It might be tempting to shrug at the scorching weather across large swaths of the West. This just in: It gets hot in the summer. But this record-setting heat wave’s remarkable power, size and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists and climate experts yet more cause for concern about the routinization of extreme weather in an era of climate change. Continue Reading The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave
Idaho’s ever-growing budget surplus is trending toward a record-shattering and mind-boggling $800 million. The big reason: Individual income tax collections are ahead of forecasts by a whopping $452.2 million. We’ll know the exact surplus sometime after June 30, when the state closes the books on the 2020-21 budget year. Continue Reading Analysis: In Idaho, A Big Budget Surplus Could Generate A Surplus Of Ideas
The agricultural arm of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints — Farmland Reserve, Inc. — has agreed to pay about $210 million for a major swath of southeastern Washington farm ground. Continue Reading Major Swath Of Easterday Land In Southeast Washington Goes For Nearly $210 Million At Auction
We’ve all probably seen it: a vehicle driving down the highway with boxes and tools and furniture jammed into the back of bed. A chunk of something might fly out at any moment. It hasn’t been properly tied down. Washington State Patrol is conducting emphasis patrols to educate drivers on how to properly secure their loads. Continue Reading Washington Steps Up Patrols For Litter And Debris, After The Pandemic Year Left Roadsides Trashed
The United States has a new national holiday to celebrate: Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 — in the aftermath of the Civil War — when U.S. Army troops landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed some of the last enslaved Americans that they were free. Continue Reading To Celebrate Juneteenth, Listen To A Reading Of The Emancipation Proclamation
Some of the biggest names in American running have bowed out of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as the 10-day competition moves into the starting blocks in Eugene. The scratches open a lane for a new generation of stars to earn spots in the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Continue Reading Big Names In Northwest Running Bow Out Of Olympic Team Trials, Creating Room For New Stars
A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. Continue Reading Black Newspaper Carrier Confronted By Off-Duty Pierce County Sheriff Files $5M Tort Claim
Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. Continue Reading Dead Giant Hornet In Snohomish County Is First Found This Year In U.S.
Anthropologists from the University of Idaho and 16 students yesterday wrapped up a two-week archaeological dig on the North Idaho College campus in Coeur d’Alene. Continue Reading University Of Idaho Researchers Finish Archaeological Dig In Coeur d’Alene
A former caregiver for people with developmental disabilities has been criminally charged in connection with the 2019 death of a client who ingested a large amount of household cleaning vinegar. Continue Reading Former Caregiver Charged In 2019 Vinegar Death Of Spokane Woman With Developmental Disabilities
If you’ve ever been hiking in the Cascades, high up in the alpine meadows, and were spooked by a streak of a bird, a plume of feathers that darted right in front of your face, you may have come across the Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan. Continue Reading Mt. Rainier Ptarmigans Are ‘Cute, Funny Little Birds.’ And They May Get More Federal Protection
Author Christine Hemp talks about her latest book, a memoir “Wild Ride Home,” finding red flags in relationships, taking care of aging parents and always keeping your true north. She is an author, poet, musician, speaker and teacher. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 13: Christine Hemp On Finding Your True North
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