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‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 11: Backyard Harvest On The Importance Of Food And Community

In this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” Will O’Neal and Renee Love, leaders within the organization Backyard Harvest, share how the group serves its community and how both they and many of their volunteers got a close-up view of food insecurity within local households. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 11: Backyard Harvest On The Importance Of Food And Community

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A couple embrace Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, while touring an area devastated by the Almeda Fire in Phoenix, Ore. John Locher/AP

‘Nothing Looks Good.’ Across The West, Firefighters Prepare For A Potentially Bad Fire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels, ready to ignite from a careless camper or a lightning strike. More people are building in areas bordering wildlands, expanding the so-called wildland-urban interface, an area where wildfires impact people the most. Invasive, highly flammable vegetation is spreading uncontrolled across the West. Continue Reading ‘Nothing Looks Good.’ Across The West, Firefighters Prepare For A Potentially Bad Fire Season

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An artist’s rendition of the NuScale nuclear power project planned for construction in Idaho. Courtesy of NuScale Power

More Nuclear Energy Could Be Coming To Central Washington, As Grant County Explores Small-Scale

Washington’s Grant County is exploring nuclear generation in an effort to generate more carbon-free electricity. The county’s Public Utility District recently signed a deal with Oregon-based NuScale Power to figure out if a partnership might work. Continue Reading More Nuclear Energy Could Be Coming To Central Washington, As Grant County Explores Small-Scale

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No Letup Expected This Summer In Crowding At Northwest Parks And Trailheads

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the summer camping, vacation and recreation season. Last summer, Pacific Northwest public lands and trailheads were overrun by people seeking COVID-safe getaways in the fresh air. The pandemic may be winding down, but it doesn’t look like the crowds are abating. Continue Reading No Letup Expected This Summer In Crowding At Northwest Parks And Trailheads

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File photo. Idaho Gov. Brad Little puts on a face mask before a public meeting earlier this year. So far he has resisted calls for a statewide mandate. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the governor of Utah, Idaho's southern neighbor, imposed a mask mandate. CREDIT: Idaho Education News

Idaho Governor Overturns Mask Ban From His Own Lt. Governor, Calls It ‘Self-Serving Political Stunt’

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a mask mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.” Continue Reading Idaho Governor Overturns Mask Ban From His Own Lt. Governor, Calls It ‘Self-Serving Political Stunt’

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The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport terminal is shown in Pullman, Wash.,

University Of Idaho To Partner With Alaska Airlines To Bring Back Palouse-To-Boise Flights

The university will offer a three-year revenue guarantee to Alaska Airlines, under a contract that could bring back flights between Boise and Pullman, Wash. Under the agreement, approved by the State Board of Education Thursday, the flights could resume as early as Aug. 8. Continue Reading University Of Idaho To Partner With Alaska Airlines To Bring Back Palouse-To-Boise Flights

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