Tag: Seattle (Wash)

Ending the War on Drugs

SEATTLE — On gritty streets where heroin, fentanyl and meth stride like Death Eaters, where for decades both drugs and the war on drugs have wrecked lives, the city of Seattle is pioneering a bold approach to narcotics that should be a model for America. Anyone caught here with a small amount of drugs — […]

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These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized […]

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A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future

SEATTLE — Jackie Rath says she was sexually assaulted by four different men, including a stepfather and a stepbrother, by the time she was 16. That is also when her mom went to prison for murdering a boyfriend’s lover. Rath, now 38, was the third generation in her family to endure a traumatized childhood that […]

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‘I’m Never Coming Back,’ the Woman at the Center of the Capital One Heist Warned Friends.

SEATTLE — Over months of discussions in online forums earlier this year, Paige Thompson acknowledged the personal challenges in her life: Suicidal thoughts, struggles to find employment and difficulties she had faced since transitioning to a woman years earlier. But those who knew her were nonetheless stunned by what came next: The arrest of Ms. […]

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Who Is the Woman Accused of Hacking Capital One?

Before she was arrested and accused of illegally obtaining the personal data of over 100 million people from Capital One, Paige Thompson, 33, had a public Twitter persona typical of a software engineer in Seattle. She commented often on programming chatter, fretted about her dating life and mourned the euthanasia of her cat, Millie. Millie’s […]

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For Seattle’s Last Mobile Home Owners, the Clock Is Ticking

SEATTLE — The very name of the Halcyon Mobile Home Park evokes happy tranquillity, and that’s what many residents were hoping it would be: an affordable place to enjoy their retirement in peace. For a small fraction of what a standard house costs in the Pacific Northwest, a notoriously expensive corner of the country, they could […]

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In Washington, Good Grades for Universal Pre-K

Free public school starting at age four, or even three, is growing in many American cities. It’s gaining traction as a way to help young children learn the reading, counting and social skills that prepare them for kindergarten. It also promises to help close academic gaps between rich and poor children. Above all, it may […]

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Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop

Ice cream is young. For more than a thousand years, our ancestors had to settle for flavored snow — quick to vanish without modern refrigeration, and thus a luxury, reserved for the rich. Sorbet was accidentally invented in the 16th century, when the Italian scientist Giambattista della Porta tried to freeze wine and wound up […]

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Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed […]

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