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The Latest: Threat stops Nevada school from joining protest

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:36:04 GMT

While students across the country plan walkou... . FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Somerville High School students sit on the sidewalk on Highland Avenue during a student walkout at the school in Somerville, Mass.

Liberal arts degree delivers liberal earnings and job satisfaction

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:58:27 GMT

American higher education has been the envy of the world since World War II. In contrast to most other countries, in which undergraduates specialize in a single subject from the moment they arrive at university, American higher education has provided a broad and deep education in arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to all our undergraduate students, whatever their major.

Jamie Dimon warns Trump tariffs may 'backfire'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:51 GMT

Dimon is the chair of the Business Roundtable, a powerful lobby that represents major corporations. He said on a conference call with reporters that the group is "very concerned" that Trump's trade policy "will do more harm than good to the economy."

Pick for new CIA director is career spymaster

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:59:12 GMT

This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he was nominating the CIA's deputy director, Gina Haspel, to take over for Pompeo at the intelligence agency.

Whata s the Best Burger in Town?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:32:09 GMT

Who serves the best burger in town or mixes the best cocktails? Where's the best place to take a yoga class, buy work apparel, or go for a day trip? Our annual Best of Washington issue hits newsstands in June, and we're looking for your input on the area's best places to eat, drink, shop, and have fun. Here's your chance to show your local pride, and tell us about places and things you like-or dislike-by taking our Readers Poll by March 28. The survey will take 10 minutes of your time and is divided into five sections: food and drink, entertainment and nightlife, shopping, fitness and beauty, and people and ideas.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristles at spending questions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:07:50 GMT

WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that questions about him spending too much on travel and on doors for his office were "misleading" and "innuendos," but senators want him to explain more about the expenses. A flashpoint was the revelation last week that three pairs of new doors for Zinke's office would cost $139,000.

Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:21:18 GMT

The Washington state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations, instead of trading them with a firearms dealer, who would sell them to the public. House Bill 1483 sought to give the agency the option to destroy them instead, but it never received a vote on the House floor.

Four ways Washington is making it easier to vote: automatic...

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:58:13 GMT

In the last days of the 2018 Washington legislative session, four bills aimed at reforming Washington's voting policies and practices were delivered to Governor Jay Inslee , expected to be signed into law this week. In these days when it can feel like democracy is under full attack, the new laws should help the state put its ballot decisions in front of more voters.

Federal government weighs tactics to forestall dumping of steel, aluminum

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:07:56 GMT

The federal government is examining new measures to stop China and other countries from dumping cheap steel and aluminum in Canada as a way to skirt recent hefty U.S. tariffs. A senior government official told The Globe and Mail on Monday that Ottawa is consulting widely with industry executives on the best measures to combat an expected flood of offshore steel and aluminum.

Washington Records - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 PST

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:31:43 GMT

Antonio J. Navarro, 26; 60 months in prison with credit given for 670 days served, after pleading guilty to third-degree rape of a child and three counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Geronimo R. Ramirez, 69; one day in jail with credit given for one day served, after pleading guilty to failure to register as a sex/kidnap offender.

Washington Stage Guild Presents Area Premiere of Alabama Story

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:06:20 GMT

A true story of censorship and civil rights leaps from the pages of history and into its Washington, DC premiere in Washington Stage Guild's production of Kenneth Jones 's new play, Alabama Story, March 22-April 15 at the Undercroft Theatre at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW . A gentle children's book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist state senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the Civil Rights Movement is flowering.

Commentary: The compelling case for ASEAN in the age of Trump

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:19:38 GMT

The administration's attention to Southeast Asia has been surprising and ASEAN can play a key role in entrenching a US presence, says one observer from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc , US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte try to join hands for the family photo during the ASEAN summit.

Girls' results from indoor track meet at Mount Vernon

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:31:27 GMT

In Event 1, Girls' high Jump finals, Addison Six, Washington sophomore, placed 24th with 4 feet, 3 inches. Highland senior Bailey Harmston placed 17th with 4 feet, 7 inches.

A wake-up call to preserve the Open Records Act

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:47:04 GMT

In the wake of Gov. Jay Inslee's veto of Senate Bill 6617, legislators across the state have been furiously backpedaling and apologizing for the process by which it was adopted - from introduction to the governor's desk in under 48 hours with no public hearing or debate. Despite this decidedly opaque process, they claim the bill would have been a significant improvement in transparency.

The West Block, Season 7, Episode 27

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:25:04 GMT

On this Sunday, Canada dodged a bullet after getting an exemption on new U.S. tariffs. But how long will it last and what will it mean for NAFTA? Then, Europe if bracing for a battle with the White House over the tariffs, what are their plans and will it lead to any opportunities for Canada? The Mounties get their woman.

RPT-Canada's steel town still nervous despite tariff reprieve

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:49:26 GMT

A temporary exemption from U.S. tariffs is little comfort to the Canadian steel city of Hamilton, coping with months of uncertainty as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened a potentially devastating 25 percent duty unless the North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated. Canadian negotiators are weighing the interests of the relatively small sector, responsible for about 22,000 direct Canadian jobs and C$9.0 billion in U.S. exports, against those of bigger industries like auto manufacturing and politically influential groups like dairy farmers.

ListenUp: A stunning song by serpentwithfeet, Mahalia joins forces...

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:21:28 GMT

Since serpentwithfeet's 2016 debut EP blisters , we've been entirely beguiled by the Brooklyn-based artist. Today, the Baltimore-born singer releases the first track from his upcoming debut LP soil , "bless ur heart."

Bruce Holbert takes a shot of 'Whiskey' in latest novel set in...

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:49:18 GMT

When reminded that his previous book, the Washington Book Award-winning novel "The Hour of Lead," featured a character who chopped his own leg off with an ax - intentionally, Holbert smiled. There's violence, too, in his latest book, "Whiskey," which comes out Tuesday from Farrar Straus Giroux.

Students bring Civil War history to life

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:15:23 GMT

On Friday, March 9th, fifth grade students from Northwest, Washington-Monroe and Central schools took visitors on a walk back in time to the Civil War.

Comprehensive bill to battle opioids dies in Washington Senate, but...

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 03:53:17 GMT

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Paul "Rip" Connell, CEO of Private Clinic North, a methadone clinic, shows a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone at the clinic in Rossville, Ga. A bill to combat the opioid epidemic with a comprehensive strategy died without a vote in the Washington Senate as time ran out on the final day of the session.