Washington – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 05:13:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-49.png Washington – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ 32 32 Wild weather in Oregon, Washington causes destruction and splits a massive redwood tree in Canby https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wild-weather-in-oregon-washington-causes-destruction-and-splits-a-massive-redwood-tree-in-canby/ Fri, 20 May 2022 05:13:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wild-weather-in-oregon-washington-causes-destruction-and-splits-a-massive-redwood-tree-in-canby/ PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Jolene Neuberger was at work on Thursday afternoon when she received an unexpected call from her father. One of his parents’ massive, tall redwood trees was struck by lightning, causing quite a mess on their property and beyond. “I immediately left work and came here and there was a tree on […]]]>

PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Jolene Neuberger was at work on Thursday afternoon when she received an unexpected call from her father.

One of his parents’ massive, tall redwood trees was struck by lightning, causing quite a mess on their property and beyond.

“I immediately left work and came here and there was a tree on their house. Branches, debris everywhere,” Neuberger said.

“The tree has just been incinerated. It exploded,” said her husband, Scott.

“There were objects in the ground, there were objects on the ground behind us, on the other side of the house, above the house. Three holes in the roof,” Neuberger said.

Her parents, Louie and Beverly Siri, were out of town when it all happened, and their kids are grateful. Especially because their mother usually hangs out where part of the tree crashed.

“They are older so I would have been worried about them. I am grateful that no one was injured and dizzy. These trees have been here since we moved here in 1972. Small, small trees,” Neuberger said.

“This tree as you see it is between 10 and 12 feet in diameter,” Scott Neuberger said.

Siri’s kids and neighbors quickly came to the rescue to help clean up the front yard and make temporary roof repairs before the Siris even got home. Now they said they had to wait for PGE to turn their power back on.

It wasn’t the only destruction caused by the weather today. In southwest Portland, a tree also fell on a home in Kelsi Court. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

The same can’t be said for a handful of crashes that caused major saves on I-5.

The Washington State Patrol said it responded to several after a hailstorm rolled through the Kelso area just after 2 p.m. Thursday. Private Will Finn, a spokesman for WSP, said multiple tractor-trailers, cars and a motorcycle were involved in multiple crashes blocking all northbound lanes, which have since reopened.

They said one person died and one man was taken to hospital.

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Oregon federal prison escapee arrested in Nevada | Washington https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-federal-prison-escapee-arrested-in-nevada-washington/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:41:30 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-federal-prison-escapee-arrested-in-nevada-washington/ Country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic ofBarbadosBelarusBelgium, […]]]>

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Who won the US Presidential Scholars award in Oregon, Washington? https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/who-won-the-us-presidential-scholars-award-in-oregon-washington/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:21:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/who-won-the-us-presidential-scholars-award-in-oregon-washington/ Jenny Duan of Jesuit High School, Kyler Ye-Cheng Wang of Lincoln High School and Kelso Cosgrove of Kelso High School were among the 161 finalists nationwide. PORTLAND, Ore. — Three high school students from Oregon and southwest Washington have been named finalists for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. The award is one of the […]]]>

Jenny Duan of Jesuit High School, Kyler Ye-Cheng Wang of Lincoln High School and Kelso Cosgrove of Kelso High School were among the 161 finalists nationwide.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three high school students from Oregon and southwest Washington have been named finalists for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. The award is one of the highest honors a high school student can receive. It was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The three seniors are Jenny Duan from Jesuit High School, Kyler Ye-Cheng Wang from Lincoln High School and Kelso Cosgrove from Kelso High School were among the 161 finalists nationwide.

Each year, up to 161 students are named Presidential Scholars.

Application for the United States Presidential Scholars Program is by invitation only. Students cannot individually apply to the program or be nominated, unless that nomination comes from the state director of education.

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A panel of private citizens selected by the President constitutes the Presidential Scholars Commission, which selects Presidential Scholars. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding academic, artistic, professional, and technical achievement, as well as an exceptional commitment to public service.

KGW spoke with Kelso Cosgrove about being named a finalist for Washington.

“It’s awesome,” Cosgrove said. “It’s a real reaction. It’s awesome. I’m super excited about it.”

Cosgrove is a 4.0 student and member of the Honor Society. He said he plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering after graduation.

Scholars will fly with a guest to Washington DC and receive a Presidential Medallion at a ceremony at a later date.

