Playoff talk is heating up for the Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks. Their biggest game of the season is this Sunday against the first-place Cardinals in Arizona. Kickoff is 5:30.
KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says there's a lot at stake.
On Morning Edition, NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports that the process of normalizing diplomatic relations will be pretty straight forward and is likely to be done quickly.
"We can do that via an exchange of letter or notes.
And in 2014, readers could find plenty of books promoting pluck and hard work, such as MONEY Master the Game and The Innovators.
But three books broke the pattern, generating headlines and big sales by focusing on unfair aspects of wealth creation.
"As a nation, we have to make college more accessible and affordable and ensure that all students graduate with a quality education of real value," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement.
The White House previously announced that the plan would tie federal financial aid to colleges' performance as judged by these ratings.
And there's another reason everyone knows this place: Thousands of people around St. Joseph have been sued by the hospital and had their wages seized to pay for medical bills.
According to the White House, only 5 percent of Cubans have access to the open Internet, comparable to North Korea. As part of the deal, that could change overnight.
Maribel Fonseca a teacher in Miramar, Cuba, has never seen the Internet.
Paintings and posters of the big-eyed waifs, often in rags, their hair unkempt, brought fame and fortune to the charming, smooth-talking artist — along with widespread critical disdain.
A student taps on a piano while he and four classmates wait for their philosophy professor.
The Northwest business that has investors buzzing right now is the Seattle biotech company Juno Therapeutics. It’s going public Friday morning and hopes the IPO will raise more than $200 million. It will trade on the Nasdaq under JUNO.
Juno Therapeutics specializes in immunotherapies to treat leukemia and lymphoma. This involves taking a person’s T-cells, the ones that fight infections in our bodies, and reengineering them to become stronger.
Seattle police will soon have new uniforms and a pilot project on body cameras is about to begin.
The two-tone light and dark blue uniform will be replaced with a solid dark blue outfit, which will also bear an updated patch.
Garfield High School's administration submitted a staffing plan to Seattle Public Schools Thursday that's strategically designed to prevent a teacher from moving out of the building for the second half of the school year, according to a leader of the school's PTSA.
District officials had asked the school's administrators to identify the equivalent of one full-time teacher who would move to another school at the end of the first semester. They said Garfield High School's final enrollment numbers came in well short of predicted levels and the teacher is needed elsewhere.
But instead of identifying one teacher, Garfield High School PTSA co-president Kirk Wohlers said the school named five teachers who could each leave the school for one class period each.
New York's ban comes six years after the state placed a temporary moratorium on fracking to study the gas drilling technique.
Northwest farmers and orchardists are among the potential beneficiaries if the U.S. and Cuba normalize their relationship and the trade embargo ends.
They're among many still trying to sort out what President Obama's announcement Wednesday of changes in Cuba policy could mean for them.
Why? Because a lot of people were at the market, buying fish.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the law, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, will now ensure that workers who sue over discrimination in the workplace will get fair and consistent treatment.
But this could prove awkward for Venezuela, which has been Cuba's closest ally and a fierce critic of Washington.
In public, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is praising the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba.
The recent surge in demand has the company scrambling to fill orders, upgrading its manufacturing equipment and adding a third shift at its Maine boot factories.
Its Brunswick, Maine, factory is bustling at around midnight recently as workers make the company's signature boots. Manager Royce Haines says L.L. Bean hired a hundred new employees and added a night shift to meet the demand.