Will the latest U.S. victory in the Women’s World Cup lead to a surge of popularity in other women’s pro sports leagues? Executives and players hope so. Continue Reading Seattle Storm Ask ‘What About Us?’ As Women’s Soccer Rides High On World Cup Win
The Washington State Gambling Commission voted Thursday to delay deciding a request from the National Rifle Association’s charitable arm to increase a $300,000 cap on raffle prizes. The commission cited ongoing investigations of the NRA’s nonprofit status and finances in New York and Washington, D.C. Continue Reading Washington Gambling Commission Tells NRA ‘No’ For Now On Raising Gun Raffle Limit
The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer. Some people don’t have running water at all. In May, a burst pipe led to a cascade of infrastructure failures. That leaves around 4,000 people improvising for an essential human need. Continue Reading Residents Of Warm Springs Reservation Still Without Clean Water After 3 Months
Pacific Northwesterners who forage for wild mushrooms are noticing that the late summer and fall delicacies are coming in early this year. Edible wild mushrooms are now flooding wholesale markets. Continue Reading Get Out The Sauté Pan: Fall Mushroom Season Starts Early In Pacific Northwest
Idaho law says no city or county can stop people from carrying guns on public property. Idaho Second Amendment Alliance President Greg Pruett pointed that out to Canyon County Fair officials last month, when they tried to bar him from carrying a gun into the fairgrounds. Continue Reading Gun Rights Supporters Remind Idaho County Fairs: State Law Allows Carrying In Public Areas
A new study is just the latest evidence that a family of pesticides called neonicotinoids, sometimes just called “neonics,” can pose risks to the insect world that are not fully understood. Continue Reading New Evidence Shows Popular Pesticides Could Cause Unintended Harm To Insects
The fire season so far has been relatively mild as far as large fires and region-wide smoke inundation go. But that could change in late summer and early fall, according to a recent federal report from the National Interagency Fire Center. Continue Reading Mild Northwest Fire Season Could Blow Up In Late Summer As Fuels Dry Out
The internet forum 8chan went offline Sunday after San Francisco-based security company Cloudflare announced it would no longer provide services for the site. Shortly after, a company founded in Vancouver, Washington, stepped in to try and get the site back online. Continue Reading Controversial Internet Forum 8Chan Gets Back Online With Assist From Washington Web Company
As a researcher who has studied violent video games for almost 15 years, I can state that there is no evidence to support these claims that violent media and real-world violence are connected. As far back as 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that research did not find a clear connection between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Continue Reading Analysis: Why It’s Time To Stop Blaming Video Games For Real-World Violence
Since announcing his presidential bid March 1 through the end of July, Gov. Jay Inslee spent all or part of 90 out of 153 days — or nearly 60 percent of the days, including weekends — traveling out of state on the campaign trail, according to a new analysis by the public radio Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times. Continue Reading Jay Inslee’s Underdog Campaign Costs Washington Taxpayers More Money — And Lots Of His Time
Retailers predict rising prices if President Trump goes through with his threat to add new tariffs to Chinese imports. Meanwhile, the White House announced a deal to boost beef exports. Continue Reading Retailers Warn: Get Ready For Higher Prices If New Tariffs Hit Goods From China
Mark Lloyd started his guerrilla toilet distribution project after he saw encampments popping up and spreading in his Seattle neighborhood, just east of downtown. He felt compelled to become involved, get to know the people and see what they needed. Continue Reading Seattle Man’s Toilet Kit For Homeless Individuals Brings Privacy, Opens Doors
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