KGW contacted the two Oregon winners on Thursday afternoon, but did not hear back.

For a full list of the 161 2022 winners, click here.

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Washington is the first state to require all-electric heating in new buildings https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-is-the-first-state-to-require-all-electric-heating-in-new-buildings/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:02:44 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-is-the-first-state-to-require-all-electric-heating-in-new-buildings/ Dozens of cities and towns in California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon have already effectively banned gas in most new buildings. New York City did the same in December. At the state level, California also passed a landmark building code change last August that strongly encourages new buildings to forego gas hookups, but does not mandate […]]]>

Dozens of cities and towns in California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon have already effectively banned gas in most new buildings. New York City did the same in December. At the state level, California also passed a landmark building code change last August that strongly encourages new buildings to forego gas hookups, but does not mandate it.

At the same time, the gas industry is vigorously fighting these policies and claiming that it will be possible to reduce emissions from buildings by using low-carbon fuels like landfill gas and clean hydrogen. At least 19 Republican-led state legislatures have passed preemption laws that prevent municipalities from banning gas.

In Washington, the revised code came in response to a goal set by the state legislature to reduce the amount of energy consumed by nonresidential buildings by 70 percent by 2031. A report on the state energy strategy 2021 Washington State also found electrification and energy efficiency to be most important. cost-effective ways to meet the state’s greenhouse gas targets for buildings.

While Washington is the first state with an all-electric mandate, the California Energy Commission, which oversees the state’s building code, adopted a similar policy last August that will also go into effect in 2023. The California code sets a basic efficiency standard that all but requires the use of heat pumps for space heating. Developers have the option of installing other types of heating as long as they adopt a set of energy efficiency measures. The California code is also more flexible with respect to water heating.

Washington’s new code contains some exceptions for hospitals, research facilities, and other buildings where fossil fuels are needed for “specific needs that practically cannot be met by a heat pump.” Larger commercial buildings in eastern Washington, where temperatures can drop to negative teens, are also permitted to use gas heating as a backup option. The code only requires that 50% of a building’s water heating needs be met using heat pumps.

No state is yet considering banning the use of gas for cooking – although some of the local gas bans apply to stoves. Kocher said the space and water heating mandate would likely prevent most commercial developers from hooking up new buildings to the gas system. He also didn’t want to invite further opposition to the idea by angering the restaurant industry, which has proven to be a staunch opponent of gasoline bans in places like Berkeley, Calif.

“We need to stop installing gas lines for all end uses. But we thought it was a pretty big code change,” he said.

This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to his weekly newsletter here.

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Washington doctor at the forefront of abortion rights looks to the next frontier after Roe: Pills https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-doctor-at-the-forefront-of-abortion-rights-looks-to-the-next-frontier-after-roe-pills/ Sun, 08 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-doctor-at-the-forefront-of-abortion-rights-looks-to-the-next-frontier-after-roe-pills/ Several years ago, an abortion rights activist reached out to Dr. Suzanne Poppema, a retired reproductive rights leader from her Seattle-area practice. As states passed abortion restrictions, plans were underway for an offshore internet service that would provide abortion pills to women who couldn’t get them at home. Would Poppema get involved? “People tried to […]]]>

Several years ago, an abortion rights activist reached out to Dr. Suzanne Poppema, a retired reproductive rights leader from her Seattle-area practice. As states passed abortion restrictions, plans were underway for an offshore internet service that would provide abortion pills to women who couldn’t get them at home.

Would Poppema get involved?

“People tried to talk me out of it,” Poppema recalls. “You better watch out,” they told him. She could lose her license.

“You know, I’m retired,” she said last week from her home overlooking Puget Sound. “I will soon be 74 years old. Oh my God, take my license? I do not care.”

Poppema began acting as a consultant for Aid Access, founded by a Dutch doctor known for performing abortions on ships in international waters near countries that ban the procedure.

While Roe v. Wade looks set to be overturned, as a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court suggests, a growing number of women are certain to turn to discreetly mailed abortion pills to get around laws aimed at preventing them from terminating their pregnancies. Such pills, meanwhile, could be a way for doctors in Washington and other states with strong abortion protections to serve these patients.

