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Tutorial: Using NOAA's U.S. Climate Data Mapping Tool

Posted: June 17, 2013

Federal data for 2012 show Washingtonians can feel confident crowing about how cool and moist is their climate, even if some other parts of the country experienced record or very high heat and record ... Read more →

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Data viz: Seattle public schools "pass rates" on state tests

Posted: May 15, 2013

To graduate from a public high school in Washington, students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 must pass the state's High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in reading and writing and an End-Of-Course (EOC... Read more →

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Few births in Washington outside of marriage; 5th lowest rate

Posted: May 07, 2013

Washington state has one of the lowest rates of out-of-wedlock births in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau. A new report issued in May 2013 says that in the most recent year for which detailed ... Read more →

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Data viz: whiteness, not latitude, tied to skin cancer rates

Posted: April 09, 2013

U.S. states with the highest skin cancer rates tend to have a high proportion of whites in their population while those with the lowest rates don't. And the top two states for skin cancer, Vermont and... Read more →

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Washington tops U.S. in 12-year Alzheimer's Death Rates

Posted: March 28, 2013

Earlier this month, the U.S. government reported the death rate for Alzheimer's disease rose 39 percent from 2000 to 2010 and that in 2010 Washington had the highest rate among U.S. states. Yet which ... Read more →

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