El calor puede afectar gravemente a quienes trabajan al aire libre. Por el peligro que supone trabajar con calor extremo, el Departamento de Trabajo e Industrias de Washington, (L&I, por sus siglas en inglés), está elaborando normas permanentes para proteger a estos trabajadores. Por el momento, hay normas de emergencia en vigor hasta septiembre. Sin embargo, los Read More
Idaho residents have the eight highest medical debt nationally. Courtesy Pixabay Listen (Runtime 50 seconds) Read An analysis of data from the Consumer Protection Bureau showed Idaho ranks eighth in average medical debt at $2,832. Massachusetts ranked lowest at $975, and Wyoming the highest at $6,516. The state was 31st in the percentage of people… Read More
Alfonso López, Director de Relaciones Hispano-Latinas del Distrito Escolar de Wenatchee. Foto: Cortesía Alfonso López. LEA El Distrito Escolar de Wenatchee quiere reforzar las relaciones con la comunidad latina. Alfonso López hará que esa conexión sea una realidad. Él es el nuevo director de Relaciones Hispano-Latinas del distrito. López es la viva imagen del sueño… Read More
Posters with images of missing or murdered indigenous people were displayed at the MMIW/P Healing Gathering in Seattle in May. Credit: Johanna Bejarano. Read The Washington State Patrol (WSP) officially launched the Missing Indigenous Person Alert System or M.I.P.A. It is the first in the country and began operating on Friday. It results from extensive… Read More
Poster about heat related illness. Credit: www.weather.gov. Listen NWPB’s Johanna Bejarano reports on heat prevention (Runtime 0:52) Read High temperatures are expected across the country but not as severe in Washington.  Still, farmworkers in Central Washington will receive kits that will prepare them for any heat stress. WashMask is an organization supporting migrant and Read More
Mujeres de Washington y de todo el país se unen al Proyecto Bandana durante la Semana Nacional de Concientización de los Trabajadores Agrícolas y al Mes de Concientización sobre la Agresión Sexual (SAAM, por sus siglas en inglés). La iniciativa de arte-activismo celebra sus 15 años llamando la atención sobre la violencia sexual contra los trabajadores del campo. Read More
Growers, and those that transport cannabis across the state, are being hit by rising fuel prices — after a year of rising prices for freight. This, plus a new state pesticide testing requirement, have some questioning if retailers will raise their prices to balance out costs to the industry, to keep recreational marijuana alive in the state. Read More
Pickleball, invented in 1965 in Washington State, is now the state’s official sport / Tom Banse – Northwest News Network Listen Tom Banse reports on pickle ball being named the official sport of Washington State / Runtime – :48 Read Pickleball enthusiasts gathered Monday on Bainbridge Island for a celebration on the court where the… Read More
Gov. Inslee signs new gun laws, including one that limits high capacity gun magazines Listen: Austin Jenkins reports on reaction to Gov. Inslee signing three gun-related bills into law / Runtime – 1:52 READ Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed into law three gun-related bills, including one that will prohibit the sale of gun… Read More
Read The Washington Legislature approved a one-point-five billion dollar capital budget this week. It will help fund several affordable housing, medical clinics and school modernization projects in Eastern Washington. The capital budget includes about three-million dollars to complete an affordable housing development for low-income people and money for a child care center Read More
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