The anti-abortion movement, however, tries to prevent this from happening. According to the Guttmacher Institute, nineteen states require a provider to be physically present when dispensing abortion pills, and Roe’s end would likely bring new limitations.

This puts Poppema in the middle of one of the hottest ongoing abortion debates, albeit behind the scenes: She is not named on the Aid Access website and does not write prescriptions. Out of reach of US authorities, the Dutch doctor has handled many of the 30,000 prescription packets distributed by Aid Access so far, according to Poppema.

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Dr. Sarah Prager, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington and former intern at the Poppema Clinic, Aurora Medical Services, said she was not surprised by her former mentor’s involvement in AidAccess. It’s a prime example, Prager said, of how Poppema has been at the forefront of abortion access for decades, asking, “What’s next?”

Poppema was one of the first women to perform abortions shortly after Roe came into force in 1973, wrote a book called “Why I Am an Abortion Doctor” in which she revealed her own abortion , helped found Physicians for Reproductive Health and trained a generation of abortion providers.

Young doctors may not know Poppema’s name, said Deborah Oyer, medical director of Cedar River Clinics, but “she kind of had an impact on the ability of all providers in Seattle to perform abortions.” .

Vitriol has also caught on. After the 1996 publication of her book, written with Seattle-area journalist Mike Henderson, an anti-abortion website called her “hardened and callous” and accused her of “ripping babies developed limb by member”.

After a wave of violence against doctors and abortion clinics began in the 1990s, Poppema bought a bulletproof vest.

“It occurred to me that she might be murdered,” said her husband, Dr John Cramer, a retired critical care doctor. He said their two sons would ask, “Mom, are you okay coming back?”

Treat shameful patients

Once so shy that a teacher told her mother she never spoke, Poppema had a feminist awakening while a student at Harvard Medical School. She signed up in 1970, the same year the feminist book on women’s health “Our Bodies Ourselves” came out., among what she said was then the largest female class ever admitted.

About two dozen of his 150 classmates were women.

Poppema moved to Seattle in 1974 for a residency at a clinic offering abortions. A man ran the clinic, Poppema said, but “Seattle was a perfect place to be a budding feminist.”

The women formed self-help groups of all kinds, and Washington voters passed a referendum legalizing abortion in the first four months of pregnancy three years before the Roe decision.

Then, shortly after moving to Seattle, Poppema got pregnant herself.

“I could see my career plans crumbling at my feet,” Poppema wrote in her book. “I was terrified of being a single mom, especially since I had always believed that having two parents was the best way to grow up.”

The doctor who performed her abortion told her, “Suzanne, you will be a better family doctor because of this.

Telling the story nearly 50 years later, Poppema had a catch in her voice. “It meant a lot.”

Later, dealing with shamed patients, Poppema said she would tell them, “You are making a decision that is right for you at this time in your life. It doesn’t make you a bad person.

Poppema went to France in 1989 to observe patients receiving mifepristone, an abortifacient drug that has just been approved there. Five years later, his clinic began participating in US trials.

“I thought that was it. This is going to change the face of the abortion world,” she said.

Providers do not need surgical skills, and patients can take mifepristone and a second drug administered up to 48 hours later, misoprostol, at home. The effect is the same as a spontaneous miscarriage.

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of mifepristone in 2000, which blocks a hormone necessary for the continuation of pregnancy and causes the fetal tissue to detach from the uterine wall, up to the 10th week of pregnancy.

Misoprostol, which causes contractions, was already widely available for a variety of uses, including treating miscarriages in cases where the tissue is not fully discharged.

But the FDA has placed restrictions on the use of mifepristone. Among them: a specially certified health provider had to give the pill to patients in person.

“It really dashed our hopes,” Poppema said.

However, medical abortion has gradually developed. In 2020, it accounted for 54% of abortions in the United States, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization focused on reproductive health.

Growing demand

As a part-time Aid Access volunteer, Poppema sifts through lengthy online intake forms to spot reasons for caution: drug allergies, for example, or health risks. If none exist, Aid Access offers the pills for a sliding scale fee of around $100.

Poppema said she insisted that Aid Access give this instruction: “If you are seeking emergency care, do not say anything about taking pills. No one can detect them. And you will be treated much better.

There’s no reason to mention drugs because the complications and treatment are exactly the same as a spontaneous miscarriage, she said. Drs. Oyer and Prager agree.

