Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have activated their water shortage response plans. The hot, dry weather has increased demand for water just as river levels are at historic lows. Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Public Utilities and the city of Everett issued a joint release announcing the implementation of the first stage of the response plans.
Lauding recent increases in state education funding, but ultimately admitting they still have more work to do, state lawmakers have filed an update with the state Supreme Court on their progress toward fulfilling the McCleary school funding mandate.
Now, everyone's wondering what the court will do next.
During this long wait, many become frustrated. And some turn to religion.
It's the job of the in-house chaplain to help connect detainees to religious services.
Keith Henderson, chaplain at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., says, "I love it. I love the job," partly, he says, because he likes challenges.
This facility holds nearly 1,600 people who face deportation.
"I don't know how, but we are making some money," he says.
The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Olympic Committee "severed ties" with Boston on Monday. In a statement, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, "I strongly believe that bringing the Olympic Games back to the United States would be good for our country and would have brought long-term benefits to Boston." He continued, "However, no benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our City and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result."
Walsh had previously said the U.S.
When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.
"It really bothered me," she says.
She's 29, a widow and has five kids. She's lived in a town in the Dominican Republic for the past nine years.
Like many Haitian migrants, she faced formal deportation after a law stripped them of their citizenship. Formal deportation could start as early as August 1. So many of these people have already fled to settlement camps in Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the DR.
Etyse had tried to get the required papers to stay in the country.
"All the people in the process kept asking for money," she says.
The department's latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report also upgraded Uzbekistan and Angola, while Belize, Belarus and South Sudan were among 18 nations downgraded this year.
"Angus Stewart, counsel for the commission, said that of 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sexual abuse identified by the Jehovah's Witnesses Church, 'not one was reported by the church to secular authorities.'
"The Church dismissed 401 members following internal abuse hearings, but more than half were later reinstated, the inquiry was told.
On Sunday night, this chant thundered through Yankee Stadium, where Major League Soccer's prized acquisition from a top European club, legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, was set to make his debut with the New York City FC.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes vocal siren Halie Loren, touring in support of her new release Butterfly Blue. Band members are Halie Loren (vocals), Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass) and Brian West (drums). Show time Monday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.
How many tweets exactly? The #ObamaInEthiopia hashtag in particular has been used more than 10,000 times and counting in the past seven days.
Candidates, politicians and groups were quick to denounce — or defend — the Holocaust reference.
Here's Huckabee's full quote, said in an interview with Breitbart News' editor-in-chief, Alexander Marlow, on Saturday:
"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in Amer
The test to coordinate treatment for high-risk Medicare patients in hundreds of communities was one of many demonstrations run by the Department of Health and Human Services' innovation center.
The Affordable Care Act created the lab and gave it $10 billion over a decade to test new
Noah was in D.C. this weekend as part of a summer comedy tour. Our NPR colleagues Frederica Boswell and Gwynne Villota went to the sold-out show. He got a standing ovation when he came out. Then came the act. Boswell, who's seen Noah perform before, notes that the mixed-race South African (father white, mother black) used to speak of "they" when referring to African-Americans.
I got that idea a long time ago, when I was a student teacher at a middle school.
It seemed the assistant principal's job goes something like this:
She's on duty well before the school day starts with a walkie-talkie on her belt, making sure the buses arrive on time and that the drop-off lane is running smoothly.
Early last week, a resident even caught video of the creature. The cellphone footage showed what looked like a big, wild cat walking across a lawn:
The sightings increased as the week went by, and the police department closed streets and deployed teams of police officers and conservation officials.