Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that he would support a delay in the implementation of a new payroll tax to fund a first-in-the-nation long-term care benefit program called WA Cares. Continue Reading Inslee Offers Support For Temporary Delay In New Payroll Tax For Long-Term Care Program
Anthropology research at Washington State University is helping the Kalispel Tribe bring traditional foods back to its community. Continue Reading WSU Anthropologists Work with Kalispel Tribe to Learn About Traditional Foods
You’re not imagining things if driving in Pacific Northwest traffic feels as busy these days as it was before the pandemic. Traffic data from the Oregon and Washington transportation departments show highway volumes are nearly back to 2019 levels. Continue Reading Highway Traffic Has Almost Returned To Pre-Pandemic Levels, But Transit Still Way Down
David Govedare, the artist behind the iconic Bloomsday runner statues in Spokane’s Riverfront Park and the Wild Horse Memorial in central Washington, died just before Thanksgiving. Continue Reading David Govedare, Artist Behind Wild Horse Monument, Iconic Metal Work, Dies
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit from Yakama Nation and Grand Ronde tribal leaders, who claimed a 2008 highway expansion destroyed a sacred site near Mount Hood. Continue Reading Judges Dismiss Long-Running Court Case Over Sacred Site In Oregon
Soon, it could be easier to track young sockeye salmon around dams. Continue Reading Smaller Fish Tags To Help Sockeye Studies Above Grand Coulee Dam
Dead Cattle, More That Could Become Sick Or Hungry, Grim Stories Leak Out Of Whatcom And Skagit Counties
Washington state ag community scrambles after massive flooding kills milk cattle, sickens others and leaves herds across the state short on feed. Continue Reading Dead Cattle, More That Could Become Sick Or Hungry, Grim Stories Leak Out Of Whatcom And Skagit Counties
This winter, the Kettle River Range in north-central Washington will be a little more wild. Continue Reading More Lynx Are Coming Soon To Washington’s Kettle Range
Dairy farmers across Western Washington say they’re a day or two from totally running out of fodder. That’s because of last week’s floods. Continue Reading Dairy Cattle In Jeopardy In Western Washington
For months, minority Republicans in the Washington Legislature have called for limits on the governor’s emergency powers. But now even some Democrats are expressing concerns about the open-endedness of the COVID-19 state of emergency and the limited role of state lawmakers. Continue Reading More Than 630 Days And Counting. When Will Inslee’s State Of Emergency End?
Spring bear hunts in Washington are postponed for 2022, following a vote of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission in a meeting on Friday. Continue Reading Washington Pauses Controversial Spring Bear Hunt
E-commerce giant Amazon confirmed to public radio that it has begun flight testing of package delivery drones at a test range in Pendleton, Oregon, as well as continuing near Seattle and elsewhere. Routine delivery of online orders to consumers by aerial drones remains a long ways off, though. Continue Reading Santa’s Reindeer To Get Competition: Amazon Flight-Testing Package Delivery Drones In Pendleton
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