Although authorities have said it’s too early to declare the attack a hate crime, they said the gunman’s actions — relying on the suspect’s own words — were not racially motivated, but driven by a sex addiction. He confessed to officers that in committing the acts he wanted to “eliminate” a “temptation.” Continue Reading For Asian American Women, Misogyny And Racism Are Inseparable, Sociologist Says
With March Madness getting into full swing this weekend, it’s a safe bet that some area fans want to wager on their favored teams in the NCAA basketball tournament. Placing a legal bet on college basketball is virtually impossible in the Pacific Northwest for the time being, though there are changes afoot. Continue Reading March Madness Remains Off Limits For Sports Betting In The Northwest, But Maybe Not Much Longer
Without emergency hires, the Moses Lake School District would not have the staffing necessary to comply with the Washington State Department of Health’s reopening guidelines, according to district Superintendent Dr. Joshua Meek. They are essential to the district’s reopening, he said. Continue Reading Some Washington School Districts Are Depending On Federal Relief Money To Pay For Reopening
The increasing number of lawmakers out sick with the coronavirus has legislative leaders in the conservative state worried they may not be able to finish business in a timely fashion. Continue Reading Idaho Legislature Shuts Down Until April 6 Due To COVID-19 Cases In Members
Asian Americans and their allies are calling for solidarity and a push against discrimination and racist violence after a gunman killed eight people at three Atlanta-area spas Tuesday. Most of the victims were women of Asian descent. Continue Reading ‘Enough Is Enough’: Georgia Shootings Spur Debate Over Hate Crime Label
Washington’s eviction moratorium will be extended through June and two million more Washingtonians will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31. Continue Reading Governor Says More Washingtonians Qualify For COVID Vaccine, Eviction Moratorium Extended
Washington’s improving fiscal picture isn’t an anomaly. A recent New York Times analysis shows that nearly half of states saw their revenues increase from April to December of last year. And many more experienced only slight declines. A key factor was federal aid that allowed even laid off workers to keep spending. Now, more federal money is headed to states from the latest stimulus package. Continue Reading Washington Revenue Picture Improves, Setting Up A Looming Battle Over State Budget
The company that makes Aplets and Cotlets, the famous jellied fruit candy from central Washington, is calling it quits this June. Served up for Christmas and family reunions alike, the gelatinous apple and apricot treat studded with walnuts was famous far beyond Washington’s borders. Continue Reading Aplets And Cotlets No More: 101-Year-Old Central Washington Candy Maker Calls It Quits
Cattle rustling is as old as the West. And a recent $225 million alleged cattle heist involving Easterday Ranches and Tyson Fresh Meats in Washington is one of the largest cases in U.S. history. And that case, like others nowadays, happened on paper, not on the range. Continue Reading Cattlegate: Alleged Massive-Scale Easterday Heist Is The New Brand Of Cattle Rustling
This coming Sunday, March 21, will mark one year since the U.S. and Canada closed their shared border to nonessential crossings due to the pandemic. It’s anybody’s guess when the border might reopen for discretionary trips. In the meantime, every weekend rain or shine, Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, Washington, becomes a happening meetup point for couples and families separated by the northern border. Continue Reading Couples And Families Separated By U.S.-Canada Border Closure Find Oasis At Peace Arch Park
Wildlife officials in Washington have said British Columbia and U.S. federal and state agencies will work together to track, trap and eradicate Asian giant hornets in the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading Agriculture Agencies In Washington, British Columbia Work Together On Trapping Giant Hornets
The Idaho House State Affairs Committee voted 10-2 along party lines with both Democratic representatives opposed to advance the measure that’s a reworked version of previous legislation that banned mask mandates at medical facilities. The new bill allows hospitals and other healthcare facilities to require masks. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Continue Push To Ban Local Governments From Imposing Mask Mandates
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