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$165,000 A Week For COVID Analysis? That’s How Much Washington State Has Paid A Consulting Firm

The June agreement is one of three, six-figure-a-week, no-bid contracts the state of Washington has entered into with McKinsey – one of the largest consulting firms in the world — in the midst of the pandemic, according to a review by the public media Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times. The nature and price of the contracts has raised questions about whether there were better, more cost effective ways to spend that money. Continue Reading $165,000 A Week For COVID Analysis? That’s How Much Washington State Has Paid A Consulting Firm

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Eduardo Castañeda-Díaz, the Democratic challenger in the race for Washington state House in the 13th Legislative District, leads a march down Mattawa’s main street July 29, 2020. CREDIT: Enrique Pérez de la Rosa/NWPB

Farmworker Safety Takes Center Stage In Race For Central Washington State House Seat

In the Columbia Basin, the Democratic challenger for Washington state’s 13th Legislative District house seat has focused his message on farmworker safety and called for the boycott of fruit. It’s quite a move for a candidate in a district where the economy is dominated by agriculture. Continue Reading Farmworker Safety Takes Center Stage In Race For Central Washington State House Seat

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The religious organization The Church at Planned Parenthood, which opposes abortion rights, holds regular demonstrations and services outside the Spokane facility of Planned Parenthood. Courtesy TCAPP via Facebook

Eastern Washington Planned Parenthood Sues Pop-Up Church Over Noise At Spokane Facility

The debate over whether a Spokane religious group can hold services in front of a Planned Parenthood facility is getting so loud and heated that it is headed toward a courtroom, where noise ordinances, the right to health care and the First Amendment are all likely to be debated. Continue Reading Eastern Washington Planned Parenthood Sues Pop-Up Church Over Noise At Spokane Facility

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Denin Koch's "re: manhattan project" album officially launched Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, 75 years after the U.S. dropped a bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

75 Years After Bombings, Tri-Cities Musician’s Jazz Album Explores Complicated Hanford History

Denin Koch’s trip to the Hanford B Reactor when he was 19 stirred his musical passion. It eventually inspired a full jazz album exploring the complicated history of Hanford, 75 years after the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan ended WWII. Continue Reading 75 Years After Bombings, Tri-Cities Musician’s Jazz Album Explores Complicated Hanford History

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new guidance for school district on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. CREDIT: TVW

Washington, Idaho Outline Different Approaches For Schools; Moscow Goes Hybrid, Delays Start

Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that schools in the majority of Washington’s counties should strongly consider online-only learning for students this fall due to COVID-19 and canceling or postponing sports and all other in-person extracurricular activities. In Idaho, Gov. Brad Little is urging schools to reopen where it’s deemed safe. Continue Reading Washington, Idaho Outline Different Approaches For Schools; Moscow Goes Hybrid, Delays Start

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