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Join This Week's Cover Contest "At the Bar"

Grab a brew, order a cocktail or just hang out at the local watering hole with your favorite character's in this week's CBR Community Cover Contest.

The Fur, Feathers, and Scales of Justice: Scoring the Highs and Lows of Attorneys General on Animal Protection

Last week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring burnished his pro-animal record when he established an Animal Law unit in an attorney general’s office. The unit will serve as a resource for local law enforcement and state agenciesShow More Summary

Dead Newborn Baby About 19-20 Weeks Along Found at Sewage Treatment Plant

State and local police in Rhode Island are investigating after a worker at the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility discovered the body of a dead newborn baby Monday afternoon in some debris. An autopsy on the male baby found the child was 19 or 20 weeks along, about halfway through a typical […]

Another Sign of the Decline of the Local Film Industry?

Charles Mudede Seattle's fading Hollywood dream. Last week, the Sundance Film Festival opened without a single feature from Seattle for the first time in eight years. On the same day, MovieMaker Magazine posted its annual list for the best cities to work "as a filmmaker," and for the first time in five years, Seattle was not on that list. Show More Summary

Weekly Tax Roundup

The Atlantic, Robin Hood in Reverse: State and Local Taxes in the United States Take the Most From Those Who Have the Least, Undermining Efforts to Redress Inequality Blog of the Legal Times, Jack Abramoff Can’t Stop Feds From Seizing Tax Refunds, Judge Rules Bloomberg, Bush Tax Cuts Persist 14...

Eat Like a Local: Some Secrets of Seattle's Food World

Barbara "Basia" Patrick, PB Kitchen’s head chef, serves up cabbage rolls, pierogi, and more every week at the Polish Home Association. Seattle is in the midst of a restaurant boom. New restaurants are opening at a rate that seems faster than our stomachs' ability to sustain them. Show More Summary

Atheist Billboard in Alabama Gets Taken Down Two Weeks Early Following Complaints from Local Residents

Earlier this month, the following billboard went up in Mobile, Alabama (along with other billboards in two other cities) to mark the launch of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason: While the contract said the billboard would be up for a month beginning around Christmas, the placement of that ad was actually delayed by two weeks.Delays happen. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift's Belly Button Baring Beach Day - New Bikini Pics!

Taylor Swift shows off her bikini body while hanging out on a yacht last week on the shores of Maui, Hawaii. The 25-year-old singer was joined by the Haim sisters – Danielle, Este, and Alana – while vacationing in the tropical locale. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor sparked tons of [...]

Australia’s Central Bank on Track for Rate Cut

Despite an uptick in inflation for the last quarter of 2014, Australia’s central bank remains on track to cut interest rates in the coming months, if not next week, amid a slowing local economy and rising unemployment.

Photograph of the week: Concord Point lighthouse on Independence Day

Concord Point lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maryland that the public is allowed to access, sits bayside in the city Havre de Grace, Maryland. Historic Havre de Grace is a great place for tourists and locals alike to experience authentic Maryland seafood, boating, fishing and events throughout the year. Show More Summary

Christians Were Offended By This Atheist Billboard Message?

Last week, I posted about a billboard in Riverside, California put up by the Inland Empire Coalition of Reason: Turns out some locals were very unhappy by that message even though it was aimed at non-religious people:

After a doctor’s murder: All you hear about is deflated footballs

This week the local and national attention has been riveted on accusations that Bill Belichick and the Patriots football team deliberately deflated the footballs used in the division championship game.  Football, remember, is a multi-billion dollar industry in which the commodity being sold is grown men throwing brown, oblong balls at each other and knocking […]

Text Messages Prove Woman Took Drugs to Cause Abortion at 28 Weeks, Threw Baby in Dumpster

Purvi Patel was arrested last July after she took abortion pills to end her 28-30 weeks pregnancy. Patel later admitted to police that she had placed the newborn in a dumpster behind a local restaurant, which her family owns. The infant was dead at the time the baby was found. According to a court affidavit […]

The Texas Recruiting Battle for Kyler Murray

The town of Allen, Texas, is a sleepy burg of 85,000 located just beyond the northern edge of Dallas. In 1878, according to local legend, Allen was the site of the first train robbery in Texas. In the last few weeks there has been another...Show More Summary

Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Barcelona architecture couple Anna & Eugeni Bach built an adorable, light-filled playhouse for their young children on their grandparent’s farm in Finland. Constructed in just two weeks, the beautifully detailed cottage is made of locally sourced and milled

30 WTF Moments of January 27, 2015

Stand back kids, Dad knows his safety. Local paper ran this photo. Small footprints in the snow on a frozen pond lead to open water where a 4-year-old girl drowned last week. I guess this guy just couldn’t wait to get his hands on some Wendy’s Photo of a woman after she was found having […]

Ontario Restaurant Closes After Hepatitis A Scare

Marj’s Village Kitchen in Alma, Ontario, has permanently closed up shop following a Hepatitis A warning from the local health department this past week. Hundreds of people in the area have flocked to health clinics to receive vaccinations...Show More Summary

Looking for Fresh Greens in Winter

It's been really cold out. Still, every weekend I go to local Greenmarkets to stock up for the week. If our local famers can get up in this weather (and often conditions are far worse points north or west of the city), then I surelyShow More Summary

Indian Press Bashes Chomper-in-Chief Obama for Chewing Gum at Republic Day Parade (Video)

Another stellar day in Obama foreign policy… The Indian press blasted American President Barack Obama for chewing gum at the Republic Day parade. The Weekly Standard reported: President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at … Continue reading ?

'Saturday Night Live' With Host and Musical Guest Blake Shelton Up From Last Original

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host and musical guest Blake Shelton averaged a adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

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