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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

U.S., Russia reach Ukraine deal

Secretary of State Kerry calls the agreement a "first step" toward avoiding a disaster. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Nobel winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

He is considered the most popular author writing in Spanish since the 17th century.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

How to preserve Seattle's special places and embrace change? Avoid apathy

Mark Peterson, principal of a technology and media PR firm, calls for community engagement on all sides: activist, techie, or whoever you may be.

GEEKWIRE

Seattle Tech Meetup celebrates five UW-related startups

The Seattle Tech Meetup held its second annual special event at the UW campus on Tuesday and featured five startup founders who "have connections to the University of Washington."

GEEKWIRE

A breakdown of next week's Metro transit vote in Seattle

The Seattle Times takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of Proposition 1.

SEATTLE TIMES

Grocery shopping gets old - Amazon's new Dash scanner will shop for you

Amazon's new grocery-shopping-device allows users to add items to grocery lists and buy items from AmazonFresh delivery service. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Tired of upgrading your phone? Google has an answer

Google's new modular phone has working, user-interchangeable components that might save you from ever having to buy a new device again.

WIRED

Uproar at Boeing over shift of engineer jobs out of state

Company documents show widespread dissension over Boeing’s plan to ship 1,000 tech research jobs out of Washington, with some top engineers exiting the company.

SEATTLE TIMES

Marijuana vending machines on the rise

Washington state may be next to receive vending machines with pop, candy and new addition: pot.

MY NORTHWEST

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