Sandra Day O'Connor, visiting Seattle, argues for scrapping the state's judicial elections, making judges appointed. Ain't gonna happen.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
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Salmon advocates had expected a move toward study of breaching dams as a remedy for declining runs on the Snake and Columbia. Instead, they got a "split-the-baby" decision that may please neither side of this hot political issue.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Or rather, on it, as the U.S. mint prepares to issue a new series of quarters.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Port of Bellingham attorneys have discovered a federal restriction, dating back to Jimmy Carter times, banning the location of new federal buildings on wetlands and flood plains. Guess what Newport sits on?READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
An economist is skeptical about the goals and benefits of Obama's rail vision.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Port Commissioners are briefed on how Bellingham and Newport compare, as prospective new homes for the research ships. That was a tie, but the Oregon city won the match by putting money on the table. Bellingham decides not to challenge the ruling.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
In an unusual act of international cooperation, the proposal to name the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest is being handled by both countries at once.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Recent Northwest examples of the government failing to follow its own rules on protecting heritage.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Soon we will know why NOAA picked Newport, which one would have thought ranked dead last in the criteria. Then may come a long-shot effort at reversing the strange decision.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Taken by surprise, some members of the Washington D.C. delegation are preparing to challenge the decision moving NOAA from Seattle to Newport, Oregon. It's a particularly tough blow for Bellingham, whose ambitious waterfront revival was counting on the NOAA fleet.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Its stunning raid of Seattle-based NOAA ships culminates a story going back 40 years, and rewards some smart economic planningREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
Gary Locke seems to be hands-on in helping to solve the diplomatic problem of U.S. expo participation in Shanghai.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
Tax Day: chances of getting audited lowest ever
Fewer auditing agents will be policing Americans' tax returns due to budget cuts and new IRS responsibilities.
Obama: Republicans trying to rig midterm elections
"President Obama deplored on Friday what he called a Republican campaign to deny voting rights to millions of Americans as he stepped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season."
NRA: Second Amendment covers knives too
Gun rights advocates expand their Second Amendment ideology to encompass knives, too.
Federal judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage
And "clerks could start issuing licenses on Monday unless a higher court intervenes."
Federal detainees stage hunger strike in Tacoma
The 750 people at the detention center are demanding better conditions.
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- $15 or Less: Two Beer's new beers. Pet Rocks show 'n tell. Noir Puppets.
- Daily Troll: Msft hearts Nokia. New Health Exchange call center. City Council talks taxi survey.
- Secret: Site of state's first July 4 celebration is locked away
- About face: Addressing the tragic irony of military suicide
- Memorial Day: Survivor recalls daring Doolittle Raid
- NW Forest Plan: Warfare rages out of the spotlight
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- Forest fires: Let 'em burn?
- Winners and losers: Romney is Etch-ed; Newt gets sensitive; sympathy for the sergeant in Afghan case
- Review: Leopold film revitalizes land ethics for a new generation