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Pacific Rim Coal Prices Continue to T... (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:00 AM - In case you don't check the coal futures markets every day, you may have missed the trend: after it looked like international coal prices had bottomed out in late 2013, sta...

'Devolution Number Nine' (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:10 AM - In case you missed this in today's links, it's worth noting explicitly: Devolution Number Nine, by MaxSpeak: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Crazy) has a new plan to fight poverty..., th...

Big news (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:00 AM - RANDYSTAPILUS Idaho Annually, newspapers around the country list the top local and regional news stories of the year, lists often begging the difference between “big n...

‘For’ but against, corporate deserter... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:55 AM - Friday, July 25, 2014   AIRLINES   ► In today’s News Tribune – Alaska Air Group announces record second quarter earnings — Earnings were up 50 p...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:43 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...

'Ignoring Climate Change Could Sink t... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:28 AM - Robert Rubin: How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy, by Robert E. Rubin: ...When it comes to the economy, much of the debate about climate change ... is f...

Sound Transit picks BNSF site in Bell... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 07:34 AM - The Sound Transit Board voted yesterday to recommend building a 25-acre rail yard in Bellevue near the Spring District real estate development in the Bel-Red Corridor. Soun...

Sound Transit Selects BNSF site in Be... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 07:34 AM - The Sound Transit Board voted yesterday to recommend building a 25-acre rail yard in Bellevue near the Spring District real estate development in the Bel-Red Corridor. Soun...

Workers for Alaska Air’s bag vendor v... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 06:44 AM - SEATAC (July 25, 2014) — More than 200 Sea-Tac Airport workers at Bags, Inc., who are contracted by Alaska Air Group to provide wheelchair and other passenger service...

Why Washington State Should Adopt a B... (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 06:30 AM - Editor’s Note: Washington’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is on the job, weighing alternative carbon-pricing proposals. Some members of the panel have asked what our...

Weekend Reading 7/25/14 (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 06:25 AM - Alan Oregonians will vote in November on whether to adopt open, top-two primaries like California and Washington. Here’s the pro argument , from US Senator Chuck Schumer. “...

IAM 751′s Holden: Boeing CEO’s remark... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 05:38 AM - The following is crossposted from the IAM District 751 blog: SEATTLE (July 25, 2013) — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, issued the fo...

BACKGROUND: 'Just when you think you’... (Home)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:34 AM - On Wednesday Richard Silverstein discussed some indications of how the war in Gaza is bringing out the misogyny and racism that have become pervasive in contemporary Israel...

Paul Krugman: Left Coast Rising (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:24 AM - Beware of "anti-government propaganda": Left Coast Rising, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The states, Justice Brandeis famously pointed out, are the laboratories of...

Links for 7-25-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:06 AM - Devolution Number Nine - MaxSpeaks Obama’s uphill struggle against economic inequality - Larry Bartels Hazlitt, Keynes and the glazier’s fallacy - Crooked Timber Corporatis...

Victory at the Barton’s blockade! (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, July 24 at 09:54 PM - Thanks to the fighting spirit of Jean and Byron Barton, last week SAFE members were able to stop their eviction from taking place. The blockade lasted 5 days, and ended in ...

hope, redux redux (Skull / Bones)
Filed Thursday, July 24 at 05:37 PM - Nothing to do with the politics or policies in this headline… but… this is getting to me. The misuse of the word “Hope”. Promises of Hope Tarnished ...

Oil trains, coal exports and the real... (Official Reuven Carlyle Blog)
Filed Thursday, July 24 at 03:52 PM - The sheer irony of today’s oil train derailment under the Magnolia Bridge–in the heart of Seattle– at the very moment a major study is being released blocks awa...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, July 24 at 09:23 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...

Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Thursday, July 24 at 09:00 AM - Today, Sightline is releasing a brand new report on the US Bureau of Land Management's coal leasing programs:  Unfair Market Value: By Ignoring Exports, BLM Underprices Fed...

Traditional Media

The Average American Man Is Too... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:10 PM - When my colleague Viet Le started writing about his struggle to find clothing that fits him as an "extra-small" man in a world that idolizes "big and tall," I was intr...

The Best And Worst Companies To... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:09 PM - Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement ...

Market Basket Employees Protest... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:09 PM - At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes — but it’s not what you’re expecting. Market Basket’s 25,000 employees d...

As Market Basket Store Shelves ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:09 PM - It’s been a big week for Market Basket. For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful — despite deep divisions at ...

Are Opponents Of The Death Pena... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:38 AM - Kevin Cooper was convicted of murdering a married couple and two children, and was sentenced to die. That was back in 1985.

Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:20 AM - Sen.

Passionate Topic, Packed Audito... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:19 AM - Since 2006, Ignite Seattle has given Puget Sounders the opportunity to share their insights into a topic they’re passionate about. It’s the prototype for what has beco...

