and their kids. And more Native American players. Continue Reading Remaking Oregon Trail Video Game With An Eye Toward More Accurate Native American Depictions
Similar to the national trends, the patients being hospitalized in Washington are now overwhelmingly young and middle-aged adults — not older Americans who are mostly vaccinated at this point. Continue Reading 4th Wave Of COVID Hospitalizations Hits Washington, With Rural Areas A Focus For Vaccines
Under Washington’s new Mental Health Sentencing Alternative, judges will have the option to sentence a person to community supervision and treatment in lieu of prison. Continue Reading Alternative To Prison Will Be Allowed In Washington For Some People With Mental Illness
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