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Dragon cargo spacecraft
2014-10-25 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within...

2014-10-24 16:25:42

Recreational marijuana retailer in clear violation of state's 1,000 ft. buffer rule SEATTLE, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ has filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the City of Seattle and Ian Eisenberg, owner of Uncle Ike's Pot Shop, a recreational marijuana retailer that recently opened within 400 feet of Mt. Calvary in Seattle's Central District. The lawsuit, formally filed in King County, seeks to...

2014-10-23 23:08:22

For the first time, consumers can now easily find local businesses based on referrals from friends and neighbors Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Thursday Market today announced the national launch of its social referral network for service professionals. Thursday Market gives consumers the opportunity to search for service business referrals from friends and neighbors, and gives those service professionals an opportunity to engage the friends and neighbors of their satisfied...

2014-10-23 08:36:17

Cite Barriers to Genetic Testing, Access to New Therapies as Thwarting Progress WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when cancer drug development is at a critical juncture, accelerating the delivery of promising new treatments will depend on one critical requirement: ensuring that patients, individually and collectively, are actively involved in the cancer research and drug development process from beginning to end. This was the consensus of leading...

2014-10-22 23:01:59

National Coding Event Joins Together Young Technology Gurus Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is proud to sponsor and host the 2014 CodeDay event in Minneapolis. Taking place November 8-9 in 24 different cities nationwide, CodeDay brings together students to collaborate and build apps and games over a 24-hour period. CodeDay is put on by...

2014-10-22 08:28:50

PHOENIX and BELFAIR, Wash., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OWNZONES, a leading online content creator and aggregator, and BOXLIGHT, Inc., a global leader in developing and manufacturing award-winning projectors and interactive learning technology, unveiled a strategic partnership to utilize OWNZONES programming expertise to professionally catalogue BOXLIGHT's company data including customer management and sales information, product manuals, knowledge base, marketing tools and more to...

2014-10-21 23:14:52

Dr. Bryan McIntosh, cosmetic surgeon of Seattle, WA, has recently released a free, new eBook on blepharoplasty and everything patients should know about the procedure. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Anyone considering plastic surgery to correct or modify their eyelids should download Dr. Bryan McIntosh’s latest eBook guide to the blepharoplasty surgery. This free download gives them the details of how to prepare for the surgery, what to expect during and after the surgery as they...

2014-10-21 23:03:25

Alme Virtual Assistants Aim To Reduce HR Burdens, Improve Employee Relations Spokane, Wash. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Next IT, developer of Alme, the world's most trusted virtual assistant platform, today announced the general availability of Alme to assist human resource professionals. This new offering delivers advanced virtual assistant capabilities in any organization’s human resource environment to optimize and improve employee relations. Next IT works with innovative companies...

2014-10-21 12:34:22

Investment of more than $1 billion will sustain thousands of Puget Sound jobs EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus. Permitting for the new 1-million-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction...

2014-10-21 08:34:24

But has concerns for the health and safety of Quincy, WA area citizens if the one-year Levy doesn't pass QUINCY, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The owner of Protection-1 (Brian Williamson), which is the primary provider of Ambulance Services for Grant County Hospital District No. 2 (i.e...the Quincy Valley Medical Center) is urging citizens in the greater Quincy, Washington area to strongly consider the importance of continuing to have an Emergency Room in Quincy, and as such...


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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