At academic institutions nationwide, student workers continue to organize, and this week, those at Washington State University got a big win.
The Coalition of Academic Student Employees has ratified its first union contract. With the agreement, student employees will get paid vacation for the first time, as well as earn six weeks of paid parental leave.
Continue Reading WSU’S Coalition of Academic Student Employees ratifies its first contract
The use of some drugs originally designated for Type Two Diabetes has grown in popularity for weight-loss. This creates a problem for diabetics who now have trouble getting their prescriptions filled. NWPB’s Rachel Sun has more.
Continue Reading Local doctor weighs in on weight-loss meds
Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.… Continue Reading Judge denies appeal in Kohberger case, trial date could be more than a year out
Malene Wines’ vintage airstream trailer once went out on the road for satellite tastings across California. Although the Airstream is now retired, the concept could happen in Washington with new… Continue Reading Wine on wheels? Mobile tasting rooms possible for Washington wineries, breweries
Months after a nearly century-old paper mill closed in Tacoma, the same company, WestRock, is closing a packaging plant in Seattle. About 87 employees at the Seattle plant will lose their jobs come March, when the plant closes. The company notified the Washington State Employment Security Department of the layoffs on Jan. 19.
Continue Reading Another WestRock facility in Washington is closing, laying off 87
Young adult books at the Columbia County Library. Some people have requested to move the YA section into the adult section because of what they call “obscene” material in 100… Continue Reading Washington state bill could change how rural communities could work to close a library
Winter storms mean turn-of-the-century times for many in Corbett, Oregon and others around the Northwest
Listen (Runtime :59) Read When you think your weather’s been bad in the Northwest, think of the residents of Corbett, Oregon. John Jordan lives there, on the blustery cusp of… Continue Reading Winter storms mean turn-of-the-century times for many in Corbett, Oregon and others around the Northwest
A washing machine was abandoned on the side of the road outside Kennewick. The Washington State Department of Transportation has noticed an uptick in appliances and other junk that’s illegally… Continue Reading Washington bill aims to create civil fines, could reduce illegal dumping
A gray wolf. (Credit: William Campbell) Listen (Runtime 1:07) Read Some ranchers are saying it is time to find creative ways to deal with wolf attacks on livestock. That’s what… Continue Reading Washington leaders try to find solutions for wolf depredations and killing of wolves
Modular homes are assembled at Mercer Mass Timber in Spokane Valley, Washington. An expansion of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit could fund more housing construction projects in the Northwest… Continue Reading New congressional tax package has incentive for more Northwest housing
Snow and ice has blasted the lowlands lately but up high where it counts for the rest of the year, snowpack is still a bit thin in parts of Washington… Continue Reading Early January storms bring much-needed snow to the Northwest – is it enough?
Donald J. Trump will stay on Washington state primary ballots, Thurston County Superior Court Judge, Mary Sue Wilson ruled Thursday morning. Eight Washington residents brought the complaint trying to get the former president removed. Continue Reading Thurston County Superior Court denies request to remove Trump from primary ballots
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