State funds
3:41 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Forecast takes $570 million bite out of state reserves

Washington lawmakers left town last month with a balanced budget and $700 million in a reserve fund. However, the revenue forecast for Washington released today erases most of that cushion.

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Environment
3:10 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Invasive eelgrass doesn't follow the usual invader's script

Japanese eelgrass smothered Willapa Bay clam beds in September 2010.
Dr. Kim Patten WSU Extension

WILLAPA BAY, Wash. – The usual story of invasive species goes something like this: An exotic plant or critter hitches a ride on an incoming cargo ship. Alarm bells go off. An eradication campaign starts. But now there's a non-native seaweed on the West Coast that breaks the mold. Japanese eelgrass has defenders along with its critics.

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Boeing
1:04 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Dems want NLRB attorney's testimony delayed

Two ranking Democrats say a labor board attorney shouldn't have to testify about an ongoing lawsuit over South Carolina's Boeing plant.

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Sports with Art Thiel
11:13 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Preview: Bizarre end to 'strange' Stanley Cup series

Art Thiel discusses the "strangest" Stanley Cup series ever and the posts-game rioting.
Craig McCulloch KPLU

"This was one of the strangest seven-game series I've ever witnessed in any sport," said KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel, regarding the Boston Bruins defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0, in Vancouver, to win the Stanley Cup.

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Business
10:51 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Chase ordered to disclose ATM fee

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says JP Morgan Chase must figure out a way to make their ATMs warn welfare clients of an 85-cent fee to withdraw cash. The governor made her comments Wednesday after she declined to veto the disclosure requirement.

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Environment
9:50 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Annual gypsy moth hunt begins

Unwanted: The gypsy moth
Ian Marsman Flickr

The summer search is under way across Washington for the gypsy moth, an invasive insect capable of defoliating forests and urban landscapes.

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NEWS ROUNDUP
6:32 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Thursday morning's headlines

Man poses for a picture as a car burns inside the Hudson’s Bay Company parking garage in Vancouver after the Canucks loss in the Stanley Cup Final.
Craig McCulloch KPLU
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Record Bin Roulette
4:00 am
Thu June 16, 2011

The good, the bad on Father's Day

Long Playing Daddy
kevindooley Flickr

For Father's Day we put together an episode of Good Dads and Bad Dads...you be the judge.

Here are some ponderables for Dad's Day...

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Political Participation
3:36 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Washington leads nation in voting access for young people

George Mason University students help their peers register to vote in Washington, D.C. Young people in the "other" Washington, on the west coast, have the best access to the political process in the nation, according to a new survey.
masonvotes Flickr photo

Young people have an easier time voting in Washington State than anywhere else in the country. That’s according to a survey by Rock the Vote, a group that encourages youth to participate in the political process.

It found many state laws mesh with the needs of young voters, but there’s still room for improvement.

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Humanosphere
3:00 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Bono's ONE Campaign growing in Seattle

Members of ONE on the streets of Seattle, taking names and fighting poverty.
One Campaign Seattle

How were world governments, under constant pressure to cut back on foreign aid due to the economic downturn, convinced to support the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to the tune of $4.3 billion?

Bill Gates and his foundation likely had some influence, sure. He’s long been a big proponent of vaccines. But even the Microsoft billionaire can’t always get governments to do what he wants. That’s where his friend Bono and the ONE Campaign come in.

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