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Saturday Poetry Slam -- "To His Coy M... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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Links for 04-25-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 12:06 AM - Labor Force Participation - Max Sawicky Do EITC-type policies work? - Lane Kenworthy Female executives and gender wage gaps - Vox EU The Power of Communication - A Fine The...

The Relocation Camp at Manzanar -- A ... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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I'm Back -- Tanned, Fit, Rested and R... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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During Special Session, Lawmakers Mus... (schmudget)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 03:15 PM - With lawmakers set to begin special session on April 29th, they must set their sights on reaching a compromise on the budget without compromising the things that Washington...

During Special Session, Lawmakers Mus... (schmudget)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 02:43 PM - With lawmakers set to begin special session on April 29th, they must set their sights on reaching compromise on the budget without compromising the things that Washingtonia...

'No Price Like Home: Global House Pri... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:35 PM - Interesting paper: No Price Like Home: Global House Prices, 1870-2012, by Katharina Knoll, Moritz Schularic, and Thomas Steger: Abstract: How have house prices evolved over...

'Unit Roots, Redux' (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:10 PM - John Cochrane weighs in on the discussion of unit roots: Unit roots, redux: Arnold Kling's askblog and Roger Farmer have a little exchange on GDP and unit roots. My two cen...

Union deal means fewer patients per n... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:02 PM - RNs agreed to give up 10-hour shifts in return for the workload caps The post Union deal means fewer patients per nurse at Kaiser Sunnyside appeared first on nwLaborPress .

On Hugos and the No-Award Option (Alas, a Blog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:49 AM - Winning the Hugo requires winning a two-stage process of voting. First a work is one of five winners of the nomination stage, and then one of those five wins the final stag...

Spokane Moving Forward: Division, Spr... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:30 AM - [This is the third in a series covering Spokane Moving Forward, the Spokane Transit Authority’s proposed ten-year plan to improve transit in the Spokane region, which will ...

Green Hill Youth Presentation on the ... (OlyBlog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:17 AM - Event:  Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm Youth from Green Hill School will speak about their experiences including the school-to-prison pipeline and racial and ethnic...

Tumwater May-hem Comic and Game Fest (OlyBlog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:15 AM - Event:  Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Drop by to get free comic books, play games, make personalized superhero insignia necklaces, and other superhero-related act...

Comics Can Take Us Places (OlyBlog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:14 AM - Event:  Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm Comics tap directly into our sense of memory, time and place – sometimes without words. In this fascinating presentation, c...

Requiring Greater Accountability for ... (schmudget)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:57 AM - Despite continuing to rake in big  profits , the Boeing Company has eliminated more than 3,000 jobs in Washington state since November 2013 – when lawmakers granted th...

'Monopsony and Market Power in the La... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:18 AM - Nick Bunker: Monopsony and market power in the labor market: We’ve all heard the term “monopoly,” even if it’s just in the context of the board game. But a related term, or...

What is a “Corporatist Agenda,” and W... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:01 AM - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is really trickle-down economics applied to globalization. Workers, communities and the environment are getting little or nothing from these d...

My prayer (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 08:40 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts A few days ago, a friend’s entry popped up on the old Facebook page, taking me by surprise, because it said precisely what’s been in my h...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 08:36 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...

Paul Krugman: Zombies of 2016 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 08:01 AM - Some bad ideas just won't die: Zombies of 2016, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Last week,...Chris Christie ... gave a speech in which he tried to position himself a...

Traditional Media

Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:27 AM - An orange streetlight glows over the sandy street corner. The surrounding alleys and cement buildings disappear into darkness at the edge of the light. It is 11 p.m. o...

Invisible For Generations, 'Hid... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:20 AM - A century after Ottoman forces massacred an estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenian Christians, some of the remaining Armenian Turks are taking tentative steps out into th...

Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marria... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:03 AM - Welcome to a special pop-up podcast from NPR's Washington Desk. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex marriage bans are constitut...

Legislature increases scrutiny ... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:38 PM - The Legislature responded to the growing, alarming sight of oil trains passing through major population centers, taking time off from end-of-session partisan bickering...

Legislature increases scrutiny ... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:38 PM - The state Legislature responded to the growing, alarming sight of oil trains passing through major population centers, taking time off from end-of-session partisan bic...

Bear danger: Olympic Park close... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:51 PM - One of Washington’s premier spring hiking destinations, Enchanted Valley in Olympic National Park, has been closed to backcountry camping because black bears hav...

#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machin... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:51 PM - #NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will s...

Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:25 PM - The debate is beginning once again over endangered species habitat and county budgets in Oregon. On Friday the Bureau of Land management released draft options to mana...

A Taste Of The Caribbean In You... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:25 PM - Spring planting season is coming early this year for a lot of home gardeners. And this year some Pacific Northwest nurseries are getting familiar with the flavors of t...

