News
2:41 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Back in Hometown, Amanda Knox Thanks Those Who Believed In Her

SEATAC, Wash. - Seattle native Amanda Knox is thanking all those who defended her during her ordeal in Italy over the stabbing of her British roommate. Supporters yelled "Welcome home, Amanda" as the University of Washington student made an emotional return home Tuesday evening.

An appeals court in Perugia reversed Knox's murder conviction and set her free barely 24 hours before.

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Other News
1:51 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Volunteers recover thousands of shopping carts in Federal Way

While inflatable dolls aren't reported as a problem in Federal Way, I couldn't resist using this flickr photo from Brooklyn as an illustration. -Dave
Gene Han flickr.com

Stolen, abandoned shopping carts are an eyesore in many communities, but Federal Way has come up with a solution: the Cart Recovery Team.

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Education
12:18 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Accountability: WSU students will be fined for bad behavior

PULLMAN, Wash. — Any Washington State University student caught trespassing, damaging property or drinking under age can expect to pay a $100 fine.

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Barefoot Bandit
12:09 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Is mom to blame in Barefoot Bandit case?

This 2008 self-portrait provided by the Island County Sheriff's Office shows Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit."
Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The mother of Colton Harris-Moore says she's not responsible for crimes committed in the Barefoot Bandit case but she'd take the blame if it gets him out of prison faster.

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Other News
12:00 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Idaho Company To Double Workforce In Face Of Mining Boom

A north Idaho mining industry supplier plans to double its workforce over the next year. The company broke ground Tuesday on a new factory in Post Falls. As correspondent Jessica Robinson reports, the mining industry offers a rare economic bright spot in the Inland Northwest.

Gov. Butch Otter: “Three! Two! One!”

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Water taxi
11:53 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Bellingham water taxi to start for remote San Juan Islands

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A new water taxi service based in Bellingham plans to begin service next spring to remote islands in the San Juans.

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Protesting Wall Street
11:31 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Occupy movement spreads, including to some unlikely Northwest places

It may have started in New York, but now the Occupy movement is reaching to cities around the world and even starting up in small Northwest towns.

"Spokane, Seattle, Auburn, Portland, Salem, Yakima..."

That's Jason Caryl of Pasco. And those are just a few of the places that have started up their own Occupy movements in the Northwest. Others you might not expect are: Occupy Seaside, Oregon and Occupy Idaho Falls.

The movement has been mostly organized on Facebook and Twitter. It has been criticized for being too loose, with no clear message or demands.

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Protesting Wall Street
11:05 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Mayor Mike McGinn's statement on Westlake Park protest

I support the efforts of the protestors at Westlake Park to address this country’s economic situation. In my budget speech last week, I stated:

"We are facing unprecedented inequality in this country. It is always true that bad times are harder on the poor. But we have not seen income inequality this great since 1928, the year before the Great Depression started. The top 1% control 34% of the nation's wealth. The top 10% control 2/3rds of the nation's wealth. It is an unprecedented grab by the most powerful to get a bigger share of a shrinking pie."

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10:07 am
Wed October 5, 2011

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Let's talk cheesecake and share a recipe

Straight-up NY cheesecake. For something completely different click to next picture.
cute cupcakes

In this week's Food for Thought Seattle Times food blogger Nancy Leson rhapsodizes over New York style cheesecake. Who knew there were so many other kinds?

The Bulgarians top it with smetana, not the composer but a soured heavy cream. Ancient Romans made it with honey and a cheese similar to modern-day ricotta. The Bavarian Quarkkuchen is put together with quark cheese, not the elementary particle but a cheese made from soured milk. 

It seems almost every nation on Earth has its own version of the waist-thickening wonder.

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