Last year, the Oregon and Washington legislatures voted to observe daylight saving time year-round. Earlier this year, the Idaho Legislature voted to link the northern portion of Idaho, which follows Pacific time, to whatever time observance that Washington state follows. But we’ll change our clocks this weekend anyway because Congress hasn’t acted. Continue Reading It’s Time To ‘Fall Back’ Again, Despite Northwest States’ Lawmakers Voting To Stop The Clock
Boeing started the year with about 160,000 employees around the world, but in the memo to employees, Calhoun said “we anticipate a workforce of about 130,000 employees by the end of 2021.” Continue Reading Boeing To Lay Off Thousands More Workers, Citing ‘Devastating’ Pandemic Impact,
Washington’s latitude about late-arriving ballots stands in stark contrast to Oregon, and more than half of states, where ballots must arrive by Election Day. In fact, by allowing ballots to still be counted nearly three weeks after the election, Washington has the most generous policy in the nation, according to a recent analysis. Continue Reading Why Washington Accepts Ballots Postmarked By Election Day Well Into November, Unlike Oregon
Nez Perce tribal member Mary Jane Miles was two when her mother died. That was the start of a series of difficult events in Mary Jane’s life. But she persevered to earn an education and come to terms with alcohol addiction. She spoke with her friend and colleague, Kayeloni Scott, for StoryCorps Northwest. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Finding Self Worth, Higher Education And Dealing With Addiction
Idaho public schools are serving 4,554 fewer students than they did last school year, marking the first time since 1997 that the state has seen a decline in enrollment. Continue Reading Idaho Public School Enrollment Drops For First Time Since 1997, Virtual Schools See Big Gains
Washington is among a handful of Western states that have joined California in a pact to independently review the safety and efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine that is ultimately approved by the FDA before any distribution occurs in those states, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday. Continue Reading Washington Joins Multi-State Western Pact To Review COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
Experts warn that Western states and the federal government need to radically increase the number and size of controlled burns to help reduce the ongoing risks of more catastrophic wildfire seasons. Continue Reading Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire
State and local election officials in Washington sought to reassure voters Monday that robust security measures are in place to protect against interference with the general election, even as they acknowledged the likelihood that bad actors will try to sow distrust and undermine confidence in the national election results. Continue Reading Washington Elections Officials Bracing For Last-Minute Disinformation Campaigns
Idaho is moving backward. That was the announcement Monday from Gov. Brad Little. He said the entire state will move back to its previous stage of reopening: Phase 3. Continue Reading Idaho Moving Back To Phase 3 Of Reopening, Governor Says, As COVID-19 Cases Rise
There’s no indication a beer tax is on tap in Olympia. But the industry isn’t taking any chances. Especially after what happened in 2010. That’s when state lawmakers imposed an increase in the beer tax as part of a plan to balance a budget hammered by the Great Recession. Continue Reading Washington Beer Lobby Goes On The Offensive To Drown A Tax That Isn’t Even On Tap
Nathan Chan talks about his pandemic pick-me-ups, Yo-Yo Ma and TikTok. Before he could read, let alone read sheet music, theSeattle Symphony cellist had already conducted an orchestra through Mozart’s Variations. At 3 years old, Chan directed the San Jose Chamber Orchestra — and had to stand on a chair to see over the podium. Continue Reading Meet The 20-Something Seattle Cellist Bringing Classical Music To The Masses Through Social Media
Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis. Back in May, school funding experts predicted a looming financial disaster for the nation’s K-12 schools. Continue Reading America’s School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight
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