Seattle schools
10:33 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Ex-Seattle school employee Silas Potter arrested in Florida

Silas Potter in an image taken from a 2010 video.

The King County Sheriff's office says a former Seattle school employee who failed to appear for arraignment in the Seattle Public Schools financial scandal has been arrested in Florida.

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Election 2011
10:16 am
Wed November 9, 2011

State control of liquor sales to end in Washington

Washington voters have ended nearly 80 years of state-controlled liquor sales. As of Tuesday night, Initiative 1183 was passing with 60 percent of the vote. The measure privatizes the sale of booze and closes state liquor stores.

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Bering Sea storm
6:22 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Coast Guard aiding disabled Seattle fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has evacuated most of the crew from a 143-foot Seattle-based fishing vessel limping on one engine in the stormy Bering Sea.

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Other News
6:17 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Powerful storm rips off roofs, floods Nome, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful Bering Sea storm hit western Alaska early Wednesday with high winds and surging seas.

The National Weather Service office in Fairbanks has received reports of some roofs blowing off in Nome where water reached the base of buildings.

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed November 9, 2011

What use is a cast iron frying pan full of rocks?

I know people who are this dumb.
Dick Stein KPLU

Hint: It has to do with baking.  But first take a look at picture #2 above.  I've had that picture for years and still have no idea what the thing is or does.  

If you do please share.  And now the answer to the question posed in today's headline.

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Election 2011
10:09 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Privatizing liquor in Washington will be the new norm

Seattle Times reports that the second try, plus more than $22 million, was the charm for Costco Wholesale in attempting to kick the state out of the liquor business and allow private retailers to sell liquor in Washington.

Initiative 1183 was passing with more than 60 percent of the early returns, including King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane counties. "We are very pleased and grateful to all of the coalition members across the state," said Joel Benoliel, Costco's chief legal officer.

Election 2011
9:36 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Pot initiative passing in Tacoma

Tacoma News Tribune reports that Tacoma voters are easily passing citywide ballot Initiative No. 1 – the measure seeking to make “marijuana or cannabis offenses … the lowest enforcement priority of the City of Tacoma.

After initial ballot counts posted as of 8:15 p.m., 65 percent of voters (16,888) were favoring the measure, compared to 35 percent of those casting “no votes” (9,240 total).

Election 2011
9:24 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eyman's anti-tolling initiative too close to call

Early election returns show Tim Eyman's anti-tolling initiative is failing.

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Election 2011
9:13 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Wash. voters approve resolution on budget savings

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have approved a constitutional amendment that requires the Legislature to set aside cash during boom years.

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Election 2011
9:09 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Seattle voters rejecting $60 car tab fee

Seattle voters are saying "no" to new taxes to help pay to patch potholes, improve bus service and plan for future transit needs.

Proposition 1 would've levied an extra $60 annual fee for vehicle registrations in the city. It was being defeated 60 percent to 40 percent, according to early returns Tuesday. The measure was a top priority of Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council. It would've raised about $200 million over 10 years.

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