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Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2019 as part of a fundraiser for an outdoor leadership program for young people with physical and sensory disabilities.

Programs For Disabled And Disadvantaged Washington Youth Imperiled After Lieutenant Governor Cancels Funding Amid Ethics Probe

It was supposed to be former Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib’s legacy — a pair of programs to serve youth with disabilities and youth from marginalized or disadvantaged backgrounds. But Habib’s successor cancelled a contract with the nonprofit that operates the programs after identifying what his office called “suspicious financial activity” during Habib’s last year in office. Continue Reading Programs For Disabled And Disadvantaged Washington Youth Imperiled After Lieutenant Governor Cancels Funding Amid Ethics Probe

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Washington State Patrol troopers use a chain to secure a gate at the governor's residence following a security breach on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Another Breach At Washington Governor’s Mansion Reveals Ongoing Security Gaps

A woman was able to enter the secure grounds of Washington’s governor’s residence on Wednesday before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee were not home at the time. The security breach follows a much larger incident on January 6 when a group of pro-Trump supporters forced open a gate and spilled onto the mansion lawn, eventually making their way to the mansion’s front portico. Continue Reading Another Breach At Washington Governor’s Mansion Reveals Ongoing Security Gaps

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Comparison photos captured by the research nonprofit SR3 showed endangered Pacific Northwest orca J36 is pregnant.

Babies On Board! Three Endangered Northwest Killer Whales Look Very Pregnant In Aerial Photos

Research photos taken with a drone show multiple killer whales are close to giving birth in one of the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered pods. The late-stage pregnancies stirred excitement among whale watchers — and also renewed worries about the availability of adequate food supply for the mothers and babies. Continue Reading Babies On Board! Three Endangered Northwest Killer Whales Look Very Pregnant In Aerial Photos

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On Friday, dozens of public sector employees in Washington filed a lawsuit in an attempt to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

State Troopers And Other Public Employees File Lawsuit To Overturn Inslee Vaccine Mandate

Dozens of Washington state troopers, prison correctional officers, ferry workers and other public sector employees have filed a lawsuit in Walla Walla County to try to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine. The lawsuit alleges the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional. Continue Reading State Troopers And Other Public Employees File Lawsuit To Overturn Inslee Vaccine Mandate

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The Qushan Primary School ruins, where a total of 407 teachers and students were killed when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province in 2008.

Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety

Tens of thousands of public school students in Washington state returned to classes this month in school buildings judged to be at risk of collapse in a strong earthquake. A new report to the state Legislature prepared by state geologists and a structural engineering firm gave the lowest possible seismic safety rating to more than 90 percent of the school buildings assessed in a selective statewide survey. Continue Reading Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety

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