Troy Kelley Recall Petition Adv... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:25 PM - A citizen effort to recall indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has cleared a key hurdle.

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspa... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:08 PM - If you like the idea of zero or low-calorie sodas, but you're turned off by the artificial sweetener aspartame, you're not alone. Sales of diet soda have fallen off si...

A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazin... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 04:06 PM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W4kcQdoKmQ

KUOW Wins Murrow, Gracie Awards (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 03:51 PM - “What a way to cap a Friday!” managing editor Cathy Duchamp wrote to KUOW’s staff. She was referring to regional and national awards our newsroom won this week. On Thu...

These Animals Might Go Extinct ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 03:49 PM - The Steller's sea cow , the passenger pigeon and the New Zealand moa all went extinct because people developed a taste for their meat. But other animals are going thei...

New Seattle Fire Chief: 'I Wasn... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 03:30 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle's new Fire Chief Harold Scoggins about how he became a firefighter.

Are We Spending Too Much Time T... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 03:28 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with John Horvick, vice president of DHM Research, about a poll he conducted for Oregon Public Broadcasting on race relations in Washington and Or...

Clearing The Tangled Path For L... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 02:55 PM - High on a West Bank hilltop, the extended Dissi family gathered on a recent weekend for a day out in the Palestinian countryside. Aunts, uncles and cousins came to see...

Huckabee: America is moving to... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 02:52 PM - The legalization of same-sex marriage is putting American on a path toward “criminalization of Christianity,” soon-to-be Republican presidential candidate ...

Huckabee: America is moving to... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 02:52 PM - The legalization of same-sex marriage is putting American on a path toward “criminalization of Christianity,” soon-to-be Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabe...

Say Goodbye To The Presidential... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 02:36 PM - Jeannie Yandel speaks with Everett Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield about the likely cancelation of the 2016 presidential primaries in Washington. 

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

Greece Talks With Eurogroup Hit... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:42 AM — The Greek negotiations with the Eurogroup are exemplifying the saying, "Things look the darkest before they go completely black."

Joe Firestone: Another Danger o... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:18 PM — Yet another reason to hate the TPP.

‘I believe in the Constitution'... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:03 PM — ABC News host Diane Sawyer seemed more surprised that former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner identified himself as a Republican than announcing he was a trans woman on F...

Bill Maher blasts media for pus... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 08:37 PM — Real Time host Bill Maher was skeptical on Friday of recent reports arguing that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation was being wrongfully influenced...

WATCH: "Don't Think I've Forgot... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:32 PM — As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam approaches we look at the impact of the murderous regime in power in neighboring Cambodia. The secret U.S. carpet bom...

WATCH: "Don't Think I've Forgot... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:32 PM — As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches we look at the impact of the murderous regime in power in neighboring Cambodia. The secret U.S. carpet...

Why ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Fail... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:30 PM — Alisa Solomon Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

How Progressive Policies Can Le... (The American Prospect)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 01:06 PM — This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of  The American Prospect  magazine.  Click here  for a free PDF of this 25th Anniversary issue of the  Prospect.   W hat...

New Graphic Novel Explores What... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 12:16 PM — Leila Abdelrazaq never meant to write a book, but her graphic novel helped her learn about her father, her history, and her culture. The post New Graphic Novel Explore...

Maine Governor Prepares To Make... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:42 AM — A Maine law that purports to ban "junk food" purchases with food stamps would also deny the poor access to bulk deli meats. The post Maine Governor Prepares To Make Fo...

The NFL’s Concussion Settlement... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 11:04 AM — The NFL succeeded in reaching a settlement with more than 4,000 former players suing it over concussions. But other suits remain. The post The NFL’s Concussion S...

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/24/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:59 AM — Today's Water Cooler: Clinton scandals, dynasties, German solar, Freddie Gray, Natasha McKenna, workers as corporate gut flora, Holder vid

California Lawmakers Want To Ba... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:20 AM — The California State Assembly wants cities to stop fining residents who aren't watering their lawns to save water during the drought. The post California Lawmakers Wan...

Anti-LGBT Groups Hope To Make V... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:17 AM — The head of the Traditional Values Coalition warned of "she-males, people who half-female, half-male" in the classrooms. The post Anti-LGBT Groups Hope To Make Virgini...

Native American Actors Walk Off... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:55 AM — A dozen native actors walked off the set of "The Ridiculous Six." The post Native American Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Movie: ‘We Are Still Just Hollywood India...

People Are Already Walking Out ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:55 AM — A dozen native actors walked off the set of "The Ridiculous Six." The post People Are Already Walking Out Of Adam Sandler’s New Movie appeared first on ThinkProg...

