WashingtonDistrict of Columbia: A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.Northwestern United States: The geographic area of the northwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.IdahoMarylandOregonWorkers' Compensation: Insurance coverage providing compensation and medical benefits to individuals because of work-connected injuries or disease.Shellfish Poisoning: Poisoning from toxins present in bivalve mollusks that have been ingested. Four distinct types of shellfish poisoning are recognized based on the toxin involved.United StatesAzinphosmethyl: An organothiophosphorus cholinesterase inhibitor. It has been used as an acaricide and as an insecticide.MissouriRisk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.MontanaPerinatology: The branch of medicine dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period. The perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of gestation and ends twenty-eight days after birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Pseudotsuga: A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. 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The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Malus: A plant genus in the family ROSACEAE, order Rosales, subclass Rosidae. It is best known as a source of the edible fruit (apple) and is cultivated in temperate climates worldwide.Methylophilaceae: A family of gram-negative bacteria in the order Methylophilales.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Wit and Humor as Topic: The faculty of expressing the amusing, clever, or comical or the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. 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The patient's initials J.C. gave the virus its name. Infection is not accompanied by any apparent illness but serious demyelinating disease can appear later, probably following reactivation of latent virus.Military Personnel: Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.Contracts: Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.Helsinki Declaration: An international agreement of the World Medical Association which offers guidelines for conducting experiments using human subjects. It was adopted in 1962 and revised by the 18th World Medical Assembly at Helsinki, Finland in 1964. Subsequent revisions were made in 1975, 1983, 1989, and 1996. 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The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.Human Rights: The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.

Effects of dispersed recreational activities on the microbiological quality of forest surface water. (1/1822)

The microbiological quality of forest surface waters in the Greenwater River watershed was examined to investigate the influence of heavy motorized camping in an area with no sanitary facilities. Indicator densities increased during weekend human-use periods when compared to weekdays. Increases in indicator densities were also noted downstream from heavily used camping areas when compared to upstream sites. Seasonal, weekly, and diurnal fluctuations in indicator densities were observed. This study suggests that potential health hazards exist in this watershed during periods of human use.  (+info)

Maternal second trimester serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha-soluble receptor p55 (sTNFp55) and subsequent risk of preeclampsia. (2/1822)

Preeclampsia is characterized by diffuse vascular endothelial dysfunction. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), which plays a key role in the cytokine network responsible for immunoregulation, is also known to contribute to endothelial dysfunction and other metabolic disturbances noted in preeclampsia. Results from cross-sectional studies and one longitudinal study indicate that TNF-alpha (or its soluble receptor, sTNFp55) is increased in the peripheral circulation and amniotic fluid of women with preeclampsia as compared with normotensive women. Between December 1993 and August 1994, prediagnostic sTNFp55 concentrations (a marker of excessive TNF-alpha release) were measured in 35 women with preeclampsia and 222 normotensive women to determine whether elevations precede the clinical manifestation of the disorder. Logistic regression procedures were used to calculate maximum likelihood estimates of odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. Mean second trimester (15-22 weeks' gestation) serum sTNFp55 concentrations, measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, were 14.4% higher in preeclamptic women than in normotensive controls (716.6 pg/ml (standard deviation 193.6) vs. 626.4 pg/ml (standard deviation 158.0); p = 0.003). The relative risk of preeclampsia increased across successively higher quintiles of sTNFp55 (odds ratios were 1.0, 1.3, 2.1, and 3.7, with the lowest quintile used as the referent; p for trend = 0.007). After adjustment for maternal age, adiposity, and parity, the relative risk between extreme quintiles was 3.3 (95% confidence interval 0.8-13.4). These findings indicate that the level of TNF-alpha in maternal circulation is increased prior to the clinical manifestation of the disorder, and they are consistent with the hypothesized role of cytokines in mediating endothelial dysfunction and the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Further work is needed to identify modifiable risk factors for the excessive synthesis and release of TNF-alpha in pregnancy, and to assess whether lowering of TNF-alpha concentrations in pregnancy alters the incidence and severity of preeclampsia.  (+info)

