44 Added | 12 Magazines | 63 Likes | 1 Following | @pnwmomo | Keep up with pnwmomo on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “pnwmomo”

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting |

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

U.S. agents crack down on illegal marijuana sites on Colorado public lands | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Since mid-August, federal, state and local …


Oregon’s first week of legal pot sales takes in $11 million

Recreational sales of marijuana were impressive in Oregon’s first week selling recreational marijuana, making over an estimated $11 million.<p>The Oregon Retail Cannabis Association estimates there were sales of $3.5 million on October 1 alone — the first day that legal recreational sale of cannabis …


WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It's Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

The War on the War on Drugs

<b>T</b>he War On Poverty. The War On Hunger. The War On Discrimination. The War On Racism. We absolutely love to declare war on things here in the U.S. Maybe it's because "The non-violent police action against racism," just doesn't have the same ring to it, or maybe it's because Americans love to do …


Meet the Lonely Japanese Men in Love With Virtual Girlfriends

A Love Plus player holds a picture of himself and his virtual girlfriend Manaka, taken in Atami during a weekend trip pr<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loulou d'Aki<p>1 of …


Phoenix Sniper Strikes Again: Arizona Cops Confirm 11th Freeway Shooting

A bullet pierced the side of a tractor-trailer on a Phoenix freeway Thursday, and police said they were treating it as the 11th attack in a string of shootings over the past two weeks that have terrorized drivers.<p>The governor pleaded for the public’s help earlier Thursday, and authorities said they …

Law Enforcement

THE SELECTS: A Child Weds in Bangladesh


BMW Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, Company To Pay $1.6M And Rehire Black Employees In South Carolina Facility

BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC Tuesday agreed to pay $1.6 million and rehire 70 black employees settling a 2-year-old racial discrimination lawsuit. The …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

Uproar among House GOP conservatives forces new strategy on Iran vote

Republicanhopes of forcing PresidentObamainto a veto showdown over theIran nuclear dealcollapsed Wednesday afterHouseconservatives forced leaders to ditch their strategy and come up with a new one.<p>Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the landmark agreement. But a core group of House Republicans …

Apple Gets Hardcore About Its Hobbies

The iPad wasn’t versatile enough for business. The iPhone camera wasn’t sharp enough for photographers. And none of Apple’s products were fast enough for diehard gamers. Until today.<p>The resounding theme of Apple’s big press event was that it got serious about making its mainstream products powerful …

IPad Pro

Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister Venus at the US Open: Pictures

Donald Trump

If cops and unions agree, then why hasn’t medical weed bill passed?

Just days before Friday’s deadline to pass legislation in this session, something weird is going down in Sacramento with legislation that could — after two decades — bring structure and regulation to the medical marijuana industry. And it may have to do with who gets the credit.<p>For the first time …


Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.<p>Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to come by, because the federal government prohibits imports. Harvesting machinery is expensive, …


Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday morning.<p>Mizanskey had already spent 21 years behind bars, but was notified by the Missouri Department of Corrections in August that his …

United States

Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp.<p>Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical …


Legal Marijuana In Arizona Would Generate Over $60 Million In Taxes Annually, Study Predicts

Arizona stands to generate more than $60 million in marijuana tax revenue annually, if voters decide to legalize and regulate the plant for adult recreational purposes in 2016.<p>That's according to an independent analysis released Monday by Arizona's nonprofit Grand Canyon Institute. It found the …


The synthetic marijuana trade is a multimillion-dollar industry

But that's just a peek at how large and lucrative synthetic drug operations are becoming.<p>"This is millions and millions and millions of dollars that these organizations make off this stuff," said DEA spokesman Matthew Barden, who worked on the aforementioned operation, Project Synergy. "When you're …


On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

Now that Congress has returned from its August recess, it's time for members to debate and vote on the annual budget that will fund the federal government from October of this year through September of next year. And various marijuana amendments will be a part of these discussions.<p>Much has been …


Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures


See the 16 Most Bizarre Courtroom Sketches

Tom Brady appears in United States District Court on Aug. 12, 2015.<br>NY District Court

Tom Brady

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone as a Photographer

As with many other areas in life, you may find yourself susceptible to falling into a routine with your photography – a comfort zone, if you will. It …


How Facebook and Yahoo are spawning billion-dollar startups

Take Facebook, for example.<p>As Facebook got bigger and bigger, it started running into some serious growing pains — it was generating more data than its data centers could handle. This was a problem, given that people expect Facebook to always be available and snappy.<p>Normally, this is where a …


Choosing to Be Black Is the Epitome of White Privilege

“Are you African-American?” For Rachel Dolezal, the question seemed almost rhetorical. The now embattled former president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, dodged answering when asked the four words by a reporter last week.<p>“It’s a little more complex,” Dolezal said, by which she …

Rachel Dolezal

How to Effectively Dress Like a New Yorker