All told, the U of I reported fall enrollment of 10,791, a 9.5 percent decrease. But in a Tuesday news release, the university said the decrease was “reasonable,” given students’ reluctance to enroll or return to campus during the pandemic. The U of I reopened in August with a blend of face-to-face and online learning, and has continued face-to-face learning despite coronavirus outbreaks that appear linked to fraternity and sorority houses. Continue Reading University Of Idaho Reports 9.5% Enrollment Decline Over Last Fall
If there was a meme for this race, it would be Jay Inslee wearing a face mask next to an image of Loren Culp without a mask. While Inslee has been evangelizing about masks, Culp has been holding mostly maskless outdoor rallies across the state. Those rallies are a symbol of the defiant nature of Culp’s campaign and his live-and-let-live political philosophy. Continue Reading Mask Or No Mask? Washington Governor’s Race Is A Study In Stark Contrasts
Bill Blair, Canada’s public safety minister, tweeted on Monday, “We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.” Continue Reading U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Remain Closed At Least Another Month
Like most colleges, the University of Idaho in Moscow is dealing with how to control rising coronavirus cases around campus. Recent cases connected to the University’s Greek system have made the school push for more testing. Unlike nearby Washington State University in Pullman, the UI has a hybrid in-person and virtual model this fall semester. Continue Reading Idaho Colleges Look For Budget Help, Possible Enrollment Boost, During Pandemic Downturn
Researchers in Washington have lost track of an Asian giant hornet they were following — a stinging setback in the pursuit to eradicate an invasive species that threatens to decimate North American bee populations. Continue Reading Foiled Again: Giant Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists Trying To Track Down Nest
A majority of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, men and women from across the country, of all ages and races, are expecting some or many attempts to block people from voting, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, conducted less than a month before Election Day. In November 2016, 57 percent of registered voters anticipated attempts to thwart voting; that number has grown to 67 percent. Continue Reading Poll: Most Voters Expect Some Intimidation, But They’re Voting In Record Numbers
The justices will hear oral arguments Nov. 30, increasing the potential for Trump to try to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate House seats during his current term. Continue Reading Supreme Court Speeds Up Case On President Trump’s Push To Alter Census For House Seats
Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from gun suicide, and some of hardest-hit areas spend the least on prevention. In the Idaho Panhandle, some small-town residents are stepping in where the government has failed. Continue Reading In Rural North Idaho, With Help Far Away, Communities Take It Upon Themselves To Tackle Suicide
For more than half a century, Republicans have had a lock on Washington’s Secretary of State’s office. This year, Democrats hope to end that five decade run by unseating incumbent Kim Wyman who’s seeking a third term. Continue Reading With Elections Under The Microscope, Washington Has A Fierce Race For Secretary Of State
At around 18,000 members, the Okanogan Highlands Fire Watch group continues to provide what members call valuable and lifesaving information. People post evacuation notices, fire maps and recovery resources throughout fire season. Daniel Pratt started the group in 2015 during another particularly bad fire season for Okanogan County. Continue Reading Eastern Washington Residents Praise Facebook Group For Connections During Trying Fire Seasons
On Thursday, the state Supreme Court struck down Initiative 976, a measure Washington voters approved last November to reduce the cost of annual vehicle licensing fees. The measure has been on hold for nearly a year as legal challenges worked their way through the court system. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down I-976, Tim Eyman’s $30 Car Tab Initiative
Reinoehl, 48, died in the street from gunshot wounds to his head and torso. The shots were fired by two Pierce County sheriff’s deputies, a Lakewood police officer and a Washington State Department of Corrections employee — all deputized by the U.S. Marshals Service and serving on a Tacoma-based fugitive task force, a common and standard procedure among local-federal partnerships. Continue Reading Eyewitnesses Give Insight Of Hunt For Portland Suspect That Ended With His Death Near Olympia
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