An unreleased CDC review obtained by NPR shows that lab officials knew an early coronavirus test kit had a high failure rate. They decided not to recall it and sent it to the nation’s labs anyway. Continue Reading CDC Report: Officials Knew Coronavirus Test Was Flawed But Released It Anyway
President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and unity in a prime-time victory speech, saying it was time for the “better angels” of America’s nature to prevail. Continue Reading ‘A Victory For We The People’: Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Address The Nation, Calling For Unity
As Washington works to combat climate change, can rangelands be better managed to make wildfires less catastrophic? What are the most effective solutions to remove invasive grasses, like cheatgrass, which dries out quickly, burns extremely hot and helps fires jump from bunchgrass to bunchgrass? Continue Reading In Dry Eastern Washington, Scientists Look To Rangeland Management To Address Catastrophic Fires
Election results are rolling in Tuesday night, but it’s expected to take time to count all the ballots across the Northwest and many other states. Below are key races to watch, and links to resources and results from across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Continue Reading UPDATES: Jay Inslee Wins Reelection In Washington; More Northwest Election Results In Key Races
A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest of the agriculture industry. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Rules Farmworkers Are Eligible For Overtime Pay
The Spokane County health board has fired Health Officer Bob Lutz, the man who has been the face of the county’s battle against the coronavirus since March. The eight-to-four vote came after a four-hour proceeding, during which Adminstrative Officer Amelia Clark listed a detailed list of actions that she says warranted Lutz’s removal. Continue Reading Health Board Votes To Fire Spokane Regional Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz
In the weeks leading up to the election, residents in five smaller areas around eastern Washington and Oregon spoke about how they were feeling. Now, as people are awaiting results, we checked in with a few. Continue Reading ‘Dry Side’ View: Inland Northwest Residents Anxiously Await Election Results
Several states approve marijuana for recreational and medicinal use. Oregon votes to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs. Continue Reading From Marijuana To Mushrooms, Voters Want Drug Laws Eased, Following Washington State’s Lead
The move, long threatened by President Donald Trump and triggered by his administration a year ago, further isolates Washington in the world but has no immediate impact on international efforts to curb global warming. Continue Reading As Election Count Goes On, U.S. Formally Exits Paris Agreement To Curb Climate Change
When she was young, Lewiston resident Colleen Mahoney lived near the Minidoka Japanese Internment camp. That experience, plus witnessing housing discrimination in Utah, shaped her politics and community advocacy. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Seeing Internment Camp And Housing Discrimination Changed Her Politics
Here’s how much longer it will take to count the votes in the remaining key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Continue Reading When Will We Know The Winner? Time Frames For Key States; AP Calls Michigan For Joe Biden
The campaigning is done. Now what’s left is the counting. Here is how candidates in Washington’s 4th and 5th Congressional districts have talked about key environmental and natural resource issues during the campaign. Continue Reading Dams, Salmon, Wolves: How Key Issues Played Out In Eastern Washington Congressional Races
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