People who most intensely oppose genetically modified food think they know a lot about food science, but actually know the least, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in January in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. Continue Reading Study: People Strongly Against GMOs Had Shakier Understanding Of Food Science
Murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls are the focus of a bill introduced in the Washington House of Representatives on Friday. Continue Reading Washington Lawmaker Unveils New Bill To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
A new bill in the state legislature would ease the tax burden on working families by giving a chunk of sales tax money back to them. Continue Reading If This Bill Passes, Low-Income Washington Families Could Get A Sales Tax Refund
The deal would open the government through Feb. 15, a House Democratic source says. The potential breakthrough comes as federal workers missed a second paycheck and airports reported major delays. Continue Reading President Trump Says He Will Sign Short-Term Deal To Reopen Government Until Feb. 15
More public and private agencies are stepping up to ease the financial strain on federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many of those workers will miss their second paycheck Friday. Continue Reading Northwest Officials, Companies Scramble To Help Thousands Of Federal Workers Impacted By Shutdown
If you think environmental policies get more support under Democratic presidents, think again. A new study finds the opposite might actually be true. Continue Reading Voters’ Environmental Support Climbs With Republican Presidents, Study Finds
Over 10,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody. In the past year, lawyers say at least 170 willing sponsors were arrested and put in deportation proceedings after coming forward for the child. Continue Reading Lawsuits Allege ‘Grave Harm’ To Immigrant Children In Detention
A bill in the Washington Senate seeks to improve voting rights for Native Americans. The Native American Voting Rights Act is sponsored by John McCoy, the only tribal member in the state Senate. Continue Reading Washington Legislators Consider Statewide Native American Voting Rights Act
The question hanging over the Washington state Legislature this winter isn’t so much what laws will pass, but how they’ll be funded. Continue Reading Washington State Lawmakers Want To Save Seat At Budget Table For Free College
More people than expected are drinking water that could be harmful to their health. That’s according to a new study that looked at a water contaminate that’s been an issue in one of the Northwest’s most productive farming regions. Continue Reading Study: Millions Of Americans Could Be Drinking Water High In Nitrates
Rivian plans to make battery-powered trucks and SUVs in a former auto plant in central Illinois. But it will face some challenges as Americans have been slow to adopt electric vehicles. Continue Reading Electric Truck Startup Steps In Where Other Automakers Left Off — An Old, Massive Assembly Plant
Celebrate Black History Month every Friday on the NPR News service. We pay tribute to the struggle of generations of African Americans with special programs:… Continue Reading Black History Month 2019: Fridays in February
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