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Faith Calendar

EventsSpring Fling: A Spring Fling gift and vendor fair is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9613 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens. More info: 425-334-6817.Social Justice...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Local News


Mental Wellness Fair offers skills, help to youths, adults

We often hear comments about how much harder it is for children and teens growing up today compared to "the good old days." It's sad to say, but that is more than likely true. The spread of technology, 24/7 news cycles and social media give us evolving ways to...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Commentary


Schools provide opportunities to foster fitness and fight obesity

We all like to be proud of our community. We like to think that we're living in an area that is doing all it can to encourage healthy living. Yet, when reports like the American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index (AFI) are released, we can see that our...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Commentary


May Day march planned to support workers, immigrant rights

SEATTLE — Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Sunday’s march in Seattle in support of workers and immigrant rights.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Northwest


Families invited to discuss issues related to mental health

EVERETT — A free event where kids and parents can learn more about coping with childhood mental health issues, from bullying to symptoms of depression and anxiety, is scheduled May 7 at Evergreen Middle School."The goal is reducing the stigma around mental...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Youth suicides in county more than doubled in a year

EVERETT — It stunned school, public health and community leaders: Youth suicide rates in Snohomish County more than doubled in one year.A dozen youths, including a 12-year-old, took their lives in 2015. Half used firearms; the others hanged themselves, according to the...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Everett Community College Foundation raises $91,000

EVERETT — The Everett Community College Foundation raised $91,000 in its annual breakfast fundraiser Tuesday.The money will be used to support student scholarships and college programs. In the 2014-2015 school year, the foundation gave out 170 scholarships, but also...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Opportunities

Get fit: Free activities for Healthy KidsThe YMCA Healthy Kids Day is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at local family branches with free games, cooking and safety demonstrations, crafts and tips for being active. Activities focus on healthy eating, reading,...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Applause

Arlington kids plant trees for Arbor DayAbout 120 fourth-graders from Pioneer Elementary School helped celebrate Arbor Day by planting native trees and shrubs April 18 and 19 at the Country Charm Park and Conservation Area in Arlington. The kids...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar for April 29 to May 7, 2016

EventsTween STEAM: Students in grades 4-8 (ages 9-13) are invited to learn more about electricity and magnetism with a hands-on learning event, 3-4:30 p.m. April 29 at the Sultan Boys and Girls Club, 705 First St. Hosted by the...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Nation & World


Compassion, competition

Snohomish students face off to raise money to fight hunger

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Police I.D. teen mother of baby found in Everett dumpster

EVERETT — Police say they have identified the mother of a baby who was found abandoned in a trash bin in Everett last month.Samantha Houston, 18, of Everett, was booked into the Snohomish County...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Local News


Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

NEW YORK — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World


Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores

JUNEAU, Alaska — Some activists have a vision for Alaska’s upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Northwest


Crash victim sues Snapchat overs its speed-of-travel filter

Christal McGee was behind the wheel of her father’s white Mercedes, 18-years-old and on her way home from work on a Thursday night in September 2015, when she pulled out her phone and opened the app.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World


Here’s your chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs

EVERETT — Temptation lurks behind the mirror above the bathroom sink.A doctor prescribed the pills for a long-gone malady. Yet, month after month, the bottle sits on a shelf above the shaving cream and beneath the dental floss.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Local News


Congress should safeguard privacy of emails

Imagine police rifling through your desk, then boxing up and carting off any mail or correspondence that was older than six months.Ridiculous; they'd have to have a warrant. But the same Fourth Amendment protection you enjoy at home has yet to be extended to the emails and...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Editorials


Sheriff: 2-year-old fatally shoots mother in back

MILWAUKEE — A 2-year-old boy fatally shot his mother from the back seat of the car as she drove along a Milwaukee highway, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday, less than two months after a Florida mother was shot and wounded in similar circumstances.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Nation & World


Alaska could allow use of pot at licensed stores

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska could soon become the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption of marijuana in some businesses that will sell pot.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Business Wire


Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

SPOKANE, Wash. — The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Northwest


Where to play, grow

Upgrades to Jackson Park include new playground, gardens

Date: 04/27/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


King County Council imposes 4-month moratorium on pot shops

SEATTLE — The Metropolitan King County Council has imposed an emergency moratorium on pot businesses in unincorporated areas.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Search continues for missing teen from Picnic Point area

EDMONDS — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for missing 16-year-old Tyler Christensen.Investigators now have reason to believe the teen had made plans to leave his home, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Tuesday.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News


Bill introduced in Senate to return Kennewick Man to tribes

SPOKANE — A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to require the federal government to give the bones of Kennewick Man back to the Indian tribes from which he descended.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Alaska board to weigh rules for pot consumption at stores

JUNEAU, Alaska — Marijuana regulators in Alaska plan to consider rules this week for consuming marijuana products at authorized retail pot stores — a first among states that have legalized the recreational use of pot.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Yakima to open up resource center for LGBT youths

YAKIMA — Yakima is set to open a resource center meant to serve as a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Former Mount Vernon woman held in Neah Bay carver’s death

PORT ANGELES — Authorities have named a 45-year-old female as a suspect in the homicide of Native American master carver George C. David of Neah Bay.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest


Guilty plea, 1-year sentence for criminal mistreatment of elderly mother

EVERETT — A Marysville man tried to convince a judge that he was only following his 83-year-old mother’s wishes when he didn’t seek medical attention for her after a fall.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Local News


Preparing ground for apology

No, plans for a mosque in Mukilteo should not have been met with an initially anonymous campaign of postcards that, by its email address — Mukilteostaysafe@gmail.com — seemed to imply the Islamic Center...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Editorials


Scattered laws bring together partners in pot

DENVER — Normally, when a company based in one state wants to sell products in another state, it starts calling truckers. For Strainz, a Las Vegas marijuana company, it was more complicated.By early 2015, Strainz's owners knew they wanted to expand to Colorado and...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest


South Carolina church shooting suspect’s friend to plead

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Nation & World


Seattle police investigating racist graffiti found at church

SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating after vandals broke into a church and spray painted racist messages on the walls.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest


Living with Children: Dealing with kids can be difficult when parenting styles differ

Q: We are a struggling blended family. My husband has three children (ages 7, 12, 17) from a previous marriage. Their mother’s home is focused on the easiest way of parenting. She allows unlimited electronics, showers the kids with presents, and does not discipline effectively at all. It’s obvious...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Life


YMCA sets record fundraising in annual campaign

EVERETT — The YMCA of Snohomish County has raised an all-time record $1.4 million in donations during its annual fund-raising campaign."Last year was just shy of $1.4 million," said CEO Scott Washburn. "By going over $1.4 million, that's a new high...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Local News


Police need help in case of newborn found in trash bin

EVERETT — It was a month ago today that passersby heard a newborn baby's cries from the inside of a trash compactor at an Everett apartment complex.An Everett woman called 911 from the Mirabella Apartments and climbed in to find the...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Local News


Isn’t it obvious by now? Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. — African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.After all they've endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, their voices are still treated dismissively by tone-deaf politicians...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Bellingham restarts homeless camp cleanups

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham officials are working to expand shelter options for people as it again begins to clean up homeless camps.The Bellingham Herald reported that a Homeless Outreach Team is tasked with connecting people with services ahead of enforcement.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Northwest


Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights

SEATTLE — For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Northwest


Life hacks make Mom’s life easier

I’m forever looking for clever ways to streamline my closet, declutter my junk drawer and organize the mail. As a mom, though, my favorite tips are those that are not only useful but also easy to incorporate into everyday child-rearing.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Life


Everett area ranks high in state for opiate use during pregnancy

EVERETT — Unborn children and newborns aren't being spared from the heroin epidemic, and the Everett area has some of Washington's highest rates of expectant mothers using opiates, according to new state hospital data.Since the 1990s hospitals statewide have seen a...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Local News


Why can’t we meet offending words with a shrug?

