After three failed tries, Lake Washington voters backing school-bond measure

The Lake Washington School District is passing a $398 million construction bond — after three failed tries. Issaquah, Vashon Island and Everett are also passing school-funding measures, but bonds are falling short in Kent and Marysville.


Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Thursday that it would stop trying to fix the satellite after determining that it was "highly likely" that its...


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