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Sport climbing and karate could soon be coming to the Olympics. While most of the world focuses on the Rio Olympics, the International Olympic Committee will vote today on a recommendation to add a package of five sports — baseball/softball, surfing, karate, skateboarding and sport climbing — to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. This summer’s Rio Olympics, open Friday.
Seattle voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have built an elevated park in downtown Seattle using part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Portland ends pilot ‘safe sleeping’ policy immediately– The controversial pilot program allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement. Several other pilot programs will stay in effect, including city-serviced portable toilets and garbage disposals for the homeless, street outreach and a mobile phone app and hotline that residents can use to report livability issues to the city. The city will expand a pilot program that provides day storage for homeless people who have job interviews and medical appointments.
Make-A-Wish Alaska. Donating your airline miles is an easy way to bring hope, strength, and joy to local Wish Kids. Right now, nearly 80 percent of our wish kids want to go somewhere for their wish. Those wishes require expensive airline tickets. It’s quick. It’s easy. And, there is no charge when you donate your airline miles.