Protesting Wall Street
9:50 am
Thu October 6, 2011

'Occupy Seattle' arrests hit 25; protesters still occupy Westlake Park

A much-diminished group of protesters stuck it out Thursday, a day after 25 protesters were arrested and all their tents removed from Westlake Park.
Jonathan Klapel KPLU

Occupy Seattle demonstrators vow to press on, despite yesterday's arrests of 25 protesters who refused to remove their tents from a downtown Seattle park.

Early Thursday morning roughly 30 people were in their sleeping bags huddled under awnings of businesses that boarder the east side of Westlake Park. By noon there were roughly that many protesters still in the park.

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Record Bin Roulette
4:30 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Jingles: The little melodic encouragements that birthed a nation

The Birth of Jingles

Scientifically crafted earworms, designed to make us buy things we didn’t even know we wanted, were invented in the early 1920’s. Since then, jingles have become an integral part of American culture.

And to think it all began with Wheaties …

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News
9:18 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Suspects Arrested In Case Involving Everett Murder, Missing Oregon Teen

David Joseph Pederson and Holly Ann Grigsby were captured Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop near Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

SALEM, Ore. - Two murder suspects have been captured after a manhunt that stretched from western Washington through Oregon into California. The pair was wanted in the murder of an Everett, Washington woman and for questioning in relation to a missing Everett man and a slain Oregon teen.

Wednesday evening, police in Oregon confirmed the death of the teenager, who'd gone missing over the weekend.

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History
8:41 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Tri-Cities Regional Reach Interpretive Center Breaks Ground

RICHLAND, Wash. – Supporters of an interpretive center devoted to the Hanford Reach broke ground during a ceremony Wednesday in the Tri-Cities, Washington. The museum is getting a solid start now after earlier opposition from nearby tribes.

Despite the dreary weather, the audience and a school band were in an upbeat mood just beside the stony-tinted, calm waters of the Columbia River.

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Amanda Knox in Seattle
5:15 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Amanda Knox won her life back, but not her story

Amanda Knox is surrounded by family members shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday in Seattle.
Associated Press

With Amanda Knox back home in Seattle after four years in an Italian prison, the question is “when will she sell her story and how?”

But Knox, despite the fact that her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher was overturned, could find the media and movie markets crowded with others hawking her story, both in non-fiction and fictional form.

And, they can do so almost with impunity, according to one expert.

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Steve Jobs
4:54 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Tributes Pour Forth For Steve Jobs; Apple Co-Founder Was 56

A screengrab shows the Boing Boing website, restyled to resemble one of an early Mac operating system in honor of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

NPR

Originally published on Wed October 5, 2011 7:07 pm

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Obituary
4:50 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Apple says company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple says the company's co-founder Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.

In a brief statement the company said Jobs died Wednesday. He had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Education
4:19 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Swing by Starbucks to help local classroom projects

El patojo Flickr

What do coffee drinkers and teachers have in common?

A shared passion to educate local school kids. At least, that’s what the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Starbucks are counting on. The two mega-institutions have teamed up to help King County public school teachers get money for unfunded classroom projects.

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Protesting Wall Street
4:10 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Gets Union Backing; Approval Rating Tops Congress

Occupy Wall Street protesters join a labor union rally in New York's Foley Square on Wednesday.

Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 1:02 am

Occupy Wall Street is getting a shot in the arm, as some of America's largest unions have announced that they're now supporting the movement. The gain in momentum comes as off-shoots of the original Manhattan group plan marches and protests around the nation.

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Energy
3:59 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Federal Energy Plan Fast-Tracks Power Lines Across Northwest

The Obama administration's plan to fast-track transmission line construction includes three projects in Oregon and Idaho. Photo via energy.gov

Originally published on Wed October 5, 2011 3:59 pm

Hundreds of miles of power lines across Oregon, Idaho and 10 other states would be fast-tracked under a federal plan announced Wednesday. The Obama administration hopes to create more jobs by speeding construction of Idaho Power and Portland General Electric transmission lines.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the country needs to modernize its power grid to meet future demand, and get more green energy to market.

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