The city’s LEAD program — aimed at interrupting the cycle of arrests for low-level drug dealers and users — is showing promising signs of success. According to a University of Washington evaluation, criminal-recidivism rates have been reduced up to 60 percent for participants.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Tuesday they have reached a bipartisan agreement on how to rewrite the long-stalled federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that there is enough new scientific information in a conservation group’s petition to warrant a hard look at changing the northern spotted owl’s listing from threatened to endangered.
The first lady said Malia Obama’s driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Michelle Obama says she hasn’t driven herself in seven or eight years and that the Secret Service refused to let her in the car with her daughter.
U.S. stocks opened higher as investors waited for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. Investors were also waiting for companies to start reporting their first-quarter earnings.