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posted by April 17 at 6:09 AMon
Virginia Tech Massacre: Gunman, identified as student Cho Seung-Hui, murders over 30 in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.
Iraq: Democratic Congress squares off with Bush over war funding.
Darfur: Sudan allows 3,000 UN peacekeepers in, stalling immediate sanctions.
Sonics: Tax subsidy fizzles out in Olympia.
2007 Pulitzer Prizes: The Oregonian’s report on stranded family wins for breaking news and The Boston Globe’s coverage of Bush’s signing statement strategy wins for national coverage. And in music, good god, man the Pulitzer list also includes — Ornette Coleman!?!
2007 Fortune 500: Wal-Mart and Exxon top the list. Washington companies include, in order by revenues: Costco, Microsoft, WaMu, Weyerhaeuser, Paccar, Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Safeco, Expeditors Int’l (?), Alaska Air, Puget Energy, Expedia, Plum Creek Timber (?), and Potlach (?)
Sen. Barack Obama: His personal income drops to $991,296