Relation between obesity and breast cancer in young women. (3/1822)

This study was conducted to assess the relation between body size and risk of breast cancer among young women. A case-control study was conducted among women aged 21-45 years living in three counties in Washington State. Cases were women born after 1944 with invasive or in situ breast cancer that was diagnosed between January 1, 1983, and April 30, 1990. Controls were selected using random digit dialing and were frequency-matched to cases on the basis of age and county of residence. Interviews took place between 1986 and 1992. Body size was evaluated using indices from several different time periods. After adjustment for confounders, a decreased risk of breast cancer was found for women in the highest quintile of body mass index (weight (kg)/height (m)2) as compared with the lowest quintile (for maximum lifetime body mass index, odds ratio = 0.69, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.51-0.94). Age modified the relation between body size and risk of breast cancer. The odds ratio for women in the highest quintile of maximum body mass index who were aged 21-35 years was 0.29 (95% CI 0.16-0.55), as compared with an odds ratio of 1.5 for women aged 36-45 years (95% CI 0.9-2.5) (p for interaction = 0.003). This study supports prior research showing a decreased risk of breast cancer associated with increased body size among premenopausal or young women. More detailed analysis in this study found a strong effect that was limited to the youngest age group (< or = 35 years).  (+info)

Maternal smoking and Down syndrome: the confounding effect of maternal age. (4/1822)

Inconsistent results have been reported from studies evaluating the association of maternal smoking with birth of a Down syndrome child. Control of known risk factors, particularly maternal age, has also varied across studies. By using a population-based case-control design (775 Down syndrome cases and 7,750 normal controls) and Washington State birth record data for 1984-1994, the authors examined this hypothesized association and found a crude odds ratio of 0.80 (95% confidence interval 0.65-0.98). Controlling for broad categories of maternal age (<35 years, > or =35 years), as described in prior studies, resulted in a negative association (odds ratio = 0.87, 95% confidence interval 0.71-1.07). However, controlling for exact year of maternal age in conjunction with race and parity resulted in no association (odds ratio = 1.00, 95% confidence interval 0.82-1.24). In this study, the prevalence of Down syndrome births increased with increasing maternal age, whereas among controls the reported prevalence of smoking during pregnancy decreased with increasing maternal age. There is a substantial potential for residual confounding by maternal age in studies of maternal smoking and Down syndrome. After adequately controlling for maternal age in this study, the authors found no clear relation between maternal smoking and the risk of Down syndrome.  (+info)

Pathogenicity of Ichthyophonus hoferi for laboratory-reared Pacific herring Clupea pallasi and its early appearance in wild Puget Sound herring. (5/1822)

Laboratory-reared pathogen-free Pacific herring were exposed to pure cultures of Ichthyophonus hoferi, and reproduced the disease seen in naturally infected fish--thus fulfilling Koch's Postulates. Pathogen-free herring used in this study were reared from artificially spawned eggs incubated in filtered, UV-sterilized seawater, eliminating the variables associated with multiple infections, which are common in wild herring. Wild free-ranging herring were captured monthly from June through October by dip net from 'herring balls' located in the northern Puget Sound. I. hoferi infections were identified in these fish soon after metamorphoses, about 4 mo post-hatch. The prevalence increased from 5 to 6% in 0-yr fish to 24% in 1-yr-old fish to 50 to 70% in fish over 2 yr old, with no associated increase in mortality. The route of natural transmission to wild herring was not determined, but carnivorous fish became infected and died when they were experimentally fed tissues infected with the organism. In vitro culture of tissues was the most sensitive method for identifying both clinical and subclinical infections.  (+info)

Hypertension, antihypertensive medication use, and risk of renal cell carcinoma. (6/1822)

