Washington State recently received federal funds for a study on a new and unique toll bridge concept. The new bridge would be constructed of decommissioned US Navy Super Carriers. Continue reading… “Washington state wants to turn old aircraft carriers into bridges”
The market for marijuana is changing, at least in the states where the drug has been legalized. In Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal for adults, cannabis sellers are finding new approaches to the way they sell their products. The new business plan, for many, includes advertising and marketing — a shifting image.
Futurist Thomas Frey: It may sound silly to walk into a bar and order up a beer with a weed chaser or to open a late night box of cereal called “Weedies” to help you sleep, but that is exactly the era we’re entering.
Moving paper death certificates to an online process should be easy.
The EDRS, or the Washington State Electronic Death Registry System is an online system that is moving paper death certificates to an online process. This system should make the process of completing death certificates faster and easier. But, the government designed the system.
Washington D.C. is the most socially networked city in America.
A new survey released by Men’s Health magazine names the top socially networked cities in America. The top spot goes to Washington D.C., a city where staying connected can get out the vote, and virtual handshakes help shape our nation. D.C. ranked above Atalnta, Ga., Denver, Colo., and Minneapolis, Minn. Palo Alto, Calif., home to Facebook, did not even make the list of 100 cities.
Washington has grown far bigger than the founders ever contemplated.
Americans are angry at Washington, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does the federal government seem more ineffectual than ever in the face of ongoing economic hardship, but the capital has so far coasted through the downturn relatively unscathed.
I-5 from Canada to Oregon will be turned into the nation’s first electric highway.
Washington state is about to turn a section of Interstate-5 — all the way from Canada to Oregon — into the nation’s first electric highway. Thanks to a $1.32 million federal grant, they’ll be able to install 10 Level-3 electric charging stations along the route. Each station is capable of charging at 400 volts and 30 amps or more and at these stations a typical EV would be 80% charged in just about 30 minutes. Plug in, grab a cup of coffee, chat with fellow travelers, and be on your way.
Tea Party Movement
The 19th Century American statesman Henry Clay called government “the great trust.” But most Americans today have little faith in their government’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems. For Americans, public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 people in the country say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.
Oh no! I have way too many condoms. Can you help me get rid of some?
Our president bears a striking resemblance to the rational “Star Trek” Vulcan whose mixed race made him cultural translator to the universe.
Congress joins Twitter
This is what you get when politicians keep their comments to 140 characters or less: “We need to cut spending! Holy Cow! A novel idea in Washington.”
We don’t know what they are, where they came from, or what caused them
Scientists love a mystery. Biologists used to have the human genome, but now they have the structure of protein. Physics used to have cosmic rays, but now they have the God particle. Astronomers used to have black holes, but now they have dark matter. (Pics)