Heather Anderson is the first woman to achieve the so-called Triple Crown: hiking the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails within a single year.
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Heather Anderson is the first woman to achieve the so-called Triple Crown: hiking the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails within a single year.
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Go big (across the entire country) or go home. Boeing’s latest 737 Max 8 crash is raising serious safety and training questions. How do you recover from addiction? And the queer community you might be overlooking in so-called flyover states.

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Heather Anderson, Thirst

Heather Anderson calls herself a reformed couch potato. When she started college, she couldn’t run around a track. But in 2003, despite never backpacked, Heather decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. Now she’s the first woman to complete the Triple Crown: hiking the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails within a single year.

Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash

Following yesterday’s fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 – the second in the past six months – several countries have grounded the jet pending the outcome of investigations. The crashes took place in Indonesia and Ethiopia, but a great deal of attention is focused on the aviation behemoth in our backyards. Andrew McIntosh has been following the story for Puget Sound Business Journal.

William Moyers on addiction

How do you recover from a drug addiction? Journalist William Moyers has been asking for decades. His addiction began at 17 with casual marijuana use and spread from there. He told Bill Radke that he was the last to realize he had a problem, because addiction is a disease of denial.

Samantha Allen, Real Queer America

If you grew up west of the Mississippi and north of the Mason-Dixon Line, you probably have some opinions about the cultural attitudes of the South. And they’re probably not flattering. But if you’ve written off what some conservative politicians think of as “real” America, says journalist Samantha Allen, you’re missing out. Her new book, Real Queer America, takes us to red states across the country and the LGBT enclaves that are flourishing there.

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