Articles written by: Lynn Wallace

Don’t let DeVos distract us from the work ahead in Washington state

Don’t let DeVos distract us from the work ahead in Washington state

DESPITE the best efforts of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and others, the United States now has a dubiously qualified education secretary setting the federal government’s agenda for public schools. The U.S. Senate’s narrow confirmation of Betsy DeVos Tuesday — with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie — is an […]

Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal

Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer and then a judge. But he managed to do quite nicely for his first four […]

Judge says Dakota pipeline protest suit unlikely to succeed

Judge says Dakota pipeline protest suit unlikely to succeed

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access pipeline opponents involved in a violent clash with police in North Dakota in November are unlikely to succeed in a lawsuit alleging excessive force and civil rights violations, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland didn’t immediately rule on a motion […]

Six local biotech leaders join group of 160 opposing Trump travel ban

Six local biotech leaders join group of 160 opposing Trump travel ban

Six local biotech executives and 160 other industry leaders nationwide have signed a letter opposing the Trump administration’s travel ban. The ban could stunt the country’s biotech industry and “slow the fight against the many diseases that afflict us,” the letter reads. The president’s executive order, temporarily stopping all refugees […]

Police face complaints about ‘third-shift terror squad’

Police face complaints about ‘third-shift terror squad’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer calls it the “third-shift terror squad”: a band of white officers who patrol the South Side of Providence at night and, residents say, strike fear into blacks and Latinos by harassing and in some cases beating them. “They’re terrorizing the city,” said Charm Howie, […]

Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand

Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the “multi-year term” during which she “is one of the most photographed women in the world” could mean millions of dollars […]

Ford reveals new aluminum-sided Expedition SUV

Ford reveals new aluminum-sided Expedition SUV

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s biggest SUV is dropping some weight. Ford says the 2018 Expedition is 300 pounds lighter than the previous model thanks to a new aluminum body and a high-strength steel frame. It’s the second Ford vehicle to get the aluminum treatment, after the F-Series pickup. […]

The zen of journaling as you travel

The zen of journaling as you travel

When I travel, I make it a habit to collect only one thing: memories. The most treasured keepsake of any trip I take is the journal I bring home, filled with descriptions and observations of the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen, and the experiences I’ve had. Thinking back, […]

Valentine art in NY’s Times Square uses immigration theme

Valentine art in NY’s Times Square uses immigration theme

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigration is the theme of a heart-shaped artwork installed in New York’s Times Square for the run-up to Valentine’s Day. The Times Square Alliance invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a “romantic public art installation.” This year’s winning work, which opened to the […]

Day-by-day 2017 Grapefruit League schedule

Thursday, Feb. 23 University of Tampa vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 Florida Southern College vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 Northeastern University vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:05 Friday, Feb. 24 Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 N.Y. Mets vs. Boston at Fort Myers, […]