Over the weekend, the story of a transgender woman in Idaho whose family had buried as a man lit up social media.
LGBT legal advocates say there continues to be a gap in how end-of-life issues are handled, even for people who have legally changed their gender.
The election is over, but not the political fundraising. Washington state lawmakers are racing the clock to replenish their coffers before the freeze.
The freeze that hits on Dec. 13 isn't the plummeting temperatures kind; it's a freeze on campaign fundraising.
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Healthfulness isn't typically a well-intended food donor's top concern, says hunger advocate Ruth Solari.
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Tomorrow is the opening of the 18th summit meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Seven regional heads of state, whose countries are home to large numbers of the world's poorest and hungriest people, are arriving in the city for two days of talks to explore greater trade and political cooperation within the region.
NPR's Emily Harris is reporting on the measure, which must still be approved by Israel's Parliament.
Until now, the two leading candidates for a vaccine to protect against the Ebola virus were being led by global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on the one hand, and a tiny company in Ames, Iowa, that was virtually unknown, on the other.
Today, the David in that scenario, NewLink Genetics, said it has made a deal with drugmaker Merck, to research, develop, manufacture and distribute the experimental Ebola vaccine.
Carolyn Ohl-Johnson found a home — and a way of life — near Big Bend National Park.
BirdNote contributor Alex Chadwick visited Carolyn at the desert oasis she created for birds such as this Magnificent Hummingbird. But her accomplishment has required tremendous sacrifice. “I haven’t seen my great grandkids since they were babies,” she admits.
We first met at a coffee shop last August. I was looking for a cool place to file a story about the protests over the death of an unarmed black 18-year-old at the hands of a white police officer; he was taking a break from the chaos. We shared a table and ended up chatting.
Pastor Meese was exhausted, that much was obvious. He had been down at the protests until late at night helping keep the peace. He was also frustrated.
For the past year, Western powers and Tehran have been trying to hammer out a deal that would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
Reporting from Vienna, NPR's Peter Kenyon tells us that the length of the extension is still unclear, but it could be anywhere from three to eight months.
Reuters quotes Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond as saying the talks have been extended into the summer of 2015.
Seattle City Light is moving forward with plans to upgrade residential electrical meters with advanced technology, often called “smart metering.”
Images of the American West line the walls of a brand new addition to the Tacoma Art Museum. The collection, a gift from a German family with ties to the Northwest, is a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition that is raising the museum’s profile.
In Washington, there are almost 9,000 children in foster care. About a quarter of them are eligible for adoption.
I visited the King County courthouse to meet a family as they welcomed their foster daughter into their home — permanently.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland police's Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is combing through the evidence, trying to figure out if police acted appropriately.
Immigration was different — the issue where business leaders decided to ally with Latino community groups and labor unions.
Lance Cpl. Jasmine Abrego is an office clerk who dreams of becoming a warrior.
She's flat on her stomach in the dirt, in full combat gear. Suddenly she pops up, slings a 44-pound metal tripod on her back and lurches forward in a crab-like run. Finally, she slams the tripod to the ground.