Robin Hobbs’ new novel, “Fool’s Assassin,” returns to an epic landscape familiar to her readers, but several inhabitants of Hobbs’ Six Duchies are in for some new challenges. Hobb reads Aug. 4 at Seattle’s University Book Store.
The Seattle School Board has had a rewarding two year relationship with José Banda, but The Seattle Times finds two points of disagreement to support their revived and false narrative of board dysfunction ["Fix Seattle Schools’ superintendent turnover issues," Opinion, July 29].
A review of Montana artist John Buck’s exhibition of woodblock prints, carved panels and two enormous kinetic sculptures at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle. Also at Kucera Gallery: “Quilts” of recycled metal by Ross Palmer Beecher.
Meet Maggie Stapleton, the enthusiastic contemporary music fan behind Classical KING FM’s Second Inversion channel. Second Inversion is part of an effort to make classical music more accessible to more listeners by introducing them to modern pieces.
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers on Friday tightened the state's already strict gun laws by passing a measure that gives police chiefs authority to turn down a resident's requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger. House lawmakers overrode objections from gun-rights advocates in the state Senate who had opposed the measure, worrying that police chiefs could abuse the authority to deny firearms to law-abiding citizens. "We seek not to be the safest state in the nation but strive to make our communities the safest in the world," said House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a Democrat. The bill now goes to Governor Deval Patrick, a fellow Democrat, who supports tightening the state's gun laws.
Leaders of the affected countries and the head of the World Health Organization introduced a $100 million plan to combat the disease that will allow hundreds of medical professionals to be deployed to West Africa.
The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without access to conventional bank accounts, has also caught the eye of criminals, from a Maryland jail gang to an online prostitution ring in North Carolina.