Friday, October 7, 2022

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Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.

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Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.

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Rural residents are more vulnerable to a winter wave of COVID-19, branding could be key for rural communities attracting newcomers, and the Lummi Nation's totem pole made it from Washington state to D.C.




According to a report from Northwestern University, one in four American households with children has trouble putting enough food on the table. (Disha1980/Adobe Stock)
According to a report from Northwestern University, one in four American households with children has trouble putting enough food on the table. (Disha1980/Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Groups fighting hunger in California say untold suffering could be avoided if the policies championed at the latest White House conference are put int…

The U.S. Postal Service says it's ramping up to process 60 million packages every day this holiday season, seven million more per day than last year. (Oleksandr/Adobe Stock)
The U.S. Postal Service says it's ramping up to process 60 million packages every day this holiday season, seven million more per day than last year. (Oleksandr/Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
The U.S. Postal Service said it is hiring 28,000 seasonal employees ahead of the surge in end-of-year holiday letters and packages, including some in …

About 80% of Latino college students in California graduate in four years, compared to about 88% of white students, according to the California Dept. of Education. (Digitalskillet1/Adobe Stock)
About 80% of Latino college students in California graduate in four years, compared to about 88% of white students, according to the California Dept. of Education. (Digitalskillet1/Adobe Stock)

On the last day to sign bills this legislative session, Gov Gavin Newsom approved a slew of measures to improve college graduation rates, …




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Nearly one third of people surveyed in June said they felt "very uncomfortable" with the level of their emergency savings. (wutzkoh/Adobe Stock)
Nearly one third of people surveyed in June said they felt "very uncomfortable" with the level of their emergency savings. (wutzkoh/Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 7, 2022
Between rising inflation and the ups and downs of the stock market, it isn't surprising that folks are concerned about their own financial situation…

Nearly 1.5 million electric vehicles were registered in the United States in 2021. (Samuel B./Adobe Stock)
Nearly 1.5 million electric vehicles were registered in the United States in 2021. (Samuel B./Adobe Stock)

This week is National Drive Electric Week, and the vehicles are garnering more attention than ever. Over the weekend, Boise hosted an event …

The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program will be available in about 40 sites across Idaho in 2023. (Creativa Images/Adobe Stock)
The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program will be available in about 40 sites across Idaho in 2023. (Creativa Images/Adobe Stock)

Another income-tax season is approaching and a program to help people with low and moderate incomes do their taxes for free is looking for volunteers…

A 1990s meeting on elk management in Montana helped create an incentive program for landowners that still exists today. (DJ_38/Adobe Stock)
A 1990s meeting on elk management in Montana helped create an incentive program for landowners that still exists today. (DJ_38/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
After a gathering of hunters, landowners and wildlife managers, a new report draws some conclusions on how Montana can better manage its elk …

About 18,000 Montana kids will experience the loss of a family member by the time they're 18. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)
About 18,000 Montana kids will experience the loss of a family member by the time they're 18. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

A touring conference from the National Alliance for Children's Grief comes to Montana this week. The event will be in Whitefish on Tuesday. The …

Nonprofit organizations employed nearly 30,000 Montanans in 2019. (Artur/Adobe Stock)
Nonprofit organizations employed nearly 30,000 Montanans in 2019. (Artur/Adobe Stock)

The work of some nonprofit organizations has only increased with the pandemic and the needs that have come from it. An author and expert in the field …

The U-S. Department of Justice is calling on Nevada to ensure children have access to therapy,<br />behavior supports, crisis services and care coordination in their communities. (Berit Kessler/Adobestock)
The U-S. Department of Justice is calling on Nevada to ensure children have access to therapy,
behavior supports, crisis services and care coordination in their communities. (Berit Kessler/Adobestock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
The U.S. Department of Justice said the State of Nevada unnecessarily institutionalizes children with behavioral-health disabilities, and the problem …

Groups that track disinformation say purveyors sometimes back up their claims by referencing fake "think tanks," or by linking to other pages on their own website. (Feng Yu)
Groups that track disinformation say purveyors sometimes back up their claims by referencing fake "think tanks," or by linking to other pages on their own website. (Feng Yu)

A Nevada democracy watchdog group said social media, blogs, websites and hyperpartisan news organizations are all working overtime to spread …

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Grocery stores participating in the Double Up Food Bucks program in Oregon stretch from Astoria to Ontario. (olinchuk/Adobe Stock)
Grocery stores participating in the Double Up Food Bucks program in Oregon stretch from Astoria to Ontario. (olinchuk/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022
As the weather gets cooler, some farmers markets in Oregon are winding down. But a program which incentivizes buying fresh fruits and vegetables is …

Before the EPA's ban, Oregon had planned to phase out the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos by 2023. (Dusan Kostic/Adobe Stock)
Before the EPA's ban, Oregon had planned to phase out the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos by 2023. (Dusan Kostic/Adobe Stock)

As the United States enters into talks over a new trade framework with several nations, America's lax pesticide policy could be a sticking point for …

Family caregiving can be a struggle if the caregiver has to be away from the workforce to do it. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)
Family caregiving can be a struggle if the caregiver has to be away from the workforce to do it. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)

With the election a little over a month away, some say caregiving and long-term care are issues too big for candidates in Oregon to ignore. There …

About one in four people say they have more emergency savings than they did a year ago, according to a recent survey. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock)
About one in four people say they have more emergency savings than they did a year ago, according to a recent survey. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 7, 2022
Between rising inflation and the ups and downs of the stock market, it isn't surprising that folks are concerned about their own financial situation…

Businesses in Bellingham have displayed some of the origami butterflies that are part of a campaign called "Migration makes us stronger." (Community to Community Development)
Businesses in Bellingham have displayed some of the origami butterflies that are part of a campaign called "Migration makes us stronger." (Community to Community Development)

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Community members in northwest Washington are gathering support for an immigrant resource center. In September, Democrats in Whatcom County …

A temporary intellectual property waiver gave countries around the world better access to COVID-19 vaccines, but did not extend to treatments and tests. (tsuguliev/Adobe Stock)
A temporary intellectual property waiver gave countries around the world better access to COVID-19 vaccines, but did not extend to treatments and tests. (tsuguliev/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
As the World Trade Organization meets this week, students across the country are pushing the Biden administration to support more access to COVID-19 …

Bear Wise Wyoming offers a one-stop shop for everything a person can do in bear country to reduce conflict potential and also what to do in different types of bear encounters. (Adobe Stock)
Bear Wise Wyoming offers a one-stop shop for everything a person can do in bear country to reduce conflict potential and also what to do in different types of bear encounters. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Whether you are hunting, fishing, hiking or enjoying Wyoming's open spaces this fall, game officials have tips for staying safe while visiting the …

Food insecurity among adults ages 65 and older living alone reached the highest rates in 20 years between 2020 and 2021. (Adobe Stock)
Food insecurity among adults ages 65 and older living alone reached the highest rates in 20 years between 2020 and 2021. (Adobe Stock)

Some 35 million people in Wyoming and across the U.S. struggle to put food on the table, and older adults experiencing food insecurity face numerous …

Researchers warn that as climate change increases wildfire areas in snow zones throughout the West, the wildfire influence on the snowpack also will grow. (Adobe Stock)
Researchers warn that as climate change increases wildfire areas in snow zones throughout the West, the wildfire influence on the snowpack also will grow. (Adobe Stock)

Wildfires in Wyoming and across the West are creating bigger impacts on snowpack supplying farms, energy production and drinking water for millions …

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