When President Biden unveiled his major new infrastructure plan last week, the proposal included much more than fixing crumbling bridges. And for those who wish America had a more robust passenger train network, it gave them something new: hope. Continue Reading As President Biden Pushes Major Rail Investments, Amtrak’s Proposed 2035 Map Has People Talking
An Idaho House panel on Tuesday approved legislation intended to give lawmakers veto power over federal government actions and federal court decisions. The House State Affairs Committee on a voice vote sent the bill to the full House for possible amendments after the bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Sage Dixon, said it needed several changes. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Advance Bill Seeking To Nullify Federal Actions, Expect Court Challenge If Passed
A measure to honor the late Billy Frank Jr. with a statue at the U.S. Capitol cleared the Legislature Monday. On a 44-5 bipartisan vote, the Democratic-led Senate approved the bill that seeks to replace Washington’s Marcus Whitman statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection with a statue of Frank, a Nisqually tribal member who championed treaty rights. Continue Reading Washington Legislature Approves Bill To Honor Billy Frank Jr., Replacing Marcus Whitman At Capitol
If you have half-used paint cans piling up in your garage and just don’t know how to get rid of them, you’re in luck. Washington has started a new paint recycling program. It follows a similar, decade-old program in Oregon. Continue Reading Paint A ‘Happy Little Tree’ Or Your Backyard Fence With Washington’s New Recycling Program
Attorneys for the family of a self-proclaimed anti-fascist protester who was gunned down by a federal task force outside Olympia last fall say the facts of the case as put forth by investigators “absolutely strain credulity.” Continue Reading Family Attorney Questions Police Narrative In Shooting Of Antifa Supporter Near Olympia
In the past seven days, the U.S. reported slightly more than 65,000 new cases per day on average, a jump of 20% from two weeks earlier. Many states have seen even more dramatic growth, as high as 125% in Michigan, according to an NPR analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Continue Reading A 4th COVID-19 Surge May Be Starting. How Bad Could It Get?
While states across the U.S. have picked up a version of the bill this year, U.S. District Court Judge David Nye issued an injunction last summer putting Idaho’s law on hold while a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the law plays out. Continue Reading 30 States Are Considering Versions Of Idaho’s First-In-Nation Transgender Athletics Ban
Jalen Suggs took the inbounds pass and saw nothing but clear sailing. Three dribbles. Past the half-court line. A little stutter-step. And straight into history. The Gonzaga freshman banked in a shot at the buzzer from near the Final Four logo for a 93-90 overtime win over UCLA on Saturday night that vaulted the Bulldogs to within one win of an undefeated season and the national title. Continue Reading To The Bank! Gonzaga Beats UCLA In Buzzer Beater, Advances To Men’s NCAA Final
The two states are both led by strong Democratic majorities and face similar issues. Only one of them is successfully passing legislation. Continue Reading While Oregon’s Legislature Feuds, Washington Lawmakers Find A Way To Work Together
The author of two poetry books and a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, Priest is the sixth poet and first Native person to be selected for the two-year term, a program of the Washington State Arts Commission and Humanities Washington. Continue Reading Washington State Names Its First Native American Poet Laureate
The Goldendale Energy Storage Project would be a solution to generate energy when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. But, to the Yakama Nation, the destruction of those sites would add another heartbreak to an ever-expanding list. Countless important cultural areas have faced destruction across the Northwest, largely because they’re not understood by non-tribal members. Continue Reading ‘It’s Irreversible’: Goldendale Green Energy Project Highlights A History Of Native Dispossession
Prohibition did not limit the demand of alcohol, and many people did not support it, including the police. On an early morning in March 1920, Seattle Police Lieutenant Roy Olmstead and Sergeant T.J. Clark met a crew of bootleggers loading a shipment of Canadian whiskey from Vancouver, B.C. for Seattle. Olmstead and Clark were not there to arrest the criminals, but to watch over the process, since they controlled the operation. Continue Reading Past As Prologue: A Seattle Police Bootlegging Racket Informs Lessons Of Modern Drug Cartels
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