It’s not often that you’ll read an obituary for a tree. Or that a dead tree gets a memorial service of sorts. But then there aren’t many like Vancouver, Washington’s “Old Apple Tree.” Continue Reading Matriarch Of Northwest Apple Industry Passes Away At Age…194? Yeah, That’s Correct
A study out Monday found that Hispanic and nonwhite workers made up 73% of cases associated with workplace outbreaks in certain industries, despite representing 24% of the workforce in those sectors. Continue Reading CDC Study Finds Latinx Employees Hit Disproportionately Hard By Workplace Outbreaks
Washington state has killed the last two known wolves in the so-called Wedge pack in Stevens County, which had been preying on livestock, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday. Continue Reading State Wildlife Agency Kills Final Two Wolves In Northeastern Washington Wedge Pack
Some schools across the country are under pressure to reopen for in-person classes, even in states like Idaho where coronavirus cases continue to rise out of control. Continue Reading Rural Schools In Idaho (And All Over) Struggle With Road Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus
Experts look into a new study that claims wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all. And they discuss other face coverings such as goggles and plastic face shields. Continue Reading How Should I Cover My Face? A Deeper Look Into Neck Gaiters And Face Shields
The nominee, William Perry Pendley, has been leading the agency since last August through a series of controversial continued appointment extensions. Prior to coming to Washington D.C., the Wyoming native had spent much of his career at the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation challenging the very agency he now leads. Continue Reading President Trump To Withdraw Polarizing Nominee To Lead Bureau Of Land Management
Washington’s all vote-by-mail Aug. 4 primary is in the books, with final results certified soon. And it revealed some noteworthy trends. Republican Loren Culp will be Gov. Jay Inslee’s opponent on the November ballot as Inslee seeks a rare third term. Continue Reading Uniquely NW News: Reviewing Trends To Watch From Washington State’s 2020 Primary Election
In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited “To Kill a Mockingbird” in so doing. Continue Reading Eagles And Mockingbirds Catch A Break As Judge Strikes Down Federal Migratory Bird Opinion
The Ferry County sheriff is asking for $138,000 to cover the costs of filling in for Republic Police Chief Loren Culp while he campaigns for governor. The sheriff’s office is located in Republic, a town of about 1,100 people, but Republic has its own police force. Culp is the chief and only member of the force. Continue Reading As Loren Culp Campaigns For Governor, Ferry County Asks Republic To Pay The Bill For His Absence
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act late Wednesday night in response to the fire, which was burning about 500 acres at the time in the Mosier Creek area of the Columbia River Gorge, between Hood River and The Dalles. Continue Reading Growing Human-Caused Wildfire Threatens Homes In Columbia River Gorge
In an interview with WebMD, CDC Director Robert Redfield warned of the dual threat of the coronavirus and flu season. He urged Americans to follow COVID-19 health guidance and get the flu vaccine. Continue Reading CDC Director Robert Redfield Warns This Fall Could Be The Worst Ever For Public Health
Many of the county’s cases have spread in the small town of Brewster, where there is a large tree-fruit growing, packing and shipping industry. According to public health officials, there have been 885 positive cases in Okanogan County –– 518 in Brewster. Continue Reading Governor Visits Brewster As Farmworker COVID Cases Spike In Okanogan County
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