In focus groups for the U.S. census, some participants identified the citizenship question as a significant reason why they would avoid taking part in the head count. Continue Reading Citizenship Question May Be ‘Major Barrier’ To 2020 Census Participation
As Election Day nears, the voting data in Washington is looking more like a high-stakes, presidential year than a midterm election. Continue Reading Washington Voters Treating 2018 Midterms More Like A Presidential Election
Since last January’s Women’s March in Seattle, hundreds of Indigenous women have gathered in the Northwest to raise awareness of those who go missing, are abused or murdered. Now, demonstrations like this are also happening in Alaska’s largest city. Continue Reading Native Women Turn Up The Volume In Violence And Sexual Assault Conversations
Microplastics have been found in human stool samples from countries in many parts of the world, according to a small pilot study being presented this week at the 26th annual United European Gastroenterology conference in Vienna. Continue Reading Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement
Some Washington Latino-owned businesses say they were wrongly put on a list that claimed they were against I-1631, a state ballot initiative seeking to tax carbon emissions. Continue Reading Latino Businesses Caught In Between ‘No’ And ‘Yes’ Campaigns Of Washington Carbon Tax Measure
Starting early next year, you might see a hike in your favorite bottle of Northwest wine. Winemakers say that’s because the trade wars are driving up the cost of wine packaging.
Continue Reading Trade Wars Mean Glass, Screw Caps All Costing More For Northwest Wineries, And Likely Drinkers
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, Oct. 30 in a five-year-old case that questions the rights outlined in an 1855 treaty between the United States and Washington’s Yakama Nation. Yakama Tribal Chairman JoDe Goudy was denied entry to the court for wearing his traditional headdress. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Hears Yakama Nation Tax Case; Tribe’s Chairman Denied Entry Over Regalia
Tests performed at Washington State University have found that people smoked tobacco in the Pacific Northwest going back more than a thousand years ago. Continue Reading Testing Of Ancient Pipes Indicates Tobacco Was Around In Northwest 1,200+ Years Ago
The attack on Berni that September evening was the third serious patient-on-staff assault at Western State Hospital in a two-month period. In August, two other members of the nursing staff had been pushed to the floor and stomped by patients, according to press reports and hospital administrators. One of the nursing staff who was attacked appeared so bloody that a coworker thought she was dead. Continue Reading Western State Hospital Nurse Describes Violent Attack That Left Part Of Her Ear Missing
More than $25 million has poured into Washington state’s 8th Congressional District race, making it one of the most expensive U.S. House contest in the country. Continue Reading $25M Poured Into Washington’s Tight 8th Congressional District Race
Washington’s Snohomish County declared the opioid epidemic a life-threatening emergency. They use a multi-agency coordination group straight out of FEMA’s playbook to respond to the crisis. Continue Reading Washington’s Snohomish County Is Treating Opioid Addiction Like A Natural Disaster
Six years ago, Steven Gonzalez’s last name likely cost him votes in his first race for the Washington Supreme Court. He won nonetheless. Gonzalez is just one of three sitting Washington justices up for re-election this year. Justices Susan Owens and Sheryl Gordon McCloud are running unopposed after their opponents were bounced from the ballot because they were disbarred lawyers. Continue Reading ‘Deep State’ Or Deep Sixed? The Washington Supreme Court Race That’s Getting Buried
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