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Exploring Open Government at the Woodstock of Science (VIDEO)

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alexander Howard

This weekend, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. hosted the nation's first National Science Festival. For the thousands of kids, it was a valuable opportunity to become excited about potential careers in scientific discovery.

Confessions of a Republican

Chris Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Ingram

I think the GOP is worth trying to fix, and I do my part by trying to expose the hypocrisy, and self-serving special interests from within its ranks.

New Figures Detail Depth Of Unemployment Misery, Lower Earnings For All But Super Wealthy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The numbers that form the basis for the story below are "erroneous." Bloomberg News reports that on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, the Social Security ...

WA-Sen: 49% Murray (D), 47% Rossi (R) (PPP 10/16)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/14-16/10; 1873 likely voters, 2.3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP PDF) Washington 2010 Senate 49% Murray (D), 47% Rossi (R) (cha...

Finding the Money to Build Out LA's 30/10 Transportation Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

More fixed rail and dedicated lane bus rapid transit like Metro's Orange Line can mean the difference between getting to work on time and not having a job to go to.

Michelle Rhee Resigns: What's Next for D.C. Schools?

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The next Mayor has pledged to review the dismissals of any teachers let go because of the economy, but it's unlikely that he will attempt to rehire those teachers Ms. Rhee dismissed for cause.

Iraqnophobia: The Political Tornado of American and Iranian Influence in Iraq's Parliament

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Kane

While combat operations may be coming to an end in Iraq, the political three-way chess match between Iraq, Iran and the United States may be just beginning.

New Report Highlights Barriers to Economic Security for Low-Income Women & Their Families

Nicola Goren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicola Goren

How much money do you spend every month? How little could you survive on? If you're a single woman with a family in the District of Columbia, the answer could be $300 or less each month.

The Obesity Index: The Cost of Obesity by State

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St. looked at the percentage of obesity in each state and compared it to the state's population, as reported by the 2009 census. We then to...

Making Ends Meet in Coin-Operated Washington

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

For if Boston is the home of the bean and the cod, as the poet once said, then surely Washington is the home of the scheme and the fraud.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Creating a workforce

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

If you regularly read this blog, you may have already read about the Reconnect program. Reconnect began in 2004 when Goodwill first partnered with Del...

Anaylst: Broke Cities Could Cause The Next Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The next major financial crisis could come from a crisis in local government budgets, according to a new report from analyst Meredith Whitney. State ...

Mark Blumenthal

West Virginia Poll Shows Manchin And Raese Deadlocked In Senate Race | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday marked the release of more than a dozen new statewide surveys covering contests for the U.S. Senate that mostly confirm previous polling. Th...

WA-Sen: 48% Murray (D), 47% Rossi (R) (Fox 9/25)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Fox News / Pulse Opinion Research 9/25/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Pulse release) Washington 2010 Senate 48% ...

Five States Give Patients Choice

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

"There's nothing more we can do." For too long, for too many, medical professionals have used these words when they believe they cannot cure their pa...

Richest Man In America Supports Tax Increase On The Rich

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight over what would be Washington's first state income tax since 1933 is shaping up as a battle of the titans: Both the elder Gates, a prominent...

The Fool's Game of Anti-Incumbency

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We have a system that does not reward who gets the most and best legislation passed. Our system rewards the congressman who raises money most effectively.

WA: 50% Murray, 48% Rossi (SurveyUSA 9/19-21)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

SurveyUSA 9/19-21/10; 609 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (SurveyUSA release) Washington 2010 Senate 50% Murray (D), 48% ...

Theft Charges Woman Burned In Acid Hoax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A prosecutor in the case of a Washington state woman who falsely claimed a stranger had thrown acid in her face says the deci...

Prediction: Washington State Will End Marijuana Prohibition in 26 Months

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

If we can agree on an initiative that's drafted to appeal to swing voters (meaning it can't be too radical) and it's placed on the November 2012 ballot, I predict that marijuana will be made legal in Washington state in just 26 months.

Police: Woman's 'Acid Attack' Was Self-Inflicted (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Associated Press) - A woman who gained sympathy worldwide after she claimed a random assailant threw acid on her face came forward T...

WA: 51% Murray, 46% Rossi (Rasmussen 9/14)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Rasmussen 9/14/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Washington 2010 Senate 51% Murray (D), 46% Rossi ...

NV, OH, WA: 2010 Senate, Governor (CNN/Time 9/10-14)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Nevada CNN / Time / Opinion Research Corporation 9/10-14/10; 789 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (CNN release) 2...

Cops Defend Killing Washington Pastor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Washington pastor who was shot dead by an officer because he was allegedly brandishing a gun had at least 21 incidents in whi...