Human rights advocates rallied in front of the Mexican consulate in Seattle on Tuesday on behalf of a Renton woman being held in a Mexican prison.
Nestora Salgado, who was the commander of a community police force, was arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero in August and charged with kidnapping. Her family in the Seattle area say the charges are trumped up in retaliation for her efforts to combat corruption in Mexico.
People fighting hunger in the developing world have noticed a troubling mystery: malnourished children sometimes fail to get healthier even when given a lot of extra nutrients.
The key to helping them may be to focus on the kids, but on their cows, according to a team led by a University of Washington professor.
Some residents in the Olympia area are concerned about dredged materials being disposed of in the Puget Sound. They say the Department of Natural Resources is failing to protect underwater ecology at the same time that state and federal governments are spending millions on cleanup.
If you're shopping for a cook the chances are that he or she already has at least some of the items pictured above -- but maybe not all. This Food for Thought is all about (somewhat) cheap stuff to give cooks.
Reuters describes the move as "a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization."
Northwest mental health experts are cautiously optimistic about a new federal grant program. But they call it a modest attempt to improve mental health care in rural areas.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday, the federal Department of Agriculture’s plans to spend up to $50 million over the next three years.
Police in Kennewick, Wash., say a missing 14-year-old girl has talked with her mother and says she is in Mexico and is OK.
KNDO says police confirmed Tuesday that the mother of Elizabeth Romero spoke with her daughter by phone and the girl said she is in Jalisco, Mexico.
Washington lawmakers will soon get clearer guidance on when it’s appropriate to accept free meals from lobbyists.
The state’s Legislative Ethics Board on Tuesday wrapped up a months-long review of lobbyist-paid meals. The move followed our investigation earlier this year into lawmakers who regularly dine out at lobbyist expense.
The vaccine isn't approved for general use in the United States, though it is available in Europe, Australia and Canada. But the meningitis strain that hit the New Jersey campus isn't fazed by the vaccines typically used in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration is allowing a Novartis vaccine that's usually sold in other countries to be administered on the Princeton campus.
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The latest flare-up came between centrist Democrats at the Third Way think tank and liberals who view Sen.
As we reported on Monday, it follows a similar move by police against a protester camp near City Hall.
The protests began late last month after President Vik
Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses in the next several days.
Officials said the increases would be offset by a variety of spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget totaling about $85 billion over a decade, leaving enough for a largely symbolic cut of more than $20 billion in the nation's $17 trillion debt.
"The day that I pulled up to this building, I thought it was condemned," Thompson says.
The structure, built in 1898, was sagging and leaky and missing entire window panes. Inside, students were underperforming academically.
And then, there were the rats. Thompson and his two children didn't even finish unpacking his office before they discovered that problem.
"They were in here 10 minutes, and I hear this big crash," he says. "My daughter ...
"We have located the people. They have been taken to the hospital. They are alive and well." Pershing County Undersheriff Thomas Bjerke said Tuesday.
Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Olympics, is a resort town on the relatively warm Black Sea. There are beaches and palm trees.
But the drugs also make it more likely that a person will be short on vitamin B-12.
A free program developed by the University of Washington helps curb teen drinking and violence, according to new research.
The “Communities That Care” program takes a one-size-doesn’t-fit-all approach in tackling these problems.