“There is absolutely nothing to be gained if a patient discloses this information, and in many states such disclosure could expose the patient, and possibly health care providers, to lawsuits,” Prager said.

Aid Access also informs patients of a helpline, staffed by Poppema and other volunteer doctors, that they can call if they need help.

The FDA in 2019 ordered Aid Access, which uses an Indian pharmaceutical company, to stop selling unapproved pills to Americans in the USA

The FDA did not enforce its order but said it “remains very concerned about the sale of unapproved mifepristone.”

These drugs, the agency said in an email, “are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA manufacturing facility inspection.”

Last year, with COVID-19 raging, the FDA lifted its requirement that mifepristone be administered in person, paving the way for the pills to be mailed. More US physicians have become involved with Aid Access and several new online medical abortion providers, Poppema said.

But the FDA left in place other disputed restrictions, including that providers must be specially certified to prescribe mifepristone.

The decision sparked a firestorm, with anti-abortion activists saying it opened the door to unsafe, unsupervised abortions, and those on the other side saying the FDA was clinging to unnecessary hurdles.

States continued to erect their own barriers, such as banning telemedicine for medical abortion and effectively requiring providers to be locally licensed.

Yet demand has surged at Aid Access, which now sends 1,200 to 1,600 packets of pills a month – more than it distributed in an entire year, according to Poppema.

Initially, she said, the patients were largely from Texas, which allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps facilitate an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. But now patients come from all over, including Washington, Oregon and California.

Between 5% and 10% of requests for help in recent months have come from women wanting to have pills on hand in case they become pregnant and face abortion restrictions triggered by the end of Roe, according to Poppema. Aid Access also serves these women.

Poppema, who expects an increase in the number of patients with access to help if Roe is reversed, sees the next step for abortion advocates is to persuade the FDA to drop restrictions preventing all providers from health care and pharmacies dispense abortion pills.

Then, she said, providers across the country could seek orders from states banning abortions under the guise of “miscarriage management.”

Poppema said pharmacists can’t ask questions because of federal patient privacy law. As for people who might sue because the pills were used for abortion, she asked, “How the hell could they prove that? Just curious.”

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Class of 2024 WR David Washington takes over UCLA Football offer https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/class-of-2024-wr-david-washington-takes-over-ucla-football-offer/ Fri, 06 May 2022 19:17:16 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/class-of-2024-wr-david-washington-takes-over-ucla-football-offer/ The Bruins have added another skill position player to their next recruiting board. Class of 2024 wide receiver David Washington received a scholarship offer from UCLA football Thursday night, he announced via Twitter. It was the second offer Bruins staff have made to a receiver in next year’s cycle, and the sixth they’ve sent to […]]]>

The Bruins have added another skill position player to their next recruiting board.

Class of 2024 wide receiver David Washington received a scholarship offer from UCLA football Thursday night, he announced via Twitter. It was the second offer Bruins staff have made to a receiver in next year’s cycle, and the sixth they’ve sent to a player in a skill position of the 10 they’ve made in the season. total.

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Oregon lands four-star WR, Washington hopes to keep Tacoma QB at home, UCLA changes strategy https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-lands-four-star-wr-washington-hopes-to-keep-tacoma-qb-at-home-ucla-changes-strategy/ Wed, 04 May 2022 02:11:36 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-lands-four-star-wr-washington-hopes-to-keep-tacoma-qb-at-home-ucla-changes-strategy/ The foundations for recruiting success during the December signing window are often laid in the spring, when campus visits are conducted, shortlists created, and verbal commitments made. The Hotline is thrilled to provide Pac-12 fans with a dive into the process through the eyes and ears of Brandon HuffmanSeattle-based national recruiting analyst for 247Sports. Huffman […]]]>

The foundations for recruiting success during the December signing window are often laid in the spring, when campus visits are conducted, shortlists created, and verbal commitments made.

The Hotline is thrilled to provide Pac-12 fans with a dive into the process through the eyes and ears of Brandon HuffmanSeattle-based national recruiting analyst for 247Sports.

Huffman will deliver news and insight into the latest developments and take a look at upcoming events that will shape the 2022-23 recruiting cycle.

