Washington State University
8:24 am
Fri October 7, 2011

WSU frat learns kicking down sorority door is not a 'prank'

PULLMAN, Wash. — Five members of a Washington State University fraternity have been arrested for what they call a "porch raid" prank and what police call residential burglary.

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Sports with Art Thiel
9:00 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

WSU off to strong start despite quarterback controversy

WSU's Jeff Tuel (10) congratulates Marshall Lobbestael (9) after a touchdown against Idaho State last month. Tuel broke his collar bone in the game. Lobbestael has played well, leading to a potential controversy now that Tuel has recovered.
Dean Hare AP Photo

Washington State University is enjoying the best start to its football season since 2006. The Cougars are 3-1 heading into Saturday's game at UCLA. And they're doing it with their backup quarterback.

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Law
4:55 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Washington judge lets murder defendant take road trip

A Washington state judge is letting a murder defendant take a two-week, five-state road trip before her arraignment.

Peggy Sue Thomas was arrested this summer at her houseboat in New Mexico and charged with first-degree murder.

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War in Afghanistan
4:50 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

More protesters heading to Westlake Park

Protesters associated with ANSWER Seattle plan to join Occupy Seattle protesters in Seattle's downtown Westlake Park.
ANSWER

Seattle’s Westlake Center continues to be a very busy place this week as the site of several protests scheduled for tomorrow.  Although the rallies are being held by separate groups, their messages are related. 

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Movie Reviews
4:20 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

'Dirty Girl': Turns Out It's All About The Boy

Teen outcasts Danielle (Juno Temple) and Clarke (Jeremy Dozier) bond over daddy issues — and eventually hit the road in search of Danielle's father.

David Moir The Weinstein Company

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 3:34 pm

It's probably appropriate that a film about adolescent identity crises has trouble figuring out what it wants to be. Much like puberty, Abe Sylvia's Dirty Girl is a mess of conflicting, confusing emotions. It starts out going for overtly campy satire — with limited success — before transforming into a heartfelt coming-of-age road movie with whimsical surrealist flourishes. This is a film that early on finds Dwight Yoakam washing his Cadillac in gratuitously sensual slow motion, and by its end finds room for after-school-special emotionalism.

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Other News
3:45 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Occupy Portland Protesters Gather In Downtown Portland

PORTLAND - Protesters gathered Thursday in downtown Portland for a demonstration in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The protest drew people from different traditions. A number were relatively new to the Portland protest scene. Jordan Ladoux (lah-DOO) says he’s concerned about American government and the economy.

Jordan Ladoux "I've understood for a long time the way our society works doesn't work for most people. More than anything I just want to get my voice out there, that that's what I think. What we're doing isn't working."

Other News
3:42 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

FBI Investigates Fire At Idaho Fur Supplier As Possible Act Of Domestic Terrorism

A fire at a Northwest fur business has attracted the attention of the FBI. Federal agents are now looking into into whether the blaze in Caldwell, Idaho was an act of domestic terrorism. Anonymous members of an animal rights group have claimed responsibility.

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The Two-Way
3:30 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Seemingly Bogus Website Uses 'Occupy Party' Name... To Sell Ads

A new website purports to be the work of "Occupy Party" — but the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn't heard of it. And it mainly features Google Ads, not grass-roots information.

NPR

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 11:00 am

As the Occupy Wall Street movement inspires protests in more U.S. cities, a website has popped up that seems to be trading on the group's somewhat nebulous status and lack of formal organization.

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Environment
3:15 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Plastic Bag Ban Foes In Idaho Play 'Buy Local' Card

Voters from the city of Hailey, Idaho will vote on a proposed plastic grocery bag ban. Photo by Kevin Mooney

The first Idaho town to propose a ban on plastic grocery sacks is running into an unusual cross-current: the push to buy local. That's because the city of Hailey in central Idaho is just up the road from a plastic bag factory.

Local high school students gathered enough signatures this summer to put the ban on plastic bags before Hailey voters. The town of 7,000 near Sun Valley would be the first in Idaho to ban retailers from using the thin plastic grocery bags. It's similar to bans passed in Edmonds, Wash., and most recently, Portland and Bellingham.

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Environment
3:15 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Work begins on Slip 4 'hotspot' in Duwamish River

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran celebrates the start of dredging on Slip 4, a hot spot in the Superfund cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU

It’s one of the most polluted waterways in all of the Pacific Northwest. The lower five miles of Seattle’s Duwamish River were listed as a Superfund site a decade ago. This week, cleanup work has begun on one of its most toxic sections. 

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