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Picture this: You have a cabinet full of expensive, potentially life-saving medication, but you can’t use it. Do you just throw them away or is there another solution?

 

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If you need a chuckle today, look no further. Skunk Bear, NPR’s science Tumblr, partnered with The Birdist, a blog dedicated to birding, to bring you a video of the “dumbest-sounding” birds of North America.

 

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A student-led activist group at Western Washington University posted a list of demands in February calling for a more diverse, socially just and aware campus.

 

The Student Assembly for Power and Liberation listed their demands through an online petition, in which the group describes itself as follows:

 

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A Coeur d’Alene pastor was shot six times Sunday, March 6 in the parking lot of his church. Two days later, the suspect was arrested in Washington D.C.

A gas explosion early Wednesday morning injured nine firefighters and severely damaged several buildings in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

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The rich tradition of Irish music is celebrated every Saturday afternoon on The Thistle and Shamrock (2-3 PM, NPR & Classical music service). This St. Patrick’s Day, find out how Celtic traditions have found their way into classical music and film scores with these special programs:

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All through March, you’ll hear stories, features and music recognizing the history and contributions of women. Among the programs we’re offering:

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The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) has confirmed that two dogs are infected with the H3N2 virus, one of two types of influenza A virus that can infect dogs. The other is H3N8. Both cause an upper respiratory illness that is similar to other bacteria and cold viruses and include mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms.

Though H3N2 is highly contagious between canines, most dogs will recover successfully in a week to 10 days.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means…time to stress out about how to make the day perfectly cliché and gushingly romantic.

But fear not, for Northwest Public Radio has a calendar full of exciting and unique events themed to set your love-filled holiday apart. Without further ado, here are some of the Northwest’s best events for Valentine’s Day:

Sweetheart Musical Soiree

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Two thousand fifteen was officially the warmest year ever recorded in Washington state.

Washington State University meteorologist Nic Loyd says last year’s average temperature was 50 degrees. The yearly average is 46.1.

“The consistency of abnormal warmth throughout the year was remarkable,” Loyd says.

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