The current flag, adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain, is blue with the Union Jack in the left corner and a shield with the country's coat of arms.
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced last month that Fiji would have a new flag — one without the Union Jack, which he said represents Britain not Fiji. The competition for a new design was launched today.
March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known to readers everywhere as Dr. Seuss. He would have turned 101 this year.
KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick and Ed Ronco remembered the children's author during Monday's Morning Edition ... in full Seussian rhyme.
Many scientists believe that the demise of the dinosaurs began when an asteroid struck the earth 66 million years ago. Some dinosaurs survived, and among them were the early ancestors of birds.
Recently an international research team sequenced the genomes of 45 birds of diverse lineages. The results revealed a surprising discovery: the common ancestor of today’s birds — among them warblers, parrots, woodpeckers, falcons, and owls — was a top-of-the-food-chain carnivore!
This "bird," however, is a flight of fancy, courtesy of FreakingNews.com.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md), who has served in the Senate and in Congress longer than any other woman, says she will not seek a sixth term in 2016.
Mikulski, 78, announced her decision Monday in Baltimore.
" 'Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?' " she said she asked herself, according to The Associated Press.
Mikulski was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and has served in the Senate since 1987. She was the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The LAPD says that two of its officers involved suffered minor injuries and were treated and released.
"We believe firmly that Israel's security and the U.S.-Israel partnership transcends politics and it always will," she said.
Her talk comes at a crucial time for U.S.-Israeli relationship. Ties have been tense since the announcement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would address Congress about the dangers posed by Iran, which Israel views as an existential threat. The U.S.
Netanyahu will appear Monday morning at the annual conference of AIPAC, a powerful pro-Israeli lobby, where he's expected to urge the U.S.
The old G.I. Joe animated series famously ended with the phrase, "Now I know!
A federal court will hear oral arguments Monday in Seattle, in a case that pits the United States against the State of Washington. It has to do with who gets to take how much fish.
U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez has set aside 3 weeks in his calendar to hear issues involved.
She may be an accomplished public speaker, but Bellevue teacher Kristin Leong says she's still "secretly super introverted." Getting comfortable with public performance, she tells her students, is about "faking it 'til you make it."
But Leong says she starts every year in her middle school humanities classes at the International School in Bellevue with the same promise to her students: 'all of them will be performers this year.'
King County Metro is looking to hire a Comfort Coordinator. This person will be in charge of making sure bus drivers can go to the bathroom when they need to. It’s part of Metro’s response to a fine from the state last year.
Editor's note: Andrea Soroko teaches English at Seattle's Garfield High School. This post has been adapted from a story she told during a recent Seattle Times storytelling event, "Why I Teach." The Seattle Times' Education Lab project put on the event in partnership with KPLU and the UW College of Education. The names of the students Soroko mentions have been changed.
I have a student named "Johnny."
"Johnny" does well in school. "Johnny" completes his homework on time. "Johnny" is a good football player. My student, "Johnny," has a dream. It's a dream many of us share — the American Dream. He dreams of a family, a house, a car. The world is his oyster and Johnny is not afraid to dream big.
Worker rights advocates say it’s great that Washington is considering raising the minimum wage and that several cities have already passed higher wage and paid sick leave laws.
But they say it’s important to make sure such measures are enforced. That’s why a union local is teaming up with the University of Washington School of Law.
The push is relying on artillery and air strikes, as well as militia that reportedly include both Shiite and Sunni fighters.
The offensive aims to retake territory in northern Iraq that's been claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. It comes less than two weeks after a senior U.S.
Pham's patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person in the United States diagnosed with Ebola.
People whose household income is more than $75,000 a year have very different perceptions of what affects health than those whose household income is less than $25,000.
Last year, Ebola struck the country and since then, it has killed more than 4,000 Liberians. But among the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa, Liberia has been the fastest at containing the outbreak. Just last week, the region reported 99 new cases of Ebola.
That's why some states have tried setting up independent commissions to draw the map. Arizona voters created such a commission in 2000.