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#SavingChase: Judge Orders Mom Arrest... (Alas, a Blog)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:47 PM - From the Florida Sun Sentinel (if that link is paywall blocked, try this indirect link). Despite the threat of being jailed Tuesday, a West Boynton mother hid with her 4-ye...

Who is Congress' Busiest Skankiest Pr... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 04:52 PM -

House Budget Proposal Prioritizes Fun... (schmudget)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:16 PM - The House budget released this morning recognizes that fixing our broken revenue system is necessary to make progress toward creating shared prosperity in Washington state ...

Spokane Moving Forward: Cheney And We... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:12 PM - [This is the second in a promised series covering Spokane Moving Forward, the Spokane Transit Authority’s proposed ten-year plan to improve transit in the Spokane reg...

How Idealism Can Fight Climate Change (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:06 PM - Robert Shiller: How Idealism, Expressed in Concrete Steps, Can Fight Climate Change: Idealism combined with an intriguing application of economic theory may accomplish what...

'Microeconomic Origins of Macroeconom... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:06 PM - Microfoundations from Acemogl, Oxdaglar, and Tahbaz-salehi: Microeconomic origins of macroeconomic tail risks, by Daron Acemoglu, Asuman Ozdaglar, and Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi...

KapStone deal, $15B investment, butth... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:01 AM - Friday, March 27, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — KapStone, union reach tentative deal — KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. ...

Natives explore the next 10,000 (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:58 AM - MARKTRAHANT Austerity What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do? And, most important, what will preserved from the past kilennium...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:54 AM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

Long-term benefits of breastfeeding u... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:26 AM - “Prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence until at least the age of 30 years but also has an impact both at an individual and societal level by improvi...

What’s Your Vision for Metro’s Future? (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:00 AM - This Tuesday March 31st, Metro will launch its first long range planning effort with an exciting two-part event at the Downtown Seattle Central Library. The event, which st...

50-plus groups urge Seattle to pass ‘... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:54 AM - SEATTLE (March 27, 2015) — Representatives of more than 50 local organizations delivered a letter to Seattle’s mayor and city council on Thursday in opposition to gra...

Next Up: ‘Leaders of tomorrow’ are al... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:54 AM - By JUSTINE WINNIE (March 27, 2015) — It can be exciting for a young worker to sit in an audience and listen to Richard Trumka or Liz Shuler or other labor dignitaries...

It’s time to correct our state’s reve... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:53 AM - OLYMPIA (March 27, 2015) — Debate on Washington’s state budget for the next two years kicks into high gear today with the release of the House budget proposal, ...

Ridley’s Coal Export Collapse Continues (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:35 AM - Take a look: coal exports through the Ridley terminal in northern British Columbia are in freefall. The curious thing is that just a few years back, Ridley was so confident...

Weekend Reading 3/27/15 (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:30 AM - Anna When you can’t see the top of the Eiffel tour through the thick, gray haze, it counts as a bad smog day in Paris. Bad enough for the City of Lights to experiment to tr...

Paul Krugman: Mornings in Blue America (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:16 AM - Conservatives have GNDS (good news derangement syndrome): Mornings in Blue America, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: ...remember how Obamacare was supposed to be a gi...

Ridley’s Coal Export Collapse Continues (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:00 AM - Take a look: coal exports through the Ridley terminal in northern British Columbia are in freefall. The curious thing is that just a few years back, Ridley was so confident...

The Bible Belt Is Also... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 01:45 AM -

Links for 03-27-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:06 AM - Antarctic ice shelves rapidly thinning - EurekAlert! As the G.O.P. Promises to Address Inequality, Follow the Money - John Cassidy International Migration: the Last Frontie...

Traditional Media

Washington House Democrats Say ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:16 PM - Majority Democrats in the Washington state House have unveiled a proposed two-year, nearly $39 billion state budget and tax package.

Washington State University Tri... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:15 PM - At Washington State University Tri-Cities, more than 60 percent of the undergrads are female. So leaders there decided to launch “Million Women Mentors.”

Washington State Auditor Shows ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:15 PM - In an all-staff email Friday, embattled Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley seemed to suggest he’s not planning to step down or even take a leave of absence.

Troy Kelley’s National Guard St... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:14 PM - According to a spokeswoman with the Washington Military Department, an ongoing federal probe has not affected Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley’s status as a lieute...

Arlene's Flowers Fined $1,000 F... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:13 PM - A Richland, Washington, florist will pay $1,000 in fines to the state. The flower shop had discriminated against a same-sex couple that wanted flowers for their weddin...

Three Oregon Lawmakers File Ini... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:12 PM - Three Republican state lawmakers filed an initiative petition this week to make English the official language of the state of Oregon .

Seattle City Council’s latest n... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 07:01 PM - The Seattle City Council has, with wordy resolutions in recent years, praised Occupy Seattle protesters, called for removing dams from the Snake River and embraced ame...

