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Spending plan called a 'compassionate' use of state surplus

OLYMPIA—MajorityDemocrats unveiled their go-home budget Tuesday, praising it as a compassionate, yet prudent use of the state's projected surplus of $1.6 billion.


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Author has recently published the first biography of Alice Walker

Author and biographer Evelyn C. White will make two appearances this week during a visit to Seattle. White is biographer of Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple and the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.


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'Rx Washington Card' billed as additional resource for consumers

OLYMPIA—The state of Washington has announced a new drug discount card available to any state resident. The card will reduce costs between 15 percent and 25 percent for prescription drugs not covered by insurance.


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Lori Renner demonstrates how to model good oral reading at a workshop for potential tutors entitled "Adventures in Reading for Elementary Students," at the Seattle All City Tutor Training held March 2 at Meany Middle School.


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Jeweler Nancy Worden, left, heats metal over a flame while Madrona K-8 students look on.Middle…


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LOS ANGELES—The ensemble drama Crash pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Academy Awards history, winning best picture over the cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain, which had been the front-runner.


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SANTA ANA, Calif.—The inmates had to heat the letter to draw out the message, written in invisible ink. When they did, their orders were clear.


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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--A Tennessee lawmaker is trying to persuade the state to build a drug treatment clinic specifically for people addicted to methamphetamine.

State Rep. Judd Matheny, a Republican from Tullahoma, said the projected $10.1 million cost would save taxpayers in the long run by keeping some offenders out of prison.


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GARY, Ind.--Entertainer Harry Belafonte renewed his criticism of President George W. Bush and Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan urged education reform during the recently concluded 2006 National Black Peoples Unity Convention.


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Seattle—An overflow crowd of more than 275 people filled the County Council chambers and lobbies Monday as the Metropolitan King county council approved an ordinance to change the county's official logo.


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