By MARIA CHENG, Associated Press
January 25, 2015 2:50 p.m.
GENEVA — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.
By BECKY BOHRER and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
January 25, 2015 6:26 p.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska ‚ President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.
By ELENA BECATOROS, NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press
January 25, 2015 2:39 p.m.
ATHENS, Greece — A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past.
lark County's long-lagging economy played a good deal of catchup during the last fiscal quarter with the larger Portland metro and state of Washington economies, by way of strong job growth, a larger workforce and a steady housing market.
By Viki Eierdam for The Columbian
January 25, 2015 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Last month, Clark County posted a "do not occupy" notice on the exterior of Rusty Grape Vineyard's entrance door. If this sounds like déjà vu, it's because several North County wineries received similar notices around the Christmas holiday in 2013.
Did you have just a wee bit of spring fever Saturday? If so, you were in great company, I'm sure. Boy what a day! And this is the latter half of January? I recorded a high of 62 degrees here in Salmon Creek with 60 degrees or better widespread across the area.
By David Wainer and Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg News
January 24, 2015 11:15 p.m.
TEL AVIV, Israel — With a degree from the prestigious HEC Paris business school, five years at a global consulting firm, and a three-floor "dream apartment" in the French capital's 10th arrondissement, Mickael Nadjar had a comfortable and prosperous life in his native France.
LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
By THUC NHI NGUYEN, The Seattle Times
January 24, 2015 9:31 p.m.
SEATTLE — In 90 minutes, Jason Estep can take off this embarrassing Green Bay Packers bandage. He frowns when he raises his left arm to show a visitor in Lake Forest Park's 522 Tattoo as his tattoo artist Erika Jones, the green-and-yellow clad culprit behind the joke, laughs deviously at her handy work.