Former Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, Central Washington University (CWU), for $155,000. Manweller had initially sought more than $2 million in damages. Continue Reading Former Washington State Rep. Matt Manweller Settles Lawsuit Against CWU For $155,000
Incomplete data tracking hides a crisis of rising death rates in overburdened Northwest jails that have been set up to fail the inmates they are tasked with keeping safe. Continue Reading Booked And Buried: Northwest Jails’ Mounting Death Toll
Researchers found that corn production accounts for 4,300 premature deaths related to air pollution every year. Ammonia from fertilizer application was by far the largest contributor to corn’s air pollution footprint. Continue Reading Study Says Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution
Astonishing feats in automotive fuel efficiency will be tested in competition later this week by high school and university students from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Continue Reading Northwest Students Compete For Title Of Most Fuel Efficient Car
On April 1, scientists will officially restart their search for gravitational waves after a year spent making improvements to massive twin detectors. Discoveries should soon start rolling in, and when they do, there’s a good chance the news will be translated into a Native American language called Blackfoot, or Siksika. Continue Reading How A Cosmic Collision Detected At Hanford Sparked A Native Language Translator’s Labor Of Love
Across the western U.S., towns surrounded by public lands are facing an increasing bind: They’re seeing a huge surge in visitors coming to play in the forests and mountains surrounding them, which is leading to an economic boom. But, at the same time, federal funding to manage these lands has been drying up. Continue Reading On Public Lands, Visitors Surge While Federal Management Funds Decline
It’s been 20 years since Carolyn DeFord, a member of the Puyallup tribe, last saw her mother, Leona Kinsey in La Grande, Ore. DeFord was raised by Kinsey in La Grande. She remembers her mother as independent and self-sufficient, working odd jobs to scrape by. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Puyallap Tribe Member Remembers Mother’s Disappearance 20 Years Later
Washington Senate Democrats on Friday proposed a capital gains tax that would fund a suite of tax reductions for low-income families, small businesses and senior citizen homeowners. The tax proposal was rolled out in conjunction with the Senate Democrats’ unveiling of a $52 billion two-year state spending plan, which followed a House Democratic budget presentation earlier in the week. Continue Reading Washington Senate Democrats Propose New Taxes On Capital Gains, Support For Wildfire Funding
Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. But now, just a few months after Congress placed the marijuana look-alike squarely in safe legal territory, the hemp industry has been unsettled by an unexpected development. Continue Reading Federal Legalization Of Hemp Creates Confusion For State And Local Police
Washington’s Gov. Jay Inslee is releasing 12 years of his tax returns and calling on President Donald Trump to do the same. Inslee, who’s running for president, made his announcement Friday morning on the TV show ‘Fox and Friends’ on the Fox News Network. Continue Reading Jay Inslee On ‘Fox and Friends’ Announces Tax Return Release, Calls On President To Do The Same
During a testy confirmation hearing on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s largest land steward told senators that he would take steps to prevent conflicts of interest and to improve ethics guidelines at the Interior Department. Continue Reading Interior Secretary Nominee Gets Grilled On Ethics At Confirmation Hearing
Flags at Washington state facilities were lowered Thursday in memory of Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson. The fallen officer was honored at Central Washington University, where he attended college and was previously a campus police officer. Continue Reading Fallen Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson Honored At CWU
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