Stress, burnout, and teacher shortages are concerns in many parts of the Northwest. But, some school districts in Central Washington are different. They have no teacher shortages and officials are making teachers’ mental health a priority. Continue Reading School Districts In Central WA Try To Relieve Teachers’ Burnout
Collisions between vehicles and large animals, like deer, are not only scary. The medical, car repair and cleanup costs really add up. That is according to a new study out of Washington State University that supports the case for building more wildlife crossings on highways. Continue Reading Animal Crossings Over And Under Highways Can Save Big Dollars — Not Just Lives — Says New Study
The Washington apple harvest is underway. Bins of Red Delicious are loaded onto a truck. (Photo courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission) Listen Washington’s apple crop is projected to be… Continue Reading Smaller Apple Harvest From Washington This Year Due To Cold Snap, Rising Costs
Farmworkers and environmental justice advocates want Washington Governor Jay Inslee to declare a climate emergency in the state. Continue Reading Farmworkers Call For Climate Emergency Declaration in Washington
Downtown Kennewick is once again the hub for shopping and restaurants, including the new Public Market .
The big swamp cooler fans blow down the aisles of the small stalls, cooling the cement building on a hot summer day. The Market is located in the old Welch’s Juice factory. Continue Reading Public Market In Kennewick Provides Unique Shopping
What does it take to lead a championship-winning wrestling team? In this week’s StoryCorps Northwest, former coach Dick Deane talks to Jon Lane, a former student, about how Deane became a coach. Both are from Moses Lake. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Dick Deane & Jon Lane — School Struggles and Coaching Champions
The Hanford Site sits along the Columbia River near Richland, Wash., 35 miles from the Oregon border. Listen Federal and Washington state agencies finalized an agreement last week to address… Continue Reading Legal Agreement To Address Hanford’s Leaking Tanks Finalized
Listen (Runtime 0:56) Read Idaho currently has about 9,000 unfilled health care positions, according to a report by the Idaho Business for Education. In that report, the group published recommendations… Continue Reading Idaho Group Releases Doctors’ Recommendations To Grow Medical Workforce
A much-awaited report said removing the four Lower Snake River dams shouldn’t happen right now, but dam removal is the best way to protect Snake River salmon. Continue Reading Breaching The Four Lower Snake River Dams Not An Option Right Now, Say Murray, Inslee
The Idaho state flags hangs in the rotunda of the statehouse in Boise. CREDIT: James Dawson/BSPR Listen (Runtime 0:56) Read A federal judge has blocked part of Idaho’s near-total abortion… Continue Reading Judge Orders Injunction On Abortion Ban As Physicians Urge Law’s Revision
A black bear spotted on a forest road this spring in Eastern WA. (Photo courtesy of WA Dept Fish & Wildlife) Listen The pandemic has increased the number of visitors… Continue Reading Bear Sightings Up As New Residents Move To Rural Washington
Immigrant advocacy group, La Resistencia in Tacoma, has started a petition to block the pending deportation of a person detained at the Northwest Detention Center. Continue Reading Immigrant Advocates Express Concern Over Pending Deporation Of Person Detained In Tacoma
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