iOS app Android app

Washington

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?

One Lucky Black Trans Girl

Angelica Ross | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Angelica Ross

I hear words like "lucky" used when people describe my life and all the amazing things that are starting to happen for me. I reject that notion.

Washington School Goes Green With Worm Poop And Rotten Lunch Food

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News

The circle of life is a marvelous thing. Fourth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School in Oak Harbor, Washington, have created an award-winning env...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

9-Year-Old Builds Small Shelters For Local Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News

Hailey Ford is putting the "power" in power tools by building small homes for a big cause. The 9-year-old from Bremerton, Washington, is creating i...

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Rep. Alan Lowenthal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.

Suspect In Quadruple Killings Believed To Be In New York

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, ...

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Mihai Pătru

Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Devastation and rescue in Nepal after massive earthquake; March 2015 th...

Is America Like Rome?

Joseph S. Nye | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Joseph S. Nye

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Given the gridlock in Washington, is America going the way of the Roman Empire? Some analysts argue that the costs of exercising power overseas weakens domestic economies and contributes to their decline because of "imperial overstretch." But America does not fit that theory because defense and foreign affairs expenditures have actually declined as a share of GDP over the past several decades.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

Around the World in 8 Stunning Sunsets

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are sunsets... and then there are sunsets. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself.

How Washington Contributes to Yemen's Nightmare

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

Hard as it may be, the Obama administration should acknowledge the wisdom of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's proposal for a program of dialogue and international relief aid instead of war.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Who Do You Trust on REAL Reform: The Chemical Industry or 450 Environmental and Public Health Orgs?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Rizzo

Consumer demand for safer products has led Congress into a heated debate about how to reform and update the Toxic Substances Control Act. That debate has reached a critical juncture.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.