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4 hrs ago | City Paper

22 questions the Corcoran should address before it splits itself up

The fate of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design appears to be a fait accompli.


Related Topix: George Washington University, Washington

12 hrs ago |

Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others celebrated the success of the program and recognized the unprecedented efforts in the state to bring health insurance to people who could not have afforded it in the past.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

13 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

Washington Department Of Corrections Fined For Unsafe Asbestos Removal Program

A known carcinogen, asbestos needs to be removed with the use of safety equipment including respirators.


Related Topix: Washington, Law, Employment / Labor Law

17 hrs ago | Saipan Tribune

Flashback - April 2006-April 2008

April 23, 2006 Fitial offers land to honor Japan emperor Gov. Benigno R. Fitial has volunteered his family land for the construction of a memorial commemorating the 2005 visit of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to Saipan.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News, Akihito Akihito, Washington

Yesterday | KFVS12

'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much... In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short ... (more)


Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Washington

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Three counties in Eastern Washington facing deadly birth defect

Three counties in Eastern Washington aren't making much progress when it comes to a rare and deadly birth defect.


Related Topix: Washington, Anencephaly, Health


Half-eaten cinnamon roll leads police to vehicle thief

A half-eaten cinnamon roll led a State Department of Corrections officer to the man who stole his vehicle early Monday morning, Madison police said.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Washington

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington: Corrections officer charged with smuggling contraband to inmate.

Darren Malry, 51, a corrections officer, has been arrested and charged with bribery following an undercover FBI investigation in which he allegedly accepted money for smuggling contraband into the District of Columbia's Correctional Treatment Facility.


Related Topix: Prison, Corrections Corporation of America, Security, Washington, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington DC

KATU-TV Portland

Wash. man's invention turns cellphone into microscope

A 23-year-old Olympia man who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Washington is finding a market for his invention - lenses that turn your cellphone into a microscope.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, University of Washington, Washington

KHQ-TV Spokane

2 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

Two more victims of the Washington mudslide have been identified, and the missing list is down to two.


Related Topix: Washington, Snohomish County, WA, Oso, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Lottery set this week for marijuana retail licenses in Wash.

A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington, Washington State University, Healthcare Law, Law

The Washington Post

The best picture of President Obama and the Easter Bunny you will ever see

The star of the show was, naturally, the Easter Bunny. And, anytime you have a life-sized rabbit walking around the White House, hilarity ensues.


Related Topix: Washington, US Politics, US News

Washington Times

State ends inmate asbestos-cleaning program

The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Monday that the state also has paid a fine of more than $70,000 to settle a state investigation into cleanup practices used last June at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy in which the Department of Labor and Industries says workers were exposed to asbestos.


Related Topix: Washington

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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

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, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors

Double-shell Tank AY-102 is shown under construction in 1969. The...

Tank AY-102 is leaking radioactive waste between its shells and the state has ordered DOE to begin pumping waste from the tank by September.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Washington, Science, Ecology

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, Mountain View Youth Development Center, State Prisons, Opinion

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, Marijuana, Drug Testing

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KGW-TV Portland

Wash. auditor questions $17M in CRC funds

VANCOUVER After the Columbia River Crossing bridge deal fell through, a Washington State auditor is questioning where millions paid by the state went, according to an Oregonian report .


Related Topix: Oregon, Washington

Bellingham Herald

Plan gathers momentum that would make Wash. relevant in prez races

With legislation signed by New York's governor on Tuesday, April 15, the state became the 10th to sign onto a compact calling for the national popular vote for president.


Related Topix: New York, Washington, US News