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ESPN opts for style over substance with its job cuts

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:09:06 -0700

Independent sports journalism took another big hit last week as the changing consumption habits of television viewers caught up to ESPN. The network cut the jobs of about 100 on-air personalities and writers.

Children shamed so parents will pay the school-lunch bill

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:06:34 -0700

Holding children publicly accountable for unpaid school-lunch bills — by throwing away their food, providing a less desirable alternative lunch or branding them with markers — is often referred to as “lunch shaming.”

Democrats split generationally for 2020 election

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:55:58 -0700

In a largely leaderless Democratic Party, two distinct groups are emerging. Competing against the older politicians is a large and shapeless set of younger candidates who span the ideological spectrum: governors, senators, mayors, wealthy execs and even members of the House.

Skagit County residents raise concerns over Tesoro refinery project

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:44:12 -0700

Skagit County area residents voice concerns over expansion of facilities at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, which is planning a major upgrade. An environmental-impact statement suggests little impact.

Trump adviser to leave the White House.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:43:04 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — An adviser to President Donald Trump will be leaving the White House A senior administration official says Sebastian Gorka, a former counterterrorism analyst for Fox News who joined the administration as a counterterrorism adviser, will be leaving the White House in the coming days. The official says that Gorka had initially been […]

As consumer economy grows, North Korea’s grip on society weakens

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:34:42 -0700

Recent defectors, regular visitors and economists who study the country say nascent market forces are beginning to reshape North Korea — a development that complicates efforts to curb Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.

Ex-Huskies Jake Eldrenkamp, Brandon Beaver, Deontae Cooper get NFL opportunities

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:26:31 -0700

Eldrenkamp signs with the L.A. Rams as an undrafted free agent.

N. Korea missile fears in Japan: ‘Whatever will be, will be’

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:59:07 -0700

FUSSA, Japan (AP) — Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. “It’s impossible. There is no way we can run away […]

Chris Heston, Leonys Martin lead Rainiers over Sacramento

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:55:20 -0700

Chris Heston threw 52/3 scoreless innings and Leonys Martin had three hits, leading the Tacoma Rainiers to a 2-0 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Sunday at Cheney Stadium.

New Idaho law on vacation rentals seeks middle ground

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:32:08 -0700

Idaho passes a comprehensive law dealing with short-term rentals, allowing them everywhere but letting governments impose regulations, including the collection of state sales and lodging taxes

Jogger can’t outrun the rain

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:22:35 -0700

Clouds and rain are forecast into the middle of the week.

Australia warns NKorea against ‘reckless, dangerous threats’

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:20:02 -0700

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea’s “reckless, dangerous threats” to regional peace. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke at a dawn service in the northeastern city of Townsville where […]

A digital-age hardware Renaissance grows in U.S. cities

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

The number of hardware startups is growing, driven by new tools like 3-D printing and laser cutters as well as low-cost, open-source hardware that allows for rapid prototyping that accelerates the pace of development.

Entrepreneurship has grown on M3 Biotechnology’s CEO

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Leen Kawas hadn’t been planning a career with a startup. But when a Washington State University professor asked her to help start a spinoff from WSU Alzheimer’s research, she gave it a try — and is now the CEO.

Paul Allen’s AI2 aims to teach computers grade-school science, and it isn’t easy

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is working to teach computers to answer science questions at a grade-school level — a task that might sound simple, but requires the computer to decipher images, diagrams and understand the contextual meaning of what is written.

Amazon won’t magically churn out profits, and that’s OK

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Commentary: It’s not Amazon’s fault that Wall Street expects a profit bonanza from the online retailer, but the expectations seem out of hand.

Court records say couple charged with starving daughter to death debated getting help

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:57:21 -0700

Parents charged with starving their child to death debated whether they should take her to the doctor hours before the 5-year-old girl died weighing 24 pounds.

Woodinville softball powers its way into Top 10 of national polls

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:56:17 -0700

The 15-0 Falcons are ranked eighth in the nation in one poll and have outscored opponents 120-18.

Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:55:02 -0700

TYONEK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state. The center says the earthquake struck the Kenai Peninsula region at 1:32 p.m. Sunday. Its epicenter was 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Tyonek, a coastal village of about 200 people. The center […]