America is a country of strivers. Alas, having attained so much success, many Americans now strive to be offended.Polite agreement to disagree is gone. Now people log on to social media where they discover words that offend their delicate sensibilities. Then they make sure...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Tubman’s service justifies spot on $20

Conservatives should be delighted that Harriet Tubman's likeness will grace the $20 bill. She was a Republican, after all, and a pious Christian. And she routinely exercised her Second Amendment right to carry a gun, which she was ready to use against anyone who stood in her way —...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Teens get surprise chance to confess to Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Sixteen teenagers have gotten an unexpected opportunity to confess sins to Pope Francis.The pontiff made a surprise appearance late Saturday morning in St. Peter's Square, where thousands of Catholics faithful, ranging in age from 13 to 16, were...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Nation & World


Oklahoma law would revoke licenses of doctors that perform abortions

Oklahoma is just a signature away from revoking the licenses of most doctors who perform abortions.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Nation & World


Lawsuit: Former student ousted over gay couple counseling

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former Missouri State University graduate student says in a federal lawsuit that the school kicked him out of a master’s program three years after he said counseling gay couples violated his religious beliefs.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Nation & World


New law for testing authenticity of pot is more complicated

EVERETT — Sure, marijuana is legal now, for the most part.However, enough criminal cases still involve the drug that the Washington State Patrol has increased the number of scientists with special training needed to analyze its chemical compounds, from one to seven.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Local News


Faith Calendar

EventsDance performance: Reflections School of Dance presents "Celebrate Life," an annual benefit dance performance, 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Suggested $15 donation.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Local News


Every small connection

Why 1 couple donated art to a school they had nothing to do with

Date: 04/23/2016 | Local News


County’s diverse faiths called to defend religious liberty for all

It's just a postcard. And in some ways it is just a piece of paper. Yet we know it's not. It's a piece of paper that focused on a possible building of a mosque in Mukilteo and included an email address Mukilteostaysafe.Conversations need to take place. Those conversations...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Commentary


Opposition to mosque goes against our religious freedom

The growing volume of hateful speech and deplorable treatment of Muslims in our country is deeply disturbing. This country was founded on the principle that people can practice whatever religion they choose. We are stronger as a nation precisely because our Constitutio n guarantees...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Commentary


Applause

Wow! That's a lot of grocery bagsStudents in the Builders Club at Port Susan Middle School recently collected 5,500 plastic grocery bags from donors in the Stanwood and Camano Island communities. The bags were then given to Maria Breznau for the...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Opportunities

Head out: Time for spring fair in MonroeCelebrate Spring with a weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Friday to Sunday.Enjoy carnival rides and games, ride in the Evergreen Speedway's race car simulator, watch youngsters catch a fish or visit the...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar for April 22-30, 2016

EventsSock monsters: Teens are invited to make sock monsters, 1-3 p.m. April 22 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Socks, supplies and snacks provided. For grades 6-12. More info:

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Panel on Planned Parenthood sets low bar for ‘exhibits,’ claims

Marsha Blackburn isn't one to worry about appearances.The Tennessee Republican didn't make any pretense this week of being impartial with the committee she chairs, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, commonly known as the Planned Parenthood committee.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Keeping her promise

Saint Joseph’s in Marysville provides necessities

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Missing Edmonds teen described as hard-working and creative

EDMONDS — Tyler Christensen, 16, was still missing Thursday evening, two days after he was last seen walking to a church event near Picnic Point.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News


Federal judge upholds Dallas’ ban on sex exposition

DALLAS — A federal judge on Thursday cited skimpy outfits, lewd behavior and other factors in upholding a decision by Dallas leaders to ban a sex exposition that last year drew upward of 15,000 people.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Nation & World


Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Nation & World


Everett's initiative to tackle homelessness starting to pay off

EVERETT — Everett's attempt to get control of its chronic problems with homelessness are starting to yield concrete results.More people are obtaining treatment for their addictions or mental health problems, finding homes and getting jobs.This has been the...

