So much for the best laid plans for Washington’s 2022 legislative session. The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 has upended what was supposed to be a mostly in-person start to the 60-day session, at least in the House of Representatives. Continue Reading Omicron Scrambles Plans For Start Of Washington’s Legislative Session
Trying to eat less meat? Make sure your meat-free meals are just as satisfying by seasoning your vegetables with the same spices you use to cook meat. It will carry some of that flavor over. Continue Reading 22 Tips For 2022: If You Want To Eat Less Meat, Spice Is Key
The year 2021 isn’t even over, yet Oregon and Washington have already smashed their previous records for total annual deaths. Those records were just set last year. The coronavirus pandemic is only one piece of the explanation. Continue Reading Here’s Something Depressing For The Holidays: States Set New Record For Total Annual Deaths In 2021
Climate change is forcing creative water storage options in the Yakima River Basin to ensure enough water for fish, cities and farmers.
Two surveys about breaching the Snake River dams show opposing results. Continue Reading New Survey Shows Support For Snake River Dams, In Contrast To Earlier Survey
Benton County recently published their 2021 Annual Report on Homelessness. Lack of affordable housing is listed as a major factor for the growing problem. So where do people go when they can’t afford a home or rent? Living in their cars or RVs Continue Reading Living On Wheels And Looking For Safe Parking
For the second time, Washington lawmakers are suing Gov. Jay Inslee over his use of the veto pen. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Thurston County Superior Court, the Legislature asserts Inslee exceeded his veto power earlier this year when he line-item vetoed parts of the state transportation budget and eliminated a subsection of a low carbon fuels bill. Continue Reading Once Again, Washington Lawmakers Sue Inslee Over Vetoes
In February 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the State’s felony drug possession statute was unconstitutional. This decision, known as State v. Blake, has far-reaching impacts that affect anyone previously convicted of simple possession of a controlled substance. Continue Reading Clear Your Record Of Simple Possession? Not That Easy But You Should Try
Longtime Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen, a Whatcom County Republican, has died following a COVID-19 diagnosis while traveling in El Salvador last month. Continue Reading Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen Dead At 52; Follows COVID Diagnosis
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic leaders in the Legislature announced Friday a delay in the collection of a payroll tax to pay for a new long-term care insurance benefit for workers. Continue Reading Inslee Orders Delay In Collection Of New Long-Term Care Tax From Workers
Recent atmospheric research may help Northwest forest managers better prepare for wildfires. Continue Reading How Melting Sea Ice Increases Wildfire Risk In The Northwest
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