If you were unaware the Apple Cup was even happening this year, then you’re probably not alone. After all, the Pac-12 football season was canceled. Then it was back, three weeks ago, with a shortened 6-game season and safety protocols. Those required canceling games if a team couldn’t field a minimum number of 53 scholarship players. Continue Reading Annual Apple Cup Rivalry Game Between UW And WSU Canceled Due To Positive COVID-19 Tests
On Friday alone, there were 195,000 new confirmed cases of the virus and 1,878 deaths. The U.S. has been adding 1 million cases every six days. Continue Reading U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, Adding 2 Million In Under 2 Weeks
New case numbers peaked again, for the seventh consecutive week. Deaths hit another weekly peak. And on Tuesday — the same day Idaho reported single-day peaks in cases and deaths — 404 Idahoans were hospitalized with COVID-19. That too was a single-day peak. Continue Reading The Week In Idaho’s COVID-19 Situation: Record Cases And Deaths, Again
You’ve seen the movies: Navy SEALs slowly emerge from the water and walk up a beach. In real life, the Navy is hoping to conduct special operations training exercises at 28 Washington State Parks. But many park users say it ups the “creepiness” factor. Continue Reading Navy Seeks More SEAL Training Areas In Washington By Sea, Air, Land…And State Parks
Several big farm groups, traditionally hostile to environmental regulations, are now working with environmental advocates in support of farmer-friendly actions to reduce carbon emissions. Continue Reading Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendations one week before the holiday, advising that Americans be careful amid an explosion in the spread of the coronavirus. Continue Reading CDC Strongly Recommends Against Traveling For Thanksgiving
The board that governs Idaho’s Panhandle Health District has approved a mask mandate for all five counties of north Idaho. The board had approved a previous mandate for Kootenai County only on July 23, then rescinded it on Oct. 23. Continue Reading Reversing Course, Health Board For 5-County Idaho Panhandle Region Institutes Mask Mandate
Even in a county that generally supports Democrats for governor and president, Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers won. In fact, she got more votes in Whitman County than Jay Inslee did for governor. Continue Reading Incumbent’s Advantage: Why Whitman County Votes For Biden And Inslee, But GOP For Congress
Medical advances have reduced the infection fatality rate in the U.S. But experts warn that indoor gatherings, cold temperatures and pandemic fatigue augur dark months ahead. Continue Reading U.S. Reaches 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths: A Long Winter Is Coming As Pandemic Fatigue Sets In
Environmental groups and the Washington dairy industry are unhappy with a state permit that regulates pollutants. The groups made their cases before a state appeals court this week. In 2017, the Washington Department of Ecology issued what’s known as a discharge permit for large dairies or other concentrated animal feeding operations. Continue Reading Environmental Groups And Dairy Farmers Unhappy With State’s Regulation In Central Washington
Lewiston resident Lilienne Shore Kilgore-Brown actively takes part in protests now. So did her grandmother Susan Kilgore in the 1970s. On StoryCorps Northwest, Susan tells Lilienne what she was protesting and what she learned from those experiences. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: A Grandmother And Granddaughter Share Why They Protest
The most recent extension of the U.S.-Canada border closure expires this Friday, November 21, but no one expects the restrictions to be lifted then. First implemented in March, the closure of the land and sea border to nonessential crossings have been extended monthly by mutual agreement between Ottawa and the Trump administration. Continue Reading U.S.-Canada Border Closure Likely To Be ‘With Us For Awhile’ As Pandemic Persists
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