Interesting news stories from around the Pacific Northwest.
A new graphic novel draws parallels between wartime incarceration and modern-day America
A new graphic novel is being released called “We Hereby Refuse: Japanese Resistance to Wartime Incarceration.” It’s part of a three-part series of graphic novels from the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle about the Japanese American wartime incarceration. It’s the story of three people who refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight in the 1940s and presents a vision of America’s past with links to the American present. I talked to co-author Tamiko Nimura, who
The pandemic made things harder on teens, so they wrote a new state law to help
The COVID-19 pandemic took students out of school for most of the last year – away from friends and activities, and away from resources that can connect them to help when they’re struggling with a behavioral health concern. A new law drafted by teens aims to change that.
New mapping offers more details on how 'the big one' might hit local Navy installations
If you spend any time in the Northwest, it isn’t long before you start hearing about “the big one.” That’s the giant 9.0 earthquake and tsunami predicted for our part of the world.
A WSU bioethicist's take on pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine remains paused this week as U.S. regulators study a possible link to rare blood clots. They’re expected to review the pause on Friday. In the meantime, there are a lot of questions. To help us think through some of them, KNKX got in touch with bioethicist Thomas May of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University.
King County's Zahilay on preventing gun violence and stopping hate
The King County Council is spending $2 million for gun violence prevention. The recently approved money creates a grant program and comes from a larger $94 million pool of funds for COVID-19 relief measures.
The doctor who helps save doctors found herself in greater demand during the pandemic
This story focuses heavily on suicide, and it might not be appropriate for everyone. Dr. Pamela Wible is a family physician in Oregon. After learning that physicians have a higher rate of suicide than most professions, she set up a free suicide hotline for physicians. She's spent years counseling doctors and those who have lost a colleague to suicide. COVID-19 has put her in even greater demand.