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No more changing of clocks like this one in Seattle's Lake Union Park if Congress OKs Washington's permanent move to daylight saving time. CREDIT: GIL AEGERTER/KUOW

It’s Time To ‘Fall Back’ Again, Despite Northwest States’ Lawmakers Voting To Stop The Clock

Last year, the Oregon and Washington legislatures voted to observe daylight saving time year-round. Earlier this year, the Idaho Legislature voted to link the northern portion of Idaho, which follows Pacific time, to whatever time observance that Washington state follows. But we’ll change our clocks this weekend anyway because Congress hasn’t acted. Continue Reading It’s Time To ‘Fall Back’ Again, Despite Northwest States’ Lawmakers Voting To Stop The Clock

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A ballot drop box in Thurston County, Washington. While ballots must be returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, they can still be counted if they come in through the mail weeks later as long as they're postmarked by Election Day. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Why Washington Accepts Ballots Postmarked By Election Day Well Into November, Unlike Oregon

Washington’s latitude about late-arriving ballots stands in stark contrast to Oregon, and more than half of states, where ballots must arrive by Election Day. In fact, by allowing ballots to still be counted nearly three weeks after the election, Washington has the most generous policy in the nation, according to a recent analysis. Continue Reading Why Washington Accepts Ballots Postmarked By Election Day Well Into November, Unlike Oregon

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Kayeloni Scott and Mary Jane Miles

StoryCorps Northwest: Finding Self Worth, Higher Education And Dealing With Addiction

Nez Perce tribal member Mary Jane Miles was two when her mother died. That was the start of a series of difficult events in Mary Jane’s life. But she persevered to earn an education and come to terms with alcohol addiction. She spoke with her friend and colleague, Kayeloni Scott, for StoryCorps Northwest. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Finding Self Worth, Higher Education And Dealing With Addiction

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With development and testing underway, health officials are asking states to prepare for limited distribution of a potential vaccine as soon as this fall — though some experts say that's too early. CREDIT: Hans Pennink/AP

Washington Joins Multi-State Western Pact To Review COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

Washington is among a handful of Western states that have joined California in a pact to independently review the safety and efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine that is ultimately approved by the FDA before any distribution occurs in those states, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday. Continue Reading Washington Joins Multi-State Western Pact To Review COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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drops her ballot in a drop box at Lacey City Hall in Thurston County on Monday, Oct. 26. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Washington Elections Officials Bracing For Last-Minute Disinformation Campaigns

State and local election officials in Washington sought to reassure voters Monday that robust security measures are in place to protect against interference with the general election, even as they acknowledged the likelihood that bad actors will try to sow distrust and undermine confidence in the national election results. Continue Reading Washington Elections Officials Bracing For Last-Minute Disinformation Campaigns

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In a letter sent to Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders in October 2020, representatives of the beer, grocery and hospitality industry urged policymakers “not to increase taxes on beer.” But state lawmakers say they're not considering such a tax at this point ahead of the 2021 legislative session. CREDIT: Scott A. Leadingham/NWPB

Washington Beer Lobby Goes On The Offensive To Drown A Tax That Isn’t Even On Tap

There’s no indication a beer tax is on tap in Olympia. But the industry isn’t taking any chances. Especially after what happened in 2010. That’s when state lawmakers imposed an increase in the beer tax as part of a plan to balance a budget hammered by the Great Recession. Continue Reading Washington Beer Lobby Goes On The Offensive To Drown A Tax That Isn’t Even On Tap

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Seattle Symphony cellist Nathan Chan, shown here in a still image from a video cover of the song "Down" on his YouTube channel, uses social media channels to connect with younger audiences and share his musical insights. CREDIT: Nathan Chan/YouTube/Screenshot by NWPB

Meet The 20-Something Seattle Cellist Bringing Classical Music To The Masses Through Social Media

Nathan Chan talks about his pandemic pick-me-ups, Yo-Yo Ma and TikTok. Before he could read, let alone read sheet music, theSeattle Symphony cellist had already conducted an orchestra through Mozart’s Variations. At 3 years old, Chan directed the San Jose Chamber Orchestra — and had to stand on a chair to see over the podium. Continue Reading Meet The 20-Something Seattle Cellist Bringing Classical Music To The Masses Through Social Media

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