Two more cattle have been mysteriously killed in rural eastern Oregon. Last summer, five bulls were mysteriously slain in Harney County, Oregon, outside of Burns. Although there are many theories ranging from payback, cults or aliens, there have been few leads on the case despite the offer of a $25,000 reward by Silvies Valley Ranch.
About a month after her divorce last year, Scott signed a pledge to donate the majority of her fortune in her lifetime. Now, the Seattle author, philanthropist and mother of four is providing a glimpse at how she will give her money away. Continue Reading After Divorce From Amazon Founder, MacKenzie Scott Donates $1.7B, Including For Native Education
Washington public media news leaders urge the state to uphold the right of journalists to report without fear of their work being confiscated by law enforcement. Continue Reading Why Public Media In Washington Stand With Seattle News Outlets In Fight Over Press Independence
In recent days, health officers in Snohomish and Thurston counties have recommended against reopening school buildings this fall. And some districts, including the Olympia district, have already announced they will stick with remote learning for now. Continue Reading Jay Inslee: Some K-12 Schools Won’t Fully Reopen This Fall, With More Guidance Coming Soon
The U.S. Supreme Court has put a halt to the Reclaim Idaho K-12 initiative drive. Thursday’s ruling represents a legal victory for Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, who requested a stay of a lower court ruling allowing Reclaim Idaho to gather online signatures for its “Invest in Idaho” initiative. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Halts Online Signature Drive To Get Education Funding Measure On Idaho Ballot
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected an appeal by former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley who sought to have his 2017 convictions for possession of stolen property, filing false tax returns and making false statements overturned. Continue Reading Court Upholds Conviction Of Former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, Further Appeals Possible
Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties have been approved for more business and recreational activities beginning this Saturday. The approval means additional operations within the counties’ current modified Phase 1 – not moving to a full Phase 2. Continue Reading Tri-Cities And Yakima County Get Additional Business And Recreational Openings Within Their Phase 1
As wildfire season heats up, Washington fire managers are working out new ways for incarcerated people to help on the fire lines and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Correctional crews have helped put out fires and work in fire camp kitchens for decades. And things are a little different this year. Continue Reading With Fire Season In Full Swing, Corrections Crews Adapt To Pandemic Safety Measures
Federal officers will begin leaving the city on Thursday under a deal reached between Oregon officials and the Trump administration. State police will help protect Portland’s federal courthouse. Continue Reading Oregon Governor Announces ‘Phased’ Removal Of Federal Officers From Portland
In response to growing fire potential and high temperatures nearing and surpassing 100 degrees, on Tuesday state public lands commissioner Hillary Franz issued a statewide burn ban The order took effect July 28 and lasts through September 30, unless fire conditions improve. Continue Reading Fire Conditions Heat Up, State Burn Ban In Effect As Anglin Fire Near Tonasket Forces Evacuations
With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can’t contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers down. Continue Reading Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?
Correspondent Anna King is usually out and about in the region covering agriculture, Hanford, fires and more. But you haven’t heard from her since early June. Why? COVID-19. Here she shares her personal struggle and diary recording her ordeal.
Continue Reading Diary Of A Long-Hauler: Correspondent Anna King’s 7-Week Fight With COVID-19
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