Monthly Archives: December 2009

Smarter Scholarship Matches

via thewashboard.org If you’re a high school student, or parent of one, in Washington state, check this out. It’s about time. One of the complaints I’ve heard for years is that students miss scholarship opportunities. It looks like this initiative … Continue reading

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Documenting the Decade

via nytimes.com I don’t know why I started to weep when viewing these reader-submitted photos of 9/11, but I did. Kudos to the New York Times for this project, which seeks to document the decade with their readers’ photos. Powerful.

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The Sound of Power

Hear the hissing in the background?That’s the sound of electricity throbbing through huge powerlines after being produced at Grand Coulee Dam.On a cold day in the coulee, this power is directly over my head in the big lines that span … Continue reading

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State grows; could add seat in Congress

Turns out that preliminary numbers show Washington has grown and could add a seat in the US House next year. Here’s a press release along with a ton of data. Download PDF

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Health care “reform” should actually change something

As Republicans are fond of arguing, messing with an industry that makes up a sixth of the economy is dangerous business, and they’re right. The bill in the U.S. Senate today won’t fix anything, and will only screw up what … Continue reading

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