The following report, in his own words, was provided to the Hotline on May 2…


*** The big news of the weekend was that five-star Detroit quarterback Dante Moore made his official visit to Oregon.

It was his second official visit; he took one to LSU last month. There’s a lot of buzz pointing him to Michigan and Miami, but Oregon recruiting him for an official was important because the Ducks were supposed to get another five-star quarterback, Jaden Rashada from the Bay Area, on campus last weekend for an official. And that didn’t happen.

The Ducks are hot candidates for Moore. Offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham is the starting point for them when recruiting him.

It’s a big one, especially with Rashada’s recent unofficial visit to LSU, which he took after an official in Mississippi. LSU is really a factor for him, and the Tigers are also in the game for Moore.

Then you have Texas A&M, which also offered Rashada. So there’s a lot of competition for these guys, but the Ducks are in play for Rashada and for Moore.

With Malachi Nelson signed to USC and Nico Yamaleava signed to Tennessee, the number of elite quarterbacks available on the West Coast is dwindling.

Many eyes are on Rashada and what he is doing. But Oregon is not waiting. The Ducks bring in other quarterbacks, like Moore, for official visits.

*** Speaking of official visits, Tacoma four-star quarterback Gabarri Johnson made an official visit to Missouri, and there’s a Pac-12 connection.

Bush Hamdan, who spent two years as Washington’s offensive coordinator and is now Mizzou’s quarterback coach, recruited Johnson from Missouri and offered him a scholarship last month.

Why is this important? Washington was in on the action for Johnson.

He was one of the first quarterbacks head coach Kalen DeBoer and offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb offered when they arrived in Seattle. They would obviously like to keep him at home, but now Missouri has brought him in for official.

At one point, it looked like Johnson was heading to Utah, but instead they took on a commitment from three-star Mack Howard. Now Missouri is making a late push.

UW is still in the mix. The Huskies would like to bring him in for an official this spring, but dates have yet to be set.

*** We had a big development Monday night when four-star receiver Jurrion Dickey signed on at Oregon. He chose the Ducks over Penn State and three other Pac-12 teams (UCLA, USC and Washington).

He’s the second top-247 receiver to sign with the Ducks under coach Junior Adams, who changed command from Washington to Oregon over the winter.

Dickey is the No. 2 player in Northern California, after Rashada.

*** The other big news involves Rashid Williams, a four-star receiver from Pittsburgh, Bay Area. He is Rashada’s teammate and has made his first three official visits. That’s interesting – intensive Pac-12 recruitment. His three officials are Washington on May 13, Oregon State on June 4 and Cal on June 23.

Oregon, where he paid an unofficial visit, and Stanford, where he just started the application process, also hope to receive official visits from him this spring.

I don’t expect Williams and Rashada to be a forfeit, even though they are teammates. In fact, the only school in play for the two is Oregon, but the Ducks seem to be bottom of the list for Williams.

But these are important visits because these are official visits for the top 247 guys and the Pac-12 schools are trying to get them to happen as soon as possible.

*** UCLA will welcome a number of rookies this weekend, including two out-of-state offensive linemen, three-star tackle Elijah Paige from Arizona and three-star tackle Heath Ozaeta from Washington, as well as three-star tight end Spencer Shannon of powerhouse Mater Dei.

It’s a change for the Bruins.

It’s one of the Pac-12 schools that has opposed official spring visits. They usually bring guys to campus in the fall, so that’s definitely a change for Chip Kelly.

Not only were they one of the last schools to adjust to official visits in the spring, but now it looks like they are trying to do quite a few in May. They have three this weekend, three the following weekend and a number of guys the weekend before Memorial Day.

Even as UCLA continues to focus on the transfer portal, we are seeing an adjustment in the way Kelly does his recruiting.


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*** The Pac-12 Helpline is not endorsed or sponsored by the Pac-12 Conference, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Conference.

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Washington is one of the worst US states for distracted driving, study finds https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-is-one-of-the-worst-us-states-for-distracted-driving-study-finds/ Sun, 01 May 2022 19:20:24 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-is-one-of-the-worst-us-states-for-distracted-driving-study-finds/ (NEXSTAR) – While driving fatalities declined in 2020 – which makes sense given we were stuck at home for much of the year – there was one category of dangerous driving that actually increased : distracted driving. Even though people were driving less, a MoneyGeek analysis found a 12% increase in deaths attributed to distracted […]]]>

(NEXSTAR) – While driving fatalities declined in 2020 – which makes sense given we were stuck at home for much of the year – there was one category of dangerous driving that actually increased : distracted driving.

