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‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 3: Dawn Shaw On The Power Of Choice And Resilience

Public speaker Dawn Shaw shares how resilience, perspective and the power of choice, help people find inner beauty. The removal of a tumor at birth left Shaw with facial paralysis. She is an author of three books, including her memoir “Facing Up to It” and more recently an inspirational guide: “Facial Shift, Adjusting to an Altered Appearance.” Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 3: Dawn Shaw On The Power Of Choice And Resilience

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and CDC Director Robert Redfield

‘We Can’t Give Up’: U.S. Can Still Control The Spread Of COVID-19, Experts Say

Public health experts and officials don’t agree that giving up control is a foregone conclusion, instead warning that steps can and must be taken now to avoid the unnecessary loss of life. And no credible experts have suggested the pandemic will end the day after voting stops, despite suggestions from Trump, who himself has tested positive for the virus, that the media is amplifying coverage of COVID-19 as a way to make him look bad. Continue Reading ‘We Can’t Give Up’: U.S. Can Still Control The Spread Of COVID-19, Experts Say

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Drought conditions in the U.S. West, particularly parts of the Northwest, could be eased by an expected 2020-21 La La Niña winter. CREDIT: U.S. Drought Monitor

Looking Forward And Backward: A La Niña Winter And Dry Conditions That Fueled Northwest Fires

The Northwest could see a cooler and wetter winter this season, according to climate outlook models. Forecasters say it’s likely that a recently developed La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean will continue. That should lead to above average precipitation in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Continue Reading Looking Forward And Backward: A La Niña Winter And Dry Conditions That Fueled Northwest Fires

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The Spokesman-Review endorsed Donald Trump for president and Jay Inslee for Washington governor in October 2020. But that was just the view of one person: the paper's owner and publisher. Screenshot by NWPB

Newspaper’s Trump-Inslee Editorial Prompts The Question: Do Endorsements Matter In 2020?

The Spokesman-Review newspaper recently caused a splash when it endorsed Donald Trump for president after calling him a bully and a bigot. The paper also endorsed Democrat Jay Inslee for a third term as Washington governor. After backlash, the Spokesman-Review’s editor-in-chief said the paper would no longer endorse candidates or run unsigned editorials. Continue Reading Newspaper’s Trump-Inslee Editorial Prompts The Question: Do Endorsements Matter In 2020?

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Tattered American flags wave in the strong wind of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on October 27, 2020. CREDIT: Anna King/N3

1,000 Miles, 100 Perspectives, 5 Sunrises: The Voting View From Eastern Washington And Oregon

In total, Anna King saw five sunrises and drove more than 1,000 miles on her way to five towns spanning both sides of the Columbia in eastern Washington and Oregon. She listened hard to the worries and hopes of as many as 100 hundred residents in the region. Continue Reading 1,000 Miles, 100 Perspectives, 5 Sunrises: The Voting View From Eastern Washington And Oregon

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Washington's August 4 primary ballot is chock full of candidates even though traditional campaigning has, in many cases, been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. CREDIT: Washington Secretary of State's Office

Despite Intense Interest In Election, Washington Voter Registrations Lag Compared To 2016

According to figures provided by the Secretary of State’s office, 513,000 people registered to vote in Washington prior to the 2016 election. So far this year, this state has seen approximately 440,000 new registrants, a 14 percent drop compared to four years ago. However, the last two months have shown something of a rebound. Continue Reading Despite Intense Interest In Election, Washington Voter Registrations Lag Compared To 2016

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Ahmad Ghabboun on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Everett, Wash. CREDIT: Jovelle Tamayo for ProPublica

He Made A Minor Mistake On An Unemployment Form. Now Washington Wants $15,000 From Him

Ahmad Ghabboun, 31, and his wife, who was laid off from the beauty department of Nordstrom’s, relied on their combined unemployment benefits to cover their $1,800 rent, the $200 monthly payment on Ghabboun’s car, and various bills, not to mention the costs of preparing for their first child: Ghabboun’s wife was six months pregnant when he received the alert claiming he owed nearly $15,000. Continue Reading He Made A Minor Mistake On An Unemployment Form. Now Washington Wants $15,000 From Him

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A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities, a type of "digital redlining" that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the organizations said that during a two-year investigation they documented the effect of Redfin’s “minimum price policy,” which requires homes to be listed for certain prices to reap the benefits of Redfin’s services. Continue Reading Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

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