Many Americans say they are disaffected with the system of politics and sit on the sidelines, especially in midterms. But not voting can have consequences: Just look at these races. Continue Reading The Washington Election (And Others) Decided By A Single Vote (Or A Little More)
After years of inaction by the Idaho legislature on the state’s healthcare gap, Proposition 2 on the state ballot gives Idahoans the chance to say whether they want Medicaid expansion — a proposal endorsed by outgoing Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. Continue Reading Idaho’s Proposition 2 Puts Medicaid Expansion To Voters After State Lawmakers Refused
A federal judge has ruled that Native Americans in North Dakota must comply with the state’s recently tightened voter ID law. At the same time, U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland acknowledged that the law had raised concerns. Continue Reading Judge Rules Native Americans In North Dakota Must Comply With Voter ID Law
For the last 40 years, something has been missing from Oregon’s Lostine River: coho salmon. Now, 42 coho have made it to the waters in the last two weeks. Continue Reading Lost No More: Coho Salmon Return To Oregon’s Lostine River After 40 Years
In the wake of three serious patient-on-staff assaults, more than 150 nurses at Washington’s Western State Hospital have signed a “no-confidence” letter calling for the replacement of the psychiatric hospital’s chief nursing officer Karen Pitman and her deputies. Continue Reading Western State Hospital Nurses Sign No-Confidence Petition Over Attacks By Psychiatric Patients
Idaho School District In Hot Water After ‘Insensitive And Inappropriate’ Photos Of Staff As Border Wall
Photos of teachers wearing Halloween costumes at Middleton Heights Elementary in Idaho are going viral and causing controversy. Continue Reading Idaho School District In Hot Water After ‘Insensitive And Inappropriate’ Photos Of Staff As Border Wall
Many people drove as much as three hours to attend a rare public meeting about Hanford in Hood River Thursday night, Nov. 1. The common thread: concern about the Columbia River, and the health of their communities. Continue Reading Health Of Columbia River Draws Crowd To Rare Hanford Public Meeting In Hood River
In focus groups for the U.S. census, some participants identified the citizenship question as a significant reason why they would avoid taking part in the head count. Continue Reading Citizenship Question May Be ‘Major Barrier’ To 2020 Census Participation
As Election Day nears, the voting data in Washington is looking more like a high-stakes, presidential year than a midterm election. Continue Reading Washington Voters Treating 2018 Midterms More Like A Presidential Election
Since last January’s Women’s March in Seattle, hundreds of Indigenous women have gathered in the Northwest to raise awareness of those who go missing, are abused or murdered. Now, demonstrations like this are also happening in Alaska’s largest city. Continue Reading Native Women Turn Up The Volume In Violence And Sexual Assault Conversations
Microplastics have been found in human stool samples from countries in many parts of the world, according to a small pilot study being presented this week at the 26th annual United European Gastroenterology conference in Vienna. Continue Reading Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement
Some Washington Latino-owned businesses say they were wrongly put on a list that claimed they were against I-1631, a state ballot initiative seeking to tax carbon emissions. Continue Reading Latino Businesses Caught In Between ‘No’ And ‘Yes’ Campaigns Of Washington Carbon Tax Measure
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