Creative Or Analytical? Ask A W... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:10 AM - Meghan O'Kelley and Noah Phillips Reardon attend a Wiccan gathering at Edge of the Circle Bookstore on Capital Hill. Listen as they discover and share the ancient secr...

Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:13 AM - "Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves I... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:13 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:02 AM - Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S.

Indonesia's President-Elect Cro... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:01 AM - Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him ...

Before Passing The Baton, Spelm... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:28 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Rapping 'Ice Ice Baby,' TMM Pro... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:28 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Sep... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:28 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Po... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:28 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

State Rep. Mike Hope resigns fr... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:19 AM -

Iconic breeder writes the book ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:10 AM - Retired USDA Agricultural Research Service wheat breeder Bob Allan recently self-published a book devoted to club wheat, a key sub-class of soft white wheat.

Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests C... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:01 AM - A Somali immigrant living in Kent was arrested Wednesday on charges of fundraising for the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab. Her arrest could cast more suspicion on t...

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 07:44 AM - Amelia Earhart was born 117 years ago today. She disappeared in July 1937 over the South Pacific, attempting to fly solo around the globe. Earlier this month, another ...

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Progressive Media

How The U.S. Government Just Pu... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:24 PM — The White House announced today that federal agencies have cut their greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent since 2008. The post How The U.S. Government Just Pulled Off T...

Robert Rubin Echoes Robert F. K... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:12 PM — He explains that tackling climate change won't harm the economy, but will save it. But we need a new measure of economic health, much as RFK argued in 1968. The post R...

1-800-Adopt-A-Dude: Because Hun... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:02 PM — "Will you be an angel for a fully grown, yet utterly helpless man?" The post 1-800-Adopt-A-Dude: Because Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dudes Struggle Each Day appeared firs...

How The War Between Israel And ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:53 AM — "People are dying at an alarming rate, being injured at a very alarming rate." The post How The War Between Israel And Gaza Is Breaking Down Public Health Systems appe...

House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:43 AM — The bill could affect 5.5 million children and their families. The post House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Phoenix Sets Temperature Record... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:43 AM — "More people die from heat than any other weather event." The post Phoenix Sets Temperature Records As Arizona Gets Punished By Extreme Heat Wave appeared first on Thi...

4 Significant Discoveries Revea... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:40 AM — The 20th Annual International AIDS Conference revealed some significant new research in the treatment and prevention of HIV. The post 4 Significant Discoveries Reveale...

ESPN Anchor Defends Victim-Blam... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:40 AM — ESPN's Stephen A. Smith warned women not to provoke domestic abuse...then took to Twitter to defend himself. The post ESPN Anchor Defends Victim-Blaming Ray Rice’...

Most Female Voters Say They Won... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:56 AM — And most of them feel strongly about it. The post Most Female Voters Say They Won’t Support Politicians Who Back Hobby Lobby appeared first on ThinkProgress .

The Colorado River Basin Has Lo... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:33 AM — “We didn’t think it would be this bad. Basin-wide groundwater losses are not well documented. The number was shocking.” The post The Colorado River Basin Has Lost Enou...

Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruin... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:31 AM — While it used to be that women who were better educated than their husbands were more likely to divorce, that's reversed. The post Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Rui...

Michele Bachmann: LGBT Movement... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:34 AM — Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) thinks the LGBT community wants to make it easier for adults to "freely prey on little children sexually." The post Michele Bachmann: LGBT...

Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Mariju... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:20 AM — It's now legal to smoke marijuana in the privacy of a Washingtonian's home. But the homeless still risk citation and arrest. The post Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Ma...

If You Can Make Solar Power Bet... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:09 AM — "Smaller is baller," says the Google-sponsored competition to invent a tiny household power inverter. The post If You Can Make Solar Power Better, Google Will Give You...

Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Co... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 09:05 AM — "The city has certain values that I don't believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Kl...

Billionaire Blasts Companies Th... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:58 AM — Mark Cuban would rather see corporate America reinvest at home than pretend that shrinking tax liability by moving overseas is good for growth. The post Billionaire Bl...

Today's Conservative Obamacare ... (The American Prospect)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:53 AM — AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File In this May 12, 2009, file photo Jonathan Gruber, professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, particip...

Rand Paul to Urban League: In A... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:51 AM — In an address to the Urban League convention on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that minorities in the United States were treated unfairly by the justice system ...

Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan W... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:48 AM — When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) laid out a new set of proposals to revamp the federal safety net during a speech on Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, central...

How Corrupt Opportunists Could ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:43 AM — The Ukrainian Parliament dissolved on Thursday, leaving the door open for corrupt politicians to make huge gains. The post How Corrupt Opportunists Could Win Big In Uk...

