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PHOTOS: Shooting at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:57

 Shooting at high school north of SeattleA lone student shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said.


Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:57
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
Categories: BBC World News

Cassie Strickland brings intensity to UW volleyball

WA Huskies - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:50
Cassie Strickland’s maturation is one of the most interesting stories on a team full of them. The Huskies are as balanced, as star laden and as well coached as any team in the country. Among the standouts is Strickland, who has made a successful transition from outside hitter to libero.
Categories: Sports Center

Huskies morning links: Getting to know Jake Browning

WA Huskies - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:31
Jake Browning leads Folsom High against Rocklin in a battle of unbeatens tonight in Sierra Foothill League football tonight in northern California. It figures to be Folsom's biggest test yet in what Browning, the UW quarterback signee, hopes is long march toward a state title.
Categories: Sports Center

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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UW men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason poll

WA Cougars - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:01
Quite predictably, Washington is saddled with modest expectations at the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season while the forecast is dim at Washington State and Arizona is the near unanimous pick to repeat as regular-season champions.
Categories: Sports Center