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'Three Conditions Must be Satisfied f... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:10 AM - David Keohane AT FT Alphaville: Buiter on helicopter drops: Some further, further reading on Friday — a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why helicopter drops of mone...

Minority Mortgage Market Experiences ... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:51 AM - Via Vox EU: Minority mortgage market experiences leading up to and during the financial crisis, by Stephen L. Ross, Vox EU: The foreclosure crisis that followed the subprim...

The other kind of military equipment (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:01 AM - Northwest Reading Last week we listed the county breakdown of recipients of surplus equipment from the Department of Defense – much of which, in widespread complaint,...

First, there is no ‘death tax’ (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:48 AM - RANDYSTAPILUS Washington One place to start in the discussion of a Seattle Times editorial about a particular tax is to point out that it doesn’t exist. That is ...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:45 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...

Next update: Monday, Aug. 25 (The Stand)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:04 AM - The Entire Staff of The Stand will be right back… on Monday.

Weekend Reading 8/22/14 (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 06:30 AM - Eric My top recommendation this week is Lummi elder Jewell James’ article in the Bellingham Herald : In August we make our journey from South Dakota to the Salish Sea and n...

Four Days of Highway 99 Mess Start To... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 06:01 AM - Transit-friendly reporter Mike Lindblom at the Seattle Times has a detailed piece($) on the impending Highway 99 closure mess, focusing particularly on how bus riders will ...

Paul Krugman: Hawks Crying Wolf (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 02:34 AM - The inflation "obsession" continues despite the fact that there is little evidence that inflation is likely to be a problem. Why?: Hawks Crying Wolf, by Paul Krugman, Comme...

Links for 8-22-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:06 AM - Why inflation remains best way to avoid stagnation - FT.com UK 2015: 2010 Déjà vu, but without the excuses - mainly macro Measuring inflation: Signal extraction redux - Cec...

UFPPC statement: Tribute to James Wri... (Home)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 11:06 PM - UNITED FOR PEACE OF PIERCE COUNTY "We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than cooperative diplomacy." TRIBUTE TO JAMES WRIGHT FOLEY Augu...

Hope for U.S. Manufacturing (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 12:41 PM - The wage freeze in the U.S. may finally begin to pay off. Global costs have risen to the point that American labor is more of a bargain. I only hope that there is a suffici...

What Pro-Life Looks Like in Actual Pr... (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 11:59 AM - Ireland is a clear example of a pro-life regime.  This is the world pro-life supporters want for our country. We know you for what you are, so stop pretending that you are ...

Rad Waste from Fracking (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 11:43 AM - It seems that there are radioactive waste issues from hydraulic fracturing. Granted, the wastes are low-level but, as can be seen in the article, low-level wastes require s...

Michigan State Senate's Top Priority:... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 10:38 AM -

Railing solo, pension cuts, S.C. orga... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 09:02 AM - Thursday, August 21, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Worker electrocuted at Edmonds construction site — A 38-year-old man was fat...

And it was so (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 08:33 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts Live long enough and that old saw “all things old are new again” will have more meaning. The six communities of Idaho’s Ada County may be...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 08:30 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...

‘Moral Week of Action’ begins Friday ... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 06:59 AM - OLYMPIA (Aug. 21, 2014) — The Puget Sound and Pierce County Chapters of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will be sponsoring a week of rallies beginning F...

Moral Week of Action Aug. 22-28 in Ol... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, August 21 at 06:59 AM - OLYMPIA (Aug. 21, 2014) — The Puget Sound and Pierce County Chapters of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will be sponsoring a week of rallies beginning F...

Traditional Media

Proposed Coal Terminals Denied ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:12 PM -   Ross Reynolds talks with EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn about what the denial of a key permit for a coal terminal in Oregon means for Washington state.

Hardcore Therapy: Veterans Join... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:33 AM - About a dozen military veterans have locked themselves inside a caged boxing ring, in a rough part of San Diego, and they're starting to throw punches. It's therapeuti...

First Rule Of This Flight Club:... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:33 AM - About a dozen military veterans have locked themselves inside a caged boxing ring, in a rough part of San Diego, and they're starting to throw punches. It's therapeuti...

'More That Could Have Been Done... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:02 AM - Faulting the U.S.

Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Nav... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:40 AM - A Chinese fighter jet conducted what is being describing as a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon in international waters off the island of Hainan in the...

Amid Legal Pot, Search Continue... (KPLU News for Seattle and...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:27 AM - Legal marijuana grows are just getting started in Washington. But it’s the illegal ones that local, state and federal agents are searching out this month. It’s the ann...

Washington Supreme Court Sets S... (KPLU News for Seattle and...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:02 AM - Washington’s Supreme Court may have just made it easier for prison inmates to try to get their convictions overturned through DNA testing. In a 6-to-3 ruling Thursday,...

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You:... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:45 AM - Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks. Two projects — one based in ...

Gillian Flynn On Becoming A Nov... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:44 AM - Welcome to the scary summer reading edition of Speakers Forum . This week you’ll be encouraged by our guest Gillian Flynn to read her best-selling novel, "Gone Girl," ...

Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn On Be... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:44 AM - Welcome to the scary summer reading edition of Speakers Forum . This week you’ll be encouraged by our guest Gillian Flynn to read her best-selling novel, "Gone Girl," ...

If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airl... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:41 AM - Airport health screeners in hazmat suits and armed with gun thermometers are becoming a familiar sight in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola epidemic co...

Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:34 AM - Chances are you haven't considered the tail of the cow that made the milk that goes into your Nestle Crunch bar or the cheese in your (Nestle-made) Lean Cuisine frozen...

Scientists Searching For Alien ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:16 AM - Air pollution is clogging the skies of our planet.

NAACP Hosts Rally For Michael B... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:14 AM - It's been nearly two weeks since black teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death touched off a wave of outrage...

Stories Of Courage From The UW'... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:55 AM - The stories from the labor and delivery ward at UW Medical Center in Seattle are often told breathlessly. A nurse tells of a pregnant woman who arrived at the hospital...

Why Whidbey General Hospital Ca... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:44 AM - In Coupeville, Washington, Sarah Meyer is pressing a fetal Doppler on Christine Meyer’s belly to check the baby’s heart rate. Meyer, no relation to Christine, then che...

When Living Out Of A Car, It's ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:28 AM - About a decade ago, Kris Kalberer left her job as a retail manager to raise her kids and care for her elderly mother. For a while, the family did well on her husband's...

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Rein... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:25 AM - Only a handful of grizzly bears now roam the North Cascades of Washington. Their numbers are so small that none of the 20 grizzlies have been sighted since 2010. The b...

Washington Approves Killing Wol... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:25 AM - A rancher in northeastern Washington will be allowed to shoot wolves approaching his herd of sheep. State officials made the decision after they confirmed wolves kille...

A Visit To The Largest Elwha Ri... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:24 AM - PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- The National Park Service is in the final phase of the largest dam removal in U.S. history, taking place on the Olympic Peninsula. Just 30 feet ...

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Progressive Media

‘Dating Naked’ Reality Show ‘Ac... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:12 PM — People are terrible, basically. The post ‘Dating Naked’ Reality Show ‘Accidentally’ Broadcasts Vagina On National TV appeared first on ThinkPro...

Obama Administration Calls The ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:00 PM — The Obama Administration's new rules will likely put an end to the Supreme Court's game of continually moving the goalposts every time someone objects to birth control...

RNC Official Claims Child Migra... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:34 AM — "But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year olds fighting in our revolution," Tamara Scott said. The post RNC Official Claims Child Migrants Are Trained ‘...

Media Jumps To Conclusions On E... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:25 AM — Prematurely reporting on this link is harmful, scientists said, because it undermines good research that is being done on the growing link between global warming and o...

Washington Post Editorial Board... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:14 AM — The Post's editorial board is joining the growing list of publications and journalists reconsidering the name of Washington's football team. The post Washington Post E...

Heritage Foundation Urges GOP T... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:38 AM — They're releasing what they call "practical, effective, fair and compassionate" solutions to the current immigration crisis---a plan that includes stepped up border en...

California’s Drought Is Making ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:30 AM — Honeybees in California -- a state that's one of the largest in terms of honey production -- don't have as much to forage on as they usually do. The post California...

Obama Administration Releases N... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:27 AM — Instead of notifying insurers of their objections, religiously affiliated nonprofits will now file their objection directly with the Department of Health and Human Ser...

Videotaped Police Shooting Shoc... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:24 AM — The video has put on full, unadulterated display what it looks like for cops to shoot a man down just seconds after arriving on the scene, without trying any other mit...

Poor Americans Are More Likely ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:24 AM — The reasons for high use of weight-loss supplements among poor people go beyond lack of exercise and unhealthy habits. The post Poor Americans Are More Likely To Use B...

Poor Americans Are More Likely ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:24 AM — The reasons for high use of weight-loss supplements among poor people go beyond lack of exercise and unhealthy habits. The post Poor Americans Are More Likely To Use B...

Three Things Conservatives Wrot... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:19 AM — Helping liberals understand where their ideological foes are coming from. The post Three Things Conservatives Wrote This Week That Everyone Should Read appeared first ...

New York City Considers Banning... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:16 AM — "If restaurants are going to incentivize children, they should incentivize them to eat healthy." The post New York City Considers Banning Toys In Kids’ Fast Food...

Greenland And West Antarctic Ic... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:54 AM — "That is the highest speed observed since altimetry satellite records began about 20 years ago.” The post Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled...

Forbes: The Average NFL Franchi... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:36 AM — The values of NFL franchises keep growing...and taxpayers are helping make it happen. The post Forbes: The Average NFL Franchise Is Now Worth $1.4 Billion appeared fir...

News outlets misgender Detroit ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:08 AM — One victim is dead and two others injured after a series of shootings in Detroit’s Palmer Park, all of which involved attacks on LGBT people. According to ABC af...

