Though the Washington Legislature closed its regular session without reaching a budget, it remains on track to fulfill the state Supreme Court's schools funding mandate, the state's top lawyer said in a legal filing Monday.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, charged with defending state lawmakers in the ongoing McCleary case, wrote a progress report to the court saying spending proposals from both the state House and Senate include "historic" increases in K-12 education funding.
Now all that's left, Ferguson argued, is to reach a deal in the special session which starts Wednesday.
Silicon Valley tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple have all been opening offices in Seattle in recent years.
Now, the City of Destiny wants in on the action. Tacoma recently paid $2,600 to run a quarter-page ad in the San Jose Mercury News, one of the biggest newspapers serving California's Silicon Valley, aimed at persuading tech companies that want to expand in the Pacific Northwest to look 35 miles south of Seattle.
One member of a Seattle-based climbing group's Everest team died Saturday as a result of an avalanche that hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake. But several other local climbing organizations reported that their team
Just ask Time magazine columnist Joel Stein. He decided to give the sharing economy a try, then wrote about his experience. The explosion of new social apps and services powering this new consumer landscape gave him the opportunity to run a few of his own DIY businesses.
But here's why it might actually be a good thing for the party:
1. Public opinion is changing — at lightning speed.
There's never been a social issue in America on which public attitudes reached a tipping point so quickly.
In 2014, support for gay marriage nationally was 56 percent. That's up from 30 percent in 2004. And among young people it's even higher.
But recently he's been setting aside time each day to practice making a special drink.
Duan was recently crowned the finalist in the U.S. Bartenders' Guild's national cocktail competition. Next, he will represent the U.S. in the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Sydney on April 28.
Television images showed those demonstrators throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at a line of police officers in riot gear.
Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said seven officers had been hurt in the clashes. Some suffered broken bones and one of them, said Kowalczyk, is unresponsive.
"This is not OK," said Kowalczyk.
There is no scientific evidence that GMOs pose a risk to health, as Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells readily acknowledges.
As one of 76 migrants on a 12-meter-long inflatable dinghy, Silla knew exactly what the risks were. Lawlessness and chaos have gripped Libya, and Silla says migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are the most vulnerable.
While waiting to make the crossing, he lost his best friend.
"They tried to attack him, to take his money," Silla recalls.
"Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation."
We've been covering this story for almost a year.
Now you may be wondering: Why is it important to find new diseases carried by ticks?
It's because of the gap. There are more people who report tick bites than there are diagnoses of tick-borne diseases.
The human toll of the quake is massive, but the temblor has also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.
Here are some before-and-after images of some of those sites
Kathmandu's Durbar Square is home to many of the city's main religious sites.
The Department of Health and Human Services recommended a maximum of 0.7 milligrams per liter of water instead of the long-standing maximum of 1.2 milligrams.
"The change is recommended because now Americans have access to more sources of fluoride, such as toothpaste and mouth rinse
If you're not familiar with them, cheese curds are a byproduct of the cheddar cheese-making process, and "deep frying" is a method by which anything is made into a better version of itself.
You can find deep-fried cheese curds all over the states surrounding Wisconsin.
"We must not allow an already tragic situation to tear our community apart," Sen.
Loretta Lynch is the new U.S. attorney general.
Lynch was sworn in today by Vice President Joe Biden, who said the daughter of a Baptist minister who preached during the sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., will now be "leading the march to a more perfect union."
Lynch, 55, is the nation's 83rd attorney general and the first black woman to hold the position.