Recreation, transportation
11:45 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Burke-Gilman Trail reopens with a celebration

A section of the Burke-Gilman Trail, which runs from Shilshole Bay in Seattle to Bothell.
King County Parks

After being closed for the past eight months, the Burke-Gilman Trail reopens Tuesday. 

The trail was closed for renovations. 

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11:22 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Seattle's PATH gets sexy to save lives in Kenya

Screen shot from the trailer for "Shuga: Love, Sex, Money."

The Seattle-based global health organization has recently launched a steamy six-part television series in Nairobi, Kenya, called Shuga: Love, Sex, Money aimed at preventing the spread of HIV, the AIDS virus.

“This is pretty racy for Kenya,” said Rikka Trangsgrud, PATH’s long-time country programs director for Kenya. “There are some fairly explicit scenes and themes … We are really pushing the envelope here but the idea is to prompt important discussions.”

Read more and watch the trailer on Humanosphere.

NPR sports
8:26 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know About March Madness

Kansas basketball player Thomas Robinson and his 9-year-old sister, Jayla, arrive for the funeral of their mother, Lisa, on Jan. 27, 2011, at Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Robinson's mother and grandparents died within a few weeks of each other.
Pablo Monsivais AP

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 7:00 am

Summer vacation? It's for slackers. Those first gorgeously colored leaves of fall? They'll have to be raked into soggy piles a month later. And Christmas? Bah ...

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The Two-Way
7:08 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Turning Homeless Men Into WiFi Hotspots At SXSW Ignites Debate

Clarence, one of the human hotspots.

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 5:35 am

Wired magazine says it "sounds like something out of a darkly satirical science-fiction dystopia."

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6:59 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Boeing employment in Washington highest since 1999

Boeing's payroll in Washington has risen to more than 82,000 workers.

That's up nearly 9,000 jobs since the end of 2010, and the highest Boeing employment in the state since 1999.

The News Tribune reports the company has more than regained the jobs Boeing cut after the 9-11 attacks. Companywide, Boeing employed nearly 172,000 workers at the end of February.

Money Matters
4:00 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Should you buy Facebook stock?

Facebook user Nate Bolt swears this is what he sees whenever he logs in.
Nate Bolt

Facebook filed for its initial public stock offering in February, and the IPO could take place at any time in the next several weeks.

Should you buy the stock? We ducked that question a month ago on Money Matters but now, financial commentator Greg Heberlein is willing to offer some advice. 

As with many financial issues, the answer is dependent on your personal circumstances.

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War in Afghanistan
5:55 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Panetta: Death penalty possible in Afghan shooting

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the death penalty is a consideration as the military moves to investigate and possibly put on trial a U.S. soldier suspected of gunning down 16 Afghans.

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4:52 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Boat sank so fast off Wash. coast no time for distress call

The brother of one of four commercial fishermen lost at sea wonders whether their 70-foot trawler hit a rogue wave and sank.

The Lady Cecelia disappeared off the Washington coast Saturday morning. The Coast Guard found only some debris, an oil sheen, crab pots and an empty life raft.

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Space exploration
4:11 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Cassini spacecraft glimpses new views of moon Rhea

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 26,019 miles (41,873 kilometers) away.

PASADENA, Calif. — The pockmarked surface of Saturn's second-largest moon has come into sharper focus in new images released by NASA.

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3:48 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Boeing, Airbus both claim WTO victory

NORMANDY, France – Both U.S. and European officials are claiming victory after a global trade court ruled in a long-standing dispute over claims of illegal government subsidies to Boeing and European rival Airbus. 

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