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2014-04-11 23:02:27

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples today declared the name of Washington’s NFL team and its mascot a “hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native Americans.”* Today’s statement is being lauded by the Oneida Indian Nation, whose representative Ray Halbritter met with the UN Human Rights Committee in January regarding the Washington NFL team and the mascot they feel to be offensive, and by Executive Director of the National Congress of American...

2014-04-10 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old space telescope by employing a technique called spatial scanning, which dramatically improves Hubble's accuracy for making angular...

2014-04-09 23:28:55

At its regular General Membership meeting March 24, 2014, the Seattle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People heard a presentation on children's vision care from Katie Johnson and Helen Spencer. Spencer and Johnson are working on raising awareness among educators and policy makers all across Washington State. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Members of the Seattle-King County NAACP General Assembly meeting on Monday night, March 24, were very concerned to...

2014-04-08 12:35:53

Automated testing and new cloud-based analytics promise to save time, increase productivity and eliminate the torment of network technicians everywhere: the intermittent issue EVERETT, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks today introduced cloud services for its OneTouch(TM) AT Network Assistant. Free with any new handheld OneTouch AT tester or as a software upgrade for existing units, the cloud service enables the OneTouch AT tester to provide visibility into network...

2014-04-08 08:38:10

Following its successful public launch of new gTLDs, Donuts has 17 more available this month for trademark holder access, and an additional 17 for general availability, including .COFFEE, .DATING, .EVENTS, .MARKETING, .AGENCY, .BARGAINS and .COOL BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donuts Inc., the largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), continues its rapid expansion of the Internet namespace this month by opening 17 more domains for...

2014-04-08 08:21:19

TACOMA, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Fast Freight, Inc. and American Relocation Services, a division of American Fast Freight, Inc., are expanding and will be opening their newest and largest freestanding cargo terminal in all of Kodiak Island on May 2(nd), 2014. The American Fast Freight Kodiak Terminal is a 6000 square foot terminal built 2 miles from the Port of Kodiak and has direct and easy access for deliveries via 40 foot containers, flat racks and temperature...

2014-04-07 16:26:32

KENT, Wash., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of seasoned technology experts with more than 20 years of experience providing enterprise, small business and home PC users with hardware repair, data recovery, upgrades and support, today launched UpgradeMyXP.com, a simple and affordable solution for the more than 30 million Windows XP users who will lose XP security support from Microsoft beginning April 8. Without new patches or security updates, XP users will be subject to...

2014-04-07 12:27:32

Maryhill Winery welcomes three chart-topping acts: Styx and Foreigner, Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy, and Ian Anderson performing the Best of Jethro Tull GOLDENDALE, Wash., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater is pleased to announce a chart-topping lineup for the 2014 summer concert series, featuring some of the best-selling artists from the 70s and 80s. With dates set for August and September, three groups are set to take the stage at Maryhill Winery's picturesque...

2014-04-04 16:23:52

For those teaching, raising, mentoring or counseling young boys, this event provides the science behind young boys' behavior and provides parents and teachers the tools and techniques to address and improve their learning environment, helping them thrive EDMONDS, Wash., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gurian Institute and The Center, A Place of HOPE announce today a groundbreaking, one-day conference sure to change the way we raise, teach, and nurture the young boys in our society. The...

2014-04-04 16:20:21

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is making available to the public, at no cost, more than 1,000 codes with its release on Thursday, April 10 of a new online software catalog. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Organized into fifteen broad categories, the new catalog offers a wide variety of applications for use by industry, academia, other government agencies, and the general public. "Software is an increasingly important element of...


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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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