Even though people were driving less, a MoneyGeek analysis found a 12% increase in deaths attributed to distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,142 people were killed in crashes caused by distracted driving in 2020.

NHTSA defines distracted driving as “any activity that distracts you” while driving. This includes eating, talking and playing with your GPS. But the organization says texting and driving is the most “alarming” form of distracted driving, as it takes your eyes off the road for several seconds at a time.

“Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 mph, it’s like driving through an entire football field with your eyes closed,” says NHTSA.

MoneyGeek analyzed NHTSA data on distracted driving to determine which states have the biggest problem. They also looked at freeway usage data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to determine the amount of distracted driving per mile traveled so the biggest states don’t just end up in all the top spots.

While Washington came in just behind the five worst states in the nation for distracted driving, Oregon remained in the middle of the pack at No. 27.

Here are the states with the highest distracted driving death rates, according to MoneyGeek analysis:

  1. New Mexico
  2. Louisiana
  3. Kansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Hawaii
  6. Washington
  7. Wyoming
  8. Illinois
  9. New Jersey
  10. Idaho
  11. Virginia
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Texas
  14. Florida
  15. Arizona

The best places for distracted driving, with the fewest related fatalities, were:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Mississippi
  3. washington d.c.
  4. Nevada
  5. Connecticut
  6. California
  7. Georgia
  8. West Virginia
  9. South Dakota
  10. Utah
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Indiana
  13. Minnesota
  14. Iowa
  15. Massachusetts

Rhode Island, which tops the list of top states, had just four distracted driving-related deaths in 2020. Meanwhile, New Mexico had 276 related deaths.

You can see where your state stands in MoneyGeek’s comprehensive analysis.

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Washington State guard Tyrell Roberts enters NCAA transfer portal https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-state-guard-tyrell-roberts-enters-ncaa-transfer-portal/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 03:21:28 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-state-guard-tyrell-roberts-enters-ncaa-transfer-portal/ PULLMAN — Tyrell Roberts, a precision guard who finished his first season at Washington state as the team’s second scorer, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Verbal Commits reported Friday morning that Roberts will explore playing his final year of eligibility elsewhere. Roberts started 31 games as a junior and freshman Cougar last season, averaging […]]]>

PULLMAN — Tyrell Roberts, a precision guard who finished his first season at Washington state as the team’s second scorer, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Verbal Commits reported Friday morning that Roberts will explore playing his final year of eligibility elsewhere.

Roberts started 31 games as a junior and freshman Cougar last season, averaging 11.4 points per game. He shot 83 of 241 (34.4%) from 3-point range, 35.5% from the field and 92.5% from the foul line, contributing 2.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game as the WSU posted its best season in a decade, recording 22 wins and reaching the NIT semifinals.

Prior to joining WSU, the 5-foot-11 native of Sacramento, Calif., scored more than 1,000 points in just two seasons at UC San Diego and earned Division II All-America honors in 2019-20. . He retired from the 2020-21 season. WSU coach Kyle Smith saw Roberts’ star potential and signed him last April.

Roberts captured starting duties immediately and played more minutes than all of the Cougars except standout point guard Michael Flowers, who graduated. Roberts was an active, albeit undersized, perimeter defender and streaky shooter last season, but could turn a game in WSU’s favor if he had a hot hand. His best performance came in a first-round NIT win over Santa Clara on March 15, when he hit 7 of 16 3-pointers and totaled 23 points.

“Just not playing a while and coming from D-II to play 30 minutes a game in a Power Five conference and have the season that we did, it was just an amazing experience,” Roberts said after the WSU pulled out of the NIT with a loss at Texas A&M on March 29 in New York. “I tried to stay locked in the moment, but at the same time I remembered to appreciate it – the places I was going and knowing I was meant to be here. It was good for us to move on . »

WSU’s program gained momentum last season, but now it looks like the Cougars will spend the offseason rebuilding the core of their roster.

Starting forward Efe Abogidi registered his name on the transfer portal earlier this month, three days after declaring himself for the NBA draft. Fellow countryman Mouhamed Gueye announced this week that he will also be testing the draft waters this off-season but could return to Pullman. Junior guard Noah Williams, a 65-game WSU starter, signed to Washington on April 11.

