Overturning an ill-advised state law is difficult even in the best of times. A pandemic is definitely not the best of times.
On April 16, as the coronavirus attacked communities across Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is rolling back our water quality standards that are the most protective of human health in the country.
Last week, the Nisqually Valley News relocated its offices from the pristine quarters provided by the fine owners of the Northeast Plaza Drive Southeast office where we’ve operated for about a decade to a new location about a football field or two away on Creek Street.
America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless benefits.
This week we celebrated our 350 teachers and school nurses in Yelm Community Schools. That celebration has taken on a much different meaning since schools were closed on March 13. We are so proud of our teachers and nurses for their remarkable efforts to support 5,800 students and families …
One of the many challenges during the pandemic is that I easily get caught up in the statistics: the number of new cases of COVID-19, and the number of deaths locally, nationally and internationally. The math is difficult for me to embrace. I care much more about people.
Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during this COVID-19 pandemic, and as our devastated economy recovers, there will be greater creative opportunities.
Treaty tribes are encouraged by cooperative efforts with federal and state natural resources managers and others to monitor and stem the invasion of the European green crab across western Washington.
As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but as shoppers learn how groceries and necessities reappeared on shelves, they join the list of unsung heroes.
In the midst of our pandemic, while students and workers were idled at home, Gov. Jay Inslee took the time to sign into law a bill that has been a top priority of the state’s school chief, Chris Reykdal.