When the government shutdown began on December 22, National Park Service higher-ups aspired to maintain access to Western parks—to the extent it was possible with a skeleton staff. But that quickly became untenable at Crater Lake National Park due to lack of snow plowing and sewer maintenance. Continue Reading Following Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park Shutters Entrances Due To Government Shutdown
It’s that time of year again. You wake up with a scratchy throat, stuffy nose, a little achy — maybe a fever. Is it a classic head cold, or do you need to be more concerned? Could it be the flu? Continue Reading Achy Body, Scratchy Throat, Stuffy Nose: Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?
The city of Vancouver has been fined $60,000 after raw sewage was accidentally released into the Columbia River in 2017. The discharged sewage from Vancouver’s Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant happened during two separate spills in September and October of 2017 Continue Reading Vancouver Fined $60,000 For 2017 Columbia River Sewage Spills
The economy added 312,000 jobs in December — topping analysts’ expectations of 180,000 jobs added. Unemployment climbed as more people felt confident enough to quit their jobs and look for new ones. Continue Reading U.S. Adds Stronger-Than-Expected 312,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rises Slightly To 3.9 Percent
The shutdown has closed much of the National Marine Fisheries Service, which oversees Bering Sea fisheries off the Alaska coast. Industry workers don’t know when boats will get needed authorizations. Continue Reading Another Likely Government Shutdown Casualty: Alaska’s Lucrative Fishing Industry
Governor Jay Inslee will pardon people under his new Marijuana Justice Initiative. People convicted of minor marijuana possession in Washington can now have their record cleared. Continue Reading Jay Inslee To Pardon Washington Marijuana Convictions Dating Back To 1998
Idaho has a new governor for the first time in 12 years. Brad Little took the oath of office Friday during a ceremony on the statehouse steps in Boise. Continue Reading Brad Little Sworn In As 33rd Idaho Governor As Legislature Looks To Tackle Medicaid Expansion
Some people with developmental disabilities are stuck living in hospitals in Washington state for weeks, sometimes months. And, according to a new ombuds report, this is not because of illness, but because of gaps in services. Continue Reading A Developmentally Disabled Man Was Left At A Washington ER. He Was There 3 Weeks
Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and 55 more have announced plans to do the same over the next few months, the AP found. Together they account for more than half of the nation’s 187 dioceses. Continue Reading 2018 Brought A Big Rise In U.S. Catholic Dioceses Naming Accused Clergy
In a recent study of patients treated by emergency medical responders in Oregon, black patients were 40 percent less likely to get pain medicine than their white peers. Why? Continue Reading Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias
A southern resident orca appears to be emaciated, suffering from the disfiguring condition called “peanut head.” Whale researchers encountered the southern resident orcas’ J-pod on New Year’s Eve as they swam in Haro Strait. Continue Reading Another Endangered Puget Sound Orca Suffering From ‘Peanut Head’
A decommissioned chemical weapons depot and a lone biologist might be the last hope for a population of burrowing owls. Continue Reading Umatilla’s Owl Man Is Bringing Burrowing Owls Back From The Brink
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