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1 min ago | KBCI CBS 2

1887 weather report states it rained toads in Klamath Falls

If you ever find yourself a time machine, heading back to Klamath Falls, Ore. on July 6, 1887 might give quite the experience.


Related Topix: Klamath Falls, OR, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weird

4 hrs ago |

Are Steroid Shots for Back Pain Really Worthless? Take Another Look

It's estimated more than 2 million Americans get powerful steroid injections for chronic back pain every year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Acupuncture

8 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Tacoma school board approves $7.6 million purchase of downtown building for SOTA program

The decision was unanimous Friday afternoon, Tacoma Public Schools will grow the space it has available to house its Tacoma School of the Arts.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Home Listing, Home, University of Washington Tacoma, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Vintage Hydroplanes on Display

Dixon Smith is the proud of owner of this machine, Miss Bardahl -- Smith was one of the crew members who witnessed the boat win multiple gold cups and national championships back in the 1960's.


KING-TV Seattle

State, Snohomish County commission to study effects of Oso slide

The State of Washington and Snohomish County established on Friday a 12-person commission to capture the lessons learned from the March 22 landslide in Oso and use those lessons to further protect communities in the future.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

'Lucy' film trailer trots out tired old 10-percent myth about brain usage

Here's a thing that can make a science-minded person's head explode: You're watching a little TV.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Oregon

National Public Radio

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 24, 2014

Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.


Related Topix: North Carolina

Alien Planet's Size Measured Like Never Before

Using observations by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers determined that the exoplanet Kepler-93b is 1.48 times the size of Earth, confirming its status as a super-Earth - a world slightly larger than our own - and allowing scientists to conclude that the planet is very likely composed of iron and rock.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

My Edmonds

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A - State Rep. District 21

Editor's note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.


Related Topix: Washington, Olympia, WA, Edmonds, WA, Family, Kids

My Edmonds

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A - State Senator District 32

Editor's note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.


Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Family, Kids

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News 4 Jax

Most not prepared for travel overseas

If you're planning a trip overseas and don't have your doctor on your pre-travel checklist, you're not alone.


Related Topix: Travel, Malaysia Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel


These Are The Real Reasons You Feel Horny When You're Hungover

Here's the deal: We've all had a few too many drinks one night and have spent the next day in regret and agony.


Seattle Times

Guest: Teachers need more than one formula for student success

The battle around "what works" in education continues to rage nationally and in our great state.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc., Washington

FDA approves hard-to-abuse narcotic painkiller

A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Geographic

Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil

Giant Aldabra tortoises are a non-native species on the islands of Mauritius. The country introduced them in 2004 after losing all its large tortoises.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Missoula, MT, Opinion

Seattle Times

Round-up: Sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone, UW and WWU named great places to work

Survey finds sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone : The percentage of U.S. high school students who report using synthetic HGH at least once has more than doubled to 11 percent in the latest survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Western Washington University

Medical News Today

Targeting immune response rather than flu virus offers potential for new drugs

The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself.


Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Morning people' more likely to sin at night, and vice-versa

Are you an early riser? Well, you might not want to let that information out, since we know you'll be up to no good later.


The Olympian

3 vying for Thurston PUD District 2 seat

About 18 months ago, Russ Olsen of Lacey, was appointed to fill the District 2 seat on the Thurston PUD commission that was suddenly left vacant by former longtime commissioner Alan Corwin.


Related Topix: Lacey, WA, University of Washington Tacoma, Thurston County, WA, Yelm, WA, Saint Martin's University

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon

This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon's native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Vashon, WA, Puyallup, WA, King County, WA