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13 min ago | The Heritage Foundation
The Bharatiya Janata Party government's assumption of power offers an opportunity to reinvigorate U.S.-India ties and for the two countries to work together for mutual benefit in such areas as defense, security, trade, and counterterrorism. Many argue that the Obama Administration will be too distracted with other foreign policy challenges to focus on the relationship with India, but the reality is that the two countries need each other to cope with global challenges, especially when it comes to international terrorism and maintaining a stable balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.
4 hrs ago | The Columbian
Normally, Joel Cervantes would be plowing hop yards, repairing equipment or watering down the dusty roadways of Double R Hop Ranches. But with seasonal workers scarce across the Yakima Valley, Cervantes last week unloaded hop vines by hand into the picking machine, an exhausting, dusty, entry-level task.
8 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging
In culture, a great deal of policy decisions are made by people who do not report to the public. If the EPA agrees to settle a lawsuit with canoers by calling water a pollutant, they can just do it, and stick local government with a $500 million liability.
9 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter
The Kirkland City Council on Sept. 2 received an update on the latest design elements for how Park Lane will look after construction is completed next year.
9 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane
15, 2014. Graphic shows possible coalition support in the fight against the Islamic State and UPDATES with commitments from Germany, England and Australia; 4c x 4 1/2 inches; 195.7 mm x 114 mm; WASHINGTON - Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.
10 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare
Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state. "The easy path for us to take would be to support the status quo," Regent Scott Carson said.
11 hrs ago | KNDO
After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection will go on view in November in a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African art.
16 hrs ago | Patch.com
In 2012, the Drug Enforcement Association uncovered 11,210 meth labs across the country. Every state had at least two incidents of methamphetamine labs.
These panels taught me ... that the creative contextualization of a play like The Vagina Monologues can bring certain perspectives on important issues into a constructive and fruitful dialogue with the Catholic tradition. This is a good model for the future.
How quickly the tone changes in the nation's capital. Five days ago, the White House was the epicenter of solemnity and serious talk about the state of national security and America's place in the world.
The Coast Guard says a 65-foot vessel ran aground while being towed near Brinnon with up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard. An image released by the agency showed the pleasure craft Avalon mostly submerged near Pleasant Harbor, in Hood Canal.
Washington - Were it any other US president in recent memory, delivering a rousing White House address promising to "vanquish" the bloodthirsty militants of the Islamic State from the face of the earth would be dismissed as the "easy part". Recall Joe Biden, the vice president with half an eye on a run for the top job in 2016, promising to follow Isil "to the gates of hell" after the beheading of a second US journalist, and you get the picture of just how easy it can be.
Quitting with four weeks remaining in a bottom-of-the-ditch baseball season sent the local media, me included, into a what-the-hell frenzy, and also prompted some colleagues into a finger-wagging overreaction. While not one normally inclined to caution others against a strong sports opinion, even I was heard suggesting restraint on "Wash quit on the team" until the murky facts started to clear up.
Sept. 12--FERNDALE -- A fire at Northwest Marine Industries, a sport boat manufacturer, destroyed a large warehouse late Thursday, Sept. 11, and left its owners wondering if they can keep the three-generation family business alive.
The number of Washington children suspected of having a respiratory virus that is sweeping the nation has increased to 29, including children from Snohomish and Island counties, state Department of Health officials said Friday. Kids from King, Grant, Chelan and Whatcom counties and the cities of Yakima and Spokane are being tested to see if they have enterovirus D68 , said Kelly Stowe, a Department of Health spokeswoman.
Washington State University 's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state. "The easy path for us to take would be to support the status quo," Regent Scott Carson said.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:00 pm
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