Washington is getting a new drug possession and addiction treatment law, after the state legislature approved a final deal during its one-day special session Tuesday. But many lawmakers call it a hard compromise that represents just one step toward tackling the state’s drug crisis. Continue Reading Washington leaders call new drug law ‘imperfect’ solution to overdose crisis
When you go to the doctor, it’s likely they aren’t the first medical professional you’ll see in the office. That’s because nurses account for the largest group of health care professionals. During National Nurses Week, health reporter Rachel Sun spoke with current and retired nurses about their careers and perspectives on the future of the profession. Continue Reading ‘We used to be the doctor’s handmaiden’: Nurses share perspectives on career, future
The Washington State Legislature is reconvening Tuesday, as lawmakers aim to finalize new drug possession penalties and addiction treatment resources in the state. Continue Reading Gov. Inslee signs new drug possession law after special legislative session
Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022, appears at a hearing in Latah County District Court, on Jan. 5, 2023, in Moscow,… Continue Reading Bryan Kohberger indicted on murder charges, arraignment set for Monday
Los miembros del sindicato de profesores del Yakima Valley Community College no tienen confianza en la presidenta de la institución Linda Kaminski. Los líderes sindicales afirman que la administración no rinde cuentas ni atiende sus quejas. Pero los representantes de la universidad dicen que se han celebrado reuniones con el profesorado y que están trabajando para responder a sus preguntas. Continue Reading Sindicato de profesores de YVC exige transparencia
Yakima Valley College faculty union members voted no confidence in college president Linda Kaminski. Union leaders say the administration has become unaccountable and is not addressing their complaints. But, college representatives say meetings with faculty have taken place, and they are working to answer their questions. Continue Reading YVC faculty union demands transparency
For a few years now, aviation enthusiasts have teased the idea of a Jetsons-style future in which small electric aircraft whisk us to work or across the state and region. That future is not here yet, though a handful of companies, including one based in the Pacific Northwest, are trying to get a head start on the future of flying using conventional planes. Continue Reading Pacific Northwest startup wants to expand private flying beyond the ultra-rich
Washington State employees will no longer be required to get a COVID-19 vaccination in order to keep their jobs. Continue Reading Washington ends COVID-19 vaccine requirements for state employees
En una conferencia de prensa realizada en el Seattle Indian Health Board, dirigentes tribales, familiares de personas desaparecidas y la senadora estadounidense Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) afirmaron que se necesitan más recursos federales para abordar la crisis de las personas indígenas desaparecidas y asesinadas en el estado de Washington. La conferencia tuvo lugar el 5 de mayo, Día Nacional de Concientización sobre Personas Indígenas Desaparecidas o Asesinadas (MMIP). Continue Reading Cantwell dice que Washington necesita más recursos para enfrentar crisis de MMIP
Two Tacoma groups have filed a joint-appeal against the city’s recent decision to issue a land-use permit for a highly controversial warehouse in South Tacoma.
The South Tacoma Neighborhood Council and 350 Tacoma, a grassroots environmental organization, filed the appeal on May 5. Earthjustice, a non-profit, environmental law organization, is representing the groups.
Continue Reading Tacoma residents appeal permit decision for Bridge Industrial warehouse
Tribal leaders, family members, and Democrat U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington asked President Biden for more federal resources to address the missing and murdered indigenous women and people crisis in Washington. Continue Reading Cantwell says Washington needs more resources to address MMIP crisis
Oregon nonprofit Wallowa Land Trust gave 30 acres of undeveloped land near Wallowa Lake to the Nez Perce Tribe. (Credit: David Jensen) Listen (Runtime 00:53) Read Wildlife will have easier… Continue Reading Oregon nonprofit returns Wallowa land to Nez Perce Tribe
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