You’re probably anxious about the results, but patience may truly be a virtue on election night. Here’s how to approach the evening. Continue Reading Election Results Viewer’s Guide: Why You May Need To Be Patient
Public health experts and officials don’t agree that giving up control is a foregone conclusion, instead warning that steps can and must be taken now to avoid the unnecessary loss of life. And no credible experts have suggested the pandemic will end the day after voting stops, despite suggestions from Trump, who himself has tested positive for the virus, that the media is amplifying coverage of COVID-19 as a way to make him look bad. Continue Reading ‘We Can’t Give Up’: U.S. Can Still Control The Spread Of COVID-19, Experts Say
The Northwest could see a cooler and wetter winter this season, according to climate outlook models. Forecasters say it’s likely that a recently developed La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean will continue. That should lead to above average precipitation in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Continue Reading Looking Forward And Backward: A La Niña Winter And Dry Conditions That Fueled Northwest Fires
The Spokesman-Review newspaper recently caused a splash when it endorsed Donald Trump for president after calling him a bully and a bigot. The paper also endorsed Democrat Jay Inslee for a third term as Washington governor. After backlash, the Spokesman-Review’s editor-in-chief said the paper would no longer endorse candidates or run unsigned editorials. Continue Reading Newspaper’s Trump-Inslee Editorial Prompts The Question: Do Endorsements Matter In 2020?
In total, Anna King saw five sunrises and drove more than 1,000 miles on her way to five towns spanning both sides of the Columbia in eastern Washington and Oregon. She listened hard to the worries and hopes of as many as 100 hundred residents in the region. Continue Reading 1,000 Miles, 100 Perspectives, 5 Sunrises: The Voting View From Eastern Washington And Oregon
According to figures provided by the Secretary of State’s office, 513,000 people registered to vote in Washington prior to the 2016 election. So far this year, this state has seen approximately 440,000 new registrants, a 14 percent drop compared to four years ago. However, the last two months have shown something of a rebound. Continue Reading Despite Intense Interest In Election, Washington Voter Registrations Lag Compared To 2016
The Spokane Regional Health District’s administrative officer has reportedly asked Health Officer Bob Lutz to resign. Amelia Clark addressed reporters during a press conference Friday morning. Continue Reading Spokane County Health Officer Refuses To Resign As Requested, Says He Has Hired A Lawyer
Ahmad Ghabboun, 31, and his wife, who was laid off from the beauty department of Nordstrom’s, relied on their combined unemployment benefits to cover their $1,800 rent, the $200 monthly payment on Ghabboun’s car, and various bills, not to mention the costs of preparing for their first child: Ghabboun’s wife was six months pregnant when he received the alert claiming he owed nearly $15,000. Continue Reading He Made A Minor Mistake On An Unemployment Form. Now Washington Wants $15,000 From Him
Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don’t share it with the public. Continue Reading Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the organizations said that during a two-year investigation they documented the effect of Redfin’s “minimum price policy,” which requires homes to be listed for certain prices to reap the benefits of Redfin’s services. Continue Reading Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities
The federal government says it will remove endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48. The move will reduce protections for the predators in the western two-thirds of Washington and Oregon. Continue Reading Wolves Will Lose Federal Protections In The Northwest, Conservation Groups Vow A Fight
Since 1848, the Associated Press has played a key role in calculating the U.S. presidential election results. This year, it’s had to adjust for some unusual circumstances as it prepares to determine winners in more than 7,000 races for seats in state legislatures, Congress and the White House. Continue Reading How The AP Calls Races, And What To Expect On Election Night
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