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iPad platform lets users browse fine art
Galleries HQ, an iPad platform, allows artists to promote their work and lets enthusiasts see it. The platform was created by Seattle entrepreneur and UW alumnus Wayne Bishop. People cannot buy art on the app but they can contact artists about works directly.
New push for museums to give back indigenous human remains
There are increased demands on museums around the world to return bones brought back from conquered people or colonies. Some of the bones were "exotic trinkets" or used in trading. The German Museums Association issued ethical guidelines for human remains, citing human dignity.
Wildflowers bloom in Eastern Wash.
Wildflowers are in bloom in the L.T. Murray wildlife area. The more than 100,000 acres outside of Yakima host different desert and wildflowers capable of withstanding the elements.
WSU tuition will only rise 2 percent next year
The Washington State University Board of Regents decided by vote to only allow fall tuition to rise by 2 percent. The board said they'll keep the 2 percent minimum despite what the Legislature decides about the state budget.
With more applicants, getting into UW becomes even harder
16 percent more applicants applied for freshman admission this year, with nearly 30,000 hopeful Huskies submitting applications. Out-of-state applicants and international student applications increased the most. Only 61 percent of in-state students who applied were accepted; this is down from 65 percent last year.
Mysterious daredevil scales Seattle buildings to shoot photos
An anonymous photographer has released new photos from the top of the Space Needle and other buildings in downtown Seattle. The photos are being posted to Reddit, a social sharing site, by the alias "shuttersubversive."
Oregon governor says I-5 bridge replacement over Columbia needed
Kitzhaber said the bridge collapse near Mount Vernon underscores the need for Washington to join Oregon in funding a new bridge on I-5.
China to North Korea: Start negotiating
Chinese leader Xi Jinping bluntly told North Korea to re-enter talks aimed at its nuclear disarmament.
Coincidence: Inslee mentioned Minneapolis bridge collapse recently
On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee was standing at the Capitol steps, addressing a rally in support of a transportation tax increase. He reminded the audience of “the bridge that fell down in Minnesota.”
Boy Scouts to accept openly gay youths
The decision, which came after years of resistance and wrenching internal debate, was widely seen as a milestone for the Boy Scouts, a symbol of traditional America.
Four agencies close for business today.
Why did the Minneapolis bridge collapse?
The likely culprits in the Minneapolis I-35 bridge collapse of 2007 were faulty steel plates that held together the bridge's beams, the NTSB said.
Snohomish County has its share of worn bridges
According to the report there are 14 bridges in the county that are classified as structurally deficient under National Bridge Inspection Standards.
Skagit River Bridge Collapse: No fatalities reported
The bridge, built in 1955, was considered structurally deficient in 1992, and functionally obsolete in 2000 and 2010, according to the National Bridge Inventory.
Neanderthals weaned children much earlier than modern mothers
Scientists reported in the journal Nature, that neanderthals stopped breast-feeding their children by 1.2 years. Researchers studied the fossilized molar from a child to determine barium levels. In modern nonindustrial populations, children reach an average of 2.5 years before being weaned.
Memo to Bill Gates: stop aid to Africa, now
Video: "A Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Moyo argues that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave recipients worse off."
Amid uproar, Chicago to close 49 schools
The district argues that the schools have too many empty desks; critics see a racial impact.
Immigrant in the running for Miss Seafair
Tania Santiago, 21, — who was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. at four — wasn't sure she'd be able to compete for the main crown when she won Miss Hispanic Seafair this year. The scholarship connected to the title requires participants to be a legal citizen. Santiago received word Monday that she will be eligible to compete.
Coal-port supporters complain about 'stall' tactics
Calls for a wide-ranging study are aimed at delaying good projects, according to backers of coal exports.
Bill Keller: Obama should appoint a special counsel for the IRS mess
It would show he's serious, and it would call the Republicans' bluff.
Ben Franklin also reinvented the alphabet
"In the heady days after the Revolution, a national language seemed like a natural development for a new country. Franklin’s proposal found little support, even with those to whom he was closest. He did, however, manage to convert Webster, the pioneer of spelling reform."
Michael Kinsley takes on Paul Krugman
And the anti-Austerians fight back with an amazing array of insults.
Hansen's Arena no longer on the fast track
A design-review meeting is slowed down, and the schedule for the EIS is slipping.
Obama limits drone targets
In a major speech, President Obama announced plans to restrict the use of unmanned drone strikes. The administration also acknowledged that drone strikes had killed four American citizens outside the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Will ferries tilt fares to advantage walk-ons over cars?
With limited car deck space, Washington State Ferries wants to start tilting fares in the favor of walk-on passengers, for whom it has plenty of room, planning director Ray Deardorf told the Transportation Commission on Wednesday.
A gene discovered and then preventive surgery
Friends of a Washington state woman couldn’t understand how she could elect to remove both her breasts and her ovaries without ever being diagnosed with cancer. Angelina Jolie's revelation re-starts a conversation.
Female soldiers secretly filmed by Sergeant at West Point
Michael McClendon, Sgt. First Class at West Point is facing charges for secretly filming female soldiers, sometimes while they were in the bathroom or shower. The Army is contacting about a dozen women to inform them that they may be victims.
New American Psychiatric manual leaves out autism-spectrum disorders
The new DSM-5 has eliminated three different autism-spectrum disorders, including Aspergers. The DSM-IV diagnosises didn't "reflect reality," Bryan King, director of Seattle Children's Autism Center, told Slate. In some states, children who don't have an autism diagnosis do not have access to state services.
What the LA mayor's race says about politics
Voters mostly stayed home, despite the long, well-funded race. The big loser: municipal unions.
New poll shows state voters firmly opposed to raising taxes
Voters in the Moore Poll back the Senate position on not raising taxes over the House budget, 61-26.
Republicans pursue scandals while the general public shrugs
Charlie Cook: In playing to their rabid, Obama-hating base, the GOP ignores the fact that the rest of the electorate is not biting.
Microsoft, like Apple, plays the offshore gambit to avoid taxes
The money is technically in Ireland though it is actually residing in Manhattan. Huh?
Michael Kinsley: can one oppose gay marriage and not be a homophobe?
The case of Ben Carson, and whether he should have been disinvited from speaking at Johns Hopkins.
Portland voters reject fluoridation for the fourth time
The libertarian side of Portland politics strikes again.
Westneat: Why are we letting Catholic Church take over WA hospitals?
"By the end of this year, half of our state’s medical system will be Catholic-run, as measured by number of hospital beds. That’s the highest share in the nation, and rising fast — up from about 30 percent just last year. Somehow our godless state has become Ground Zero for faith-based medicine."
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