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3 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

The Public Health Benefits Of Raising Smoking Age To 21

David Hyde talks with Dr. Abigail Halperin , physician and faculty member in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, about the health benefits of raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21. Public health experts, including Dr. Halperin, say raising the legal age will reduce youth smoking rates in the U.S. "Pretty much 99 percent ... (more)


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

7 hrs ago | Planetizen

Recovery of Washington Mudslide Area Turns to State Highway

On the one month anniversary of the hillside that wiped out much of Oso, Wash., President Obama came to tour the devastation.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Darrington, WA

11 hrs ago |

Chunky seabird in the crosshairs of state's timber-cutting machinery

Environmentalists say the marbled murrelet deserves much more protection than the state Department of Natural Resources are willing to give.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

15 hrs ago | The Olympian

GET program proves its worth for Rainier family featured in 2001 ad

In 2001 Mike and Rebecca Stillings invested in the state Guaranteed Education Tuition Program for the college education of their 5-year-old son, Connor.


Related Topix: Rainier, WA, Washington State University, Curtis, WA, Olympia, WA

17 hrs ago | Naval Affairs

Does TRICARE for Life cover a nursing home?

My mother, who is 89, has Tricare for Life coverage. Is placement in an Alzheimer's unit of a nursing home covered? Medicare and Tricare for Life do not cover long term care services; those services that assist with the activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, eating, toileting or mobility issues or the costs of the long term care ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Seattle Times

Mayor’s panel fails to reach consensus on wage recommendations

Paula Lukaszek, left, in blue jacket, and other supporters of a measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour surround City Hall for about 40 minutes Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), International District (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sherman Alexie novel given out in Idaho school district that banned it

Volunteers in a Boise suburb will celebrate World Book Night on Wednesday by distributing to students a novel by Native-American, Seattle-based writer Sherman Alexie that the Meridian, Idaho, School Board banned from the 10th grade curriculum.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Meridian, ID

ABA Journal

Has familiarity with Shakespeare helped you as a lawyer?

Playwright William Shakespeare's 1564 birthdate is unknown, "but devotees have adopted April 23 as the day to celebrate - and this year, the man from Stratford turns 450," NPR reports.


TG Daily

'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems

What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

Chapel Hill News

a Hold These Truthsa confronts Japanese-American internment

Inspired by a true story, "Hold These Truths" takes place in Seattle during World War II, where University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights U.S. government orders to forcibly incarcerate people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Japanese-American, Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Here's Why This City's Businesses Love Its Paid Sick Days Law

The majority of Seattle businesses support the paid sick leave requirement that went into effect in September of 2012 and report few, if any, costs or challenges, according to a new audit from the Seattle Office of the City Auditor with help from the University of Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The News Tribune

GO Arts: Drawing in patterns: Zentangle workshop at UWT bookstore

A Zentangle drawing by Rose Reeves, who will lead a workshop in the drawing method next Monday at the UWT bookstore.


Related Topix: University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

News 4 Jax

'Chemo brain'

More than 13 million Americans are living with some form of cancer. Harsh treatments like chemo and radiation save lives, but they will also change lives.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer

The News Tribune

Green uprising

In a shadowy glade near Bremerton, a garden grows. From a small forest of maples and rhododendrons, it rises onto a sunny slope of lavender and citrus trees.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Bremerton, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

PlayMakers Rep Presents the Regional Premiere of Hold These Truths, Now thru 4/27

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of "Hold These Truths," written by Jeanne Sakata , today, April 23-27.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, New York

Thanh Nein News

Riza dreams of poetry after mom risks safety

Nazma Akhter, left, and her daughter, Riza, 10, stand outside their home in a slum in Ashulia, a suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News, Asia, Life, Sewing, Hobbies, Yale University

Magnolia News

QA artist gets - Drawing Lessons' in Italy

A donkey that Lehmann often spotted near Civita's town edge became a big part of her life and a friend that she fed carrots to while in Civita.


Related Topix: Painting, Arts

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Researcher Teevan Wins Borg Early Career Award

Jaime Teevan , it seems, can do it all. Since joining Microsoft Research in 2006, her focus on personalized search has led to a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a couple of best-paper awards from prestigious academic conferences, and recognition from Technology Review as one of the world's top young innovators.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science, Computer Science, Computers

National Public Radio

FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller

A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effects.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Greenwich Citizen

Want To Become A Billionaire? Just Solve One Of These 10 Problems

But if you fancied yourself as someone who could be turned into a billionaire, you were arguably cheating - these were things everyone has already figured out.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy