The Northwest is famous for churning out jet airliners, computer software and huckleberry syrup. The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials beginning June 18 in Eugene will showcase another local product: Olympic distance runners. Continue Reading Olympians Made Here: Northwest Training Groups Stocking Tokyo-Bound Teams With Top Runners
A fire grew across state lines in Northeastern Oregon over the weekend, becoming the region’s largest blaze so far this year. Continue Reading Northeast Oregon Wildfire Jumps Into Southeast Washington In Difficult Terrain, High Wind
Pope Francis expressed sorrow Sunday for the gruesome discovery of a mass grave in Canada containing the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children. The remains were found at a boarding school for Indigenous Canadians, operated by Catholic clergy. Continue Reading Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow But No Apology For Deaths At British Columbia Indigenous School
Smoke forecasting is notoriously hard to do, but a new tool from the state Department of Ecology may help us anticipate hazardous air five days in the future. Continue Reading Looking To Escape Northwest Wildfire Smoke This Year? A New Tool Could Help
While Washington’s system has been strained for years, state officials and disability rights advocates say it effectively ground to a halt during the pandemic. Continue Reading Stuck In Jail, Waiting For Psych Bed: How COVID Made An Old Problem Worse In Washington
Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. Continue Reading Washington Announces $1 Million Lottery, Hundreds Of Other Prizes For Vaccine Incentives
For anyone who somehow missed last week’s news, the lieutenant governor made the most of her brief stint as acting governor. With Gov. Brad Little in Nashville, Tenn., for a Republican Governors Association conference, McGeachin issued an executive order rescinding local mask mandates. McGeachin said she wanted to keep kids from being forced to wear a mask — at least in the schools that are still in session, in districts with mask requirements still in place. Continue Reading Analysis: Unmasking The Political Strategy Of Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin
Experts Call It A ‘Clown Show’ But Arizona ‘Audit’ Is A Blueprint For Future Disinformation Campaigns
At a basic level, it’s a victory for those looking to sow doubt in the 2020 election results just to have them still being litigated six months after Election Day. To be clear, Maricopa County’s election results have already been audited multiple times by companies with experience in the field, with no problems being uncovered. Continue Reading Experts Call It A ‘Clown Show’ But Arizona ‘Audit’ Is A Blueprint For Future Disinformation Campaigns
Later this month, Olympic team trials and Team USA coaches will fill out the roster for the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Some familiar names in women’s soccer from Portland and Seattle, as well as the WNBA Seattle Storm’s biggest stars and a pack of Pacific Northwest-based distance runners are likely Tokyo bound. Continue Reading Seattle Athlete To Sprint At Tokyo Olympics, But In A Canoe Instead Of On The Track
The Whitman County prosecutor has filed criminal charges against 15 current or former members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Washington State University following the death of a student from alcohol poisoning. Continue Reading Whitman County Prosecutor Files Charges In 2019 Alcohol Death Of WSU Fraternity Member
June 3 marks a year since COVID-19 blasted through my immune system. I have never figured out how I got it. And my recovery has come in fits and starts. But mostly it’s just been incredibly, snail-slow. Continue Reading It’s Been A Long Haul: Correspondent Anna King On Her Snail-Slow Recovery 1 Year After COVID-19
Gone are the State Patrol checkpoints and National Guard troops that were in place for the start of the session in January. A temporary chain-link fence surrounding the domed Legislative Building has also been removed. Yet, security in the seat of state government is still a top-of-mind issue. So is the safety of elected leaders in these polarized times. Continue Reading Vehicle Checkpoints And Fencing Are Gone, But Security Concerns Remain At Washington’s Capitol
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