Washington National Guard troops were on site to guard against any repeat of the violence and disruption seen Jan. 6. While security forces were less visible than they have been in recent days, a spokesperson for the Washington State Patrol said they were still there protecting the seat of the Washington state government. He declined to share more information, but said the force was not small. Continue Reading With Worries Of Armed Protests, Inauguration Day At Washington State Capitol Was Quiet
The Washington Department of Ecology defended its denial by saying the refinery, which would convert fracked natural gas into methanol to be shipped to Asia, would emit vast amounts of greenhouse gases. If built, it would be among the top 10 greenhouse gas emitters in the state. Continue Reading Washington State Regulators Deny Key Permit To Kalama Methanol Refinery
As President Donald Trump prepared to leave office, his Department of Energy was celebrating that a new analytical lab was “ready to operate” at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington. Continue Reading Hanford Waste Still On The Big To-Do List For Incoming Biden Administration
While millions wait for a lifesaving shot, the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus continues to soar upward with horrifying speed. On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the official death count reached 400,000 — a once-unthinkable number. More than 100,000 Americans have perished in the pandemic in just the past five weeks. Continue Reading U.S. Records 400,000 Lives Lost To COVID At 1-Year Mark Of 1st Confirmed Case In Washington
If you’ve been riding an emotional, politics-fueled rollercoaster in 2021 (not to mention 2020), believe us: Your kids have noticed. Here’s a quick primer from Life Kit on how to talk with your kids about politics — and, even get them thinking about civics. Continue Reading Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics
At the University of Idaho, for example, students who receive a vaccine will be allowed to skip mandatory midsemester coronavirus testing. “At this time, we do not plan to require vaccination, but it is highly recommended,” President C. Scott Green and Provost Torrey Lawrence said in a Friday memo to the campus community. Continue Reading For Idaho Colleges, Vaccines Offer Hope Of Eventual Return To More Normal Operations
The state of Washington, hamstrung as many states have been by a slow distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, will deploy the National Guard, set up mass vaccination sites and create a new public-private partnership to lead a renewed effort to get the vaccine into the arms of people. Continue Reading Washington Will Use National Guard, Partners With Microsoft, Costco, More To Boost Vaccine Delivery
As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, three big questions loom. First, can someone who has been vaccinated still spread the disease? Second, will the vaccine remain effective as the virus itself evolves? And third, how long will the vaccine’s protection last? Continue Reading 3 Questions And The Emerging Answers About COVID-19 Vaccine Protection
This week marks 10 years since a white supremacist attempted to bomb the Martin Luther King Junior Day parade through downtown Spokane. The bomb was discovered and defused just in the nick of time. But the effects of extremist ideologies in the region lived on. Journalist Leah Sottile examined that in the podcast Bundyville, from Oregon Public Broadcasting. Leah spoke with Scott Leadingham in August 2019 about the podcast’s second season and the anti-government movement in the region. Continue Reading 10 Years After White Supremacist Tried To Bomb Spokane’s MLK Parade, Extremism Is More Mainstream
If you’ve ever waited in a long line to receive a test for the coronavirus, or tried to get one and couldn’t, or waited a week to get the results, you may have wondered why it’s not easier and more convenient. In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration began approving over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for Americans to use at home, part of a wave of new options that could play a role in catching infections that might otherwise go undetected. Continue Reading At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?
The way that ballet dancer Ashton Edwards leaps through the air is pure art. The fact that he does it in pointe shoes is a rare feat. Edwards is an 18-year-old ballet student with the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s elite Professional Division in Seattle. He has been studying classical ballet since he was 4 — but always in male roles. Continue Reading With A Leap Across Gender Norms, Northwest Ballet Student Looks To Rewrite Rules Of Dance
At sunrise Thursday, a line of cars stretched well over a mile from a Sequim city park, through the town, and out onto U.S. Highway 101. Sequim police officers started turning people away and telling them to come back another day even before the first of 600 vaccine doses was injected. Continue Reading Mile-Long Line Of Cars As Drive-Thru Clinic Opens For Seniors In Sequim
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