Reserve guards Ryan Rapp and Jefferson Koulibaly were also transferred. Rapp has found a new home at the University of Hawaii. Verbal Commits reported Friday that relief forward Tony Miller entered the portal. Miller missed all of last season through injury and played just 10 games off the bench the previous year, but averaged 7.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 23 games in 2019-20 .

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Several Pac-12 schools face quarterback competition https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/several-pac-12-schools-face-quarterback-competition/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:19:27 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/several-pac-12-schools-face-quarterback-competition/ Placeholder while loading article actions Arizona has two quarterbacks who split time last year, added a transfer from another Pac-12 school and has a freshman who turned heads. “We’re not going to release a depth chart after spring, but like I’ve been telling you all the time, we have one, two and three and you’re […]]]>
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Arizona has two quarterbacks who split time last year, added a transfer from another Pac-12 school and has a freshman who turned heads.

“We’re not going to release a depth chart after spring, but like I’ve been telling you all the time, we have one, two and three and you’re not in training anymore,” said the Arizona coach Jedd Fisch. mentioned. “There are so many position groups, you start naming a starter in the spring, and then it’s like, well, who’s going to be the starting fullback or who’s going to be the starting receiver?”

Arizona isn’t the only Pac-12 school facing a decision at quarterback. More than half of conference teams have quarterback competitions ahead of the 2022 season.

Southern California is set after Heisman Trophy favorite Caleb Williams decided to follow coach Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma. UCLA has Dorian Thompson-Robinson back, Utah gets Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Cameron Rising and Stanford’s Tanner McKee will start for the second straight year.

Washington State earned one of the best quarterback transfers of the offseason, landing Cameron Ward. He was a second-team FCS All-American after throwing for 4,648 yards with 47 touchdowns as a sophomore at Incarnate Word.

Everyone has a contest in one form or another.

In Colorado, Brendon Lewis is returning, but will be pushed by JT Shrout after an uneven 2021 season. Shrout, a transfer from Tennessee, pushed Lewis for the starting job in training camp last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in fall camp.

Dylan Morris was Washington’s starter the past two seasons, but he’s in a battle with Indiana transfer Michael Penix Jr. and top rookie Sam Huard. Penix was a three-year starter at Indiana, but struggled with injuries. Morris has had an up and down 2021 season, throwing for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Oregon State also has its starter from a year ago. Chance Nolan threw for over 2,600 yards last season and led the Beavers to their first Pac-12 winning season in nine years, but he will be pushed by Tristan Gebbia. Gebbia is a former starter who has battled shoulder and hamstring injuries.

“I think we have some quality quarterbacks,” Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said. “Everybody, if they take a step in their game, yeah, we think we can be good.”

Oregon has two players in the running to replace Anthony Brown: Bo Nix and Ty Thompson.

Nix was the first true freshman to start the season opener at Auburn since 1946 and a three-year starter before opting to transfer to Oregon. A former five-star dual-threat rookie, Thompson had limited three-game action as a rookie last season.

Arizona State had one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-12 before Jayden Daniels decided to trade. Now the Sun Devils have open competition, with Paul Tyson and Trenton Bourguet leading the way.

Tyson, the great-grandson of former Alabama coach Bear Bryant, was Bryce Young’s backup last season and Bourguet has played behind Daniels in 2021.

California has big shoes to fill with the departure of Chase Garbers, but picked up former Purdue starter Jack Plummer in the transfer portal. He may have the advantage over Kai Millner, who didn’t play as a freshman at Cal last season.

Arizona also has a Power Five transfer to build on.

Laura’s Jayden was the 2021 Pac-12 offensive freshman after throwing for nearly 2,800 yards and 23 touchdowns at Washington State. He will have to adjust to a new offense in Tucson after playing run-and-shoot at Washington State and is being pushed by Jordan McCloud and freshman Noah Fifita.

McCloud, a transfer from USF, started two games last season before suffering leg injuries in October. Although undersized at 5-foot-9, Fifita was impressive at spring ball and could be Arizona’s long-term future at quarterback.

“Our team has a really good idea of ​​how, where we’re going with this,” Fisch said. “I think Jayden has certainly proven that he can lead our team. We’ll leave it at that.

No need for the Wildcats or any other Pac-12 team to rush – yet.

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