The #MeToo movement has spurred efforts to make workplaces safer for women, and that includes Washington state strip clubs. A panel of lawmakers on Monday heard testimony from dancers who say they need more protections. Continue Reading Exotic Dancers In Washington Want More On-The-Job Protections
The Washington State Senate announced Tuesday that it will not go forward with its planned investigation of Senator Joe Fain (R-Auburn). Fain has been accused of raping a Seattle woman in 2007 before he took office and has denied the allegation. Continue Reading Washington Legislators Reverse Course, Won’t Investigate Rape Allegation Against Sen. Joe Fain
Northwest farmers are anxiously watching Washington, D.C.’s lame duck session to see if a Farm Bill will be passed before the New Year. Continue Reading Northwest Farmers Anxiously Watch Federal Farm Bill, As Time Ticks On End Of Congressional Session
An online map of wolf sightings from the public includes unconfirmed reports of wandering wolves from the Idaho border to the Pacific beaches, not to mention inside major cities such as Seattle and Tacoma. Continue Reading Here A Wolf, There A Wolf, Everywhere A Wolf, Wolf. Public Sightings Abound In The Region
A new five-year federal Farm Bill that could get a vote from the House and Senate next week contains a provision to fully legalize hemp production in the U.S. Northwest hemp entrepreneurs who have been operating under restrictive state laws are excited by the possibility. Continue Reading Northwest Entrepreneurs Cheer On Provision To Legalize Hemp In Farm Bill
Washington’s North Cascades will soon see the return of a small, weasel-like predator called the fisher. The carnivores have been missing from the area since the 1930s. Biologists hope the reintroduction next week will follow in the footsteps of other successful efforts in Washington. Continue Reading Gone Fisher-ing: An Elusive Predator Soon Returns To The North Cascades
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has formed a federal political action committee and started soliciting contributions, signaling an important next step as he decides whether to run for president in 2020, the public radio Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times have learned. Continue Reading Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Moves Toward Possible Presidential Run With Newly Formed PAC
Tribal leaders and members from Washington state crossed the Salish Sea to oppose a pipeline that could bring more oil tankers to waters on both sides of U.S.-Canada border. The Canadian government wants to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline and triple the flow of oil from Alberta to the Pacific coast. Continue Reading Washington Tribes Oppose Canadian Pipeline, More Oil Tankers In Salish Sea
A 2017 law that requires Washington gun dealers to report when someone tries to buy a firearm and fails a background check has resulted in at least 10 arrests and two convictions so far, according to a report by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Continue Reading 10 People Have Been Arrested In Washington For ‘Lie And Try To Buy’ Gun Law
The patriarch of a political dynasty, Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son George W. called him “one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation’s history.” Continue Reading Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94, 7 Months After Death Of Wife Barbara
Angeles Pulido has been a nurse for 18 years, inspired to get trained and work with HIV/AIDS patients in Yakima after reading a Time magazine article. She remembers patients like one of her first: “Deep black, deep black. To see those eyes. I’ll always remember him. He was one of the first patients I had the opportunity to be with.”
Continue Reading ‘I’ll Always Remember Him.’ Yakima Nurse Reflects On Serving Patients Ahead Of World AIDS Day
In 2018, San Juan County had the highest voter turnout at nearly 84 percent, while Yakima County had the lowest at 61 percent. One major reason for that gap: demographics.
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