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Lapwai School district students dressed in traditional clothing of the Nez Perce Tribe

On Nez Perce Reservation, Lapwai Addresses Mental Health By Understanding Kids’ Culture

The 500-student Lapwai School District takes an all-bases-covered approach to student well-being, including leveraging partnerships with the Nez Perce tribe and local community to address youth mental health. The small North Idaho district is among only nine rural districts in the state to provide four key behavioral health supports for all of its students, according to an Idaho Education News review of State Department of Education data. Continue Reading On Nez Perce Reservation, Lapwai Addresses Mental Health By Understanding Kids’ Culture

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Tony Johnson is chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, a federally unrecognized tribe. He stands on a Willapa Bay, Wash., beach, where he got married and not far from where his ancestors lived. CREDIT: Eilis O'Neill/KUOW

Unrecognized Tribes Like The Chinook In SW Washington Struggle Without Federal Help In Pandemic

The Indian Health Service has been lauded for the success of its vaccination campaign. But not every Native American got to be part of that. Tribes that aren’t recognized by the U.S. government have received none of the resources directed to Indian Country to help them survive the pandemic. Continue Reading Unrecognized Tribes Like The Chinook In SW Washington Struggle Without Federal Help In Pandemic

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File photo, March 2, 2020: Farmer Ben DuVal with his wife, Erika, and their daughters, Hannah, third from left, and Helena, fourth from left, stand near a canal for collecting run-off water near their property in Tulelake, Calif. Federal officials announced in April 2021 that farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project spanning the Oregon-California border will get 8% of the deliveries they need amid a severe drought. CREDIT: Gillian Flaccus/AP

Epic Drought Means Water Crisis For Parts Of The West Coast, Though Much Of Northwest Is OK

Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need amid the worst drought in decades, as federal regulators attempt to balance the needs of agriculture against federally threatened and endangered fish species that are central to the heritage of several tribes. Continue Reading Epic Drought Means Water Crisis For Parts Of The West Coast, Though Much Of Northwest Is OK

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This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia.

Washington Auditor Says State Unemployment Fraud Likely Much Higher Than $647 Million

The amount of fraudulent payments of unemployment benefits distributed in Washington state during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was likely higher than the $647 million identified by the Washington state Employment Security Department, according to a new set of reports released by the state auditor’s office Tuesday. Continue Reading Washington Auditor Says State Unemployment Fraud Likely Much Higher Than $647 Million

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Galen Rupp of Portland qualified for his fourth Olympics by winning the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials last year. Here he is at the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Team Trials. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

100-Day Countdown To Tokyo Olympics Begins, And Northwest Athletes Are Ready To Go

The 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics begins Wednesday. Yes, the summer games are proceeding amid an ongoing global pandemic. Olympic hopefuls and Pacific Northwest athletes already picked for Team USA invariably said they are eager to go. Continue Reading 100-Day Countdown To Tokyo Olympics Begins, And Northwest Athletes Are Ready To Go

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