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2 hrs ago |

Yakima River Canyon gives transitory home to American white pelicans

The Yakima River Canyon is a gorgeous place, particularly in spring, When I'm driving in east-central Washington, I always try to get off Interstate 82 and take S.R. 821 through the canyon.


Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Selah, WA, Ellensburg, WA, Travel

6 hrs ago | Voice of America

Synetic Theater Celebrates Shakespeare Anniversary with Historic Hamlet

April 23 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of famed playwright William Shakespeare.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington Government

10 hrs ago | The Navajo Times

Public art tribute to Moxee's hop-growing history

The work of landscape architecture titled ``Valley of the Hops; Land of the Tules'' features a meandering concrete pathway surrounded by flora native to Central Washington and angled poles reaching up out of the ground.


12 hrs ago |

Palouse Falls roars to life as one of Washington's best waterfalls during spring runoff

Wow! Palouse Falls is a spectacle in spring. Now the official state waterfall of Washington, the desert river puts on quite a show when snow is melting in far off Idaho mountains.


Related Topix: Palouse, WA, Travel

14 hrs ago |

Olympia's capitol dome launches Washington blogging weekend on

A Seattle Seahawks' "12th Man" flag, symbolizing fan support of the NFL football team, flutters in front of the state Capitol building Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Olympia.


Related Topix: Blaine, WA, La Conner, WA, Travel

15 hrs ago | Tire Business

'High' standards - Wash., Colo. dealers remain strict on pot use

While it's now legal for employees of Colorado and Washington tire and automotive service shops to get "high," that doesn't mean their employers can't hold them to "higher" standards.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Drugs, Washington Government, Marijuana, Drug Testing

19 hrs ago | The Columbian

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

State, feds square off over Hanford

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says legal action against the U.S. Department of Energy could begin as early as next week.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, US Politics, Washington Government, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

Seattle Times

Guidebook author offers 5 favorite peak scrambles in Washington

Peggy Goldman, the third woman to summit the 100 highest peaks in Washington, has advice on how to catch all the breathtaking mountain views: Learn how to scramble.


Related Topix: North Bend, WA, Wenatchee, WA, Okanogan, WA, Snoqualmie, WA, Travel

Bellingham Herald

On upcoming trip, Obama will try to pivot to Asia – again

Yet even as Obama attempts to boost his effort to emphasize U.S. interest in Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in Ukraine is complicating efforts to reassure Asian nations – which share the region with an increasingly assertive China – that the U.S. is committed to their security.


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

In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clams.


KUOW-FM Seattle

Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up

As Washington state Senator Rodney Tom announced his decision to not seek re-election this week, how does his departure change the dynamic in the legislature.


Bangor Daily News

How Maine can shut the revolving door of incarceration for young adult offenders

Debra Heintz, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, talks recently during an "If Project" session about prison and the things she's missing.


Related Topix: Prison, Maine, Maine Government, Washington Government, Mountain View Youth Development Center, State Prisons, Opinion

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Washington Government


Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Equal pay is just the start

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


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.


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.


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)


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.


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


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