A retired ophthalmologist, who wrote opinion columns in the Lewiston Tribune regarding COVID-19, was denied a preliminary injunction on charges filed against him by the Washington Medical Commission at a hearing Wednesday. His hearing with the Washington Medical Commission is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 24-26. Continue Reading Preliminary injunction for Eggleston hearing denied
El fiscal general del Estado de Washington, Bob Ferguson, dijo que el acuerdo de Ostrom con el Estado resolvía la demanda de derechos civiles contra la empresa por sus acciones injustas, engañosas y discriminatorias contra mujeres y trabajadores locales agrícolas de Washington. Continue Reading Ostrom Mushroom Farms pagará 3,4 millones de dólares por discriminar a sus trabajadoras
Bryan Kohberger chose not to enter a plea Monday, May 22 at his arraignment hearing. The judge entered not guilty on all charges on his behalf. (Credit: KREM 2 News)… Continue Reading Judge enters not guilty pleas on Bryan Kohberger’s behalf, trial set for October
A fire burned an estimated 1,000 acres on the Hanford nuclear reservation this weekend. The fire is now 100 percent contained, according to a Department of Energy spokesperson. (Courtesy: Benton… Continue Reading Fire at Hanford nuclear reservation now 100 percent contained
Northwest artists have drawn inspiration from salmon as long as people have walked along the running streams. But, the movement to close four dams on the lower Snake River has some artists, activists and naturalists hopeful that their pieces will not only tug at heartstrings, but also move forward the conversation of salmon conservation and restoration.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed budget bills to study removal of the four dams. Activists have been calling for the dam removals in order to preserve and restore salmon populations.
Continue Reading PNW artists’ work evokes salmon to educate, inspire change
Ostrom Mushroom Farm must pay 3.4 million dollars for discriminating against workers. The Washington state attorney general said Ostrom’s settlement with Washington state resolved the civil rights lawsuit against the company for unfair, deceptive and discriminatory actions against female farmworkers and Washington-based workers. Continue Reading Ostrom Mushroom Farms to pay $3.4 million for discrimination
Sunrise over Red Mountain vineyards in central Washington. (Credit: Andrea Johnson Photography/Washington State Wine Commission) Listen (Runtime 1:03) Read It’s been a slower start to spring in the Pacific Northwest,… Continue Reading New Washington wine research focuses on climate change, sustainability
A new documentary, Healing US, premieres in Tacoma at the Grand Cinema on May 19. The documentary tells the story of the national movement for Medicare for All, where folks are advocating for an universal healthcare system. One of the key players in that story is Laura Fielding, founder of the Red Berets for Medicare for All coalition in Tacoma.
Continue Reading Tacoma ‘craftivist’ featured in documentary on ‘health care for all’ movement
Washington is getting a new drug possession and addiction treatment law, after the state legislature approved a final deal during its one-day special session Tuesday. But many lawmakers call it a hard compromise that represents just one step toward tackling the state’s drug crisis. Continue Reading Washington leaders call new drug law ‘imperfect’ solution to overdose crisis
When you go to the doctor, it’s likely they aren’t the first medical professional you’ll see in the office. That’s because nurses account for the largest group of health care professionals. During National Nurses Week, health reporter Rachel Sun spoke with current and retired nurses about their careers and perspectives on the future of the profession. Continue Reading ‘We used to be the doctor’s handmaiden’: Nurses share perspectives on career, future
The Washington State Legislature is reconvening Tuesday, as lawmakers aim to finalize new drug possession penalties and addiction treatment resources in the state. Continue Reading Gov. Inslee signs new drug possession law after special legislative session
Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022, appears at a hearing in Latah County District Court, on Jan. 5, 2023, in Moscow,… Continue Reading Bryan Kohberger indicted on murder charges, arraignment set for Monday
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