To investigate whether diuretic medication use increases risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the authors conducted a case-control study of health maintenance organization members in western Washington State. Cases (n = 238) diagnosed between January 1980 and June 1995 were compared with controls (n = 616) selected from health maintenance organization membership files. The computerized health maintenance organization pharmacy database provided information on medications prescribed after March 1977. Additional exposure information was collected from medical records. For women, use of diuretics was associated with increased risk of RCC (odds ratio (OR) = 1.8, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.0-3.1), but the association was not independent of a diagnosis of hypertension (adjusted for hypertension, OR = 1.1, 95% CI 0.5-2.1). Similarly, nondiuretic antihypertensive use was associated with increased risk, but only when unadjusted for hypertension. For men, neither diuretic nor nondiuretic antihypertensive use was associated with risk of RCC. A diagnosis of hypertension was clearly associated with RCC risk for women (OR = 2.5, 95% CI 1.2-5.1), but not men (OR = 1.3, 95% CI 0.7-2.5). High systolic and diastolic blood pressures were associated with increased risk in both sexes. These results do not support the hypothesis that use of diuretic medication increases RCC risk; they are more consistent with an association between RCC and high blood pressure.  (+info)

Juvenile hypothyroidism among two populations exposed to radioiodine. (7/1822)

We found an epidemic of juvenile hypothyroidism among a population of self-defined "downwinders" living near the Hanford nuclear facility located in southeast Washington State. The episode followed massive releases of 131I. Self-reported data on 60 cases of juvenile hypothyroidism (<20 years of age) among a group of 801 Hanford downwinders are presented, as well as data concerning the thyroid status of approximately 160,000 children exposed to radioiodine before 10 years of age as a result of the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl explosion in the former Soviet Union. These children were residents of five regions near Chernobyl. They were examined by standardized screening protocols over a period of 5 years from 1991 to 1996. They are a well-defined group of 10 samples. Fifty-six cases of hypothyroidism were found among boys and 92 among girls. Body burdens of 137Cs have been correlated with hypothyroidism prevalence rates. On the other hand, the group of juvenile (<20 years of age) Hanford downwinders is not a representative sample. Most of the 77 cases of juvenile hypothyroidism in the Hanford group were diagnosed from 1945 to 1970. However, the ratio of reported cases to the county population under 20 years of age is roughly correlated with officially estimated mean levels of cumulative thyroid 131I uptake in these counties, providing evidence that juvenile hypothyroidism was associated with radioiodine exposures. Because even subtle hypothyroidism may be of clinical significance in childhood and can be treated, it may be useful to screen for the condition in populations exposed to radioiodine fallout. Although radiation exposure is associated with hypothyroidism, its excess among fallout-exposed children has not been previously quantified.  (+info)

Waking the health plan giant: Group Health Cooperative stops counting sheep and starts counting key tobacco indicators. (8/1822)

Implementing a comprehensive approach to decreasing tobacco use in a large health plan requires hard work and commitment on the part of many individuals. We found that major organisational change can be accomplished and sustained. Keys to our success included our decision to remove access barriers to our cessation programmes (including cost); obtaining top leadership buy-in; identifying accountable individuals who owned responsibility for change; measuring key processes and outcomes; and finally keeping at it tenaciously through multiple cycles of improvement.  (+info)

