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Ring The Bell: Regional Pro Wrestling Brings Out Crowds And Nostalgia

In the Northwest, promotions such as Seattle-based Defy, Thrash out of British Columbia, and Prestige Wrestling in Hermiston, are out to remind fans of wrestlings roots and its future. While not as many promotions are running in the region as in places such as the South and Mid-Atlantic regions, indie wrestling is growing. Continue Reading Ring The Bell: Regional Pro Wrestling Brings Out Crowds And Nostalgia

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Washington House Democrats unveiled their proposed two-year budget at a news conference on Monday. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS

Washington House Democrats Propose $1.4 Billion Tax Package To Fund State Budget

Washington House Democrats on Monday unveiled a proposed $1.4 billion tax package, including a new capital gains tax, to fund a two-year budget with ongoing commitments to public schools, boosted spending for people with mental illness and increased reimbursement rates for a wide-range of social service providers. Continue Reading Washington House Democrats Propose $1.4 Billion Tax Package To Fund State Budget

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The cockpit of a grounded Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is seen on March 15. CREDIT: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg/Getty Images

After Boeing 737 Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software

Investigations into the causes of the two Boeing 737 Max crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia, have focused on software — and the possibility that it was autonomously pointing the planes’ noses downward, acting without the pilots’ consent. It’s a nightmare scenario. It’s also a reminder that software is everywhere, sometimes doing things we don’t expect. Continue Reading After Boeing 737 Crashes, New Attention On The Potential Flaws Of Software

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Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill and Natural Foods, inspects grains at the company's facility in Milwaukie, Ore. The pioneering manufacturer of gluten-free products invests in whole grains as well as beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices and herbs. CREDIT: Natalie Behring/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Northwest Roots Of Bob’s Red Mill, A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time

Bob Moore, the 90-year-old founder of Bob’s Red Mill, was just a few years into the business of milling whole grains at a converted animal feed mill in a Portland, Ore., suburb when he got a visit from some gluten-free Seattlites who’d come down with a business proposition: Use his business contacts to help them buy bulk xantham gum, an ingredient used in gluten-free baking to help replicate gluten’s elasticity. Continue Reading The Northwest Roots Of Bob’s Red Mill, A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time

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A family photo of Bettye, Miriam and Edwin Pratt together in 1966. Courtesy of Jean Soliz

Storycorps Northwest: 50 Years On, A Seattle Daughter Recalls Her Slain Civil Rights Leader Father

Miriam Pratt was five years old when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. She remembers that after her father, Seattle Urban League leader Edwin Pratt, found out, he paced back and forth in his bedroom. “He was emotional,” Pratt’s daughter tells Jean Soliz, her godmother, at StoryCorps. “I had never seen him like that.” Continue Reading Storycorps Northwest: 50 Years On, A Seattle Daughter Recalls Her Slain Civil Rights Leader Father

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File photo. Glacier Peak volcano Washington's central Cascades. CREDIT: Walter Siegmund/Wikimedia/Creative Commons BY-SA 3.

Scientists Are Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest’s Volcanoes

Eighteen volcanoes are classified as “very high threat” in the United States; eight of them are located in the Pacific Northwest. And right now only Mount St. Helens is considered well-monitored. The National Volcanic Early Warning and Monitoring Systems Act, passed in February, sets out to change that. Continue Reading Scientists Are Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest’s Volcanoes

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A male greater sage grouse struts its stuff on Bureau of Land Management land in this April 21, 2012, photo. CREDIT: BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT/FLICKR

Bird Advocates Question Raven-Killing Plans To Protect Sage Grouse

Deep in Oregon’s sagebrush country, there’s one county with an abundance of ravens. Biologists say those ravens like to eat sage grouse eggs, and they’ve come up with plans to take care of the raven problem.

That’s got bird advocates questioning whether killing one bird for the sake of another is the right move. Continue Reading Bird Advocates Question Raven-Killing Plans To Protect Sage Grouse

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