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53 min ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Putin urges rebels to allow Ukrainian retreat

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine should open a humanitarian corridor for surrounded Ukrainian troops to retreat from the battlefield, the Russian president's office said Friday.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Belgium, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

5 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Governor Inslee Signs Cider Proclamation

It's official. September 4th thru 14th is Washington Cider Week. Governor Jay Inslee officially signed a proclamation.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Times

In Liberia’s capital, an Ebola outbreak like no other

Some people are swimming in and out of the Ebola quarantine zone in the seaside capital of Monrovia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Kent Reporter

Official language policy needed to unite Washington residents | Guest Op

Yes, the Evergreen State is home to a diverse group of residents. Washingtonians speak 167 different languages, according to the United States Census Bureau, and nearly 60 languages are spoken by more than 1,000 residents.


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

Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge schools top state averages in testing

Officials with the Bainbridge Island School District hailed new test results released this week that show a gain in island students meeting state standards.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It's in a strip mall across from BJ's Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA

The courage to do hard things

Watching Washington communities stand up to wildfires and mudslides that destroyed property and lives left Gov. Jay Inslee "humbled, inspired and, most importantly, resolute."


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Twisp, WA, Natural Disasters, Family, Kids

City Paper

Six Steps to Restore Our Faith in the Corcoran

When Roy Slade came to the Corcoran College of Art + Design as dean in 1970, he found an institution at rock bottom.


Related Topix: George Washington University

Burglaries, Forgery, Public Drunkenness, Illegal Fireworks, on Cop Blotter

10:30 PM- A burglary occurred at "Fair Oaks Burger" 2500 block Fair Oaks Avenue.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 million for charity

The Auction of Washington Wines gala events were held August 14th -16th, centered at the grounds of Chateau Ste.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Washington State University

Journal of the San Juans

Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue

The state's taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 , recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013.


Related Topix: Washington Government

The Waterland Blog

Highline College joins 'Make it in Washington' to help state manufacturers

Highline College has joined a partnership of state organizations on an initiative to help state manufacturers "Make it in Washington."


Related Topix: Washington State University, Shoreline, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Tacoma, WA

Seattle Times

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha struck and killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

The Campbell Reporter

Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Washington Government, Mary Landrieu


Washington War Hawks Ecstatic Over Growing World Turmoil

They can't get enough, this is what they live for; it's in their blood and embedded in their psyche.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News, Liberal Political News

The Hill

'Checking email from the beach, Washington?'

Many Washington officials are hitting the beach this week, but Microsoft isn't letting that stop its campaign against the Justice Department's storage of emails.


Related Topix: Washington Government


Washingtonians Want Safe and Healthy Routes to Schools

According to a new statewide poll 88% of likely 2014 Washington voters polled say that we should plan our communities and schools to make sure children can walk or bike to school and stay safe from traffic and 87% say every child deserves to walk or bike to school on a safe route.


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

Washington Examiner

Under assault from Big Green, coal is fighting back

When Oregon regulators killed plans for Columbia River coal export docks Aug. 18, Big Green redirected its minions and money northward to the decisive battlefield: Cherry Point, Wash., and the proposed $600 million Pacific Gateway Terminal for shipping 48 million tons of Powder River Basin coal annually from Montana , Wyoming and North Dakota to ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Dakota, US Governors, Washington Government, John Kitzhaber, Canada


More kids accuse suspected molester

A suspected child molester may have more charges coming to him. Police tell KEPR they have built four more cases against Vernon Gillett.



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