Fish versus Gold
4:30 am
Mon October 17, 2011

'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle

Site of the proposed Pebble Mine.
National Park Conservation Assn.

It’s thousands of miles away, but supporters of a campaign to stop a controversial mine proposal in Alaska say it would harm more than just the pristine ecosystem where it’s located.

They’re launching a “Save Bristol Bay Road Show” in Seattle tonight, claiming the city’s fishing industry could lose thousands of jobs if the mine is built. 

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Global Health
4:13 pm
Sun October 16, 2011

Bill Gates vs. the mosquitoes, who's winning?

One of the tools for fighting malaria is the bed net. Has it been successful?
Matt Handy Flickr

Four years ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called for the eradication of malaria. Since then it has spent nearly $2 billion in the effort.

While there has been success, many still wonder: What factors are driving malaria away? What's causing the success? There are also many confounding factors at play ranging from climate change to the mysterious disappearance of mosquitoes in east Africa.

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Artscape
7:25 am
Sun October 16, 2011

New book looks at city's musical history 'Before Seattle Rocked'

David “Guitar Shorty” Kearney and band circa 1968. The band is one of dozens profiled in 'Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music" by Kurt Armbruster.
photo by Ed Lee

Long before “grunge,” Seattle was home to big band musicians, immigrant choral groups and a seafood restaurant owner who sang folk songs about clams.

Those are only some of the stories  in Kurt Armbruster's new book, "Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music" (University of Washington Press).

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Festivals and events
5:00 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

A thing to do in Victoria: Emily Carr at several venues

Emily Carr is one of Canada's most famous artists and her hometown of Victoria is celebrating her this month with various events.
Library and Archives of Canada

Victoria invites its residents and visitors to remember the remarkable Emily Carr in a city-wide collaborative celebration of the artist’s unique life and work through presentations of music, history and art.

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the Victoria Symphony will present the “Emily Carr Project,” a concert performance to explore Emily Carr’s painting, poetry and connection to the people of the First Nations.

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Festivals and events
4:46 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

4 things to do tonight, this weekend

Tonight marks the end of the Vancouver International Film Festival.

If you are not at the Earshot Jazz Festival this weekend, check out a few film festivals, explore wildlife at the Point Defiance Zoo and listen to Grammy Award winning group Manhattan Transfer.

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Guest contributor Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, but  he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can find more photos and follow Paul on Twitter at @pdgibson.

NW Craft Brews
2:51 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

The Friday beer: Stone's vanilla bean smoked porter

The vanilla bean smoked porter
Paul Gibson

With the change in seasons comes a different style of beer, and these cooler and gray days are perfect for sipping on a porter. I've enjoyed Stone Brewing Co.'s Smoked Porter before, and when I saw a special release of the vanilla bean version on tap, I knew I had to give this rare find a try.

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Protesting Wall Street
2:00 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Occupy Canada? Movement moves north where the flame was lit

Sparked last month by a Canadian anti-consumer group, the “Occupy Wall Street” protest movement is finally making its way north of the border.

The Adbusters Foundation in Vancouver, B.C., is best known in the U.S. for “Buy Nothing Day,” which encourages people to keep their wallets closed on November 25th – the biggest shopping day of the year. Tomorrow, they will also put their forces behind Occupy rallies in Canada, including those in Vancouver and Victoria.

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Protesting Wall Street
12:24 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

For Wall Street protests, what constitutes success?

Demonstrators associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement face off with police Friday in the streets of New York City's financial district.

Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 9:33 am

Wall Street protesters avoided a showdown Friday that could have forced them from their Manhattan camp, but they still face the same question that would have confronted them if they had been evicted: Where do they go from here?

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Education
10:08 am
Fri October 14, 2011

After teacher strike, Tacoma School Board moves to back Santorno

The Tacoma school board has given a vote of confidence to Deputy Superintendent Carla Santorno. They’ve approved a plan to appoint her to two temporary posts as interim superintendant. That puts her in a strong position to take on that role permanently a year and a half from now.

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