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The 48th Annual St. Patrick's Parade of Washington, DC

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:54:30 GMT

Join Jimmy Alexander from the Jack Diamond Morning Show and the mix107.3 team at the 48th annual St. Patrick's Parade of Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:00pm! This year's theme is "Showcasing DC Irish Culture" to celebrate local Irish-American leaders who have been instrumental in the promotion Irish culture throughout the DMV area and become leaders in showcasing Washington's unique Irish heritage beyond the city. The parade route is easily accessible via the Smithsonian, Federal Triangle or Archives-Navy Memorial metro stops and will run along Constitution Avenue NW, from 7th to 17th Streets.




Washington State's Legislature Provides Relief to Rural Communities

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:11:40 GMT

On January 19, 2018, after months of water rights and real estate uncertainty and legislative deadlock, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the " Hirst fix" into law. The Legislature passed the "fix" in response to a controversial 2016 Washington Supreme Court decision, commonly known as the " Hirst decision," that limited how counties approved building permits using permit-exempt wells for a water source.




'Unadoptable' pup now Washington's first deaf drug dog

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:29:41 GMT

Ghost, a pitbull mix, was deemed "unadoptable" by animal control officials in Florida because he is deaf. But Swamp Haven Rescue moved Ghost to Port Angeles where he was spotted by longtime dog trainer Barb Davenport.




10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:13:03 GMT

School students from Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. less School students from Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, ... more Jo Dockins, of Charlotte, N.C., carries flowers as she visits the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.




On George Washington's birthday, it's happy 286th

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:47:32 GMT

For the past two years, Washington Junior-Senior High School students, teachers and visitors have been going about their daily tasks under the gaze of the school's namesake.




Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:02:17 GMT

Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to p... . FILE - In this June 27, 1954 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.




Wines of Washington cross the border well

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:55 GMT

There may be a geopolitical border between us, but I'd venture there are as many commonalities as differences between British Columbians and Washingtonians. When we're talking wine, this is especially true, particularly when we're discussing attributes of the southern Okanagan Valley and Washington-state wine country.




Salmonella outbreak prompts Dept. of Health warning: 'Don't snuggle or kiss live poultry'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:55:44 GMT

The Washington Department of Health says nationally there were 1,120 Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in 2017, with 23 of those reported in Washington. "Salmonella can cause serious illness," the Department of Health said.




Practical Pot Watcher: Forget about cherry pie for Washington's birthday

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:43 GMT

Thursday is George Washington's birthday, an event that probably goes unnoticed by the majority of today's school children.




The Latest: Snow cancels school Washington, Oregon

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:29:33 GMT

Snow falls and sticks to tree branches, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from the Portland, Ore., metro area north into Southwest Washington, with potential snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches.




Washington Wine is a Triple Threat

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:11:27 GMT

David Forsyth has been making wine in the state of Washington for more than 30 years, including two decades at Hogue Cellars and five years at Mercer Wine Estates. Because of the state's severe and sudden frosts that can bring a quick end to the harvest, he's grown used to making excess wine as a hedge against not being able to harvest all of his grapes.




Washington House Democrats Propose $1B Property Tax Relief, New Capital Gains Tax

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:47:34 GMT

Washington House Democrats on Tuesday proposed nearly $1 billion in short-term property tax relief, followed by a longer-term tax cut funded by a new state capital gains tax on a minority of wealthier residents. The tax proposals were included in a proposed update to the state's two-year operating budget and came one day after Senate Democrats proposed a more modest property tax cut with no capital gains tax.




Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:58:38 GMT

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report.




Washington Snipped Here? College Says It Found Prez's Hair

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:26:37 GMT

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of silvery hair tied with a thread.




Governor Cuomo Details 30-Day Amendments To FY 2019 Executive Budget

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:39:41 GMT

February 20, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 30-day amendments to the FY 2019 Executive Budget, including legislation to protect New York taxpayers from federal tax increases. Amendments include legislation to create a new optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax system, allowing participating employers to shield their employees from federal tax hikes.




Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel declares local state of emergency,...

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:43:01 GMT

The Selwyn District Council has declared a state of emergency and closed campgrounds because of the risk of the Selwyn River bursting its banks. The declaration about 7pm on Tuesday came in response to the effects of ex-Cyclone Gita, following similar declarations in Christchurch, and in the Buller and Grey districts on the West Coast .




Is Olympic Coast big enough for AG Ferguson and GOP's Bryant?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:54 GMT

Bill Bryant, 2016 Republican candidate for governor, plans to lead summer hike along the Olympic Coast, following footsteps of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and protesting Trump administration plans for oil and gas leasing off the West Coast. t. Bill Bryant, 2016 Republican candidate for governor, plans to lead summer hike along the Olympic Coast, following footsteps of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and protesting Trump administration Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson plans to lead summer hike along the Olympic Coast, following footsteps of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and protesting Trump administration plans for oil and gas leasing off the West Coast.