Washington (state)

3:01am

Mon April 8, 2013
Business

What Drives Us? Car Sharing Reflects Cultural Shift

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 8:09 am

Car2Go vehicles lined up in Washington, D.C., as the company prepared to launch service there last year. The car sharing service is also in Europe and other American cities, including Seattle; Austin, Texas; Miami; and Portland, Ore.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

As car sharing continues to gain traction among American drivers, Car2Go is one company benefiting from the changing way we use cars.

Seattleite David Stewart doesn't own a car. Instead, the managing partner of a small social media company relies on Car2Go for getting around.

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9:37am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Residents Wait To Return Home After Landslide On Puget Sound Island

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 1:05 pm

Houses sit near the edge of a landslide on Whidbey Island on Wednesday.
Ted S. Warren Associated Press

Residents forced from their homes on Puget Sound's scenic Whidbey Island in Washington State are waiting for a green light from geologists and engineers after a large landslide knocked a house off its foundation and threatened to damage several others.

The landslide on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle, measured about a quarter-mile wide and a half-mile deep, according to NBC News.

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1:34am

Wed March 27, 2013
Media

Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:38 am

In Long Beach, Wash., Chinook Observer editor and publisher Matt Winters has overseen his paper's transition to the Internet and, more recently, to a pay wall.
Ashley Gross for NPR

The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle recently said they will start charging readers for online content, joining big papers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Some large papers have made it work because they offer a lot of unique content.

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10:01am

Fri March 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Legalized Marijuana Forcing Old Dogs To Learn New Tricks

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 12:07 pm

A customer rolls a joint made of half marijuana and half tobacco in Olympia, Wash., on December 9, 2012.
Nick Adams Reuters/Landov

Drug-sniffing dogs, those cute bellwethers of illegal activity, are dropping Marijuana from their repertoire in Washington state.

A 2012 ballot initiative legalized the use of marijuana in the state (although federal law still prohibits its use). Since then authorities have been working to implement the law. Part of that process is, apparently, to employ canines who don't react to the smell of marijuana. The AP explains why:

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3:07pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Education

Federal Probe Targets Uneven Discipline At Seattle Schools

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 4:13 pm

The Education Department has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle public schools.

Students of color have long been punished in far higher numbers than white students in Seattle, but now the department's Office for Civil Rights is looking at whether black students are disciplined more frequently and more harshly than white students for the same behavior.

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