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Fair food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Though sporting a new name this year, the Washington State Fair boasts some of the same staple foods it has for more than 100 years. Scones are an excellent choice for fairgoers looking for a tasty treat that won’t ruin their diet — at least not as badly as the deep-fried butter. Photo by Leah Traxel.
by Leah Traxel, Online Editor - 16 April 2014

Thousands flocked to the Puyallup Fairgrounds last weekend for the 25th annual Spring Fair. The spring event is kind of like the younger sibling of the grand Washington State Fair at the end of the summer — all the same things, just less of them. As expected, fair animals, rides and food were the main...

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Fair food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Though sporting a new name this year, the Washington State Fair boasts some of the same staple foods it has for more than 100 years. Scones are an excellent choice for fairgoers looking for a tasty treat that won’t ruin their diet — at least not as badly as the deep-fried butter. Photo by Leah Traxel.

Thousands flocked to the Puyallup Fairgrounds last weekend for the 25th annual Spring Fair. The spring event is kind of like the younger sibling of the grand Washington State Fair at the end of the summer — all the same things, just less of them. As expected, fair animals, rides and food were the main attractions. Though sporting a new name this year, the Washington State Fair boasts some of the...

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The Internet cookie crumbles: Companies explore alternatives to traditional online tracking

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The Internet cookie has crumbled, and market researchers are scrambling for alternatives. This isn’t the kind of cookie you buy online and eat, it’s the name for the technique researchers have used for years to track your online data. When you visit a website, the site will attach a “cookie” to your computer. This little line of code provides the website with the means to recognize your computer...

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Brazil home to a new breed of dog

Senior Giancarlo Santoro’s family members surround him during Senior Day. From left to right: mother, Theresa Santoro; brother, Dante Santoro; father, Vincent Santoro. Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Santoro.

Peel back the pages of a dusty, old dictionary and scour the pages for ‘dog.’ If you’re meticulous in your search, you will discover that ‘dog’ is defined as: “a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. It is widely kept as a pet or for work or field sports.” However, there is another definition...