Seattle City Council’s la... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 07:01 PM - The Seattle City Council has, with wordy resolutions in recent years, praised Occupy Seattle protesters, called for removing dams from the Snake River, and embraced am...

Lawmakers want mental-health-fo... (www.theolympian.com -- Le...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:58 PM - Capital budget also contains other mental-health funds… Click to Continue »

Southern Baptists Don't Shy Awa... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:32 PM - Southern Baptist leaders were supposed to be talking about bioethics this week at a summit in Nashville, Tenn. That changed in December after a New York grand jury dec...

After Resuming Deliberations, J... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 04:50 PM - The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her. The case has sp...

A $12 Minimum Wage For Washingt... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:42 PM - Bill Radke talks with political consultants Sandeep Kaushik and Chris Vance about whether voters should ultimately decide whether to raise Washington state's mini...

A Photo I Love: Featuring Astro... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:36 PM - As astronaut Scott Kelly launches into space Friday for what is a planned year-long mission on the International Space Station, NPR hears from fellow astronaut Reid Wi...

'The Breakfast Club' At 30: '80... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:36 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

We've Dehydrated This Week's Ne... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:09 PM - Should Washington state ban powdered alcohol? Should Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl go from hero to pariah? Is it time to leave Amanda Knox alone? And does your state audi...

Calif. Governor Can't Make It R... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:05 PM - Can you spend your way out of an historic drought? Not really, but the consensus in Sacramento these days seems to be that money certainly helps. Just days after it wa...

Nebraska, Oklahoma shouldn’t pi... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 02:59 PM - Attorney General Bob Ferguson has come to the defense of Colorado’s marijuana legalization law, which has been challenged in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Washington Atty. Gen Ferguson t... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 02:59 PM - Attorney General Bob Ferguson has come to the defense of Colorado’s marijuana legalization law, which has been challenged in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Washington Atty. Gen Ferguson t... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 02:59 PM - Attorney General Bob Ferguson has come to the defense of Colorado’s marijuana legalization law, which has been challenged in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by nei...

Italy's Highest Court Overturns... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 02:51 PM - Italy's highest court has overturned a murder conviction in the case of Amanda Knox. The court's decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found...

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

Central Banks Warn: Investors M... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Saturday, March 28 at 12:21 AM — This post illustrates how remarkably short investors' memories are. Or they may be betting that if they have a big enough hissy fit when monetary authorities raise rat...

Bill Black: Meet Citi’s Ethical... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:37 PM — How Citi ran into a buzz saw and lost a False Claims Act case when it tried stymieing whistleblower Sherry Hunt. But true to form, the DoJ took the easy way out.

Bill Maher dismantles Mike Huck... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:53 PM — Real Time host Bill Maher challenged Mike Huckabee’s contention that “flyover country” is drastically different from New York or Los Angeles on Frida...

Bill Maher and panelists slam T... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:05 PM — Real Time host Bill Maher and his panelists on Friday laughed at Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) statement this week that he became a country music fan in the wake of the...

Ellen Pao Verdict (Temporarily)... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:16 PM — This is a breaking news story. We'll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao's $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins...

Ellen Pao Verdict (Temporarily)... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:16 PM — This is a breaking news story. We'll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao's $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins...

Ellen Pao Loses Her Gender Disc... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 03:16 PM — This is a breaking news story. We'll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao's $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins...

Forget Elizabeth Warren. Anothe... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:58 PM — In the nanoseconds after Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid announced Friday morning that he will give up his leadership post and retire in 2016, liberal groups raced...

Siding with Wall Street’s “Winn... (Dollars & Sense Blog)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:35 PM — A piece by William D. Cohan in the current issue of Vanity Fair, Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now?, is pretty harsh on the ...

Number Of Palestinian Civilians... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:27 PM — Israel killed 2,314 Palestinians in 2014, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. That’s more than any year since 1967. Th...

The Risks Of Police Collecting ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:09 PM — “The positive of it is at least you’re seeing what the police is storing, but the other side is the sensitivity of the information heightens the security risk.” The po...

The Risks Of Police Collecting ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:09 PM — “The positive of it is at least you’re seeing what the police is storing, but the other side is the sensitivity of the information heightens the security risk.” The po...

More Than 4 Out Of 10 Farmworke... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 12:05 PM — Nationally, more than one out of four farmworkers are undocumented. The post More Than 4 Out Of 10 Farmworkers In These Three States Are Undocumented appeared first on...

Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The C... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 11:58 AM — The bill seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions through any of its executive agencies. The post Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The...

Wyoming Is Suing The Federal Go... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 11:58 AM — In a twist, the so-called 'Halliburton loophole' may help protect public land and water. The post Wyoming Is Suing The Federal Government Over New Fracking Rules appea...

