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2 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.


Related Topix: W., George Bush

4 hrs ago | The Skanner

Road User Fees May Replace Gas Taxes in Washington and Oregon

Cars of all kinds are getting better mileage now than ever before. That's good news for the environment, but bad news for state transportation budgets, since road repairs have traditionally been funded by gas taxes.


Related Topix: Washington Government

7 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire heading to Harvard

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire smiles as she stands in her office during an interview in December in Olympia.


Related Topix: Washington Government, US News

11 hrs ago | Willamette Week

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation's most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the state's adults to smoke marijuana, and that they are willing to spend their personal millions to make it happen.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Oregon Government, Washington Government, Human Sexuality

15 hrs ago | HeraldNet

View from elsewhere: Washingtona s wines delicious and unique

If you want to understand what makes Washington state's wines so delicious - and sometimes so unique - all you need to do is just look at the place.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Spring Valley (Washington, DC), Washington Government, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

19 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Chris Weidner: A friendship forged in the mountains

The author manages the rope while leading a moderate section of the north ridge.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

NBA players union elects new executive director

It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked about trying to improve his embattled union, she wanted to be more than a fan.

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

North Kitsap Herald

NKF&R personnel help firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters Alex Hickey and Rico LeMay are working with others from Bainbridge Island and Pierce County on a wildland initial attack team in Eastern Washington.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Tonasket, WA, Weather, Mason County, WA, Douglas County, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews plan burnout on big Washington wildfire

Erratic winds forced crews to cancel a burnout operation that had been planned Tuesday near Washington's biggest wildfire to deprive it of fuel.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire


Getting Older All the Time: 34 Nations

There already are a lot more Americans and Europeans older than that, and it's getting better all the time - by the life-expectancy measure.


Related Topix: Prison, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Inslee set to lay out ideas for cap-and-trade, carbon tax

The governor's office will ask a task force to focus on those two approaches as keys in fighting global warming.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Global Warming, US Governors

Bellingham Herald

Storage problems no reason to reject renewable power

When you think of weather and ducks, you generally picture a rainy Washington day.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Centralia schools to pay nearly $400k to settle fraud allegation

The Centralia School District has agreed to pay $372,000 to a state healthcare agency following a year-long investigation by the state attorney general's office.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Healthcare Law, Law

The News Tribune

Whistleblower in Fife Police Department files retaliation lawsuit against city

A whistleblower in the Fife Police Department has sued the city over retaliation that he says resulted from his opposition to department misconduct that reflected poorly on the city.


Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news ... (more)


Business Journal

CRC 2? Talks of Eastside bridge heat up in Vancouver

A proposed new Columbia River Bridge, which would sit east of Interstate 205, could resemble the Vantage Bridge, near Yakima.



US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Flash Flood Watch issued July 28 at 4:34AM MDT expiring July 29 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa Flash Flood Watch issued July 27 at 9:10PM MDT expiring July 29 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel Flash Flood Watch issued ... (more)


The Olympian

Is it the Fish, or the Water?

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced his intention to increase the official estimate for how much fish we can safely eat in Washington, from 6.3 grams per day to 175 grams per day .


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bellevue, WA vibrant and beautiful

Vibrant and beautiful, Bellevue was founded by European Americans in the late 19th century.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Sammamish, WA, Redmond, WA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


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