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Go pitch your tent on a sandbar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:10
Great scenery, abundant wildlife, safe spot for campfires and an easy place to ‘leave no trace’

Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting 'Obamacare'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:09

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Portland, Ore. Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015 and some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) says 11 counterfeit characters that its investigators created last year were automatically re-enrolled for this year by HealthCare.gov. They got to keep the coverage they had, although not legally entitled to benefits. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found.


Experts: Ruling against college seeks to protect accused

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:04
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruling by a judge that a California university unfairly punished a student for sexual misconduct sends a strong warning that schools under federal pressure to better address rape should not forget to respect the rights of the accused, legal experts said.

Mount Vernon crane company sold

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:03
Sicklesteel Cranes was founded in 1937 as Sicklesteel Motor Co. and eventually moved to renting cranes. Sicklesteel has 50 employees and a fleet of 56 cranes and will continue to operate.
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Mount Vernon crane company sold

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:03
Sicklesteel Cranes was founded in 1937 as Sicklesteel Motor Co. and eventually moved to renting cranes. Sicklesteel has 50 employees and a fleet of 56 cranes and will continue to operate.
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Mount Vernon crane company sold

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:03
Sicklesteel Cranes was founded in 1937 as Sicklesteel Motor Co. and eventually moved to renting cranes. Sicklesteel has 50 employees and a fleet of 56 cranes and will continue to operate.

'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:03

This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows a region near Pluto's equator with a range of mountains captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.


The Seattle Times’ recommendations for the August 2015 primary election

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:02
Editor’s note: While this off-year election season does not have the sizzle of presidential election year, the results will arguably affect voters lives in more ways, whether quality of life of their tax bills. School board, city council, port and fire commission races are on the ballot. And the election gives voters a chance to […]
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The Seattle Times’ recommendations for the August 2015 primary election

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:02
Editor’s note: While this off-year election season does not have the sizzle of presidential election year, the results will arguably affect voters lives in more ways, whether quality of life of their tax bills. School board, city council, port and fire commission races are on the ballot. And the election gives voters a chance to […]
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The Seattle Times’ recommendations for the August 2015 primary election

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:02
Editor’s note: While this off-year election season does not have the sizzle of presidential election year, the results will arguably affect voters lives in more ways, whether quality of life of their tax bills. School board, city council, port and fire commission races are on the ballot. And the election gives voters a chance to […]

Marlene Sanders, TV news reporter and executive, dies at 84

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84.

Reader’s Lens: Peak experience

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:58
Seattle Times reader Jignasha Patel’s photo of a first-time visitor to Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day.
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Reader’s Lens: Peak experience

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:58
Seattle Times reader Jignasha Patel’s photo of a first-time visitor to Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day.
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Reader’s Lens: Peak experience

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:58
Seattle Times reader Jignasha Patel’s photo of a first-time visitor to Mount Rainier on a perfect summer day.

Jurors begin deliberating in Colorado movie massacre trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:56

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Jurors in Colorado's movie massacre trial began deliberating on Wednesday on the fate of gunman James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder stemming from his rampage in July 2012. Holmes, a 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student from California, could face the death penalty if he is convicted of opening fire inside a midnight premiere of a Batman movie at a Denver area multiplex, killing 12 people and wounding 70. During the trial, two court-appointed psychiatrists testified for the prosecution that while the defendant is severely mentally ill, he was sane when he plotted and carried out the massacre.


Pabst Brewing to return to Milwaukee with new brewery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:55

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 1996 file photo is the Pabst brewery in Milwaukee. The Pabst Brewing Company, which closed the Milwaukee plant in 1966, announced Wednesday, July 15, 2015 that will open a new brewery in Milwaukee on the site of the original brewery. (AP Photo/Mark Gail, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Co. said Wednesday it is coming home to open a new brewery and restaurant next year on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.


The Latest: Search resumes for 6 missing in Kentucky floods

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:49
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — Search crews are combing the hilly Appalachian terrain in Kentucky after floodwaters killed three people and left five others missing.

15-048 State Parks Commission to meet in Poulsbo next week - Access Washington

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:49

15-048 State Parks Commission to meet in Poulsbo next week
Access Washington
OLYMPIA – July 13, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have its regular meeting next week in Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe St., Poulsbo.

Out There: A Window Into Pluto, and Hopes of Opening Other Doors

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:49
The New Horizons mission was an extraordinary time for a cosmic portrait, and not likely to be the end of a spirit of discovery.









VIDEO: Tackling China's contaminated farmland

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:45
After three decades of growth, the world's biggest country, China, faces a major challenge of dealing with environmental damage, as Carrie Gracie reports.
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