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State receives federal grant for energy efficiency

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:44
Washington state has been awarded $450,200 federal grant to lead work on projects dealing with energy efficient buildings and retrofits in Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia.

Round-up: UW calls for adding med-school spots, SAT scores delayed amid cheating allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:30
UW releases study calling for med-school expansion: The debate over which institution should train doctors in Eastern Washington continues, with the University of Washington releasing a new study from a consultant that concludes the cheapest and fastest way to increase the number med-school spots in

North Texas town voting on fracking ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:30
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

Bits Blog: Amazon, Unclear on Diversity

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:29
Amazon belatedly released its diversity statistics, which were immediately criticized as inadequate and unhelpful.

Bits Blog: Amazon, Unclear on Diversity

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:29
Amazon belatedly released its diversity statistics, which were immediately criticized as inadequate and unhelpful.

Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:27
As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

From Ste. Michelle came world-class wine talent

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:26
The Woodinville winery raised a stellar crop of graduates and helped define the industry in Washington state.

3 California counties voting on fracking bans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.

Excommunicated Mormon loses her appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:21
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal.

Students isolated as expulsion alternative

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:19
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.

New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:19

Voters cast ballots in New Hampshire presidential primary election in NashuaBy Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on "ballot selfies." The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the law, which took effect on Sept. 1, prohibiting sharing such images over Twitter, Facebook or any other online or conventional means. ...


Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:18
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

NYPD's highest ranking black official quits

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:17

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, New York City Police Dept. Chief of Department Philip Banks, right, joins New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman during a news conference, in New York. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2014, Banks was to have been named first deputy commissioner, second in command at the nation's largest police force; instead, Banks elected to retire. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.


Judge suggests it's OK for football team to sue Indians

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:16
A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.

Sheriff: Vancouver shooting suspect found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:16
VANCOUVER — The Clark County sheriff’s office says a shooting suspect in Vancouver has been found dead.

Ferries: Stop hogging our power outlets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:16
Washington State Ferries has installed plates and padlocks over nine electrical outlets in the passenger level of Colman Dock, to keep people from hanging out there for hours.

Old World absinthe and more from Pacific Distillery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:16
Marc Bernhard tracked down a French distiller’s manual from the 1800s and, following the recipe for absinthe, he started experimenting with a 10-liter still. Now there’s also gin (vodka’s soon to come) and a tasting room in Woodinville.

3 cases of wine for the holidays

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:16
For the festivities ahead, a glorious gathering of choices. Cheers!

Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:12

FILE - This undated file photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. As investigators find more of the eerie faces scrawled on rocks in some of the West’s most picturesque landscapes, park managers are trying to figure out how they’ll get rid of the graffiti-like paintings. Casey Nocket, the 21-year-old suspect identified by the park service this week, allegedly used acrylic paint and markers to leave eerie faces in at least eight parks across California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon, including the one in this photo. (AP Photo/Instagram, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.


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