The Idaho Legislature will begin an unsettling and potentially unsafe 2021 session in four days. The state’s 105 part-time lawmakers will meet in the midst of a surging pandemic that has killed more than 1,500 Idahoans, and in the aftermath of rioting at the U.S. Capitol that left four people dead. Continue Reading Analysis: An Unsettling And Potentially Unsafe Idaho Legislative Session Begins Soon
A new Crosscut/Elway Poll of Washington voters conducted between Christmas and New Year’s Eve found 55% intended to get vaccinated, including 37% who were certain to get vaccinated as soon as they could. Eighteen percent said they were very likely to get the vaccine, but 27% said they planned to wait and see and 15% were certain they would not get vaccinated. Continue Reading Poll: Only 55% Of Washington Voters Say They Want COVID-19 Vaccine
As a supervisor, she has trained many to announce conversationally, to troubleshoot technical issues and combat lazy thinking. She expects and is able to bring out the best in those willing to learn. As a mentor, she has guided students who are now working in broadcasting with most in public media. As a friend, she has always been there to lend a hand and ear and to share a drink. Continue Reading Saying Goodbye: Gillian Coldsnow Reminisces About 28 Years With NWPB
The votes came after Congress reconvened hours after violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, forcing party leadership to evacuate the scene while rioters overtook the complex. Continue Reading Congress Blocks Objections To Election Results, Delayed After Long Day Following Insurrection
Pro-Trump protesters broke through a gate at the Washington state governor’s mansion Wednesday afternoon and dozens of people gathered on the lawn. The crowd, some of whom were armed, touted repeated unfounded allegations of election fraud and it came the same day pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Continue Reading Trump Supporters Break Fence At Washington Governor’s Residence, Demand Inslee Be Arrested
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) later released a statement: “What we have seen today is unlawful and unacceptable. I have decided I will vote to uphold the Electoral College results and I encourage Donald Trump to condemn and put an end to this madness.” Continue Reading McMorris Rodgers Reverses Course, More Reactions From Northwest Lawmakers On Capitol Violence
Amid the ongoing pandemic and threats by far-right protesters to “occupy” the Capitol, Washington lawmakers will convene Monday for what will ultimately be a mostly remote 2021 session with a focus on the ongoing response to COVID-19, police reform, addressing climate change and writing a two-year state budget. Continue Reading Five Things To Know About Washington’s Upcoming 2021 Legislative Session
Many patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are discharged with symptoms such as those associated with a brain injury. These include “forgetfulness that impairs their ability to function,” de Erausquin says. “They complain about trouble with organizing their tasks, and that entails things such as being able to prepare a meal.” Continue Reading How COVID-19 Attacks The Brain And May Cause Lasting Damage
On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a phased reopening plan for restaurants and gyms, that is not set entirely by a county-by-county approach, as before. In Phase 2, restaurants and gyms can resume indoor dining/activities at 25% capacity. But in order to qualify to move there, four metrics will have to be trending downward including a 10% reduction in COVID case rates, hospitalizations and ICU bed occupancy in the region. Continue Reading Washington Governor Unveils New Business Reopening Plan, Moving To More Regional Approach
That cumulative total — at least 4,818 cases, involving students, teachers and staff — is significantly higher than the weekly totals Health and Welfare has released since October. Using those weekly reports, Idaho Education News in December pegged the number of K-12 cases at slightly more than 3,300, based on the totals from the weekly Health and Welfare reports. Continue Reading Idaho K-12 Schools Account For More Than 4,800 COVID-19 Cases
The COVID-19 pandemic is a recurring theme as Washington state lawmakers prepare to convene their 2021 legislative session. Some legislators are raring to get started and have already drafted and filed the proposals they plan to formally introduce once the opening gavel falls on January 11. Continue Reading Vaccines, State Electoral College, Hydrogen Cars Teed Up For Washington’s 2021 Legislative Session
Sheriff’s deputy Jon Melvin, 60, was found Dec. 11, 2020, in bed at his home in Desert Aire, in southwestern Grant County. Fellow deputies were checking on his welfare after family members were unable to reach him. Continue Reading Coroner: Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Died Of COVID-19. Confirmation Came Weeks After Death
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