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May 12—King County will buy the Inn at Queen Anne, a hotel that has been housing homeless people in Seattle for roughly a year, as well as four or five other hotels in the coming weeks. King County Executive Dow Constantine said that it is part of an effort to house 1,600 people in hotels by the end of 2022. Constantine has been promising such a purchase since last year, when he asked the ...

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Washington officials who oversee the state's immunization policies in schools won't consider a requirement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines in schoolchildren until a vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state officials said this week. The FDA on Monday signed off on emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds, opening a new chapter in the ...

May 12—BURLEY — Idaho State Board of Education member and Cassia County resident Debbie Critchfield announced Tuesday she will run for state superintendent of public instruction in 2022. The office is an executive position in the state's government, and the superintendent heads the Idaho Department of Education, which runs the public school system. The state superintendent serves a four-year ...

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WASHINGTON – A sharp increase in the number of voters from the youngest two generations helped President Joe Biden win the 2020 election, according to a new study from a Democratic analytics firm, boosting him over former President Donald Trump despite the incumbent’s high levels of support among seniors. The report, published Monday by the Democratic firm Catalist, found that millennial and ...

May 11—30 x 30 = ? The answer to the Biden Administration's new conservation goal is not "900." Politics more than math may define what counts toward the plan to conserve 30% of the nation's land and water resources by 2030. And that has a lot of people wondering what it means for places like the Rocky Mountain West, where the federal government is the biggest landowner. For example, Montana ...

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May 10—After Republican lawmakers' first attempt at a bill to cut property taxes failed, they promised to return with a new bill. The bill finally came last week and, within three days' time, was fast-tracked through the Legislature to send to Gov. Brad Little. He has until Wednesday to sign or veto it. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, told the committee he believes there are two main ...

May 10—After Republican lawmakers' first attempt at a bill to cut property taxes failed, they promised to return with a new bill. The bill finally came last week and, within three days' time, was fast-tracked through the Legislature to send to Gov. Brad Little. He has until Wednesday to sign or veto it. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, told the committee he believes there are two main ...

May 9—Ada and Canyon County property tax assessments will be mailed out this month, and homeowners should expect to see a substantial increase compared with last year. Home sale prices skyrocketed in the Treasure Valley last year, leading to one of the largest increases in property tax assessments seen in Ada and Canyon Counties. Ada County Assessor Bob McQuade told the Idaho Statesman that he ...

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China's space agency says a core segment of its Long March 5B rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and most of it had burned up early Sunday. Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked the tumbling rocket part, said on Twitter, "An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. It appears China won its gamble… But it was still ...