Ted Cruz Continues To Deny That... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:44 AM — Public support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high, but Cruz doesn't seem to care. The post Ted Cruz Continues To Deny That Most People Support Same-Sex Marri...

Living In His Own Reality, Cruz... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:44 AM — Public support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high, but Cruz doesn't seem to care. The post Living In His Own Reality, Cruz Files Constitutional Amendment To ...

Comcast-Time Warner Deal Is Dea... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:40 AM — If you block it, more will come. The post Comcast-Time Warner Deal Is Dead, But More Are To Come appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Oil And Gas Drilling In North A... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:28 AM — The chunks of land turned over to oil and gas development, if combined, would equal three Yellowstone National Parks. The post Oil And Gas Drilling In North America Ha...

North America’s Oil And Gas Ind... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:28 AM — The chunks of land turned over to oil and gas development, if combined, would equal three Yellowstone National Parks. The post North America’s Oil And Gas Indust...

Dramatic Spike In Synthetic Mar... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:19 AM — "Young people are being harmed when they smoke these dangerous 'fake pot' products and wrongly equate the products' 'legal' retail availability with being 'safe." The ...

Earthquakes Linked To Fracking ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:17 AM — "These earthquakes are occurring at a higher rate than ever before and pose a much greater risk to people living nearby." The post Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Activ...

‘Poor Door’ Building Exposes Th... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:06 AM — If you're a worker, tough luck finding an affordable place to live. The post ‘Poor Door’ Building Exposes The Impossible Odds Of Finding An Affordable Plac...

Even The Poor Can’t Afford An A... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:06 AM — If you're a worker, tough luck finding an affordable place to live. The post Even The Poor Can’t Afford An Apartment In The ‘Poor Door’ Building appe...

Traditional Media

Bruce Jenner interview: My brai... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:54 AM —  In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told t...

At least 479 dead in massive Ne... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:35 AM — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 479 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled cent...

At least 479 dead in massive Ne... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:35 AM — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 479 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled cent...

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:33 AM — Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murth...

Jeb Bush Goes Paleo on the Camp... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:28 AM — The former Florida governor has reportedly lost nearly 30 pounds.

Top 10 Celebrities Taking DC By... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:28 AM — What do Donald Trump, model Chrissy Tiegen and Bradley Cooper have in common?

Open Thread (The Plum Line)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:00 AM — All yours.  

In Comcast's Failed Merger, a V... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 04:00 AM — Lawmakers use congressional hearings and letters to wield influence over corporate mergers - and that was  certainly the case with Sen. Al Franken and the now-fai...

3 killed, 6 wounded in city sho... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 03:34 AM — A woman and two men killed in separate shootings were among eight people wounded by gunfire since Friday morning.

The Winning Gyroquip Has Landed... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 03:03 AM — Congratulations to this week's winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

In the Trenches with Chris John... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 03:01 AM — With all the haters throwing shade at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, HOH couldn't help but wonder whether any of our fellow reporting brethren sti...

Why Cecily Strong Is ???Terrifi... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:47 AM — The ???Girl You Wished You Never Started a Conversation With at a Party??? is about to host Washington???s biggest party.

Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marria... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:03 AM — As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.

How the world sees American foo... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:00 AM — For a day, overseas kids try their hands at a US sport not widely understood in many of their homelands

Global craving for ancient Ethi... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 02:00 AM — Teff is heralded as superfood, as Addis Ababa tries to ensure local population isnt adversely affected

Top 10 Celebrities Taking DC By... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 01:40 AM — What do Donald Trump, model Chrissy Tiegen and Bradley Cooper have in common?

Elgin police investigate four c... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, April 25 at 12:43 AM — Neighbors on Seneca street helped rescue a family of five, including a baby, from a wreck involved in a four car accident late Friday night.

Starbucks to reopen stores afte... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:02 PM — Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch disrupted sales Friday afternoon and evening at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The glit...

Bruce Jenner interview: My brai... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 10:02 PM — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gende...

Night train kills 14 migrants '... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 09:49 PM — A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along train tracks through the Balkans — was hit b...

Hillary Clinton plans campaign ... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 08:04 PM — Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Nevada next month, adding it to the roster of early-voting states she is visiting at the beginning of her presidential campaign.

Starbucks reports register outa... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:51 PM — Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch disrupted sales Friday afternoon and evening at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada.

Hillary Clinton plans campaign ... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:48 PM — Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to visit Nevada on the third trip of her fledgling presidential campaign.

Immigrants' lives on hold while... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:32 PM — On a recent Tuesday evening, several dozen volunteers met at the Resurrection Project, an immigrant rights advocacy organization in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, to l...

Bruce Jenner interview: 'I am a... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 24 at 07:21 PM — In a long-awaited TV interview, former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner said that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."

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