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Starry Starry Arches National Park

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Bluest Skies Ever: Palouse, Washington

Thunderstorm building over the Palouse, Washington State. I went to my niece's high school graduation in Rosalia. She was valedictorian and is a wonderful, beautiful girl who has already completed two years of college thanks to the Running Start program. We've had such fun watching her and sister grow up--and spend all their summers at the lake in Northern Idaho, just as we did. Both grandmas died within the past year and were much missed. Their spirits seem to hang over this place. We lived here for a few years when I was a little girl and I've always loved the high, blue skies. 
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Latest On Brock Turner Rape Case


Millions of people around the world have been following the Brock Turner, Stanford University, rape case, which has sparked a much-needed discussion on campus sexual assaults. I'm linking to the Palo Alto Weekly, which has done a great job. Click to see the latest stories, including a letter from a disgruntled juror angry over Brock's 6-month jail sentence. Convicted of 3 felony assault charges, star swimming athlete Brock could've gotten 14 years. The juror were unanimous and are furious at the judge who gave him only 6 months. He will probably serve only 3.
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Lightning In Slow Motion

I love the lightning storms that sweep the far western United States, where I've lived nearly all my life.  I couldn't really "see" lightning. It all happened too fast. Check it out in slo-mo, thanks to the magic of NPR.
http://npr.tumblr.com/post/145377644309/skunkbear-ive-always-wanted-to-see-lightning
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