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News


Mukilteo-area teen reported missing

MUKILTEO -- Police are asking for help finding a Mukilteo-area teen who has been missing since Tuesday evening.Tyler Christensen, 16, has strong ties to his family and church and no history of running away, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News


Spanish declines, English on the rise among U.S. Latinos

Fewer Latinos in the U.S. are speaking Spanish and a growing share only speaks English at home, according to findings in a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Nation & World


Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

SALEM, Ore. — In a once-empty office in Oregon’s Department of Revenue headquarters, officials have created a mini-fortress.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Business Wire


Missing Mill Creek mother and baby have been found

UPDATE: The mother and baby were found safe Wednesday morning.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News


A better future

HopeWorks helps steer former at-risk teens in positive direction

Date: 04/20/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


More features at Haller Park

Tribe’s $500K donation will go toward a splash pad

Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News


Spokane Tribe receives $200,000 to study salmon recovery

SPOKANE — The Spokane Tribe has received $200,000 to study whether salmon could survive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved the funding last week.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Northwest


Judge approves deal between Ferguson, Justice Department

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge approved an agreement Tuesday between the city of Ferguson and the U.S. Justice Department that calls for sweeping changes in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World


Pena Nieto says Mexico to move to legalize medical marijuana

In a stark policy shift, Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto told the United Nations that Mexico will move to legalize marijuana for medicinal use and raise the amount that would be de-criminalized for personal consumption.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World


Madeleine McCann’s parents lose Lisbon libel case on appeal

LISBON, Portugal — An appeals court in Portugal has overturned the libel conviction of a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann were involved in their daughter’s disappearance, the parents’ lawyer said Tuesday.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World


Judge eyes child porn conviction stemming from espionage case

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge said Monday she’s considering throwing out at least one conviction against a former Boeing manager found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography that was uncovered during an unrelated espionage investigation.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Northwest


Justices seem divided over Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared divided between its liberal and conservative justices Monday over President Barack Obama’s immigration programs that could affect millions of people who are in the country illegally.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Nation & World


Video links man to alleged assault of prostitute in Mukilteo

MUKILTEO — It was a little after 5 p.m. April 7 when Mukilteo police were called to help a woman lying on the sidewalk along Mukilteo Speedway. She was bleeding from a knife wound in the back.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Local News


2 brothers charged for slashing tires in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Prosecutors have charged two Arlington brothers with malicious mischief in connection with a late night tire-slashing spree in September.A third boy also has been identified as a suspect in the case. He has not been charged.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Local News


Medicare’s ‘Innovation Center’ rebalancing quality and cost

WASHINGTON — They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Nation & World


How to handle chronic thumb-sucking

Q: Our 7-year-old son has sucked his thumb forever and more or less constantly. He has recently switched to sucking his index finger and putting his right hand down the back of his pants at the same time. This is driving us CRAZY!!! I read your response to a question recommending...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Life


Tumwater, once known for beer, now home to marijuana firms

TUMWATER — The city of Tumwater and its urban growth area could have a new slogan: Instead of "It's the water," once famously associated with the former brewery, it could be "It's the bud."That's because through the right combination of...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Northwest


State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight

ATLANTA — Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Nation & World


A goose in every pot … and off the playground

Every Tuesday the parking lot at the Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank located at Edmonds United Methodist Church is packed. In 2015, the food bank provided 594,468 meals and helped 59,657 individuals; 130 people volunteer there each week.

Date: 04/17/2016 | I Brake for Moms


Unpaid caregivers

There's support for the thousands who look after a loved one

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News


'Barefoot Bandit' wants to cryogenically freeze dying mom

EVERETT — Colton Harris-Moore is trying to create a miracle from his prison cell near Aberdeen. His mother's health is deteriorating, and her doctors say they cannot do any more to stop the cancer eating her...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News


Will the White House become an assisted-living center?

