$7 MILLION BY JUNE 30!

Currently Raised: $1,293,746.67

With Occupation Over, Oregon Governor Looks Ahead

The 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is over. The final four remaining occupiers surrendered to the FBI Thursday morning without incident.
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee said an investigation into the early release of nearly 3,000 Washington prison inmates should be finished soon. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans got an update from their investigator on a separate inquiry underway.

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter is voicing skepticism that his fellow Republicans in the state legislature can both cut income taxes and do justice to public education. Otter made his remarks during a rare press Q and A in Boise Thursday.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

This Saturday marks Neighbor Appreciation Day in the city of Seattle. Seattle has many neighborhoods. From the northwestern corner, down to the southern tip of the city. Each one is a little different.

Back in 1995, when Seattle began Neighbor Appreciation Day, the city was less dense and had more people living in single family homes. Lois Maag, with Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, says today people interact with their neighbors often in different ways — because housing has changed.

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Boeing shares dropped almost 7 percent after Bloomberg reported the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company’s accounting. 

According to the story, which cites unidentified people "with knowledge of the matter," securities regulators are looking into how Boeing has accounted for costs and expected sales of its 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8 jumbo jet. Spokesmen for Boeing and the SEC declined to comment. 

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said he's concerned with the number of children who die because their parents choose faith healing instead of traditional medical care.

Dear Friends,

 

With your help, we have raised close to $1.3 million and our campaign is in full swing. The Friends of 88-5 FM group is meeting with individual donors, planning community meetings and working with volunteers to make our goal: $7 million by June 30th.

 

YOUR PLEDGE OF SUPPORT: CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED!

 

Hollywood producer Ross Putman says he's read thousands of scripts during his time working in the film industry in Los Angeles, and over the years, he began to find one pattern particularly problematic: the way female characters are introduced.

Here's a sampling: leggy, attractive, blonde, beautiful, hot, gorgeous, pretty, sexy.

The odds of getting Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are declining for people who are more educated and avoiding heart disease, a study finds. The results suggest that people may have some control over their risk of dementia as they age.

This isn't the first study to find that the incidence of dementia is waning, but it may be the best so far. Researchers looked at 30 years of records from more than 5,000 people in the famed Framingham Heart Study, which has closely tracked the health of volunteers in Framingham, Mass.

Melissa Melby, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware, was pleased to hear a pre-med undergraduate excitedly describe participating in a brief medical outreach program to an impoverished Central American community. That is, until the student proudly recounted how she had performed a pelvic exam on a patients at the local clinic.

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