war http://kplu.org en Seattle honors the fallen on Memorial Day http://kplu.org/post/seattle-honors-fallen-memorial-day <p>Eric Ward. Jeffrey Starr. Jeremy Burris.</p><p>Those are just a few of the 141 soldiers from Washington state who have lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. That&rsquo;s according to the Washington Post, which <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/national/fallen/" target="_blank">compiles casualty statistics</a>. Memorial Day offers a chance to reflect on their sacrifice.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 21:51:32 +0000 Ashley Gross 5110 at http://kplu.org Seattle honors the fallen on Memorial Day Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive http://kplu.org/post/cautionary-tales-effective-foreign-aid-often-proves-elusive <p>Despite the best intentions, foreign aid often goes awry in countries overwhelmed by war.</p><p>A series of recent news stories have shown clearly that governments rushing in to help people in war-torn countries often find they have solved few long-term problems and sometimes made matters worse.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/08/rush-to-help-can-thwart-best-intentions-of-foreign-aid/"><strong>Read more.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:12:35 +0000 Larry Johnson 2283 at http://kplu.org Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive