The Washington State Department of Health granted over $1.1 million for the campaign, divided across two years. Native-specific messaging, information and resources are a priority, according to the health department, because of the high suicide rates among Indigenous populations and because of the importance of employing culturally appropriate and relevant information.
Nothing has been able to kill scam robocalls — not federal regulation, not individual state lawsuits, not private software. Each effort has made a dent, but the unwanted calls keep on coming, much to the consternation of Americans on the receiving end. Now, all 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the first by a sitting speaker in a quarter century, was the most senior in a wave of congressional delegations to travel to Taipei. At least 149 U.S. senators and representatives have made trips to the democratically governed island over the past decade, according to Taiwanese government statements and congressional travel records, including 33 so far under Biden.
The most serious case involved Elmer Richardson of St. Paul, who said he was working on a cinder pile near the Hillyard roundhouse at night when three men came over a bank, shouted a racial slur (Richardson was Black) and attacked him.
A large group of public commenters showed up to the Mead School Board to oppose the banning of "critical race theory" from the Mead School District and gender studies from the district's elementary libraries.
Three teenage girls escaped from a cabin in Priest Lake after the man who brought them there allegedly sexually abused them, according to new court documents. Rodney N. Stubbs, 57, was arrested on Aug. 11.
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association forecasts the state's apple harvest this year will be 108.7 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh apples, an 11.1% decrease from 122.3 million boxes in 2021.
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed rates Monday after data showed economic activity slowed broadly in July – including consumer spending and factory output – sending oil prices down sharply and reigniting concerns of a global downturn.
It is an unusual arrangement for unusual times: Above a factory floor in Lviv, Ukraine, where Volodomyr Mysysk has relocated his furniture-making business, he and his 15 employees have become roommates. They have brought their children and their dogs, and they share a kitchen above the machinery where they spend their days reviving a company that could have been destroyed by the war.