The latest COVID situation report shows the transmission rate of the virus is now well above one meaning one sick person is likely to spread it to more than one other person. In addition, hospitalizations are on the rise on both sides of the Cascades. Health experts are especially concerned about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Continue Reading Gov. Jay Inslee And First Lady Trudi Urge A Change To Thanksgiving Plans As COVID Cases Climb
Lydia Mobley is a traveling ICU nurse. She describes how hard it’s been treating patients during the current surge in coronavirus cases. Continue Reading ‘You Can See The Regret’: ICU Nurse On Patients Who Failed To Take COVID-19 Precautions
New research suggests that a U.S. Forest Service proposal to allow the cutting of larger trees on public lands east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington will have an outsized impact on forest carbon storage in the Pacific Northwest. Continue Reading Inland Northwest Trees Are Playing An Outsized Role In Curbing Climate Change, Study Says
Gov. Brad Little says he has been reluctant to issue a mask mandate “because the rest of the state thinks that anything that comes from Boise is a mandate from big government.” Continue Reading Idaho Governor Resists Calls For Mask Mandate As COVID Case Rates And Deaths Rise
The newest monument on the National Mall, which opens on Veterans Day, will provide a quiet shrine for Native vets to visit. Native Americans have traditionally served in high numbers. Continue Reading New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans
The Washington state legislature is shaping up to be … pretty much how it looked before the election – with Democrats in control of both houses. But not with super-majorities. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins breaks down the 2020 election in Washington state, on this episode of NWPB’s Uniquely NW News. Continue Reading Dynamics Of Washington’s 2020 Election: Governor’s Race, State Legislature Looks Mostly The Same
Washington is heading into the most severe surge of coronavirus yet. And time is running out to turn things around. That was the message Tuesday during a virtual briefing from a raft of high-ranking public health officials. Continue Reading Washington Health Officials Warn: COVID Is Surging, And It’s Up To All To Prevent More Shutdowns
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is back before the Supreme Court, with opponents challenging it for a third time. The first attempts to derail the law failed in the high court by votes of 5-to-4 and 6-to-3. But the makeup of the court is very different now, with three justices appointed by President Trump – among them new Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Continue Reading Affordable Care Act Again Goes Before Supreme Court, Now With Amy Coney Barrett On Bench
The Enloe Dam, built 100 years ago, blocks fish from reaching the Similkameen River and is of no use to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation wanting to bring salmon back to the river. Continue Reading Colville Tribes And Public Utility District Consider Removal Of Old Dam In Okanogan County
Predictions of a possible “Blue Wave” in Washington state did not materialize last week, despite President Trump’s unpopularity among the electorate. As of Monday, he had received just under 39 percent of the vote to President-elect Joe Biden’s 58 percent. Continue Reading No ‘Blue Wave’ In Washington As Late-Arriving Ballots Favor GOP Candidates For State Legislature
President-elect Biden is expected to quickly reverse some of the Trump administration’s most controversial policies. But his ability to reshape immigration would be limited in a divided government. Continue Reading From DACA To Border, Biden’s Immigration Promises Likely Hinge On Who Controls The Senate
After losing the governor’s race last week, Loren Culp announced that his police chief job had been eliminated — a move he said felt like a “knife in the back” by the city council in Republic. He’s not actually out of work — and the city of Republic didn’t exactly ‘defund’ its police department, as the Republican candidate claimed. Continue Reading No, Loren Culp’s Run For Washington Governor Didn’t Leave Him Jobless In Republic
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