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Prison Teaches Beekeeping To Inmates And It’s All The Buzz

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.31.2015 | Good News

Insects are helping Washington inmates make a big impact on the planet and their future.  Cedar Creek Corrections Center, in Littlerock...

Firefighters Battle Massive Wildfires, Smoky Conditions In Washington

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green

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Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l...

5 Classic Family Resorts for Relaxing & Reconnecting

Orbitz.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.

How It's Made: 11 Mind-Melting Factory Tours in the U.S.

CheapTickets | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
CheapTickets

See what goes into making jelly beans that taste like buttered popcorn, toasted marshmallow and A&W Root Beer, and discover why it takes up to 20 days to create a single bean.

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

How the Iran Deal May Impact Israel's Influence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.

China's Miracle Economy Goes from Illusion to Nightmare?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.

18 Gorgeous Beach Camping Spots You Can't Miss

The Outbound Collective | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You can't beat a day at the beach in the summertime. Actually, you can. Spend the night at one of these beautiful beaches, wake up to sound of crashing waves, and you'll know exactly what we mean.

Federal Court Rules Against Anti-Muslim Bus Ads

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

An anti-Muslim group cannot post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists and wrongly claiming the FBI offers a $25 milli...

'Cold Frame' Proves Deutermann Still Has Awesome Skills

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

P T Deutermann became a distant memory. So imagine my surprise when I discovered his latest novel Cold Frame. And imagine my happiness when I read it and discovered this talented writer still has what it takes to entertain readers.

From Curiosity to Passion: Women on the Fly

Claire Topalian | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Claire Topalian

Abbie Schuster shares a bit about why she loves fly fishing, her thoughts on opening up the industry to more women, and tips on how to approach the sport as a beginner.

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.

‘Walk With Francis Pledge’ Urges Washingtonians To Do Good Deeds Ahead Of Papal Trip

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Standing beside a statue called “Homeless Jesus,” Monsignor John Enzler pledged to spend a night with the...

Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the front yard and devoured it in one sitting reports WFTV.

In Seattle, Framing Mount Rainier

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

One item the University of Washington has never been short of is master plans for its landscape.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

Matt Ferner

Washington Rakes In Millions From Pot Taxes In First Year Of Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor ...

Teen Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old Girl On School Bus

The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old boy attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus and has been charged with three coun...

Volunteers as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

Imagine getting invited to a big party, the excitement of getting ready, the anticipation of seeing all your friends and family. But when you walk in something feels a little weird, then your dad tells you this party is actually a wedding, in fact it's your wedding.

Valedictorian Anonymously Posted Kind Words About Classmates On Instagram For Nearly A Year

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

This young student has made his classmates feel truly #blessed. A photo posted by Its About You. You're Next.☯ (@thebenevolentone3) on Jun 6...

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

Never Underestimate Bernie

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Will voters choose a president based on gender? Or on the issues?