Stories tagged: testing
Sun., March 29, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that Washington state still has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and again suggested the shutdown of most businesses and extreme social distancing would likely …
UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020
With four new cases in Spokane County, health officials testing high-risk coronavirus patients, urging others with symptoms to treat at home
Officials loosened restrictions on who could show up for a drive-through test on Saturday, but many cases will not require hospitalization, Spokane Health Officer Bob Lutz said Sunday. Those patients …
UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020
With the backup on testing production, members of Congress, including Sen. Patty Murray, decry the vague and slow response to COVID-19
UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020
An increase in testing for the coronavirus began shedding light Monday on how the illness has spread in the United States, including among nursing home residents in one Washington state …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
Washington state will begin testing for COVID-19, lawmakers allocate $10 million to virus preparations
Testing for the novel coronavirus is now available at the state public health lab, shortening turnaround time for results.
Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Scientists were ecstatic. The test results were in. For the first time, the lab team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had direct evidence that a chemical compound, …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according …
Tue., May 21, 2019
A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the …
Sun., May 5, 2019
After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the …
Sun., May 5, 2019
While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
Information is everything to Jim MacRae.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
DNA testing company 23andMe said it has the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Some lawmakers see this as an opportunity to sever the link between the math and English assessments and graduation. Not so fast.
Wed., May 3, 2017
Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
The experiences of other states show that it is beneficial to test all kits. Doing so has helped authorities nab serial rapists – some of whom claimed “consensual sex” – …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Thu., April 28, 2016
It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors – they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the …
Fri., April 8, 2016
Award-winning author and education advocate Jonathan Kozol will speak Wednesday in Spokane about the ways civic leaders can collaborate with public schools.
Fri., July 17, 2015
Local students who opted out of Washington’s new assessment tests likely did so because of exam fatigue, not because of furor over Common Core standards, school officials say. Numbers released …
Fri., June 19, 2015
Tomie Tsosie Leeds made the honor roll again with a 3.5 grade-point average. Now if he can only graduate.
Fri., June 5, 2015
Last week, when Spokane Public Schools teachers walked out of their classrooms to stand on street corners for one day, education was suddenly all over the news and social media. …
Tue., March 31, 2015
OLYMPIA – Members of Washington’s largest teachers union gathered on the Capitol campus Monday to oppose a bill that would tie teacher evaluations – and, potentially, salaries – to student …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
The most important numbers to Spokane city officials looking for accurate data about residents’ marijuana use may be one and two. “Nobody can lie about what’s showing up in the …