5 hrs ago
Our first step to the future
Pneumatic tubes. Giant slingshots. Motorized skateboards. Cars, buses, trains, boats, bikes and what my father used to call "shanks' mare" - meaning my own two feet - though I have no idea why and dictionaries aren't much help.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
First Person: Star Quality
Now that e-cigarettes have become a hot start-up market, is Washington about to send the industry up in smoke? When she returned to war zones after losing her leg as an embedded journalist, "I wasn't such an outsider anymore."
Live: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East
Newcastle United are trying to land five new signings and have not given up on loan star Loic Remy, who has returned from Brazil to uncertain future We take the strain out of planning a perfect North East day out for our millionaire visitors who arrived on superyacht the Sovereign The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates ... (more)
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Bryan Ferry to get honorary degree
The Roxy Music singer and songwriter is being made an honorary Doctor of Music from the university where he graduated in Fine Art in 1968.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Inslee offers up clean water plan
OLYMPIA Gov. Jay Inslee proposed new standards for cleaning up Washington's lakes, rivers and the Puget Sound, immediately drawing criticism from some business and labor groups that they will be too expensive and from some environmentalists that they are too lax.
Tribute to student after house death
The body of James Steen, 23, from Northern Ireland, was found in Wood Street, at 06:00 BST on Saturday.
Inslee to outline fish consumption plan
Ten minutes and four informational slides. That's what a Washington Department of Health staffer responsible for warning the public about contaminants in fish was allotted to impress then-Health Secretary Mary Selecky about the importance of the issue.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Community News in Brief: Tuesday, July 8
Volunteers from St John Ambulance will be at Grey's Monument this Saturday to demonstrate their first aid skills to the public.
Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys
A computer science student accused of hacking offences has been jailed for six months for failing to hand over his encryption passwords, which he had been urged to do in "the interests of national security".
Food Production Daily
Encore's Laura Croisdale 'climbs every mountain'
In the first of a series of podcasts called 'lunch time bites', FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
American Independence Day was celebrated in style at Washington Old Hall
Newcastle United have run the rule over two targets in Holland as Debuchy exit gets closer - with Ricardo van Rhijn being a name in the frame We take the strain out of planning a perfect North East day out for our millionaire visitors who arrived on superyacht the Sovereign The Mayor and Mayoress of Sunderland with Special Guests 'The ... (more)
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Khan: 'I'll fight council over Mr Monkey costs'
A FORMER South Tyneside councillor embroiled in a Town Hall bid to unmask internet blogger Mr Monkey says he will fight a 56,000 court bill "every step of the way".
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Gateshead Council fined for health and safety breach after tree-feller injured by train
Gateshead Council were fined A 40,000 plus costs after a worker was badly injured while felling trees next to a train line The 11.22am train service from Newcastle to Carlisle which ploughed into a tree which had fallen on the line between Wylam and Ryton A council has been fined A 40,000 after a worker was badly injured when a train ploughed into ... (more)
Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I
It was the Great War, the First World War , the "war to end all wars," and it began 100 years ago.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Daily Herald
Library offerings heat up summer months
We hope that everyone is enjoying all the different activities that are available at the Delphos Public Library.
Berkshire Theatre Group Presents the World Premiere of CEDARS at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 7/23-8/9
Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Naughton in the world premiere of Cedars at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge.
Scorned women name and shame alleged love rat boyfriend on banner over A1
Newcastle United fans have their say about the club's third signing of the summer Siem de Jong - and the reaction is positive for the Dutch ace We take the strain out of planning a perfect North East day out for our millionaire visitors who arrived on superyacht the Sovereign Nicola Morland and Angela Illingworth are said to have found out that ... (more)
Mon Jun 30, 2014
The Pordland Mercury
Will Americans be Allowed to Eat Genuine Haggis Again?
Fans of nose-to-tail-eating and Scottish cuisine in particular will be cheered by the news that the British government is lobbying the US to overturn a decades-old import ban on haggis .
Wired for wellness, Washington Spa Alliance syposium previews 2015 trends
Newsmakers, shakers, and movers from across America attended the fourth annual WSPA symposium.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Oregon Brewers Guild Releases Impressive Statistics, But What Do They Mean?
The Oregon Brewers Guild released some statistics the other day that I think are worth sharing here on the Washington Beer Blog.