Media
9:01 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News has been accused of interfering with coverage of the newspapers' pending sale.
Joseph Kaczmarek AP

Originally published on Fri February 24, 2012 1:50 am

Philadelphia's financially troubled newspapers — the jointly owned Inquirer and Daily News — may be sold for the fourth time in six years. Circulation and advertising are down. A new set of layoffs has been announced, and the papers' newsrooms are about to be combined with the news site Philly.com.

But reporters and editors there are outraged by something else: the actions of their own publisher to influence their coverage of the company's sale.

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Europe
9:01 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Portuguese Seeking Opportunities In Former Colonies

Protesters against government austerity measures march in front of the Finance Ministry in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this month. The country's debt crisis has prompted Portuguese workers to look to their country's former colonies for jobs.
Patricia de Melo Moreira AFP/Getty Images

Portugal is burdened with such big debts that some are calling it "the next Greece." Unemployment is soaring, and the debt continues to rise, despite draconian austerity measures.

But Portugal has something Greece doesn't have: former colonies, rich in natural resources and in need of labor, both skilled and unskilled. And in a type of role reversal, some Portuguese are now traveling to those places in hopes of improving their lives.

Antonio Valerio, who is studying pharmaceutical science at a university, is among those who see no future in Portugal.

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Religion
7:41 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

How To Properly Dispose Of Sacred Texts

On Feb. 21 outside Bagram Airfield, Afghan demonstrators show copies of Qurans allegedly set on fire by U.S. soldiers at a NATO airbase outside Kabul.
Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 24, 2012 7:24 pm

The Quran is considered to be the speech of God to humankind — word for word — explains Imam Johari Abdul-Malik.

"The traditional way of disposing of used or damaged copies of the text of the Quran is by burning it," he says.

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StoryCorps
7:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Man Gives U.S. Vets Two Things: Haircuts, And Hope

The barber shop run by Anthony Bravo Esparza — whom everyone knows as "Dreamer" — is a fixture at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's West Los Angeles Campus.
Paula Berger

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 8:49 am

To help U.S. troops ease back into civilian life, veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza offers them a haircut, and a safe and friendly place to hang out. Esparza — known to his friends as "Dreamer" — sees it as a way to help former soldiers find their way.

Dreamer's barbershop is easy to find; it's set up inside a trailer in the parking lot of the West Los Angeles Medical Center campus of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

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Business Support Profiles
7:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Inklings Bookshop

Inklings Bookshop - located in Yakima, is a family owned independent bookstore celebrating its 11th year in business. Special book orders and educator orders are their specialties.   With thousands of titles, Inklings caters to book lovers of all ages with children’s books and “Indie-bound” bestsellers.  More than just books, they carry many interesting and unique gifts. You can sign up for their “Inkspot” online newsletter and visit the store Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Business Support Profiles
6:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

KeyBank

KeyBank provides a wide variety of financial services and products with a personalized approach  to addressing financial and wealth management.  Access to a team of experts ensures that complex issues are looked at from different perspectives, and that their recommendations are the right solutions for your unique situation and to help meet your personal goals.  The professionals on their teams listen, know what questions to ask, and bring solutions to the table. Information is available online at www.key.com

Gingrich Criticizes Obama
5:50 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Gingrich Astonished By President Obama's Apology To Afghan Officials

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Photo credit: Wikimedia user Gage Skidmore Wikimedia Commons

Newt Gingrich told fans in Spokane today he’s astonished President Obama apologized to Afghan authorities for the burning of Muslim Holy Books by U.S. soldiers. Obama expressed remorse this morning that a military base burned copies of the Quran in a garbage pile.

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Grandmother Urges CPS Changes
5:20 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

New Task Force Will Investigate Powell Deaths

Judy Cox (left) with her husband Chuck at the press conference in Olympia.
Photo credit: Azusa Uchikura. Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA, Wash. – It’s been two weeks since Josh Powell allegedly killed himself and his two children in a house fire near Graham, Washington. A new task force announced Thursday will investigate the deaths. Meanwhile, the grandparents of the two Powell boys are pushing for changes in Child Protective Services.

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Corinna Nicolaou
5:04 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Money State Of Mind

Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Photo credit: Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

In today's economy, many Americans have to get by on less.  That means learning new strategies for saving money and living without.  NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou talks about growing up poor, and the ways in which wealth may really be a state of mind.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Business Support Profiles
5:00 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University offers a beautifully wooded and intimate campus environment with sweeping views of Mt.

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