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On World AIDS Day, New Mexico activists say more money is needed for prevention; ND farmers still navigate corporate land-ownership policy maze; Unpaid caregivers in ME receive limited financial grants.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Israel to protect civilians amid Gaza truce talks, New York Rep. George Santos defends himself as his expected expulsion looms and CDC director warns about respiratory illness as flu season begins.

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Congress has iced the Farm Bill, but farmer advocates argue some portions are urgent, the Hoosier State is reaping big rewards from wind and solar, and opponents react to a road through Alaska's Brooks Range, long a dream destination for hunters and anglers.


The economic threshold for the Senior Property Tax Exemption program in King County will increase to $84,000 in 2024. (CascadeCreatives/Adobe Stock)

Friday, December 1, 2023

Underused programs could assist with older Washingtonians' budgets

Many older residents of Washington state are facing strains on their budgets -- and the government programs that could assist them are underused…

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More than 45,000 Washingtonians are diagnosed with diabetes each year, according to estimates. (Chinnapong/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Beyond Diabetes Awareness Month: Tips for managing disease at home

November has been Diabetes Awareness Month - but heading into the holidays, people who are diabetic know they can't lose their focus on keeping it in …

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Wolverine need deep snow for their habitats, but experts say snow levels are dwindling due to climate change. (jamenpercy/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Long-awaited protections for wolverine relief for conservation groups

Conservation groups are celebrating a long-fought battle to protect the dwindling population of wolverine in the Northwest and northern Rockies…

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Washington's Running Start program, offering college credit to high school students, began in 1990. ( Stock)
Running Start lets WA high schoolers explore college courses

A program giving high school students a taste of college and college credits along the way is celebrating its 33rd year of operation in Washington sta…

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Wildfires are a growing risk for homeowners in Washington state. (klim7/Adobe Stock)
Trend of home insurers leaving states could impact WA

Homeowner insurance companies leaving states like California and Florida represent a troubling trend that could impact Washington. David Fadduol…

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Seven in ten people in the United States will need long term care. (Tyler Olson/Adobe Stock)
'Sandwich generation' lauds WA's long-term care savings program

Washingtonians with kids and older parents in need of care are praising the peace of mind the state's new retirement savings program is providing them…

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The Washington Library Association sponsors or supports five book awards for young readers in the state. (Sergey Nivens/Adobe Stock)
American Education Week: WA libraries inspire reading

It's American Education Week and school librarians' role in students' lives are in the spotlight. Elizabeth Roberts, a teacher, librarian and …

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More than 12,000 Washingtonians fell victim to online scams in 2022. (cherdchai/Adobe Stock)
WA shoppers advised to stay vigilant for scams this holiday season

The holiday gift-buying season is here -- and that means people need to stay vigilant so they don't fall victim to scams. Thieves take advantage of …

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Revenue from Washington state's cap-and-trade program has exceeded expectations, bringing in $1.5 billion this year. (martin33/Adobe Stock)
WA cap-and-trade spending falls short for frontline communities

Washington state's Climate Commitment Act promised funds for communities on the front lines of climate change. One group is tracking those dollars to …

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A bill in Congress would ensure the Medal of Honor monument is located near the Lincoln Memorial. President Abraham Lincoln established the award. (GeoPappas/Adobe Stock)
Over Veterans Day weekend, tribute paid to Medal of Honor recipients

Medal of Honor recipients will be honored this weekend for Veteran's Day. The Medal of Honor is the highest award in the nation for valor on the …

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At U.S. colleges and universities, 44% of faculty are part-time. (PintoArt/Adobe Stock)
Canada's treatment of adjunct professors could provide roadmap for US

By Jon Marcus for The Hechinger Report.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Washington News Service reporting for The Hechinger Report-Public News …

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Lack of housing is a critical issue in Washington state. (Kirk Fisher/Adobe Stock)
Housing, health care meet in innovative WA program

Having a home is critical to a person's health. Medicaid dollars in Washington state are helping bridge the gap between health care and housing…

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