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59 min ago | Biking Bis

Washington state joins others seeking approvals for U.S. Bicycle Routes

Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

5 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

King County Prop 1 Vote Expected To Be 'Surprisingly Close'

Even before the Washington State Legislature failed to pass a funding package this year, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the county would not wait for the state when it came to transportation funding.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

9 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Equal pay is just the start

If there's one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it's politicizing the personal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Thousands enrolled for insurance through Washington, Idaho health exchanges

President Obama announced Thursday eight million people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, while enrollment numbers in Washington and Idaho have been relatively high so far, According to Washington's insurance commissioner, 146,000 people signed up for private insurance in the first six months.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Spokane, WA

Bellingham Herald

Ukraine deal reached; Russia agrees to de-escalate tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Business Journal

Covered! More Washingtonians buying health insurance in independent market

The number of people who have purchased health coverage in Washington state has risen to 325,000 - an increase of 47,000 compared with before the state exchange's open-enrollment period began Oct. 1. An uptick was expected because the Affordable Care Act now requires all Americans to have health insurance and because of new offerings through the ... (more)

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KHQ-TV Spokane

3 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Arlington, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Local Brewers Exhibit a "Can Do" Attitude

Today I share news of two breweries now canning beer: Schooner Exact Brewing and American Brewing.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Edmonds, WA

USA Today

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Mudflow, Oso, WA

American Reporter

Denver DispatchDEMS Promise to Listen, but Protests Go Unheard

For the part, history is filled with missed opportunities. Perhaps the biggest one for our country came two decades ago.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Wed Apr 16, 2014

USA Today

New medical data could allow comparison shopping

As the government moves toward more medical "transparency" by releasing a slew of new data, entrepreneurs are creating new products to help consumers use the data to choose quality, lower-cost care.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid, Health, Pop/Rock, Marilyn, Washington Government, Medicine, Inventions, Science / Technology

Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington schools receive 2013 Washington Achievement Awards

The Lake Washington School District will receive the most Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education for 2013 than any other year in its history.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lacey, WA, Index, WA, Kirkland, WA

Seattle Times

Steven Powell wants state to pay for treatment

Steven Powell wants the state of Washington to pay for court-ordered sex offender treatment he says was denied while serving time in prison for voyeurism.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

Trend

Caught in the Syrian tempest Saudi Arabia replaces chief spy

A Saudi royal decree announced that the kingdom's top spy, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the head of the country's intelligence services was being relieved of his post, at his own request, and that his deputy would replace him.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Washington Government

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dish to refund $2 million to Wash. customers

Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Obama sets date for tricky Malaysia visit

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama,

The Lake Stevens Journal Online

Lake Stevens residents help at Oso landslide

A Lake Stevens based AmeriCorps crew from the Department of Ecology's Washington Conservation Corps joined the response to the SR 530 Landslide disaster last week.

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Related Topix: Lake Stevens, WA, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Everett, WA

King County Journal

Black Diamond Mayor Dave Gordon and City Council collide

The honeymoon between Black Diamond Mayor Dave Gordon and the City Council officially came crashing down amid a flurry of public allegations, accusation and acrimony.

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Free Republic

Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House ...

Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home.

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Bellingham Herald

Use caution when buying Washington wines from 2011 vintage

Co-sponsored by Visit Seattle and the Washington Wine Commission, the two-day Grand Tasting event featured over 200 Washington wineries, 65 Seattle-area restaurants and 50 exhibitors.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Chinook, WA

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