  • KOMO-TV reports there were 762 people receiving hospital care for the virus in Washington as of Saturday. (wgem.com)
  • Per the selection, the Arcora Foundation, in partnership with Delta Dental of California and Delta Dental of Washington, will work with HCA and providers across the state to improve oral health care for Medicaid recipients in Washington. (wsha.org)
  • The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership. (wsha.org)
  • The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at WSHA member Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute has developed the Primary Care Team Guide, with step-by-step direction for establishing this model. (wsha.org)
  • SEATTLE - Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high. (wgem.com)
  • The new partnership combines health care quality and safety initiatives from both associations to serve all 169 hospitals and health systems in Washington state and Oregon, making health care safer for patients and caregivers in both states. (wsha.org)
  • On July 19, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced $39 million in grants to health care providers to improve behavioral health care across the state. (wsha.org)
  • The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has selected the Arcora Foundation - the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington - as an "Apparently Successful Bidder" for the Medicaid Dental Managed Care Request for Proposal. (wsha.org)
  • In this Wednesday, April 16, 2014, photo, a worker with a search dog stands next to a wrecked truck belonging to Robin Youngblood, who survived the massive deadly mudslide that hit the community of Oso, Wash., on March 22, 2014. (yahoo.com)
  • Throughout the 20th century, population growth in Washington was cyclical, increasing during wartime and economic downturns as people arrived in search of jobs or assistance from the federal government. (britannica.com)
  • You can also browse the collection for Washington (United States) or search for Washington (United States) in all documents . (tufts.edu)
  • Washington state landslide - Search-and-rescue teams use a path of plywood to walk through a muddy field in Arlington, Washington, on March 30. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Search-and-rescue personnel attend a moment of silence at the fire house in Darrington. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Air National Guard members look out at the hill where the landslide originated while they search through debris March 29 in Oso. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Heavy machinery is used to move debris as members of the Air National Guard search for victims on March 29. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Search-and-rescue workers wade through water covering a highway near Darrington on Thursday, March 27. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Search-and-rescue workers look through debris on March 26. (cnn.com)
  • Luckily for hopes of high participation and low anxiety, Washington is one of the 11 states in which Democrats (with the active encouragement of the Democratic National Committee) shifted from caucuses to primaries between 2016 and 2020. (nymag.com)
  • TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of multiple gunshot wounds after four police officers opened fire. (ap.org)
  • A few very quick hits: Ever-looming Mt. Rainier, with Tacoma, Washington in the foreground. (scienceblogs.com)
  • George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, at his family's plantation on Pope's Creek in Westmoreland County, in the British colony of Virginia , to Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708-89). (history.com)
  • As hope of finding survivors in the Washington state landslide fades , stories of survival, however few, have surfaced. (yahoo.com)
  • Washington state landslide - President Obama speaks to first responders, recovery workers and community members on Tuesday, April 22, at the scene of the deadly landslide that devastated Oso, Washington, one month before. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - An excavator clears a drainage channel on Wednesday, April 2. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - This satellite image taken on Monday, March 31, shows the path of the landslide. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Workers cut a tree next to a possible victim on Sunday, March 30. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Tryon, a rescue dog muddied from the day's work, stands with his handler March 30 near the west side of the landslide. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Rescue workers dig through mud and debris near Darrington, Washington, on Saturday, March 29. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Mailboxes are seen in floodwater March 29 near Darrington. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Searchers in Oso pause for a moment of silence on Saturday, March 29. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Ralph Jones helps provide shelter for Brooke Odenius, right, Klarissa Calviste and their baby daughters during the moment of silence at the fire house in Darrington. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Staff Sgt. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - A searcher walks near a massive pile of debris in Oso on March 27. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - The muddied waters of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River mix with the cleaner flow of the river's South Fork on March 27. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Emergency vehicles fill State Route 530 leading to the scene of the landslide in Oso on Wednesday, March 26. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks on the phone with a victim's family member as he flies to the Snohomish County Emergency Operations Center in Everett on March 26. (cnn.com)