Ice Cream Shop Hit With ‘Scary’... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:32 AM — Even frozen dessert isn't safe from the culture wars. The post Ice Cream Shop Hit With ‘Scary’ Anti-Abortion Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Five Israeli Talking Points on ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:28 AM — Noura Erakat Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here's what you need to know about these tal...

‘The Tank Shells Fell Like Rain... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 08:03 AM — Sharif Abdel Kouddous At least sixteen Palestinian refugees seeking shelter were killed, more than 200 were wounded.

Rape-Culture-Smashing Website S... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 07:05 AM — "Everyone has a story. Every single person that I talked to about this immediately had a story that they wanted to write.” The post Rape-Culture-Smashing Website Stand...

A Bright Spot In Obama's Foreig... (The American Prospect)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 07:04 AM — W ho would’ve ever thought that the Iranian nuclear program—that’s the Iranian nuclear program —would be the bright spot in President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, th...

Traditional Media

Cell Phone "Unlocking" Bill Now... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:35 PM — As House lawmakers left town for the weekend, they sent to the President a bill that would again let cell phone users "unlock" their devices to switch wireless carrier...

House Plans Vote on Plan to Sue... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:31 PM — Republicans are preparing to vote on a resolution that would pave the way for the House to sue President Barack Obama over his executive actions to delay parts of the ...

Landrieu Expects Vote on Energy... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:31 PM — Senate Energy Chairwoman Mary L. Landrieu is signaling that her committee could vote after the August break on the nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Energy Department,...

Lessons Congress Can Learn From... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:30 PM — For the past few years, Australia has been lauded by environmentalists as an example other countries should emulate. The adulation began in 2012, when the country enac...

Beyond Dollars: There's More Wa... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:30 PM — Our nation's transportation infrastructure is the backbone of a strong U.S. economy. But with a trillion-dollar backlog, America is simply not spending enough to keep ...

Wes Morton Pops by DGS for 'Sch... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 12:29 PM — With just under a week to go before he cuts ties with D.C. for good, outgoing Art and Soul toque Wes Morton has carved out time to inject a little Southern flavor into...

Howard Coble Rocks the Madras P... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:51 AM — If there is any doubt that we'll miss the fashion flare of retiring Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., in future congresses, we certainly hope this photo dispels those doubts....

GOP 'not living up to rhetoric'... (Top News)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:46 AM — White House spokesman blasts GOP for moving too slowly on issue.

Dashed dreams: How Gaza's short... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:45 AM — Once a major symbol of Palestinian national aspirations, the Gaza International Airport sits in ruins today

Members of Congress Acknowledge... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:42 AM — Over the course of four workdays, Capitol Police spotted two 9mm handguns during the security searches that are standard protocol for visitors and staffers entering co...

The Guardian view on the causes... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:29 AM — The roots of the violence go back to the Israeli withdrawal in 2005 Both Israel and Hamas will very soon claim victory in Gaza. In both cases the claim will be empty, ...

Issa panel rebukes White House ... (Top News)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:27 AM — The Oversight panel voted to rebuke the White House on party lines.

Issa panel rebukes WH for ignor... (Top News)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:27 AM — The Oversight panel voted to rebuke the White House on party lines.

House votes to block president ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:22 AM — Move to bar 'sustained combat role' is largely symbolic Bipartisan support for assertion of congressional authority The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingl...

A USPS Worker Called 911, and T... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:21 AM — The Department of Labor is suing the USPS on behalf of a worker whose managers got him arrested after he called 911 to report a workplace hazard.

Ethics committee opens probe of... (Top News)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:20 AM — The congressman's support for controversial animal welfare legislation has drawn scrutiny.

U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:19 AM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the...

Wyden Ponders Release of CIA To... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:19 AM — A senior Senate Democrat is firing a warning shot at the White House against stalling the release of a report about the past use of torture by the U.S. intelligence co...

Obama immigration funding reque... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:18 AM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Friday struggled to bridge internal differences over how to deal with a flood of child migrants at the south...

Rand Paul Thinks Crack Sentenci... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:15 AM — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced new legislation today that would eliminate the disparity in sentencing for offenses involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Curren...

Israeli cabinet rejects US prop... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:15 AM — Binyamin Netanyhau's ministers turn down ceasefire plan on day when Gaza's death toll reaches more than 820 Gaza unrest latest updates Israel's cabinet has unanimously...

Who Thinks President Obama Will... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:15 AM — Don't dismiss the possibility of the House of Representatives bringing articles of impeachment against President Obama, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said to...

Cali water cops: What you gonna... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 11:00 AM — State resources officials are aggressively policing the dire shortage by imposing fines on drought rule violators

Republicans Unite in Tossup New... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:59 AM — New York Republican Matt Doheny endorsed Elise Stefanik at a press conference Friday, more than a month after losing to her in a House race primary.

Special counsel says White Hous... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 25 at 10:53 AM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearin...

 

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