Renters who are behind on their rent in Washington will get a few more months of protection from eviction. On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction moratorium that will run through September 30. The current moratorium expires June 30 — the same day the state is set to fully reopen. Continue Reading Governor Issues Newly Revamped Washington Eviction Moratorium Until September 30
A large energy storage project in Washington will have to reapply for important water quality certifications. The state recently denied the certification because officials didn’t have enough information about the Goldendale Energy Storage Project. Continue Reading Washington Denies Permit For Goldendale Pumped Hydro Project, But It’s Not The End Of The Road
Northwest farmers are pouring on the water to moisten soils ahead of the triple-digit temperatures and possible record highs expected this weekend. Continue Reading High Heat Brings High Worry About Crops, As Farmers Were Already Dealing With Drought
A local fire chief is warning of a looming “humanitarian crisis” on the peninsula of Point Roberts in northwest Washington state. It’s a strange predicament brought on by a money-losing supermarket and pandemic-related restrictions on crossing the U.S.-Canada border. Continue Reading Food Crisis Feared In Washington Town Isolated By Border As Only Grocery Store Teeters On Closure
The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly in the United States that it’s likely the mutant strain will become predominant in the nation within weeks, according to federal health officials and a new analysis. Continue Reading Fauci Warns Dangerous Delta Variant Is The Greatest Threat To U.S. COVID Efforts
The National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday that it’s the second earliest it reached what it calls preparedness level 4 on the 1-5 scale since 1990. It’s also only the fourth time in the last 20 years that it has reached the level 4 in June. Continue Reading Wildland Fire Managers Up Level Of National Preparedness, Seeing Increased Demand For Firefighters
Many levels of government, private foundations and charities are handing out economic recovery grants these days. A Native-led nonprofit serving the Pacific Northwest is carving out a niche by offering grants specifically to help Indigenous communities and artists rebound from the uneven effects of the pandemic. Continue Reading ‘Bring Us Your Dreams.’ This Native-Led Fund Aims To ‘Decolonize Philanthropy’ In The Northwest
‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 14: Chigozie Obioma On Finding Differences And Similarities Between Cultures
In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, author Chigozie Obioma talks about how his time in Cyprus for school and growing up in Nigeria shaped his work, the types of racism he has experienced in his travels and the meaning behind his name. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 14: Chigozie Obioma On Finding Differences And Similarities Between Cultures
Idaho’s public colleges and universities have lost more than 5,000 students since the pandemic. t’s not worst-case scenario stuff. The 18-month dropoff was 8.7%, but administrators feared a 20% decrease. Continue Reading 18 Months, 5,000 Students: Idaho Colleges And Universities Face A Deep Enrollment Decline
In Washington, the working partnership between police and crisis mental health workers is being put to the test. The reason is a new police use of force law. Continue Reading Police Say It’s Hands Off For Some Mental Health Cases After Washington’s New Use Of Force Law
As many people celebrate growing representation, women and people of color continue to bear the brunt of harassment and threats at all levels of government. The abuse is compounded for Black women, who experience both systemic racism and sexism. An Amnesty International study examining abusive tweets targeted at women journalists and politicians in the U.S. and U.K. in 2017 found that Black women were 84 percent “more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets.” Continue Reading More Black Women Are Being Elected To Office. Few Feel Safe Once They Get There
The pandemic has taken a massive toll on people’s mental health. But a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many of us are seeing and feeling in our own lives: The impact has been particularly devastating for parents and unpaid caregivers of adults. Continue Reading Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic
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