  • Washington state landslide - Teresa Welter cries during a candlelight vigil in Arlington on Tuesday, March 25. (cnn.com)
  • Washington lawmakers work in and near the Capitol Building, which is between Independence and Constitution streets, K Street just houses the firms that lobby them. (motherjones.com)
  • Visitors will learn not only about the famous national landmarks and monuments of Washington, such as the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Mall, but will also learn about the historic neighborhoods and local landmarks that make the city so unique. (nps.gov)
  • The most worrisome would be a caucus - the very definition of a mass meeting - which Washington held in 2016. (nymag.com)
  • Ground-water pumpage in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, was estimated for eight categories of use for 1960-2000 as part of an investigation to assess groundwater availability in the basin. (usgs.gov)
  • Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," Washington treasures its common forest trees for their value to the state's economy and to the region's ecosystems. (ehow.com)
  • Learn about Washington state's homestead exemption and how it applies in a bankruptcy case. (nolo.com)
  • city, seat (1854) of Multnomah county, northwestern Oregon, U.S. The state's largest city, it lies just south of Vancouver, Washington, on the Willamette River near its confluence with the Columbia River, about 100 miles (160 km) by river from the Pacific Ocean. (britannica.com)
  • Washington, DC: A Guide to the Historic Neighborhoods and Monuments of Our Nations Capital offers a variety of ways to discover the city's historic places. (nps.gov)
  • At the bottom of each page, the visitor will also find a navigation bar containing links to essays on the Federal Presence , the L'Enfant and McMillan Plans , and Washington, DC Neighborhoods . (nps.gov)
  • In 1751, Washington made his only trip outside of America, when he travelled to Barbados with his older half-brother Lawrence (1718-52), who was suffering from tuberculosis and hoped the warm climate would help him recuperate. (history.com)
  • Visitors may be interested in Historic Hotels of America , a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in Washington, D.C., including Hay Adams and Mayflower . (nps.gov)
  • Voters have approved marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, where this smoker celebrated the "420" holiday in Denver earlier this year. (cnn.com)
  • Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement . (cnn.com)
  • Analysts had projected the Washington voters would approve their legalization ballot, because it proposes a heavy tax for marijuana that made the proposal attractive to budget hawks. (cnn.com)
  • Voters dropping off ballots in Washington. (nymag.com)
  • As many as 51 people, mostly unimmunized children under 10, have been infected by the potentially deadly disease in Clark County, Washington. (newsweek.com)
  • The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington. (usgs.gov)
  • People are clearly interested in what happens in Washington, how laws are made, just sort of the mixing bowl that goes into getting legislation in this country, and I think they'll find it fascinating,' Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe told me Friday night. (motherjones.com)
  • A resolution commemorating and celebrating the lives of Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Gallagher, Jr., Officer Timothy Q. Brenton, Officer Tina G. Griswold, Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens II, Sergeant Mark Joseph Renninger, Officer Gregory James Richards, and Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. who gave their lives in the service of the people of Washington State in 2009. (opensecrets.org)
  • Dozens of people stood outside University of Washington School of Medicine yesterday to protest against the new law. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Address to the People of the United was this day published in Claypoole's paper notifying my intention of declining being considered a Candidate for the President of the United States," wrote Washington in his diary that day. (foxnews.com)
  • In his Farewell Address, President Washington foresaw the stresses which might imperil the new nation: "The Unity of Government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. (foxnews.com)
  • Searching for "Washington" in "Forenames" and "Surnames" will return all people with Washington as a first or last name, respectively. (tufts.edu)
  • The "Medicare for All" march joins the women's march, the scientists' march, the climate march, and the immigrants' march, among others, that have attempted to focus national attention on an issue by drawing large numbers of people to downtown Washington. (rollcall.com)
