Bighorn sheep in central Washington could be in danger if domestic sheep continue to graze nearby. That’s the concern from two groups suing the U.S. Forest Service. Domestic sheep or goats can pass a deadly bacteria to bighorns. Continue Reading Northwest Bighorn Sheep Could Be In Big Danger — From Close Contact And Respiratory Infection
Because of disruptions wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, majority Democrats in the Washington House have been asked to restrain themselves and introduce no more than seven bills each during the 2021 legislative session — and then only bills that “are urgently needed.” Continue Reading Washington House Democrats Told To Limit Their Bill Introductions In 2021 Session Due To COVID
A new report offers the clearest picture yet of pandemic learning loss among U.S. students. But researchers warn that many of the nation’s most vulnerable children aren’t represented in the new data. Continue Reading New Report Offers Clearest Picture Yet Of Pandemic Impact On Student Learning
In this episode of ‘Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,’ poet and professor Ross Gay discusses ways to recognize and incorporate tenderness into your life. Ramella and Gay cover everything from the benefits of gardening to why he doesn’t often give advice. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 7: Ross Gay On Tenderness And Finding Delight
The county health department said Monday night that North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket has recorded 11 deaths. That number includes 32 total residents who have contracted COVID-19. Health officials did not disclose a time frame for the cases and deaths. Two staff members there are hospitalized, according to the health department. Continue Reading Care Facility In Small Okanogan County Town Of Tonasket Reports 12 Deaths In COVID Outbreak
The smartphone app sends you an alert if you’ve had close contact with another user who later tests positive for the coronavirus. The Washington State Department of Health and governor are hoping that at least 15 percent of Washingtonians voluntarily activate the COVID-19 exposure notification tool. Gov. Jay Inslee said even a low level of participation could reduce infections and save lives. Continue Reading Washington Launches Statewide COVID-19 Exposure App For Phones. But You Need To Turn It On
Justices expressed doubts about a plan to cut undocumented immigrants from a key census count — one that would exclude them for purposes of drawing new congressional districts. Continue Reading Supreme Court Weighs President’s Plan To Cut Undocumented Immigrants From Census Count
On Tuesday, Boise State will host a national digital summit for Project Launchpad — an effort to support students who are struggling during the pandemic. Continue Reading National Summit Hosted By Idaho University Leaders To Focus On COVID-Caused Student Struggles
More than 91,500 people were hospitalized with the virus on Saturday, with 18,000 in intensive care units. That’s according to data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project, which collects and analyzes data from across the United States. Over 6,000 patients were on ventilators. Continue Reading Dr. Fauci Warns Of ‘Surge Upon A Surge’ As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Yet Another High
Washington’s plan, devised by the state Department of Health, will be implemented by a 25-person Vaccine Planning and Coordination Team consisting of employees from within the department, sourcing from the Offices of Immunization and Child Profile, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Promotion and Education and others. Continue Reading States Are Preparing To Distribute A Coming COVID Vaccine. Here’s How Washington Is Preparing
“In this year of, well, exceptions, we’ve been handed an unprecedented level of damage to our wildlife mitigation program,” a Washington state wildlife biologist recently told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Continue Reading We Can See Clearly Now The Smoke Is Gone: 2020 Fires Greatly Affected Northwest Wildlife Habitat
Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they’re having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors’ ability to save lives. Continue Reading From Idaho To South Dakota, Some Hospitals Face Tough Decisions In Caring For Floods Of Patients
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