Washington, Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°54′N 1°31′W / 54.90°N 1.52°W / 54.90; -1.52

Washington is a town in the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England, and part of historic County Durham. Washington is located geographically at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, hence it has close ties to all three cities.

Washington was designated a new town in 1964; it expanded dramatically, by the creation of new villages and the absorption of areas of Chester-le-Street, to house overspill population from surrounding cities.

At the 2011 census, its urban subdivision (which contains the neighboring settlement of New Herrington) had a population of 67,085.

Name

Early references appear around 1096 in Old English as Wasindone. The etymological origin is disputed and there are several proposed theories for how the name "Washington" came about. Early interpretations included Wasindone (people of the hill by the stream, 1096), or Wassyngtona (settlement of Wassa's people, 1183).

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Pompeo says U.S. considering welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

Metro USA 01 Jun 2020
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong, U.S ... Asked if the United States was considering the possibility to “welcome Hong Kong people to come here and bring their entrepreneurial creativity”, Pompeo, in the interview recorded on Friday said Washington was looking at it....
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Launching the #iMask4DC Video Festival and Competition

The Washington Informer 01 Jun 2020
BCAC in partnership with THEARC Theater, Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts, The Washington Informer Newspaper, WHUR and WPFW radio stations, are working to engage everyone in creative messaging to help reduce the community spread of COVID-19. Washington, D.C., ......
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George Washington would have so worn a mask

The Bryan Eagle 01 Jun 2020
And yet, as a scholar writing a new biography of George Washington, I can’t help making a bold declaration ... Pundits on the right claim that George Washington would have also refused to wear his mask, and that such a decision would be the correct one. Washington’s image ... And isn’t that what Washington was? ... ‘The real Washington’....
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Students protest anti-Black racism after officer murders George Floyd

Stanford Daily 01 Jun 2020
Ophelia Washington ’23, a Black student who protested in Minneapolis where the incident occurred, said she joined the hundreds of people gathering in her city to ensure that the public was paying attention to the issue of police brutality. . “I’ve lived in Minneapolis my whole life,” Washington said....
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Students protest anti-Black racism after police officer murders George Floyd

Stanford Daily 01 Jun 2020
Ophelia Washington ’23, a Black student who protested in Minneapolis where the incident occurred, said she joined the hundreds of people gathering in her city to ensure that the public was paying attention to the issue of police brutality. . “I’ve lived in Minneapolis my whole life,” Washington said....
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If you have ADHD, here's how to manage working from home

Henry Herald 29 May 2020
Callan Jansen of Washington state was thriving as a paraeducator before the pandemic hit. The workplace was a structured, scheduled and busy but creative environment, which helped Jansen focus and stay on task ... "So now it's about how can we get creative and create that scenario," Nordmeyer said....
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Boulder author pens and releases book about resilience amid coronavirus in 40 days

Colorado Daily 28 May 2020
I spoke to a chef and food justice advocate in Ghana, to a political activist in Washington D.C. and to a sewing podcast Black Lives Matter advocate, a creativity expert or two, a neuroscientist ... to be creative? Are you working on any other projects that should be on our radar?....
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Virtual events a new normal for Kalamazoo’s Art Hop

Michigan Live 27 May 2020
But the staple art exhibit is finding creative ways for local artists to connect with their community despite the barriers ... “This has meant making sure we have more creative platforms to show our artists, when we can’t be face-to-face with each other, this is just a great way to continue our experience," Washington said....
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Amazon Literary Partnership Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

The Marshall News Messenger 27 May 2020
This year’s grant recipients include a wide range of organizations from 24 states and Washington D.C ... “We want everyone to embrace their creativity and make it a priority, and Amazon Literary Partnership has been instrumental in helping thousands of people believe in their story and give it voice.” ... Creative Writing Program, University of Washington....
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Locals Work to Repeal Sex Education Law

The Centralia Chronicle 26 May 2020
Local efforts to repeal Washington’s new comprehensive sex education law that requires sex education in all Washington public schools, starting in kindergarten, by the 2022-2023 school year, are ramping up with less than a month left to obtain the necessary signatures to give Washingtonians the opportunity to vote on it in November....
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Editorial: Who we should thank (yes, thank) for rural broadband

The Roanoke Times 26 May 2020
Here’s how fast things have changed ... Now, about 75% are. Here’s another turn-on-a-dime statistic ... U.S ... However, some solutions don’t involve money, just creative thinking ... Israel O’Quinn, R-Washington County, took the lead on a bill that makes it possible for electric utilities to run broadband lines as part of their “smart grid” technology upgrades ... ....
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Window shopping in Cape May offers one small step toward normal weekend

Atlantic City 25 May 2020
CAPE MAY — Dave and Gerri Cox did not travel far to reach the Washington Street Mall on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend ... Many of the shops do not even have websites, according to Amanda Adams, who owns Queen May on the Washington Street Mall ... “Challenging times call for some creative thinking.”....
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California Area board nixes tax referendum; district names new superintendent

Herald-Standard 24 May 2020
The reason, as stated in a letter to the Washington County elections office, was “due to economic uncertainties and difficulties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.”. The change, however, occurred after paper ballots had been printed, and some had already been mailed, voted upon, and sent back to the Washington County elections office....
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