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How Washington state helps Native Americans on health care

Cabinet Member Sylvia Burwell's visit to the Port Gamble S'Kallam Tribe illustrates what some states are getting right about the Affordable Care Act and what other states are getting wrong.

TRAHANT REPORTS

Is pay parking the future for park-and-ride lots?

Sound Transit has wrapped up a pilot project that used parking permits (free), real-time information on spot availability and rideshare promotions to try to make better use of existing capacity. But can pay parking be far behind? 

SIGHTLINE DAILY

Ice Bucket Challenge: Uh, really, these folks should have just donated

22 ways to have an Ice Bucket Fail. 

BUZZ FEED

Apartment construction fuels housing rebound

Construction of single-family homes and multi-family apartments is up for July, but the real, real estate boom is in the rental market. The surge in rental demand reflects an improving economy, which is helping more young workers move out on their own.

CNBC

Uber hires Obama adviser David Plouffe

As its Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Plouffe will be “bringing the expertise, wisdom, and strategic mindset to the next phase of the Uber movement," says Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

GEEKWIRE

Layoffs at Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures

Citing "operational changes," the former Microsoft CEO's Bellevue-based company plans to lay off about 140 of its 700 staffers.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Cops shoot, kill black man near Ferguson

Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed an African-American man who was brandishing a knife. The incident took place a few miles from the Ferguson suburb.

NBC NEWS

Culture warriors' latest target: Advanced Placement history

And the head of the College Board is acting like someone who wants to back down over criticism about teaching "negative aspects" of U.S. history. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Coal plants in West: A declining species

Eleven years ago, America got half of its electricity from coal plants. The share is down to 39 percent, and falling. 

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

SPD's pot-ticket specialist returns to the force

Chief O'Toole says the officer has apologized for his use of a coin flip to decide on who he would ticket.

SEATTLE TIMES

Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board

The departure ends a 30-year association with the company and is just the latest in a series of board changes that have included the addition of Seattle entrepreneur John Stanton. 

BLOOMBERG NEWS

Biomed developers plan for major new SLU lab

A big new lab building has plans to break ground in South Lake Union.

GEEKWIRE

Another night of chaos in Ferguson

Police retaliated yet again Monday night against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.

KING5.COM

Can't we get past party labels and look seriously at ideas like Paul Ryan's?

His latest plan is so bipartisan that the Washington Post immediately assumed that he isn't running for national office in 2016. But many progressives simply jumped on him. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Oregon bonanza from a freeze in Turkey?

The state produces 99 percent of the U.S. hazelnut crop. Turkey's hazelnut growers suffered losses that are still being determined.

THE OREGONIAN

Water skiing meets jet pack, and flyboarding takes off

An expensive new sport (which is also practiced around Seattle) is becoming increasingly popular on Minnesota's lakes. 

STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS)

The Ferguson shooting reconstructed

A look at the interaction between a young officer from a difficult family background and a young man with a quiet way and an uncertain future. 

WASHINGTON POST

Solar farm burns birds in mid-flight

Federal wildlife investigators, who saw birds burn and fall as they flew through the Mojave Desert's BrightSource Energy plant last year,  urge California officials to deny the company's application for an even bigger installation.

SEATTLE TIMES

Missouri governor sends in National Guard

Gov. Jay Nixon said he would send the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson in an effort to end unrest in the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

 

NEW YORK TIMES

Ms tame Tigers, 8-1

Chris Young throws six scoreless innings, pitching Mariners back into second wild-card spot.

SEATTLE TIMES

5 myths about presidential vacations

1. That they actually get them.

WASHINGTON POST

Last Elwha River dam gone in September

The last dam comes out next month and life is already returning to the river.

SEATTLE TIMES

Feds order additional autopsy in Ferguson shooting

Noting “extraordinary circumstances,”  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the federal medical examiner to perform an additional autopsy on Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown. “This independent examination will take place as soon as possible,”  said Holder.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Ross Douthat on warrior cops

The Pentagon-fueled militarization of local police forces, like the one in Ferguson, MO, is "a path to potential disaster, for cops and citizens alike."

NEW YORK TIMES

Art amidst the ruins in Gaza

The fierce fighting in Gaza has unleashed a storm of creativity.

NEW YORK TIMES

Flood season means new risks for Stillaguamish Valley

In the wake of last spring's deadly mudslide, officials are bracing for the upcoming flood season. They have two and a half months to prepare.

HERALD (EVERETT)

BNSF: Coal terminal won't block waterfront access

BNSF Railway promises to keep the Bellingham waterfront accessible even if the proposed export terminal at Cherry Point brings up to 18 more coal trains a day through the city. The big question is how.


Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/17/3803953/bnsf-coal-terminal-needs-wouldnt.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

BELLINGHAM HERALD

5 things to know about Rick Perry's indictment

1. It wasn't just the veto that got the Gov in trouble.

TEXAS TRIBUNE

Did Ballmer break rules in quest to make Lakeside a hoops powerhouse?

In helping to recruit basketball talent for Lakeside School, The Seattle Times finds that hoops fan Steve Ballmer uses questionable tactics that may have violated state rules.

SEATTLE TIMES

Did Germany spy on John Kerry and Hillary?

According to Der Spiegel magazine, German intelligence services eavesdropped on calls between U.S. secretaries of state John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Salmon-eating cormorants under the gun in Oregon?

Officials in Astoria, Ore. charged with nursing Columbia River salmon back to health argue for shooting their cormorant predators.

NEW YORK TIMES

Gov declares state of emergency in Ferguson

After a week of unrest, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and ordered a curfew for the city.

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

Nazi resistor loses family in Gaza fighting, returns Israel's medal

During WWII, Dutch villager Henk Zanoli harbored a young Jewish boy for two years. On July 20, 2014, Israeli airstrikes killed six of Zanoli’s relatives in Gaza. On Thursday, Zanoli, now 91, returned the medal Israel had awarded him for saving Jews.

NEW YORK TIMES

Mapping the militarization of local police

State and local police departments can get military equipment through a free Defense Department program. Pentagon data shows how ubiquitous assault rifles, grenade launchers, armored vehicles, body armor, etc. have become.

NEW YORK TIMES

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