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/27/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:55 AM — Today's Water Cooler: TPP, Bush and faith, nudging Clinton left, Harry Reid will not seek re-election, Mayor 37 cents, empathy and outcomes

HBO’s Scientology Documentary ‘... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:09 AM — It's easy to poke fun at Scientology, so long as you have good lawyers. It's much harder to understand how the group keeps members entranced despite a bizarre sci-fi b...

HBO’s Scientology Documentary U... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 10:09 AM — It's easy to poke fun at Scientology, so long as you have good lawyers. It's much harder to understand how the group keeps members entranced despite a bizarre sci-fi b...

HUGE 3AM MOMENT: Warren & Manch... (Progressive Change Campai...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:24 AM — Late last night Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), together with Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Brian Schatz (D-HI), introduced a...

‘Enough Is Enough': There’s A N... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:19 AM — New bills in Congress aim to reduce arrests and police brutality. The post ‘Enough Is Enough': There’s A New Push To Stop Incarcerating So Many People appe...

Lawrence Lessig, Van Jones, Zep... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:17 AM — This is one in a series of semi-regular updates on our Run Warren Run effort and Senator Warren’s work to give all Americans a fighting chance. LAWRENCE LESSIG, VAN JO...

PCCC STATEMENT ON HARRY REID'S ... (Progressive Change Campai...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:11 AM — "After Republicans took over the House and there was talk of a Grand Bargain, Harry Reid caught the Washington chattering class by surprise and attracted the affection...

The Endangered Animal Bracket, ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:04 AM — Winners of our Fins and Flippers division are going head to head. The post The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 7: Sea Otter Vs. Penguin appeared first on ThinkProgress .

EPA: New Cars Are More Efficien... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:40 AM — New cars and trucks are saving more gas and emitting less than they ever have before. The post EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ̵...

Amy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Di... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:34 AM — When questioned by Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the CIA’s Use ...

Traditional Media

Popular Nevada governor looms o... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Saturday, March 28 at 02:29 AM — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears rel...

Wiggly words on immigration fro... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Saturday, March 28 at 02:05 AM — It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

Why it may suit Iran to let the... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, March 28 at 02:00 AM — Analysis: For Tehran, the Yemen crisis is part of a balancing act with the nuclear deal at its heart

Wiggly words on immigration fro... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Saturday, March 28 at 01:48 AM — It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

Amanda Knox conviction thrown o... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:38 PM — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in j...

Arkansas Senate passes religion... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:06 PM — (Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics cont...

Washington: Florist Fined for R... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 09:00 PM — A florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has been fined $1,000.

Ravenswood shooting: 'He had so... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:59 PM — The mother of a man shot in a Ravenswood alley Sunday stood in the same alley Friday night, shaking in the cold, a cardboard sign with the words "Stop the Violence" pr...

Arkansas Senate passes religion... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 08:28 PM — (Reuters) - The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics cont...

Republican lawmaker says Clinto... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 07:53 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of ...

Ravenswood shooting: 'He had so... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 07:47 PM — The mother of a man shot in a Ravenswood alley Sunday stood in the same alley Friday night, shaking in the cold, a cardboard sign with the words "Stop the Violence" pr...

Illinois law on religious objec... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 07:19 PM — When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new state law that allows people and companies to claim a religious objection to doing business with same-sex couples, he pointed...

Astronauts dock with space stat... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:57 PM — The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth has docked with the International Space Station.

Sen. Harry Reid's retirement po... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:57 PM — The surprise retirement of Sen. Harry Reid, the gritty top Democrat in Congress, risks unraveling perhaps the biggest accomplishment of his combative decade in leaders...

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:53 PM — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Frid...

Senate Democrat Reid to retire;... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:39 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to r...

'Pretty Woman' at 25, seen by w... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:15 PM — The 25th anniversary of "Pretty Woman" marked 25 years in which I had never seen it.

EEOC: Evidence points to gender... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 06:08 PM — An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation has found "reasonable cause to believe" that four women who filed a civil lawsuit against Ford Motor in Novemb...

Michigan Avenue south of river ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:58 PM — Michigan Avenue south of the river, long an afterthought to glitzy Magnificent Mile, has been buzzing with construction as new apartments, hotels and restaurants start...

Gov. Walker in Texas, out of si... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:56 PM — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.

Commissioner tells Kris Bryant'... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:51 PM — FORT MYERS, Fla. — Theo Epstein got some support from Major League Baseball in the Kris Bryant saga on Friday while MLB's investigation in tampering charges against th...

Jury says no discrimination in ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:32 PM — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbal...

Garcia and Emanuel debate O'Har... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:08 PM — Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia sought to score political points Friday on the issue of jet noise from O’Hare International Airport, meeting with disgruntled re...

Jury says no discrimination in ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:08 PM — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbal...

Michigan Avenue south of river ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, March 27 at 05:06 PM — Michigan Avenue south of the river, long an afterthought to glitzy Magnificent Mile, has been buzzing with construction as new apartments, hotels and restaurants start...

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