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Oregon Zoo and scientists unveil a new plan to save the polar bears

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Polar Bear Research Council (PBRC), composed of zoo professionals and polar bear researchers, released its 2022 master plan, developed to help protect polar bears through advanced research, according to an Oregon Zoo press release. [caption id="attachment_2415868" align="alignright"…

King County Sheriff’s Office finds 3 out of 5 teens who escaped from detention center near Snoqualmie, still searching for 2

Police lightsSNOQUALMIE, Wash.– The King County Sheriff’s Office said three of the five teens who escaped from a juvenile detention center near Snoqualmie have been found. Deputies said they found one teen early Thursday morning in south King County. Two others were found Thursday evening with the help of the Kent  Police Department and Kirkland Police Department. The sheriff’s office…

Biden: Ready for 'long overdue' pick of Black female justice

President Joe Biden has strongly affirmed that he will nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. He said Thursday that such historic representation is “long overdue” and he's promising to make his selection by the end of February. In a White House ceremony marking a moment of national transition, Biden praised retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who will have spent nearly 28 years on the high court before he leaves at the end of the term, as “a model public servant at a time of great division in this country.” And with that, the search was Breyer’s replacement is underway in full. 

Back to Zoom? Even after getting vaccinated, students at WSU worry about this semester’s future

By Ava Wainhouse PULLMAN, Wash. – Courtney Crabtree is enjoying her senior year and final semester at Washington State University, finally in person after nearly two years. But she’s worried that might change. Washington State University remains committed to in-person learning despite a dramatic increase in Covid cases on campus, according to a WSU Spokesperson. WSU reported 256 new active…

Trooper rescues injured owl on I-90 near Ritzville

Credit: WSPRITZVILLE, Wash. — An injured owl is getting a second chance thanks to a Washington State Patrol trooper. Trooper Tylock found and captured the owl on I-90 near Ritzville on Thursday. Today January 27,2022, Trooper Tylock of Ritzville responded to, located and captured an injured owl on the side of I-90. A booking photo of the Bird of prey…

Democrats eye Supreme Court pick to revive 2022 prospects

Word of Justice Stephen Breyer's pending retirement may be lifting Democratic hopes ahead of midterm elections. Breyer's departure would allow President Joe Biden an opportunity to deliver on a pledge to appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. It's a pledge packed with promise for the Democrats’ dejected base, which has been frustrated by the party’s inability to enact sweeping change after winning control of Congress and the White House. A high court vacancy also would give Democrats an opportunity to change the national conversation as campaigning for the midterms gets underway.