The mayors of Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Albuquerque, Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Mo., signed on to the letter that criticized the administration for sending “unidentified federal agents to operate with impunity” in cities where demonstrations against police brutality and racism continue. Continue Reading Mayors Of Seattle, Portland, Other Cities Demand Congress Block Trump From Sending Federal Agents
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the U.S. company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing. It’s one of a handful of candidates to reach this stage. Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Heads To Widespread Testing In U.S.
Gov. Brad Little still wants to see Idaho schools reopen next month — but he’s not sure that can happen in the state’s coronavirus hotspots. “I think the answer is, it depends,” Little said during a news conference Thursday morning, one day after the state reported its highest one-day death toll from the coronavirus outbreak. Continue Reading How And Will Idaho Schools Reopen? ‘I Think The Answer Is, It Depends,’ Governor Says
Several dozen additional out-of-town federal law enforcement officers are deploying to Portland as they look to make additional arrests in the coming days, while also shifting tactics from the use of tear gas, according to multiple federal law enforcement sources. Continue Reading More Federal Troop Deploying To Portland As Protests Gain Momentum
COVID-19 is changing how the U.S. disposes of waste. It is also threatening hard-fought victories that restricted or eliminated single-use disposable items, especially plastic, in cities and towns across the nation. Continue Reading COVID-19 Has Resurrected Single-Use Plastics. Are They Back To Stay?
The state attorney general said federal agencies were “overstepping their powers” in Portland. A federal judge has denied it, citing lack of legal standing. Continue Reading Judges Deny Oregon’s Request Against Federal Officers, Stop Seattle Ban On ‘Less Lethal’ Measures
Many states – including Oregon and Washington – have set renewable energy goals. But, there’s a problem. The wind isn’t always blowing, and the sun isn’t always shining. That’s why wind and solar power are variable, or intermittent. Enter pumped hydro. It’s not a new technology, but it is gaining more interest regionally. Continue Reading Northwest Clean-Energy Advocates Eye Pumped Hydro To Fill Gaps, With Tribes Noting Concerns
Parents raised concerns about racism with the Lewiston School District board of directors last October, citing personal experiences and reports that students made a Nazi-salute before a football game, TV station KREM reported. Parents Christine Jorgens and Sarah Graham told the board that their children have experienced harassment, physical aggression and heard racial slurs. Continue Reading Lewiston School District Plans Policy Changes Following Community Anti-Racism Campaign
On Thursday afternoon, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on officers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Service sent to Portland to guard federal buildings. The restrictions will last for two weeks. The judge is still considering a longer-lasting injunction against federal law enforcement. Continue Reading Judge Restricts Force That Federal Officers Can Use Against Portland Protesters
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the coronavirus pandemic continues to greatly affect the state in serious and dangerous ways. In a news conference Thursday, Inslee announced updates to the state’s ongoing response and four-phase reopening plan. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Announces Changes To Business Operations Due To COVID-19; WSU Goes (Mostly) Online
How can communities stop coronavirus case surges without crushing the economy? Some scientists say widespread mask wearing may be more than a helpful precaution — it may be the solution. Continue Reading Can Wider Mask Usage Avert A Return To More Closures? Here’s What The Science Says
Supporters say the measure, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. Continue Reading ‘Most Significant Conservation Legislation’ In 50 Years: Great American Outdoors Act Approved
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