Victoria Beer Week 2015 – March 7 through 15

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Sadly, it’s been a couple years since I visited Victoria, British Columbia and toured for beer. See our Victoria beer story on It’s a great beer town and is just a short boat ride away from Seattle. In March, Victoria Beer Week spans nine days (March […]

New beer bar, STOUT, opens tomorrow in Seattle – Capitol Hill

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. It’s been in the works for some time: a brand new beer-focused bar and eatery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, owned and operated by the same people as The Tap House Grill, which has locations in Seattle and Bellevue. STOUT will not pour from as many taps […]

First visit to STOUT – Capitol Hill’s new brew & food spot

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Just got back from our sneak-peek visit to STOUT on Capitol Hill. We share photos below. We told you about this new beer-focused bar and eatery in a previous post. (See it.) As luck would have it, a friend from the neighborhood (Krista Maes) is the manager, […]

Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks

MILAN (AP) — Expo 2015 officials have heightened security measures surrounding the world’s fair in Milan, which is expected to attract more than 20 million visitors over six months, following the terror attacks in Paris, the event’s commissioner said Thursday. The Expo grounds will be surrounded by a security fence, arriving visitors will be subject […]

New in cruises: Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and other wows

NEW YORK (AP) — Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two. Here are some details. THE WOW FACTOR The industry that put skating rinks and waterslides on ships keeps “coming up with funky, cool things — […]

Tourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries. Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — featuring such venerable brands as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Four Roses and Maker’s Mark among its nine participating distilleries — tourists made a record 627,032 visits in 2014, up 10 percent from the prior year, […]

Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. It’s part of a grassroots movement that breast-feeding advocates think just might yield profound benefits — potentially helping diminish health gaps facing […]

Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated. “Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they’re not just putting their kids at risk, but […]

Obama proposes ‘precision medicine’ to end one-size-fits-all

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he’s calling a precision medicine initiative. The ambitious goal: Scientists will assemble databases of about […]

Charges: Blood smear found after birthday girl opens fire outside Seattle club

A Seattle woman accused of firing into a Belltown nightclub crowd before fleeing the area in a speeding – and it turned out, doomed – Chevy Camaro now faces a felony charge. King County prosecutors claim 20-year-old Nia Cleo Hall marked her birthday with five pistol shots outside Cellars Grill Lounge, a nightclub located at […]

Suspension stands but popular Seattle teacher heads back to classroom

A 10-day suspension is still on his record, but popular Center School teacher Jon Greenberg will be able to return to class and to his Citizenship and Social Justice curriculum on Monday. Saying he wants to start the second semester “on a positive note,” Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland told students and parents at […]