  • Though LeBas said that the idea of a "march on Washington" clearly has cultural and historical resonance, one of the most important things to a protest movement's success is its ability to draw on existing organizational structures and build new ones in order to keep people mobilized for the long term. (rollcall.com)
  • Vancouver , city , seat (1854) of Clark county, southwestern Washington , U.S. It lies at the head of deepwater navigation on the Columbia River , there bridged to Portland , Oregon . (britannica.com)
  • One of the Washington Nationals' biggest offseason acquisitions was right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis. (philly.com)
  • Waterfront - a booming neighborhood just south of the Mall, with an open-air waterfront seafood market within easy walking distance from the Mall, and the home of the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (wikitravel.org)
  • Even better yet, in actual elections, Washington (like Oregon and Colorado) is an all-mail-ballot state in which voting is done exclusively from the (presumably self-isolated) home. (nymag.com)
  • Colonel John Tayloe, for whom the house was built, owned Mt. Airy plantation, located approximately 100 miles south of Washington in Richmond County, Virginia. (nps.gov)
  • The son of a prosperous planter, Washington was raised in colonial Virginia. (history.com)
  • In December 1752, Washington, who had no previous military experience, was made a commander of the Virginia militia. (history.com)
  • If men and women are interchangeable … then why didn't [Virginia Sen. George] Allen's dad have any women play for the Washington Redskins? (washingtontimes.com)
  • Wilkes's two dozen or so firms, in California and Virginia, raked in $100 million over the last decade, while Wade's Washington-based MZM Inc. has gotten $150 million since 2002. (vanityfair.com)
  • The brothers John and Lawrence Washington appear in Virginia in 1658. (nndb.com)
  • Half a mile north of Fort Washington, a redoubt at the northern end of Mount Washington held a battalion of Maryland and Virginia riflemen led by Colonel Moses Rawlings. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Washington Creek HBN Basin is located in the Superior Upland physiographic province on the southwest end of Isle Royale, which is the largest island in Lake Superior ( Figure 12 . (usgs.gov)
  • The Washington Creek Basin is in the Laurentian Mixed Forest ecoregion, which is between the boreal forest and the deciduous forest zones (Bailey and others, 1994). (usgs.gov)
  • The Washington Creek Basin is primarily underlain by flood basalts, which locally include some sedimentary units. (usgs.gov)
  • The Washington Creek Basin is located in Keweenaw County in Michigan on the western end of Isle Royale in Lake Superior and is entirely in the boundaries of Isle Royale National Park. (usgs.gov)
  • The basin drains the northwestern part of Okanogan County in Washington and is entirely in the boundaries of the Pasayten Wilderness Area, which is administered by the Methow Ranger District of the Okanogan National Forest. (usgs.gov)
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  • Washington has always been an ethnically diverse city. (britannica.com)
  • At the beginning of the 21st century, Washington remains a somewhat racially and economically divided city. (britannica.com)
  • The seat of Clark county in southwestern Washington state is the city of Vancouver. (britannica.com)
  • The dentures required frequent adjusting to function naturally, and Washington repeatedly sent them to John Greenwood, his dentist in New York City, for repairs. (snopes.com)
  • Summer makes for a great time to visit Washington, DC, as the city comes alive with festivals , holiday celebrations and. (washington.org)
  • Washington, D.C. is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings - have a look at each of them. (wikitravel.org)
  • From a great Washington reporter and master storyteller, a compelling reconstruction of the long struggle to pass the 1964 civil rights act - from its tentative origins under President John F. Kennedy to the legislative wizardry of Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen. (pbs.org)
  • With measles outbreaks in multiple states and growing backlash against the anti-vaccination movement, Washington Health Secretary John Wiesman urged lawmakers and concerned Americans to take action. (newsweek.com)
  • A philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine," Washington State House Bill 1638 reads. (newsweek.com)
  • This green rattlesnake was spotted in Central Washington State area on 10/6/02 by a man traveling with his son. (angelfire.com)
  • Greene believed the fort alone could be defended successfully, but he continued to enlarge the garrison, apparently hoping that Washington would choose to contest the whole area and send more troops. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Hilton Washington is just a stone's throw away from Dupont Circle and is convenient to a number of Washington, D.C. area attractions, including Georgetown and the Smithsonian National Zoo. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Marijuana is a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance under the Washington Uniform Controlled Substances Act. (norml.org)
