Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
U.S. believes Syria used chemicals The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
Sy Hersh's Blockbuster Book Challenges Govt. Claims About Bin ... - AlterNet.org ... org, The War and Peace Report. ... the two guys that we were giving toys ... and helped fight us—helped us in Afghanistan. They supported ... 04/28/2016 - 1:21 pm | View Link
Facilitating terrorism in Kabul - The Nation Pakistan Afghanistan may take Pakistan to UN for supporting Taliban - Times of India 04/27/2016 - 2:38 pm | View Link
The world's strategy against drug trafficking has completely failed ... - Business Insider ... their arms as part of the peace deal. But the guerrillas aren't giving up ... Taliban rule, now funds the group's ongoing insurgency against ... 04/27/2016 - 1:50 pm | View Link
PowerPost: The Democratic Establishment strikes back - Washington Post Van Hollen wins contentious Md. Democratic primary for U.S. Senate - Washington Post 04/27/2016 - 9:23 am | View Link
U.S. Forces Warn of More Militant Attacks in Afghanistan "Insurgents from the Haqqani and Taliban networks are known to be planning attacks on the Afghan people" in the northeast provinces of Parwan, Khost, Kabul and Logar, the statement said, without giving more ... in the Afghan peace efforts and of not ... 04/26/2016 - 12:20 pm | View Link
Afghanistan seeks peace as talks kick off with Pakistan, China and U.S. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants no part in giving the Taliban official recognition. Maulvi Shazada Shaeid, a representative on Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, tasked with seeking peace with the Taliban, said the distance between the two sides is ... 01/11/2016 - 9:39 am | View Link
Pakistan, China, U.S., Afghanistan meet to seek roadmap to peace Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants no part in giving the Taliban official recognition. Maulvi Shazada Shaeid, a representative on Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, tasked with seeking peace with the Taliban, said the distance between the two sides is ... 01/11/2016 - 2:38 am | View Link
U.S., China, Pakistan meet to try craft map to Afghanistan peace Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants no part in giving the Taliban official recognition. Maulvi Shazada Shaeid, a representative on Afghanistan's High Peace Council, tasked with seeking peace with the Taliban, said the distance between the two sides is vast ... 01/10/2016 - 7:28 pm | View Link
U.S. Legacy in Afghanistan: Taliban Seeks Return to Mainstream Like many other Afghans, Rustam worries that instead of bringing peace, giving the Taliban a place at the political table will only breed more violence. Rustam's fear is borne from experience. His village of Kadula — a settlement of some 100 homes about ... 07/25/2015 - 6:11 pm | View Link
General Campbell Calls for More Action Against the Taliban ... General Campbell Calls for More Action Against the Taliban; Central Bank Chief Quits After $100 million Cybertheft; Parliament Elects Htin Kyaw as President; Taliban ... 04/25/2016 - 11:34 am | View Website
Wait, What? State Department Says U.S. Brought ‘Peace ... Wait, What? State Department Says U.S. Brought ‘Peace, Security’ to Syria in 2015. By David Francis David Francis is a staff writer for Foreign Policy, where he ... 04/25/2016 - 1:04 am | View Website
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban by Phil Gasper International Socialist Review, November-December 2001 The U.S. war on Afghanistan is a brutal attack ... 04/24/2016 - 4:22 pm | View Website
The Taliban The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. As U.S ... 04/24/2016 - 10:17 am | View Website
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LONG BEACH — Three more days of razor clam digging on the Long Beach Peninsula begin Friday.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the digging for Friday, May 7 and May 8 after marine toxin tests indicate the clams are safe to eat.
Low tides will be 6:51 a.m., -1.5 feet on Friday; 7:39 a.m., -2.0 feet on May 7 and 8:26 a.m., -2.1 feet on May 8.
Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, urged diggers to arrive at the beach an hour or two before low tide for the best results.
Diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams dug.
SEATTLE -- At Costco's shareholder meeting earlier this year, CEO Craig Jelinek touted the vast amounts of food the company sold last year, from 83 million rotisserie chickens to $6.1 billion worth of produce.
As for organics, one of the fastest-growing categories in food sales and one in which Costco has become a major player?
"We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out," Jelinek told the gathered investors.
So to boost its supply, Costco is trying something new: It's working with farmers to help them buy land and equipment to grow organics.
The effort is still in its infancy.
• Pull out your washboard, banjo or guitar for the SW Washington Bluegrass Jamboree from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The old-time bluegrass jamboree will be hosted by local band Somewhere Between and the English Estate Winery, to benefit the local chapter of Guitars 4 Vets. There will also be an open mic session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., hosted by Fred Coates.
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Morris, Edward Leon and Natasha Nicole.
Zerkel, Jennifer R. and Stephen F. Jr.
McCausland, Cody James and Charlene Jenee.
Whetsell, Jonathan and Krystal.
House, Tommy Lee and Chelsea Amber.
Cox, Carrie Lee and Lloyd Edwin.
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Bailey, Joseph, 94, Vancouver, died April 26, 2016. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948.
Ben, Arthur Dal, 92, Vancouver, died April 28, 2016. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 360-892-6060.
Jones, Carl Eugene, 79, Vancouver, died April 27, 2016. Davies Cremation & Burial Services, 360-693-1036.
Moran, Dawn Allison Foster, 56, Longview, died April 28, 2016.