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
Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in this file photo, signed two measures that “fix” issues in the state’s police reform laws Listen Read Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law two so called “fixes” to last year’s sweeping police reform measures. One makes clear that police can use 50 caliber or greater less-than-lethal rounds. The… Read More
A controversial tax on Washington State fuel shipped to other states was shot down by lawmakers CREDIT: Mark Lennihan/AP Listen Read A proposed tax on gasoline and diesel delivered to out-of-state customers from Washington refineries has gone by the wayside. The Washington House of Representatives voted Tuesday to jettison and replace the tax after strong… Read More
Nan Orton sits at her kitchen table with photos of her parents. Photo by Austin Johnson/Lewiston Tribune Listen Read During the pandemic, many people who lost loved ones had limited access to say their final goodbyes due to health restrictions at hospitals and assisted living facilities. Now, some of those families are sharing their stories.… Read More
Washington State’s mask mandate will end early CREDIT: Noam Galai/Getty Images Read With COVID cases and hospitalizations dropping fast, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that the state’s indoor mask mandate will lift on Saturday, March 12, 10 days earlier than previously announced. Oregon and California were also expected to adopt the March 12 Read More
File picture of a Ukranian tank brigade Listen Read Armed only with Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp, Ukrainians living in the Northwest watch  in horror as the Russian invasion of their homeland rages. Pasha Rudenko is a PH.D. scientist who lives in Pullman. His company makes nano-materials. He’s been watching what’s happening across the world very… Read More
Listen Read Two different school districts in the Columbia Basin are reviewing books in their libraries. Both Kennewick and Walla Walla school districts have had community complaints regarding several books. The Walla Walla School district’s board met to discuss and vote on the decision made by the library review committee on four books.  The books… Read More
Even as the state of Washington’s revenue picture improves, majority Democrats in the Legislature appear committed to a course that will, one way or another, involve raising taxes this year. Not necessarily to balance a recession-era budget, but instead to reform a tax code they view as regressive and to address gaps and inequities exposed by the global pandemic. Read More
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