How the Gates Foundation’s Inve... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:05 AM — Charles Piller Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Congressman Suggests Obama ‘Sig... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 09:04 AM — Franks used Foley's death to slam a Gitmo swap, despite the fact that the two have almost nothing to do with each other. The post Congressman Suggests Obama ‘Sig...

Why Rand Paul Is a Press Manage... (The American Prospect)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:54 AM — How does Rand Paul do it? He's not someone who can give a speech that'll make you cry, like Barack Obama can, and he's not someone who lights up a room like Bill Clint...

Why Rand Paul Is a Press Manage... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:54 AM — Media Source:  The American Prospect How does Rand Paul do it? He's not someone who can give a speech that'll make you cry, like Barack Obama can, and he's not so...

Women Executives Are Stuck In J... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:41 AM — Women are more likely to hold support positions than the operational ones that lead to the top job. The post Women Executives Are Stuck In Jobs That Don’t Lead T...

Ecologists Just Saved Miles Of ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:29 AM — Twenty-seven square miles of pristine coastal land along the central Texas coast between Houston and Corpus Christi will now be preserved for future generations. The p...

Anti-Choice Dan Sullivan Wins G... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:25 AM — Sullivan now faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has said that Sullivan has "positions on women's health that are truly frightening." The race will likely...

More People Are Traveling To Sw... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:11 AM — There's been a sharp rise in so-called "suicide tourists" taking advantage of Switzerland's doctor-assisted suicide policy. The post More People Are Traveling To Switz...

"Black Life is Treated With Sho... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 08:09 AM — As the protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of Michael Brown , we turn now to two well-known voices who have come to Ferguson to show their suppo...

Traditional Media

Potential 2016 candidates cauti... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:48 PM — The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes...

Humbled by 2012, Texas Perry co... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:36 PM — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work ha...

Embattled congressman opts for ... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 12:04 PM — A Louisiana congressman plagued by a cheating scandal registered for re-election and then immediately took the "ice bucket challenge" while standing outside the secret...

Jackie Robinson West: 'We want ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:54 AM — SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Jackie Robinson West asked. Jackie Robinson West shall receive.

Humbled by 2012, Texas Perry co... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:48 AM — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says in a visit to a key early voting state that he was humbled by his first run for president in 2012.

Virginia's ex-governor testifie... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:43 AM — RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified during his corruption trial on Friday that he saw nothing inappropriate about accepting $7...

Huckabee: Stop the fight over C... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:41 AM — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkan...

Huckabee: Stop the fight over C... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:29 AM — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkan...

Rand Paul flirts with the Steve... (The Plum Line)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:26 AM — There’s a lot of chatter today about the statement Rand Paul delivered in an interview expressing his support for the House GOP bill to end Obama’s program...

WH calls on Russia to pull back... (Top News)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:25 AM — Adviser Ben Rhodes warned of "additional costs" if Russia did not act.

Huckabee: Stop the fight over C... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:17 AM — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkan...

The Difficult Questions Raised ... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:11 AM — Seeing Ebola patients get treatment with early-stage therapies leaves others with rare diseases asking why they can't try new drugs, too

Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:06 AM — "Sometimes I say the wrong thing," the Senate majority leader said.

Harry Reid Makes Asian Jokes, A... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:06 AM — "Sometimes I say the wrong thing," the Senate majority leader said.

Boehner Calls Bergdahl Swap 'Po... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 11:00 AM — Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday that the news the Obama administration ignored the power of the purse in a national security matter should be no surprise.

No charges against Denver deput... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:57 AM — The Denver deputy seen punching a jail inmate in a surveillance video will not be charged, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Remembering Holly Ladd, ALS adv... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:50 AM — Our producer pays tribute to one of our story's subject, who died after the episode originally aired

Amanda Curtis Is a Rare Breed o... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:34 AM — Montana has never seen a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate like state Rep. Amanda Curtis. Selected by state Democrats last week to replace Democratic Sen. John Walsh on...

Ferguson Protests Stay Peaceful... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:33 AM — Contrary to concerns about violence or vandalism, protesters held peaceful events in Washington Thursday night in response to events in Ferguson, Mo.

Chicago to hold parade for Jack... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:28 AM — Chicago will hold a parade welcoming the Jackie Robinson West home from the Little League World Series on Wednesday.

Democrats reframe debate on hea... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:20 AM — President Barack Obamas unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republican...

Bank Lobby Website Trolls CFPB (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:12 AM — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving to let disgruntled customers post bank reviews online, and the Financial Services Roundtable wants to make sure no o...

Bank Lobby Website Trolls CFPB (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:12 AM — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving to let disgruntled customers post bank reviews online, and the Financial Services Roundtable wants to make sure no o...

Communities turn green for mosq... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:12 AM — On a quiet residential street near downtown Hinsdale earlier this week, a white Toyota Prius pulled over and two men in khaki shorts, crisp polo shirts and black helme...

California Freshman Airs First ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, August 22 at 10:01 AM — Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., went up Friday with her first ad of the cycle, touting her commitment to women's issues.

 

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