Archive for June, 2012

57-year-old bonsai tree stolen from Bremerton nursery

A 57-year-old bonsai tree valued at $20,000 has been stolen from Elandan Gardens in Bremerton. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

‘Walk for Rice’ raises money for Seattle’s busiest food bank

Under overcast skies, hundreds gathered at Seattle’s Seward Park to help feed the hungry. The Asian Counseling and Referral Service held its 22nd annual “Walk For Rice” event. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

‘Super Guppy’ arrives in Seattle

The unusually large cargo plane carrying a full-scale plywood mock-up of a space shuttle crew cabin has arrived in Seattle. The so-called Super Guppy flew at low altitude around the region before heading to Boeing Field. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Texas cattle deaths tied to toxic Bermuda grass

DALLAS (AP) — Experts are investigating the deaths of 15 cattle in Central Texas that were grazing on toxic grass this spring. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Some Dems still skittish on health care; GOP riled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The constitutional win for President Barack Obama and Democrats on health care overhaul is reopening political cuts within the party. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant

Atari of ‘Pong’ and ‘Centipede’ fame turns 40, works to stay relevant in age of mobile games Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Brief relief, long-term questions on student loans

Congress may have averted a doubling of interest rates on millions of new federal student loans, but the fix is only for a year, leaving students on edge over whether they’ll face a similar increase next summer. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Virginia storm knocks out servers for 3 websites

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Gas under graveyards raises moral, money questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Loved ones aren’t the only thing buried in the 122-year-old Lowellville Cemetery in eastern Ohio. Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Washington state: Please cook your oysters

With the July 4 holiday coming up, the Department of Health would like to remind Washingtonians to thoroughly cook their oysters Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites