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Activists demonstrate outside Gold Spa in Atlanta where a mass shooter killed three women on Tuesday night in a rampage that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. CREDIT: Megan Varner/Getty Images

For Asian American Women, Misogyny And Racism Are Inseparable, Sociologist Says

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

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Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs in a game 2021 game against Santa Clara University. CREDIT Chiana McInelly/Courtesy of Gonzaga University

March Madness Remains Off Limits For Sports Betting In The Northwest, But Maybe Not Much Longer

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

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Moses Lake seventh grader Gabriel Barreto has his temperature taken during the health check-in before school starts at Chief Moses Middle School on Jan. 11, 2020. CREDIT: Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut

Some Washington School Districts Are Depending On Federal Relief Money To Pay For Reopening

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

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Washington state Capitol building in Olympia, March 10, 2021. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Washington Revenue Picture Improves, Setting Up A Looming Battle Over State Budget

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

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Liberty Orchards Company will stop production of its famous Aplets and Cotlets in June after 101 years of candy making.

Aplets And Cotlets No More: 101-Year-Old Central Washington Candy Maker Calls It Quits

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

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Crossing the border into Peace Arch State Park from Canada, at left, entails stepping across a ditch. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

Couples And Families Separated By U.S.-Canada Border Closure Find Oasis At Peace Arch Park

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

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Republican state Rep. Karey Hanks addresses the House State Affairs Committee, Monday, March 15, 2021, in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. The committee approved legislation to prohibit mask mandates by government entities in Idaho. CREDIT: Keith Ridler/AP

Idaho Lawmakers Continue Push To Ban Local Governments From Imposing Mask Mandates

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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