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Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:03

A memorial grows Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria left two dead and four wounded. The shooter was among the dead. A first year teacher was being hailed as a hero for intervening in the shooting, possibly stopping the gunman. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.


Internet tax prompts Hungary protest

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:00
Thousands of protesters in the Hungarian capital Budapest demand the scrapping of a proposed law which would place a tax on internet use.
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Internet tax prompts Hungary protest

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:00
Thousands of protesters in the Hungarian capital Budapest demand the scrapping of a proposed law which would place a tax on internet use.
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N. Korea, U.N. investigator meet on possible visit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:57

A visit by a U.N. human rights official would be a breakthrough in efforts with N. Korea.

       

Washington State Rampage Baffles Native American Community

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:55
Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two...

VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:54
As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
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VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:54
As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
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Van Gaal praises Man Utd spirit

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:50
Louis van Gaal praises Manchester United's "fighting spirit" after Robin van Persie's late equaliser against Chelsea.
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Van Gaal praises Man Utd spirit

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:50
Louis van Gaal praises Manchester United's "fighting spirit" after Robin van Persie's late equaliser against Chelsea.
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Widodo cabinet sparks mixed reaction

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:43
Indonesia's new cabinet holds its first meeting, as President Joko Widodo's choice of ministers receives mixed reaction.
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VIDEO: Brazil re-elects Dilma Rousseff

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:43
President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term, after securing more than 51% of votes in a closely-fought election.
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VIDEO: Brazil re-elects Dilma Rousseff

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:43
President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term, after securing more than 51% of votes in a closely-fought election.
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Llambias likely to fill Rangers role

BBC World News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:39
BBC Sport understands Derek Llambias is likely to become the new chief executive of Scottish Championship side Rangers.
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Music Monday (10/27): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:35

Music Monday (11/3): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Drake, Deerhoof, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like OK Go, Panda Bear, and John Cale. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Cougars arrive late, and fans exit early

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:06
Washington State’s fragile football season took an ugly turn here against 15th-ranked Arizona, as the Cougars fell behind 31-0 in the first 21 minutes and spent the rest of the day in futile pursuit in a 59-37 loss to the Wildcats.
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In Pac-12, a divisional shift of power

WA Cougars - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:15
Arizona State, Arizona and Utah each have one loss in Pac-12 South, while only Oregon in Pac-12 North has less than three.
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A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen

 

 

 

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