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13 min ago | The Heritage Foundation

An Opportunity to Reenergize U.S. - "India Relations

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.

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Related Topix: World News, India,

4 hrs ago | The Columbian

Hops growers in Yakima Valley face seasonal worker shortage

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Beer, Drink

8 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Unelected Officials: We Don't Need Civic Education, Bureaucrats Do

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Johns Hopkins University, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington Government

9 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland City Council approves design for Park Lane

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.

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9 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Washington State University regents approve plan for new medical school

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.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, University of Washington, Idaho Government, Idaho

11 hrs ago | KNDO

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

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.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Cosby, African-American, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

16 hrs ago | Patch.com

5 Signs Your Dream Home Might Have Been a Meth Lab

In 2012, the Drug Enforcement Association uncovered 11,210 meth labs across the country. Every state had at least two incidents of methamphetamine labs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Washington Government

18 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Leonard Pitts Jr.: If only we could learn the lesson - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 PST

Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high - and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Barack Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with airstrikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars and 4,425 lives.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, W., Frank Caliendo, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Sun Sep 14, 2014

American Digest

The Dick Dialogues

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.

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Related Topix: University of Notre Dame, University of Washington, Opinion

Washington Times

The White House itch to fundraise

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.

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Related Topix: US News, us Travel, Travel, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat

KOMO News

Coast Guard: Vessel runs aground near Brinnon

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.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

Concord Monitor

The haunting of failures past

So if you can stomach learning how our beautiful, vexed city became a cat toy for national politicians and an ongoing rebuke of democracy, this is as good a place as any to start. Ignore the subtitle, though.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Washington, DC, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lucianne.com

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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.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Painting, Arts, Life, Food, Vegetables, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Star-Telegram.com

Without the who and the what, Ron Washington story is in limbo

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.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

FireHouse.com

Fire Destroys Washington Boat-Maker's Building

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.

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Related Topix: Timken, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines

HeraldNet

29 children now thought to have resurgent D68 virus

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.

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, Family, Kids, Yakima, WA

KDWN

Doctors: Finding source unlikely in E. coli deaths

Investigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life. Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director of the communicable disease section of the Oregon Health Authority, said Thursday they need at least twice as many cases to pin down a source, which might be tainted food, lake water, or contact with livestock.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Whatcom County, WA, Transportation, Trucking, Lynden

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

WSU regents approve plan for new medical school

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.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Spokane, WA, University of Washington

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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