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The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

11 Unexpected Beach Destinations | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel

Some places are known for their beaches - the Caribbean, California, Croatia - while others remain hidden, just waiting to be discovered. Chelsea Beng...

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

Farm to Barrel, the Art of Distilling in Seattle

Angela Schonberg | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

The artisan, farm-to-table spirit has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest and is now seen in Seattle's-own distillery market. Home to over 27 micro di...

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

Exclusive Ideagen Talk by Dylan Vecchione, Founder and CEO - ReefQuest

George Sifakis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
George Sifakis

Ideagen Talk by Dylan Vecchione, Founder and CEO - ReefQuest Annual Ideagen Data for Good Summit - Washington, DC - March 2016 The Power of Citizen S...

Yes, You Can Afford the West Coast Road Trip of Your Dreams (Here's How)

David Landsel | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Ever priced out that insane West Coast road trip you've been wanting to do forever? There's a good chance you gave up midway through your research -- oceanfront real estate, one quickly learns, is expensive -- if you can even find space. Low season? What's that -- even in the dead of winter, California in particular remains popular with travelers from around the world.

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

"What We Do To Earth, We Do To Ourselves" | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green

Chief Seattle raised his voice to protect the Earth his people held sacred. He stood over six feet tall, towering over his fellow Puget Sound Indians. He was powerfully built and, according to legend, his voice is said to have carried almost a mile when he spoke.

15 4/20 Deals, Sales and Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green

By Laura Woods, Contributor Clear your schedule, marijuana lovers, 4/20 is here and it's going to be epic. If you live in an area where recreational ...

Jersey Boys at The National Theatre-Washington, DC

Kiley Smith | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Kiley Smith

Whether you love musicals or don't-I ask you to please give Jersey Boys a chance. I'm Beggin.... You see, Jersey Boys isn't your typical juke-box mu...

Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn't Really Free

Michael Winship | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Presidents Obama and Clinton were out on the links in honor of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday. They could just as easily have been celebrating the ways in which the three of them have helped give America a trade policy that has devastated the working class but made the rich much more wealthy.

Climate Change This Week: Seas Rising 6 Feet By 2100, Xeroxing Solar Panels, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Beautiful Jewels of the Forest are another reason to preserve forests, as...

Neighbors Give Heartwarming Send-Off To WWII Vet Who Died With No Family

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.12.2016 | Good News

When World War II veteran Andrew Moore died of heart failure at age 89 in December, his body was left unclaimed inside a morgue. He had no family or f...

Watch Baby's Ridiculously Cute Reaction To Seeing Mom Clearly For First Time

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.09.2016 | Good News

Little Leopold Reppond couldn't stop grinning after seeing his mom clearly for the very first time. Adorable video shows the 4-month-old, who has impa...

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

Kids Win in Washington State

Shavar Jeffries | Posted 04.04.2016 | Education
Shavar Jeffries

To say that it has been a tumultuous year for Washington State's public charter schools - and for their students and families - would be an understate...

The Private Sector Must be a Part of the Wildlife Trafficking Solution

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

For several years now, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have had a laser focus on the issue of wildlife trafficking with the help o...

The Time Is Always Right to Do Right

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.

Man Sentenced For Fatally Beating 9-Year-Old Boy Over Birthday Cake

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.01.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Maryland man on Thursday was sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally beating his girlfriend's 9-year-old son over missing birthday c...

Why Donald Trump's China-Bashing Makes No Sense

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

If the U.S. does not like the way China does business, it is of course free to do business somewhere else, but that would be a really bad idea for America.

Bernie Sanders Wins by a Landslide in Washington and Alaska, Defeating Hillary Clinton in 9 Out of 11 Caucuses

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Bernie Sanders dominated in Washington and Alaska. He delivered two landslide victories, the most important of which came in Washington, where 101 del...

A Judge Just Publicly Called Out Prosecutors Who He Thinks May Have Cheated

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

• A U.S. Circuit judge named prosecutors in Washington state who he believes violated a defendant's rights.• Prosecutors who engage in misconduct ...

American Muslims Reclaiming Narrative Through Media

Fadumo Ali | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Fadumo Ali

In response to growing anti-Muslim hate crimes, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter in Washington state held the first ever pilot event that educates Muslims on how to approach questions from the media.

Time for These Two Democrats to Go

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service.