Officials hope to auction off leases before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. He has pledged to protect the pristine landscape that’s home to polar bears and migrating caribou. Continue Reading Trump Administration Rushes To Sell Oil Rights In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Pulitzer-winning poet Jericho Brown shares how growing up in a Black church exposed him to the art of performative poetry at a young age and how that propelled him to dedicate his life to poetry starting in his early twenties. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 5: Pulitzer Winner Jericho Brown On The Importance Of Name And Truth
People who attended a wedding on Nov. 7 near Ritzville, Washington, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Health officials are asking more than 300 people who were in attendance to get tested and quarantine through Nov. 21, the Grant County Health District said Monday in a statement. Continue Reading Health Officials Ask 300 Ritzville-Area Attendees To Isolate After COVID Cases Linked To Wedding
Washington Republicans say the Legislature should immediately meet in special session to address the economic fallout from Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest Covid-19 orders – and even consider tapping the state’s “rainy day” fund. Continue Reading Panic Buying, Washington Businesses Close For Good As New COVID Restrictions Loom
More than 11 million confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. The country recorded 166,555 new cases in the last day and 1,266 new deaths. Continue Reading U.S. Hits 11 Million Coronavirus Cases, Adding 1 Million In A Week
The film and TV industry in British Columbia is busier than ever in spite of COVID and partly because of COVID. The place sometimes called Hollywood North is benefiting from high demand for new content from networks and streaming services. The much smaller film industries in next door Washington state and Oregon are rebounding more slowly from the region wide shutdown earlier this year. Continue Reading Lights, Camera, Action: How Vancouver (AKA ‘Hollywood North’) Revved Up Despite COVID
“We are today in a more dangerous position than we were in March when our first stay-home order was issued,” Gov. Jay Inslee said during a Sunday press conference. “In March, we were heading into the summer months. And we were largely successful relative to other states because of the combination that we acted early we did not wait,” he added. Continue Reading Washington Governor Announces: Bars, Restaurants Closed Again; Most Indoor Gatherings Banned
Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis didn’t meet a lawyer until law school. Now she wants others from underrepresented communities to picture themselves in the legal system. Continue Reading Washington’s First Native American Supreme Court Justice Works So She Won’t Be The Last
It used to be a busy day at the Providence COVID drive-up test site near Olympia was 100 cars. Recently, the site broke a one-day record with 352 drive ups. It’s another sign of the “third wave” now underway. Continue Reading Coronavirus Third Wave In Washington: Long Lines For Testing, People Turned Away
The governor’s executive order activated 100 National Guard troopers to assist with mobile testing support, medical facility decontamination, COVID-19 screenings, logistical support and more. He also signed a public health order moving Idaho back to a modified version of Stage 2 of the state’s four-stage reopening plan, effective Saturday. Continue Reading Idaho Gov. Brad Little Activates National Guard, Moves State Back To Phase 2 As COVID Cases Grow
Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries for serious violations of agriculture regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More than 20 farms have been cited for inadequate COVID precautions, The Tri-City Herald reported. Continue Reading Central Washington Farms Fined For Violating COVID-19 Protections For Workers
The latest COVID situation report shows the transmission rate of the virus is now well above one meaning one sick person is likely to spread it to more than one other person. In addition, hospitalizations are on the rise on both sides of the Cascades. Health experts are especially concerned about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Continue Reading Gov. Jay Inslee And First Lady Trudi Urge A Change To Thanksgiving Plans As COVID Cases Climb
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