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Waving the White Napkin, and 7 Other Things You See at Deaf Weddings

Title: "Waving the White Napkin, and 7 Other Things You See at Deaf Weddings"

May 29th, 2013 for OffBeatBride

"Here Comes the Bride" never played. There were no — or minimal — table centerpieces. What's more, the officiant didn't utter a peep during the ceremony. These are just a few wedding features ...

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Ecologist seeks unified study of carnivores

"Ecologist seeks unified study of carnivores"

Jul 20, 2005 for Jackson Hole News & Guide

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" is Aristotlean logic Dr. Howard Quigley believes holds water when speaking of carnivore research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem ...

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ER Rooms Feel the Squeeze Nationwide

"Emergency Rooms Feel The Squeeze Nationwide"

Oct 30, 2005 for Puget Sound Business Journal

Episodes of "ER" flicker frenetically on a new LCD screen, and tropical fish flit in an aquarium. On a recent morning, the waiting room is practically empty at Issaquah's new Swedish ...

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Students Flock to Science Schools

Students Flock to Science Schools"

July 6, 2005 for Jackson Hole News & Guide

Luna was the teacher's pet, literally, sans the well-behaved attributes. The feisty raven, whose gender remains a mystery, repeatedly hopped off teacher Brian Bedrosian's right ...

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Infographic: The Highs and Lows of Barbie's Career

"Infographic: The Highs and Lows of Barbie's Career"

2010 for Education Dynamics Download Infographic
In Person: Talking with Ron Sims

"In Person: Talking with Ron Sims"

Jan 13-19th, 2006 for Puget Sound Business Journal

"After nine years as King County Executive, Ron Sims was sworn into office again, on New Year's Eve. There would be no county executive on Jan. 1 and 2 if the ceremony hadn't taken ...

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Article title: Rattler bite a close call for boy, 5

"Rattler bite a close call for boy, 5"

Jun 29th, 2005 for Tri-City Herald

A 5-year-old Richland boy who mistook a live baby rattlesnake for at oy now has a finger swollen to almost twice its size, as well as a painful lesson. Cole Holland was bitten ...

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How Glide's #VIDEOTEXTING Revolution Won the Deaf Community Over

"How Glide's #VIDEOTEXTING Revolution Won the Deaf Community Over"

Feb 10, 2015 for DeafFriendly

"To a nation of textaholics, LOLs and emojis seem like a 21st Century fixture that's here to stay. But hold on to your hats, because an upstart startup is changing how we ..."

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Title: Sarbox creates opportunities in the CPA field

"Sarbanes-Oxley creates opportunities in the CPA field"

Oct 9, 2005 for Puget Sound Business Journal

Contrary to popular opinion, Tom Bourne, president-elect of the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA), will attest that today's accounting professionals are "rarely if ever viewed as green ...

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Title: Tuition Tips: How to Cut Your Education Costs & Save Money

"Tuition Tips: How to Cut Your Educational Costs and Save Money"

Published 2011 for EarnMyDegree.com (group writing)

Earning your degree is an important achievement. Being able to make sense of tuition and financial aid will put you ahead of the class. Whether you are interested in an associate, bachelor ...

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Infographic: How Much Do You Spend on Listening Devices?

"Infographic: How Much Do You Spend On Listening Devices?"

Experimental personal project (2012) Download Infographic
Title: Man in the Mirror

"Man in the Mirror"

Dec. 6, 2004 for University of Washington Daily

With a patch of square white tape covering the stoma in his throat, Ahror Rahmedov stood waist-deep in a tiny pool of cool water four years ago, one hand covering his throat ...

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Deaf Inclusive Tech Conferences: Accessibility Lessons from &yetConf

"Deaf Inclusive Tech Conferences: Accessibility Lessons from &yetConf"

2015 for DeafFriendly

"Though I was born deaf, I had very few opportunities to meet culturally Deaf, ASL-fluent peers until after college. As I began learning sign language for the first time, I noticed ..."

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Title: Three Ways to Begin a Health Care Career

"Three Ways To Begin a Health Care Career"

Feb 1st, 2008 for CareerBuilder (paid placement)

Look no further than bills from your dentist, gynecologist or maxillofacial surgeon to pinpoint the employment outlook’s rising stars. Add demand for them to their paycheck dollars, the winners ...

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Microsoft touts new Web design suite -- .NET

"Microsoft touts new Web design suite -- .NET"

April 5, 2002 for The Daily

After tossing compressed bundles of dev.net T-shirts into the crowd and enticing empty bellies with slices of free Pagliacci's pizza, UW Microsoft Users Group presented Microsoft's self-proclaimed .NET ...

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Dan Savage's

"Dan Savage's "Miracle!": Insult or Ode to The Deaf-Blind?"

Aug. 27, 2012 for deafREVIEW (now DeafFriendly)

If Dan Savage were Dr. Jekyll, then his latest theatrical potion turned Helen Keller into a glittery Dr. Hyde: A shock-collared Deaf-Blind pet of drag queens. But he hasn’t cooked up a monster, he’s ...

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