The biggest model railroad club in the Northwest has hand-built everything from Union Station to Multnomah Falls in meticulous detail — with the occasional whimsical flourish (we see you, Bigfoot). Continue Reading Honey, I Shrunk The Gorge! Model Railroad Re-Creates Iconic Region
Issues of sexual harassment raised in the #MeToo era have trickled their way through just about every part of Washington state — from business, to government, and now possibly schools as state lawmakers flag consent as the cornerstone of a mandatory sex-education proposal. Continue Reading #MeToo Lessons Spur Mandatory Sex-Education Proposal In Washington
The chemicals, which are linked to health problems, have contaminated drinking water and soil in many parts of the United States. Critics say the EPA is not acting fast enough to limit them. Continue Reading EPA Says It Plans To Limit Toxic PFAS Chemicals, But Not Soon Enough For Critics
Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation into law Thursday aimed at reducing the number of opioid deaths in the state by making naloxone overdose reversal medication more available. Continue Reading New Idaho Law to Make Overdose Reversal Drug More Available
North Town Coffeehouse in Yakima has it all. Great espresso, great ambience and great wifi. It also has a constant line of wedding ceremonies — over 370 last year.
Continue Reading A Whole Latte Love At This Yakima Train Station Turned Coffeehouse
If a custom license plate or a college-themed plate isn’t good enough for your car, a startup has the latest in automotive accessories: a digital license plate. Continue Reading Digital License Plates May Be Coming Soon To A Road Near You
The U.S. Senate Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands bill, with measures meant to protect lands across the country. It’s expected to have a big impact on Washington’s lands, rivers and more. Continue Reading Sweeping Public Lands Bill Would Protect Washington Lands, Waters
Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, marks the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. And school safety is high on the legislative agenda in Washington state this year. There are bills for more police officers and mental health staff in schools, and to help schools better prepare for emergencies. Continue Reading School Shootings Are Rare, But Threats And Lockdowns Are Not. Families Say That Takes A Toll
Giving medication — and getting the dose right — can be more challenging than you might think. A recent industry-sponsored survey suggests most parents aren’t as vigilant as they need to be when it comes to measuring. Continue Reading Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky
With the threat of right-wing violence on the rise, some activists on the left are taking a page out of the 1960s civil rights movement: armed self-defense. Continue Reading ‘What If They Want You Dead?’ Bearing Arms For Self-Defense From The Political Left
As the clock ticks towards a Friday deadline to avert another partial government shutdown, a new stumbling block has emerged in talks between Congressional Democrats and the White House: Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds. Continue Reading ICE Detention Beds New Stumbling Block In Efforts To Prevent Another Shutdown
Ethan Lindenberger is 18 years old, but had never received vaccines for diseases like hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, or the chickenpox. Lindenberger’s mother, Jill Wheeler, is anti-vaccine. He said she has been influenced by online misinformation, such as a debunked study that claimed certain vaccines were linked with autism, or a theory that vaccines cause brain damage. Continue Reading ‘God Knows How I’m Still Alive.’ A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated, Questioning Mother’s Judgment
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