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Study shows Americans move between rags and riches

Many Americans experience some level of affluence in their lifetimes, though a much smaller percentage manage to sustain it for an extended period of time. In other words, most Americans people slip back and forth between the so-called 1 percent and 99 percent.

NEW YORK TIMES

Britain's climate change Cassandra

Paul Kingsnorth is an author and environmental activist in despair. His conclusion about climate change: "Wow, we are really screwed here. We are not going to stop this from happening.”

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

Pot-smoking parents on how they handle marijuana at home

Nearly 200 moms and dads share their thoughts about whether pot can make you a better parent, when and where it's okay to "partake" and how they talk to their kids about drugs.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Glenn Greenwald on winning Pulitzer

Glenn Greenwald, the freelance reporter who broke and helped broker the Edward Snowden revelations, told CNN that winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service was "really gratifying."

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Krugman: How to get a job at Google, part 2

Paul Krugman talks to Google hiring manager Laszlo Bock about what the company looks for in new hires. (It isn't a college degree.)

NEW YORK TIMES

Pope Francis does Easter

The Roman Catholic pontiff made his Easter Sunday plea — to well over 150,000 in St. Peter's Square — for peace in Ukraine and Syria, an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and more focus on the hungry and the neediest around the world.

WASHINGTON POST

Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies

Boxer, author, activist, cause celebre. Carter's career in the ring derailed in 1966 when he was wrongly convicted of a triple-murder in Paterson, NJ. After 19 years in prison, and an eloquent autobiography, the one-time middleweight contender spent the rest of his life advocating for the wrongly convicted. Carter, who was 76, died of prostate cancer.

NJ.COM

Oso survivors tell their story

She was claening, he was sleeping when all hell broke loose. Roberta and Robert Aylesworth survived the Oso slide that destroyed their home and killed Roberta's mother. This is their story.

HERALD (EVERETT)

San Fran's BART trains bear Seahawks colors

The interiors of San Francisco's snazzy new Bay Area Rapid Transit trains are all decked out in Seahawks blue and green. "Aaarrgh," say 49ers fans.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Surge in oil traffic puts region at high risk

The push to turn the Northwest into a fossil-fuel transport hub risks major spills and explosions in and around Washington State.

SEATTLE TIMES

Ed Murray: no agreement, no ridesharing

The mayor said Seattle will issue a cease-and-desist letter to UberX, Lyft and Sidecar if there isn't an agreement between the rideshare companies, cabbies and city leaders by the end of May.

GEEKWIRE

In mudslide's wake, tentative talk of the future

A tough but necessary conversation has begun about what to rebuild around Oso and what may be lost forever.

NEW YORK TIMES

Wave goodbye to No Child Left Behind waiver

Washington is poised to become the first state in the country to lose its waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind education law for failing to enact Obama-favored education policies.

SEATTLE TIMES

Best examples of global street art

Check out Taipei.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Political fallout from Keystone pipeline punt

The Obama administration's non-decision decision on the controversial project complicates things for several Democratic senators and Senate candidates who are already fighting for their political lives.


 

POLITICO

Captains let others go down with ship

For the second time in just over two years — in Italy and now South Korea — the captain has been one the first to abandon a sinking ship.

NEW YORK TIMES

Sandpoint, Idaho to lay first solar roadway

The city is on track to replace a traditional road surface with super-strong, textured glass panels that harness solar power. A first.

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Warren book tour: Hillary's worst nightmare

"... The same crowd of young and liberals Democrats who boosted Howard Dean in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 remains out there, and wants to be wooed." Is Elizabeth Warren the only one who can win those hearts?

THE DAILY BEAST

U.S. warming to legal pot (see map)

21 states and the District of Columbia have already legalized marijuana, and there are ballot measures pending in 12 more.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

California salmon, chaufferred to sea

California's record drought is threatening millions of salmon, so the state is transporting young fish to sea via truck and barge.

NEW YORK TIMES

First damage claims in Oso slide seek millions

Deborah Durnell, who lost her husband in the slide, has filed the first claim against Snohomish County and Washington State. She wants millions in damages — and answers.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Krugman: Econ of climate change mitigation

The ongoing revolution in renewable energy technology makes reversing climate change not only possible, but economically smart.

NEW YORK TIMES

State nixes timber sale near Oso

The state Department of Natural Resources has canceled a timber sale near the site of the Oso landslide, saying it wants to assess risks to nearby homes.

SEATTLE TIMES

Jerry Brewer: Tough discipline decision faces new UW football coach

He has a reputation for high expectations about conduct. So, what is a reasonable penalty for a player who seems to be remorseful but was involved in incidents that included a fracas in which a woman was was knocked unconscious and her camera broken?

SEATTLE TIMES

Scott Lawrimore leaving the Frye

Though he won't say where he's going (aside from the fact that it's local and he'll have more chance to flex both mental and physical muscle), the Frye's star curator told Jen Graves an opportunity came up that he couldn't refuse.  

THE STRANGER

SPD Reform: Mayor Ed Murray's steep slide backward

In his first two months in office, Mayor Ed Murray removed the two members of the Seattle Police Department management who had been most-commended by the DOJ. Is that really reform? 

THE STRANGER

Soaring tech sector inspires "bubble" talk

The recent multi-billion tech sector acquisitions and IPOs have Geekwire's John Cook dropping the "B" word: for bubble. VC investments, writes Cook, haven't been this good since 2001.

GEEKWIRE

7.2 earthquake rocks Mexico

A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico at about 9:30 am PT. No initial reports of injuries and only minor damage in the capital, Mexico City, but no word yet from around the country.


 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Patty Murray critics say students have right to bully

Sen. Murray is pushing for federal anti-bullying laws to stop harassment of college students. Critics say that would limit their First Amendment right to free speech.

KPLU-FM

Amazon should buy, ah, Sears?

" ... just as Walmart’s 4500 stores double as distribution centers, so would Amazon’s acquired Sears/Kmart stores." So argues retail veteran Robin Lewis, who calls an Amazon puchase of Sears "win-win."

THE ROBIN REPORT

"Enhanced interrogation" architect breaks 7-year silence

Psychologist James Mitchell, designer of the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program, defends the agency's torture techniques and dismisses a critical Senate intelligence committee report.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Rideshare rules on hold in Seattle

A referendum petition drive has stopped the city's new rules for going into effect. Will it now enforce existing laws?

SEATTLE TIMES

Deadliest Mount Everest disaster kills at least 12

The victims, Sherpa guides, had started the day early to set ropes for other climbers.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Berlin court slams Uber rideshare's breaking of rules

The company is facing troubles internationally as well as in U.S. cities like Seattle. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant

Bill and Hillary had been campaigning to be grandparents. 

USA TODAY

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