Fraser River salmon
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Sockeye salmon in Canada to be tested for radiation from Japan

Sockeye preparing to spawn.
Chris Pike Flickr

Sockeye salmon returning to Canada this year will be tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for radiation contamination that might be picked up in the North Pacific from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster.

However, Washington state officials have no plans to test salmon specifically for radiation related to the Japanese disaster because earlier environmental testing showed so few signs of radiation that current levels in fish, if any, would be "undetectable," a spokesperson for the Department of Health said.

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Other News
12:33 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Notorious Hoquiam bin Loggin T-shirts sell out

View of the T-shirt design from the Hoquiam Logger's Playday's Facebook page.

HOQUIAM, Wash. — The owner of the company that's printing the "Osama Bin Loggin" T-shirt for the Loggers Playday festival in Hoquiam says people either love it or hate it.

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Budget crisis
12:23 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Floyd tells WSU 'We're not out of this fiscal crisis yet'

Washington State University President Elson Floyd says the university will get out of the current fiscal crisis, but it is not there yet.

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Wild animal care
11:00 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Update with photos: 9 orphaned owls returned to wild

The released barn owls photographed at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim.
Melissa Randazzo Courtesy of the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center

SEQUIM, Wash. — Nine orphaned barn owl owlets that were raised with the help of a couple of surrogate mother barn owls have flown the nest at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim.

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Blues
10:34 am
Tue August 30, 2011

David Honeyboy Edwards, an original Delta bluesman, has died

Legendary blues artist David "Honeyboy" Edwards is shown during a performance at B.B. Kings Blues Club in New York in 2005. Edwards died Monday.
Associated Press

Delta blues guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards, one of the few living links to the mythic bluesman Robert Johnson, died on Monday at his home in Chicago, reports The New York Times. Edwards was 96.

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bees and explosions
9:49 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Wash. man lights gas-soaked beehive, causes explosion

LYNDEN, Wash. — The Lynden, Wash., fire chief says a local man dumped gasoline on a beehive in a tree in retaliation for a bee sting, then ignited the hive, causing an explosion heard throughout his suburban neighborhood.

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Other News
9:28 am
Tue August 30, 2011

UI asks court opinion on release of Bustamante records

The University of Idaho is asking the state district court if the personal records of murder suspect Ernesto Bustmante, a former UI faculty member, can be released.

Bustamante was the suspect in the murder last week of UI graduate student Katy Benoit. His body was found in a local hotel room the day after the murder, and police believe he committed suicide.

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Other News
9:24 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Benoit memorial today in Boise; UI says safety is top priority

In the wake of the off- campus murder of one of its graduate students in Moscow last week, the University of Idaho is reaching out to the public to reassure family and friends that their loved ones are safe.

It is a parent’s worst fear — that your child has been sent out into the world but isn’t safe.

You could hear the anguish in the voice of UI President Duane Nellis on Friday as he made a public statement about the August 22nd murder of 22 year old UI graduate student Katy Benoit:

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The Digital Future
5:00 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Despite Apple's declarations, the PC is alive and well

Are smartphones, tablets and e-readers replacing the PC?
Jeremy Keith flickr.com

Are we entering the "post PC era" envisioned by Apple's Steve Jobs? Or is it the "PC plus" era touted by Microsoft's Frank Shaw?

This month on "The Digital Future," Strategic News Service (SNS) publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that both sides are right ... and both sides are wrong.

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Military deaths
4:38 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Another Washington airman dies in motorcycle accident

For the fourth time since April, an active duty member of the military has died in a high-speed motorcycle crash in western Washington. All of the victims were riding high-performance bikes known for giving their riders a dose of adrenaline.

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