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Federal law enforcement agents confront protesters in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Mayors Of Seattle, Portland, Other Cities Demand Congress Block Trump From Sending Federal Agents

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

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference in Boise on March 13. Less than four months after the state confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, it has emerged as one of the nation's biggest hot spots. Keith Ridler/AP

How And Will Idaho Schools Reopen? ‘I Think The Answer Is, It Depends,’ Governor Says

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

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The Goldendale Energy Storage Project would be built just outside Goldendale in Klickitat County. If built, it would be the largest pumped storage facility in the Northwest. The lower reservoir is proposed in the flat area below this image, by John Day Dam on the Columbia River. Courtesy of Rye Development

Northwest Clean-Energy Advocates Eye Pumped Hydro To Fill Gaps, With Tribes Noting Concerns

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

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Lewiston High School Courtesy of KREM-TV

Lewiston School District Plans Policy Changes Following Community Anti-Racism Campaign

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

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A federal officer pushes back demonstrators at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Portland. CREDIT: Noah Berger/AP

Judge Restricts Force That Federal Officers Can Use Against Portland Protesters

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

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