Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that Whitman, Pierce and Cowlitz counties would be affected. It comes after Inslee changed the criteria last Friday, saying counties had to fail two key metrics in order to revert backward. Continue Reading Whitman, Pierce, Cowlitz Counties Moved Back To Phase 2 In Washington’s COVID Reopening Plan
The son-in-law of the Washington State Patrol chief resigned as a trooper after investigations into allegations of on-the-job sex and sexual assault. He is now fighting to keep his badge, testing the state’s narrow law for decertifying police. Continue Reading A Washington State Patrol Trooper Accused Of Sexual Assault On Duty Is Fighting To Keep His Badge
Some infrastructure concerns go far less discussed than others including, notably, the issue of wastewater and sanitation. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the country’s wastewater treatment plants are functioning at an average of “81 percent of their design capacities,” and 15 percent have “reached or exceeded” that capacity. Drinking water service disruptions and flooding from sewer backups and other infrastructure failures cost U.S. households $2 billion in 2019. Continue Reading Wastewater Is The Infrastructure Crisis ‘People Don’t Want To Talk About’
Peter Lancaster has always had a love for rabbits. But when he first saw a pygmy rabbit – perhaps what would become the most influential animal throughout his life – he didn’t know what it was. That began years of work to try and save the species, now endangered in Washington. Continue Reading Hoping For Hopping: How A Tiny Rabbit United Friends And Conservation In Central Washington
The space agency NASA has chosen a small Tillamook-based aerospace company to design and test robotic balloons for future scientific exploration of Venus. Near Space Corporation is working on the Venus project with some of the same NASA team members currently managing an historic helicopter drone flight on Mars. Continue Reading Robotic Balloons To Explore Venus? This Northwest Company Is Working On It
This hour-long special of StoryCorps Northwest highlights some of the moving and inspiring stories from friends and neighbors in the Inland Northwest. Continue Reading Collecting Stories Together, In A Year Spent Apart: A StoryCorps Northwest Special
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that counties now must fail in two metrics to be moved back a phase in their reopening. The governor says the state won’t act unless counties have both a high hospitalization and case rate. Continue Reading Governor Says Washington Counties Now Must Fail In 2 Metrics To Be Moved Back A Phase
Lowering the amount of carbon that comes out of your tailpipe has become a quest for some Washington lawmakers. Now, new standards that would promote biofuels over gasoline are closer to becoming law than ever before. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Move Closer To Passing Clean Fuels Bill; Opponents Say It’s Too Costly
The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon’s workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed 1,798 votes against unionizing and 738 votes in favor of the union. Continue Reading It’s A No: Hopes For Amazon’s First Unionized Warehouse Go Unfulfilled In Historic Election
The rehearsal of the Skagit Valley Chorale, a community choir made up mostly of retirees and not associated with the church where they practiced, happened two weeks before Gov. Jay Inslee shut down the state. The choir had taken the precautions known at the time, such as distancing themselves and sanitizing. But someone had the virus. Continue Reading Family Finds Closure, A Year After Infamous COVID-19 Superspreader At Washington Choir Practice
Investigation Reveals Nearly 200 Washington Police Officers With Credibility Issues Are Still Working
A Crosscut investigation found at least 183 police officers flagged for issues such as dishonesty, bias and excessive force remain in law enforcement. Continue Reading Investigation Reveals Nearly 200 Washington Police Officers With Credibility Issues Are Still Working
A recent NPR/Marist poll found that one in four Americans said they would refuse a coronavirus vaccine outright if offered. Another 5% are “undecided” about whether they would get the shot. Although the numbers were highest for Republican men and residents of rural areas, there were still a significant number of people across all ages and demographic groups who claim they will say “no.” Continue Reading Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn
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