The agency now says contacts of people with COVID-19 don’t necessarily need to get tested. Public health experts say less testing of potential carriers could lead to more spread of the disease. Continue Reading Experts Fear CDC’s Changed Guidelines Could Lead To Less COVID-19 Testing
The incident follows another on Monday when angry protesters forced their way into the Idaho House gallery that had limited seating because of the coronavirus pandemic, the window of a glass door getting shattered as protesters jostled with police. Protesters were ultimately let in when Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke stepped in, seeking to avoid violence. Continue Reading Anti-Government Activist Ammon Bundy Arrested At Idaho Statehouse For 2nd Time In 2 Days
Marilyn Strickland, the former mayor of Tacoma, and Beth Doglio, a state representative from Olympia, are competing to represent the 10th Congressional District, which includes nearly all of Thurston County, most of Pierce County and part of Mason County. Continue Reading Washington’s 10th Congressional District Race Features Two Democrats. What Separates Them?
Over the past week, thousands of lightning strikes have sparked more than a dozen large wildfires in Oregon. For example, five fires are burning around the Warm Springs Reservation. Continue Reading Lightning Sparks Dozens Of Large Oregon Wildfires
Large crowds of protesters and onlookers descended on the Statehouse Monday as legislators convened for a rare special session. The House and Senate met in person to address three issues that Gov. Brad Little outlined when he called the special session, which is officially referred to as an extraordinary session. Continue Reading Large Crowds, Protesters Turn Out For Opening Day Of Idaho’s Special Legislative Session
Crews have fought fire with fire to help secure the containment lines. One method you may not have heard of uses ping pong balls and helicopters. They’re officially called PSDs, or plastic spherical devices. Continue Reading Crews Look Toward Containment For Palmer Fire, Using ‘Ping Pong Balls’ To Fight Fire With Fire
The agency serves areas where private carriers won’t go. And in those remote communities, which helped elect the president, the Postal Service can be seen as a lifeline as well as a human connection. Continue Reading Why Rural America Is Pushing Back Against Post Office Cuts
Toward the end of the roll call, Trump made a surprise visit to address the delegates from the convention hall in Charlotte. He appeared right after the Florida delegation cast its votes — a symbolic nod to President Trump’s primary residence and an important battleground in 2020. Continue Reading GOP Delegates Officially Nominate Donald Trump As He Makes Surprise In-Person Visit To Convention
The fire grew fast when it first started Tuesday, Aug. 18, quickly becoming the top priority in the state. Fire managers said Sunday night they were really pleased with the progress. Crews did burnout operations over the weekend, a method of basically fighting fire with fire. Continue Reading Crews Optimistic For Getting Upper Hand In Palmer Fire; Nearby Camera Lookout Assists The Fight
A study released this week points to two passengers infected on a four-hour-plus flight. But there hasn’t been a lot of documentation of transmission on planes. So how risky is flying? Continue Reading Coronavirus FAQ: So Do Lots Of People Get COVID-19 From Flying?
Washington state has laws in place to prevent that. And the state, which has been all-vote-by-mail since 2011, has a decade of experience with ballot boxes that counters the president’s claims. Continue Reading Security And Ballot Drop Boxes In Washington: How It Works
Conservationists are “cautiously optimistic” after discovering a mother wolverine and her kits at Mount Rainier National Park. It’s the first time a family of wolverines has called the park home in more than 100 years. Continue Reading ‘It’s Just So Fantastic’: Wolverine Family Seen At Mount Rainier, No Signs Yet Of Cyclops Or Beast
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