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OLYMPIA, Wash. - President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster for the flooding, mudslides and avalanches in Washington earlier this month.

Latest peanut scare may be linked to previous outbreak

Authorities are investigating the possibility that the current nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 530 people may be linked to an outbreak that infected more than 700 people two years ago.


Same-sex rights could be expanded in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Adrienne Purcella's life has changed a lot in the past year: She got a job as a police officer and officially entered a domestic partnership with Libby Cope. The Seattle couple joined other gay and lesbian couples Wednesday a...

'Everything but marriage' bill for WA gay couples

RACHEL LA CORTE The Seattle Times 28.01.2009
'Everything but marriage' bill for WA gay couples

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state would offer same-sex couples all the rights and benefits given to heterosexual married couples under a measure that was introduced Tuesday in the Legislature.


Study: Western forests dying at increasing rate

JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press  25.01.2009
Study: Western forests dying at increasing rate

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Trees in old growth forests across the West are dying at a small, but increasing rate that scientists conclude is probably caused by longer and hotter summers from a changing climate.

Northwest floodwaters recede; cleanup begins

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - As floodwaters recede in the Northwest, officials in Washington state are beginning to reopen major highways.


Magnitude 4.5 quake felt across Southern California

David Kelly and Jia-Rui Chong Los Angeles Times  09.01.2009
Magnitude 4.5 quake felt across Southern California

An earthquake estimated at magnitude 4.5 centered about a mile south of San Bernardino jolted Southern California on Thursday evening but caused no major damage, according to authorities.

Floods hit Western Washington hard; Dozens of roads closed, including passes and I-5 near Chehalis

MIKE BARBER AND DEBERA CARLTON HARRELL The Seattle Post 08.01.2009
Floods hit Western Washington hard; Dozens of roads closed, including passes and I-5 near Chehalis

Floodwaters and avalanches shut down travel across Western Washington while thousands of residents fled rising rivers that reached historic levels before spilling over levees.


Bush shelters ocean treasures

Kenneth R. Weiss Chicago Tribune  07.01.2009
Bush shelters ocean treasures

President George W. Bush created three national monuments in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, protecting waters near U.S.-controlled islands that contain a rich diversity of corals, fish and other sea life as well as unusual geological formations in ...

Lights out on Obama island

Star Bulletin 27.12.2008
Lights out on Obama island

Oahu was without power overnight, possibly from a lightning strike, and Hawaiian Electric Co. officials said to expect it to last until morning. The outages, which began hitting various parts of the island at about 6:30 p.m., also affected the Kai...


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A winter storm warning is in effect for the Las Vegas Valley until Thursday at 6 a.m. The winter storm is expected to dump more than a foot of fresh snow above the 3,500 elevation. The National Weather Service says this could end up being the bigg...

Obama left with little time to curb global warming

SETH BORENSTEIN My Way News 15.12.2008
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WASHINGTON (AP) - When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid.


Barack Obama to buy rare £20,000 rhodium ring for his wife to say 'thanks for your support'

Michelle Obama is to receive this £20,000 thank you from her husband for her support during the election. The Harmony ring is made of rhodium - the world's most expensive metal --and encrusted with diamonds. It is being hastily made by Italian des...

FDA finds traces of melamine in US infant formula

Martha Mendoza And Justin Pritchard IBTimes 26.11.2008
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Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melami...


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Seattle, Washington - Brendan Foster spoke, and hundreds answered. Eleven year old Brendan Foster died this day of Friday, 21 November 2008, but throughout this world he will be remembered always. His darkest hour was his brightest light. This is ...

No sweat: Obamas work fitness into daily routine

DEANNA BELLANDI Yahoo! News 20.11.2008
No sweat: Obamas work fitness into daily routine

CHICAGO – Many women recoil at the thought of baring their arms in sleeveless dresses or blouses, but not Michelle Obama — half of the fabulously fit new first couple.


ORLANDO - The widow of a World War II veteran, who spent almost a year in a military brig six decades ago after being wrongly convicted, will be handed a check for $28,305 today at U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's office.

2008 Latino Heritage Award goes to Seattle cop

Noelene Clark Seattle Post-Intelligencer 13.10.2008
2008 Latino Heritage Award goes to Seattle cop

Seattle police officer Adrian Diaz, an 11-year-veteran of the department, awarded the 2008 Latino Heritage Award at a ceremony Saturday night.


Hot Tip: Have Your Heart Attack In Seattle

Anne Underwood Newsweek 24.09.2008
Hot Tip: Have Your Heart Attack In Seattle

A new study finds dramatic regional differences in cardiac-arrest survival rates. Why some places are better than others when it comes to saving lives.

Seattle Sutton Appointed to American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer

OTTAWA, Ill., Sep 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder and President of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating has recently been appointed a member of the American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer.



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