Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a new effort to expand access to high-quality broadband. Using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Snohomish County will launch a comprehensive study to identify gaps in high-quality broadband... Read More.
Luke Combs is feeling the weight of responsibility he has in country music. As one of the genre's biggest artists, with 14 #1 singles to his name, Luke says he wants to help diversify country music. In 2021, the singer publicly apologized for his appearance in Ryan Upchurch's 2015 video... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As a leaked draft Supreme Court decision shows the court may be ready to overturn the abortion rights guaranteed under Roe v. Wade, state legislators in New York and California are looking to increase access to reproductive services, including to people... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The megadrought that has plagued the West for several decades is not only expected to persist, but drought conditions will also likely intensify and expand east, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. About 55% of the continental U.S. is experiencing... Read More.
(New York) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its spring 2022 outlook for the U.S. on Thursday, forecasting prolonged, persistent drought in the West and likely below-average precipitation for the second year in a row. The NOAA's Climate Prediction Center's forecast predicts above... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden signed into law a bill that provides financial assistance and better health care to victims of "Havana syndrome," the mysterious health incidents affecting dozens of U.S. personnel first identified in Cuba and now including several countries. After a closed-door signing... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Amtrak could be coming to a city near you. The company released its Amtrak Corridor Vision Thursday, detailing its 15-year proposal to use federal money to introduce 39 new routes to its network and add service to 160 new communities. "Now is the time... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Judiciary Act of 2021 is co-sponsored by Democratic lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerrod Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y. The bill would "restore balance to the nation’s highest court after four years... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For Tarra Simmons, a representative in the Washington legislature, Wednesday was a "full-circle moment." After initially failing in 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee restored voting rights to more than 20,000 people with felony convictions who are out of prison, but still under community... Read More.
BY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS (SEATTLE) — Washington state has announced a new plan to ensure minority communities receive COVID-19 vaccines after a report revealed how Hispanic, Black and multiracial populations have been comparatively under-vaccinated. State and local leaders on Monday announced the All... Read More.