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File photo of a posted rental eviction notice. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has put a revamped eviction moratorium, with some exceptions, in place until Sept. 30. The current ban was set to expire on June 30, 2021. CREDIT: Flickr/Rental Realities/ CC By 2.0

Governor Issues Newly Revamped Washington Eviction Moratorium Until September 30

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

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The Goldendale Energy Storage Project would be built just outside Goldendale in Klickitat County. If built, it would be the largest pumped storage facility in the Northwest. The lower reservoir is proposed in the flat area below this image, by John Day Dam on the Columbia River. Courtesy of Rye Development

Washington Denies Permit For Goldendale Pumped Hydro Project, But It’s Not The End Of The Road

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

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The nearly-deserted parking lot at the beginning of what should have been a busy May weekend explains a lot about why the only supermarket in Point Roberts, Washington, is on the verge of closure.

Food Crisis Feared In Washington Town Isolated By Border As Only Grocery Store Teeters On Closure

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

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The Coconino County Sheriff's Office blocks off a U.S. Forest Service Road outside of Flagstaff, Ariz., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by lightning that was moving toward northern Arizona's largest city. CREDIT: Brady Wheeler/Arizona Daily Sun via AP

Wildland Fire Managers Up Level Of National Preparedness, Seeing Increased Demand For Firefighters

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

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Nez Perce tribal members paddle on the Snake River in a canoe they carved as part of a culture and environmental learning project supported by the Potlatch Fund.

‘Bring Us Your Dreams.’ This Native-Led Fund Aims To ‘Decolonize Philanthropy’ In The Northwest

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

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Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma

‘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

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Kim Foxx (R), Attica Scott (C) and Kiah Morris (L) all face a similar reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their job as a Black woman. CREDIT: Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour

More Black Women Are Being Elected To Office. Few Feel Safe Once They Get There

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

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for unpaid caregivers, with many reporting symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. CREDIT: Portra Images via Getty Images

Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

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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