How did we wind up with these old people running for president? In 1960, the first election I voted in, Richard Nixon was 47 and John Kennedy was 43 and now, 56 years later, the candidates are mostly my age. Young people are flocking to Bernie Sanders who, given two terms in...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Commentary


Mountlake Terrace High senior accused of raping girl at school

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Snohomish County prosecutors are accusing a high school senior of sexually assaulting a freshman in a hallway at Mountlake Terrace High School.The boy was arrested at the school in January and was immediately expelled. Deputy prosecutor Randy Yates...

Date: 04/16/2016 | Local News


Panel suggests Seattle allow drinking in designated parks

SEATTLE — Seattle’s Community Police Commission has recommended the city allow public drinking in in designated areas as a way to cut down on unequal enforcement.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Northwest


Washington launches youth marijuana prevention campaign

SEATTLE — Washington state is starting a new campaign to educate 12- to 17-year-olds about the risks and consequences of marijuana use. The Washington State Health Department campaign uses “selfies” to demonstrate the health risks associated with using marijuana while brains are still...

Date: 04/15/2016 | Northwest


Hugs for Ghana

Mukilteo students form nonprofit to benefit kids in Africa

Date: 04/15/2016 | Local News


Cars of missing Arlington-area couple believed found

ARLINGTON — Vehicles believed to be owned by a missing Arlington-area couple were found down an embankment in a remote area near Oso on Thursday, but there...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News


Inslee visits Sikh temple that was vandalized

SPOKANE — In a show of solidarity with Sikhs in the Inland Northwest, Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to visit a Spokane-area temple that was vandalized in early March.Inslee visited the temple Wednesday to help celebrate vaisakhi, the holiest Sikh festival.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Northwest


Audit: African American commission spent money improperly

SEATTLE — Washington’s Commission on African American Affairs diverted public money for about six years to a nonprofit organization that spent much of it in ways considered inappropriate, according to a state audit released Thursday.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Northwest


Suicide emergency declared in 1 Canadian indigenous community

There’s a crisis gripping a small indigenous community in Northern Ontario: The Attawapiskat First Nation, home to fewer than 2,000 people, is struggling with a suicide epidemic.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World


Canada’s new assisted suicide bill doesn’t allow visitors

TORONTO — Canada on Thursday introduced a new assisted suicide law that will apply only to citizens and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World


Aerospace exec opposes mosque

Head of key Boeing supplier linked to postcards in Mukilteo

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News


Celebrate, support our National Parks

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."—John Muir, naturalist and author, 1834-1918John Muir, who led President Teddy Roosevelt into...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Editorials


North Carolina paying a price for ignorance

It's been a long while since South Carolina could look down upon its neighbor to the North.Thanks to North Carolina's anti-LGBT legislation (HB2), also referred to as the "bathroom bill," the state effectively has begun redefining itself from its long-popular...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Illegal pot operation found after break-in at bookstore

SEATTLE — A break-in at a children’s bookstore led Seattle police to an illegal marijuana growing operation in a commercial space next door.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest


Western Washington University reports anti-Semitic incidents

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University officials say they are forming a task force after several anti-Semitic incidents earlier this year.A university equality committee investigated four reported incidents and three were determined to be anti-Semitic.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest


Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina concert over law

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ringo Starr has joined Bruce Springsteen in taking action over a North Carolina law that blocks anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Nation & World


As housing market soars, poorest renters are priced out

BREMERTON — Crystal Turner stood in the kitchen of her cramped apartment and stared at the cracks in the fake wood flooring beneath her feet.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest


Marijuana patient sues state after daughter gets sick

SPOKANE — A medical marijuana patient is suing the state after his daughter developed a medical condition while in state care. William Fisher fought for custody of his infant daughter because social workers wanted him to undergo drug treatment.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest


JJ Frank came home to serve his community

On April 21, The Herald Business Journal will announce the 2016 recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award. This week and next, we are profiling 12 finalists, who were chosen by a panel of judges from among dozens of nominees.Faith is an important part...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business




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