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
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
Next week, President Biden will announce a number that could shape the rest of his presidency: a new goal to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement marks the country’s renewed commitment to the Paris accord, the international climate change agreement that former President Trump withdrew from. Continue Reading How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030
In a converted 107-year-old former bank building in Centralia’s quaint downtown, Praxis Laboratory tested pot from growers across the state. Small samples of marijuana flowers would arrive in baggies. Maybe 4 grams or so from every few square feet of leafy canopy. Continue Reading Centralia Pot Testing Lab May Be First In Washington To Lose Its License
Learn how sheep ranchers in the late-nineteenth century in Eastern Oregon were already a part of complex agricultural and industrial systems that provided food, clothing and commodities to markets across the U.S. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: Sheep, Ranching And The Beginning Of Industrial Agriculture In The Northwest
Much of the Northwest’s high country is still deep in good snowpack but short on rain this spring. That has dryland wheat farmers and cattle ranchers fretting. Cold, wind and dust are even wreaking havoc with produce farmers in the region. Continue Reading Northwest Snowpack Is Good, But Dry, Cold, Windy Spring Wreaking Havoc With Crops
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
The Billy Frank Jr. statue would replace one of Oregon Trail pioneer Marcus Whitman. The larger-than-life bronze of Whitman has stood in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall for nearly 70 years. Continue Reading It’s Official: Statue Honoring Billy Frank Jr. To Replace Marcus Whitman At U.S. Capitol
Days after the demise of a higher education budget, University of Idaho President C. Scott Green is looking for backup from alumni and business leaders. Continue Reading University Of Idaho President Says ‘Misinformation And Half-Truths’ Threaten Higher Ed Funding
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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the blood clots are extremely rare but that it is reviewing the cases. The agency says it expects this pause to last for “a matter of days.” Continue Reading What You Need To Know: 6 Reported Blood Clot Cases In 7 Million From Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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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