  • It wasn't New Year's Day they were anticipating, but the moment that marijuana would become legal in Washington state. (cnn.com)
  • Trafficking in marijuana is still a federal crime, but the governors of Washington and Colorado have appealed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to clarify how the Justice Department will view recreational pot sales in their states. (cnn.com)
  • Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on December 6 in Washington state, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. (cnn.com)
  • Washington Creek, which flows into Windigo Harbor in Lake Superior, has a channel length of about 10.9 km upstream from the gaging station and an average stream gradient of 9.7 m/km. (usgs.gov)
  • This web page will guide you through your next steps as you prepare to join your Washington Semester Program cohort. (american.edu)
  • All in all, Washington has taken about all the reasonable steps available to remain a functioning democracy in this crisis. (nymag.com)
  • Although Washington is not known as a manufacturing centre, a number of useful natural resources found in the immediate region are processed and used locally. (britannica.com)
  • Tayloe was reputed to be the richest Virginian plantation owner of his time, and built the house in Washington at the suggestion of George Washington. (nps.gov)
  • At the time of his death in 1799, George Washington owned some 300 slaves. (history.com)
  • By the time the Second Continental Congress convened a year later, the American Revolution had begun in earnest, and Washington was named commander in chief of the Continental Army. (history.com)
  • Washington left school in the autumn of 1747, and from this time we begin to know something of his life. (nndb.com)
  • Although Washington intended his retirement in both 1783 and 1796 to be permanent, he would be called back into service one more time - in July 1798 when war with France threatened and Washington agreed once more to command the American mobilization. (foxnews.com)
  • The following, translated a few years since by a lady, who is an inmate of a religious institution in the vicinity of Washington , has a peculiar interest at this time. (tufts.edu)
  • Although George Washington brushed his teeth regularly, by the time he took the oath of office as president at age 57, he was wearing full dentures. (snopes.com)
  • While activists planned Monday's "Medicare for All" march on Washington to channel energy toward a policy goal, some are becoming skeptical of whether large marches in the capital accomplish much at all as they are becoming somewhat routine. (rollcall.com)
  • Washington Wire also includes Think Tank , our home for outside analysis from policy and political thinkers. (wsj.com)
  • Washington had said farewell once before - in 1783 when he resigned his commission as commander of the Continental Army after the American Revolution. (foxnews.com)
  • Washington County was created in 1814 from Clark, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties. (in.gov)
  • Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. (usgs.gov)
  • Ballot handlers across all 39 counties have been instructed to wash their hands thoroughly, and to wear gloves while processing the voting cards, [Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman] tells Fast Company , in case microbes are still active on envelopes-particularly in the seals. (nymag.com)
  • Carin Chase, Senator Sanders's state director for Washington, tells Fast Company the campaign is in the middle of planning a series of "virtual barnstorms," information sessions for the public that will be held digitally, rather than in person, as usual. (nymag.com)
  • Western Washington District 3 consists of five counties and two cities. (qsl.net)
  • The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. (wa.gov)
  • George Washington (1732-99) was commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) and served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797. (history.com)
  • Did George Washington Have Wooden Teeth? (snopes.com)
  • U.S. President George Washington had wooden teeth. (snopes.com)
  • George Washington wore several different sets of dentures over the course of his lifetime, none made of wood. (snopes.com)
  • 4-29-13 DC George Washington University Rally. (wikimedia.org)
  • In vain were Bunker Hill and Concord Plain, And Yorktown Heights - and Washington in vain, If the Great Constellation's bond be riven, And all the Pleiad sisters fall from heaven! (tufts.edu)
  • While Fort Washington occupied a naturally commanding position, the structure itself had many weaknesses that made it unfit for withstanding a concerted attack, much less a prolonged siege. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The guidance for the list of key times to wash hands was developed based on data from a number of studies. (cdc.gov)
  • There can also be other times when it is important to wash hands. (cdc.gov)
  • The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The Washington initiative calls for a 25% tax rate imposed on the product three times: When the grower sells it to the processor, when the processor sells it to the retailer, and when the retailer sells it to the customer. (cnn.com)