Idaho’s case count has quadrupled since mid-June, and about half of the more than 15,000 confirmed cases in the state have come in the past two weeks. Continue Reading Idaho Was One Of The Last States Hit By COVID-19. Hospital Leaders Worry As Cases Surge
Two faculty members in the WSU College of Medicine have earned new grants for projects related to COVID-19 and cancer. Professors Ofer Amram and Patrik Johansson have each been awarded $100,000 from the Andy Hill CARE Fund for cancer research in western Washington. Continue Reading WSU Researchers Receive Grant Money To Study COVID-19 And Cancer Topics
Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice Department said Tuesday as it announced criminal charges. Continue Reading U.S. Accuses Chinese Government Hackers Of Targeting COVID-19 Research, With Roots At Hanford
The newly completed conservation area in south-central Washington is expected to protect habitat and lead to a more resilient forest. Conservation groups say this is a big step toward connecting important ecosystems in the area. Continue Reading Welcome To Klickitat Canyon, South-Central Washington’s New Conservation Area
State And Governor Question Security Of Reclaim Idaho’s Signature Gathering For Education Initiative
It will be up to the Ninth Circuit to decide whether Reclaim Idaho can continue gathering online signatures in a final attempt to get its K-12 initiative on November’s ballot. Reclaim Idaho suspended face-to-face signature gathering on March 18 — a few days after the state reported its first cases of coronavirus. Continue Reading State And Governor Question Security Of Reclaim Idaho’s Signature Gathering For Education Initiative
Everyone involved even tangentially in health care today is consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, as they should be. But the pandemic is accelerating a problem that used to be front and center in health circles: the impending insolvency of Medicare. Continue Reading Another Problem On The Health Horizon: Medicare Is Running Out Of Money
In a lawsuit against fruit-growing giant Stemilt, workers say allegations stemmed from a change in production standards set forth in the company’s guest worker contract. A separate case involved a challenge to Washington’s rules on farmworker housing and sleeping quarters during the pandemic. Continue Reading Bunk Beds And Working Conditions For Washington H-2A Farmworkers Prompt Lawsuits
State governments face a precipitous drop in revenue, parents and teachers are debating how kids will return to school in the fall, and millions of unemployed workers face the prospect of their pandemic assistance running out at the end of the month. Continue Reading Lawmakers Are Far Apart On A New Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here Are 5 Sticking Points
In 1918 Walla Walla, the chief of police, refused to enforce a state mask mandate. He pointed out that he was going to meet heavy resistance and, anyway, that he had no authority to carry out a state directive, only city ordinances. Still, he also openly defied the instructions of the city’s health officer, J.E. Vanderpool, to follow the state health officer’s guidance. Continue Reading Northwest Mask Wars And Pandemics: Nothing New For Washington As Politics Of 1918 Return
The federal lawsuit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protective Service, agencies that have had a role in stepped-up force used against protesters since early July. The state filed the lawsuit late Friday night. Continue Reading Oregon Sues Federal Agencies Over Protest Enforcement, Civil Rights Abuses As Clashes Continue
ICYMI: Stream night number two of NWPB’s Benton and Franklin Counties candidate forum. Races include: 4th Congressional District, WA State Senate, 16th District and Superior Court Judge, Position 1. Continue Reading ICYMI: Benton & Franklin Counties Candidate Forum Night 2
As NPR reported earlier this week, the Trump administration has not been accepting new applicants even after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the administration didn’t go about ending the program correctly. Continue Reading Federal Court Orders Trump Administration To Accept New DACA Applications
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