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Kerry Washington commands attention in chic black gown

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:17:34 GMT

Simply sophisticated! Kerry Washington commands attention in chic and sleeveless black gown as she leads the stars at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards Stylish and sophisticated! Kerry Washington commanded attention as she rocked the Writers Guild Awards red carpet in Beverly Hills on Sunday She had plenty of mascara applied on to length her long lashes, while adding a bit of drama with a smoky eye shadow. Kerry wasn't the only star to flock to the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the awards show, which will see comedian Patton Oswalt hosting.




Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:08:56 GMT

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe.




Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:07:14 GMT

The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as a celebration of George Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, and its official name remains Washington's Birthday.




Western States Remember Internment 75 Years on

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:54:49 GMT

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Adults, including the elderly, and children could only bring what they could carry and were transported by bus and train, often with blacked-out windows, They were sent, ostensibly to avoid sabotage and spying, to camps in California, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and other states as far away as Arkansas.




Edmonds CC students recognized as top scholars

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:47:22 GMT

Edmonds Community College students Kimberly Greene and Gloria Ibe will be recognized for their scholastic achievement and community service at a ceremony at noon March 23 at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Executive Director Marty Brown will be the keynote speaker.




Spin Control: Washington may get an official state mushroom - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 PST

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:53:09 GMT

Washington lawmakers were asked this week to consider the Tricholoma magnivelare, or pine mushroom, as the state's official fungus. The Tricholoma magnivelare appears similar to the mushroom seen here in a photo taken near Cheney, Wash., in 2015.




Homeland Security expands immigrant population who can be deported - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 PST

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:57:20 GMT

In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Kelly signed memoranda this week that expands the number of people who could be quickly deported under federal immigration rules.




Gay DNC chair candidate Ray Buckley drops out, endorses Ellison

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:48:06 GMT

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley has drop out of the race to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. One week before the Democratic National Committee will vote on its next chair, one of two openly gay candidates in the race - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley - has dropped out and endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison .




Colbert show to air live after Trump's address to Congress

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:39:42 GMT

In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Stephen Colbert attends the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington. Colbert is going to have his say after President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress.




Washington Records - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 PST

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:18:57 GMT

Louis J. Stephens, 26; nine days in jail with credit given for nine days served, after pleading guilty to violation of order. Michele R. Meyer, 30; $36 restitution, four months in jail with credit given for 35 days served, 12 months probation, after pleading guilty to third-degree assault.




Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three US presidents

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:02:17 GMT

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's statue at the Lincoln Memorial is seen in Washington March 27, 2015.




Eyman tax cap now has some big supporters seeking relief

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:01:13 GMT

A car heads down a gravel road in Eastern Washington, where some counties are having trouble keeping up with road expenses. Credit: Cheryl Hammond/Flickr The city of Rosalia, about 40 miles south of Spokane, brings in $660 dollars a year in property taxes.




Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators' Authority

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:51:20 GMT

In January, we reported that California's Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state's Unfair Insurance Practices Act - one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by regulating the manner in which specific business operations are conducted. This month, in Perez-Crisantos v.




Cleary Gottlieb Publishes Trump 'Social Media Attack' Survival Guide

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:30:06 GMT

That practice, unprecedented for a president in the internet age, has put companies on edge. And law firms are being called on to help , the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton employed an acronym to describe the president's conduct: "SMA," for "social media attack."




Big props to Bigfoot-new bill would name it "official cryptid" of Washington

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:58:27 GMT

Washington State loves its official symbols . It has a state grass , a state song , a state gem , a state dance , a state fossil , and even a state tartan.




How climate change is affecting Washington winemaking

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:51:37 GMT

WHEN ROB GRIFFIN started his career as a Washington winemaker 40 years ago, it was cooler in the Columbia Valley. In fact, he recalls that the 1977 harvest began the second week of October.




Jeff Sessions' team takes over Washington

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:28:25 GMT

With the ascension of former Sen. Jeff Sessions to attorney general and several of his former staff installed at the White House and federal agencies, immigration policy experts are sensing a sea change in Washington. Advocates and policy staff of both parties half-jokingly refer to the "Sessions cabal" that has now found power in President Donald Trump's Washington -- a group that for years has found itself outside the mainstream on immigration policy in Washington and faced ire from their Republican and Democratic colleagues for what one sparring partner called "strident" positions.