Washington (state)


Fri June 28, 2013

Seattle Moves Fireworks Display Out Of Respect For Eaglets



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Here are two great American symbols that don't always go well together: bald eagles and Fourth of July fireworks. A couple of eaglets are in a nest in a Seattle suburb, right near the spot where the city launches its Independence Day display. The local Audubon Society worried the pyrotechnics would startle the baby birds, still too young to fly. So organizers moved the launch site, plus say this year's display will use quieter fireworks. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Tue June 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 1:24 pm

The newest version of the Robohand is made of snap-together parts, reducing the amount of hardware needed.
Courtesy of Jen Owen of Jen Martin Studios

Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.

"It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened."

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Sun June 9, 2013
Around the Nation

Now Legal, Washington State Ponders Regulating Pot

Originally published on Sun June 9, 2013 10:58 am



In Colorado, the recreational use of marijuana is now legal. Those statutes which were approved by voters last fall were just signed into law. Voters in Washington state also approved recreational pot and that state is now in the process of formulating just how the drug will be regulated.

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at UCLA. And he's heading up the team advising Washington on implementing its marijuana laws. He says that state's rules will be based on its alcohol and tobacco laws.

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Wed June 5, 2013
The Salt

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:16 pm

Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007.
Joe Nicholson AP


Wed May 29, 2013

Soldier Accused Of Killing Afghan Civilians To Plead Guilty

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 pm



The American soldier accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan last year plans to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers say Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will plead guilty to 16 counts of premeditated murder next week and that his sentencing trial will be held in September.

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