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Layoffs
6:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs; 1,351 In Puget Sound Area

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Microsoft says it will cut up to 18,000 jobs in what observers are calling the company's largest layoff ever. The news came in an e-mail from CEO Satya Nadella.

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Marijuana Banking
4:11 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related Banking

This July 1, 2014, photo shows packets of a variety of recreational marijuana named "Space Needle" during packaging operations at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.

The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without running afoul of federal money-laundering laws.

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Law
10:28 am
Thu July 10, 2014

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' App Charges

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Mark Lennihan AP Photo

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

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Amanda Knox
11:14 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Knox Defense Turns To Italy's Last Resort Court

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Amanda Knox's lawyers have formally asked Italy's court of last resort to review the U.S. student's appeals court conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.

Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga said the paperwork was submitted last Thursday to the Rome-based Court of Cassation.

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Northwest Vineyards
10:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Wash. State Setting Traps For Moths That Attack Wine Grapes

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Anna King

Washington state is setting traps to learn if four species of moths that attack wine grapes have moved into Washington.

Washington is the second-largest grape-growing state in the nation, but vineyards could be damaged if certain species of moths appear.

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Campus Shooting
1:52 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Attorney: Suspect In Seattle Pacific Univ. Shooting Sorry

A group of people pray together near a sign on the Seattle Pacific University campus that reads "We Will Overcome This," Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle, the day after a shooting took place at Otto Miller Hall at the school.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The attorney for a man suspected of killing one student in a shooting rampage at a small Seattle university says he's sorry for the suffering he has caused.

Public defender Ramona Brandes says Aaron Ybarra is on suicide watch at the jail.

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Steelhead
4:18 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Study: Hatcheries Can Disrupt Steelhead Navigation

This undated photo provided by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a steelhead in the Lower Deschutes.
AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via The Bulletin

A new study suggests steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth's magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field may be distorted by iron pipes.

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Oso Slide
3:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Another Body Found At Site Of Oso Slide

A destroyed vehicle and a flag, at half staff, are seen from a one-lane road around the Highway 530 slide area Tuesday, April 29, 2014, near Oso, Washington.
The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner, Pool AP Photo

Officials say another body has been recovered from the site of a landslide that killed dozens of people Washington state.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it's not clear if the body is that of either of the two people remaining on the missing list after the March 22 mudslide.

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Boeing Dreamliner
10:05 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Report: FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test

This slide shown on a video screen during a news conference at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, shows a comparison of an exemplar battery with the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 battery.
Ann Heisenfelt AP Photo

A new report says the government failed to properly test the lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 and relied too much on the company for technical expertise.

The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday criticized the process used by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify the new jet in 2007. It also recommends that FAA look outside the aviation industry for independent technical expertise.

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Washington Supreme Court
9:18 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Wash. High Court: Sea-Tac Airport Workers Unknowingly Fed Pork Can Sue Over Lunch

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Washington employers must “reasonably” accommodate the religious practices of their employees, according to a ruling issued by the Washington Supreme Court Thursday.

The case involves four men employed by a company that makes meals for airline passengers at Sea-Tac Airport.

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Washington Apple
12:47 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

WSU Names New Apple Variety With Starburst Spots 'Cosmic Crisp'

Washington State University

The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name.

The apple will be called the Cosmic Crisp.

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Legal Marijuana
2:53 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Pot Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation Water

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Marijuana growers in Washington and Colorado and other states cannot use irrigation water from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grow their crops.

The agency on Tuesday said that marijuana growing remains illegal under federal law, so irrigation water from its dams cannot be used to grow pot even in states that have legalized recreational or medical use of the drug.

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Missing Woman
12:52 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Search Planned For Susan Powell's Remains At Wash. Home

FILE - A flier seeking information on the whereabouts of Susan Powell, who was reported missing Dec. 7, 2009, in Utah, is shown, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at a press conference in Puyallup, Wash.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

An attorney for Susan Powell's family says private investigators with cadaver dogs will search a former home of her father-in-law.

Attorney Ann Bremner says a date for the search of a Puyallup home Steve Powell used to own has not been set.

Steve Powell was forced to surrender his house during a court settlement. Powell was convicted of taking videos of young neighbor girls undressing and using the bathroom.

Bremner won a $2 million judgment on behalf of the girls and says the girl's family bought the home at auction and giving Susan Powell's family access to it.

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Seattle Police
10:06 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Murray Nominates Boston's First Female Police Commissioner As New SPD Chief

Former Boston police commissioner Kathleen O'Toole left, speaks after being introduced by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, as his nominee to be Seattle's new Chief of Police, Monday, May 19, 2014, in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has nominated former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole as new chief of the Seattle Police Department. 

If confirmed by the Seattle City Council, O’Toole would be the department’s first female chief.

Murray has said he wants someone who can “reform and change the culture” on the force and “restore the respect of the community.”

"We can be a national model for urban policing, and Kathleen O'Toole is the right choice to lead us there," Murray said Monday. 

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Transit Funding
9:57 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Seattle Mayor Proposes Sales Tax, Car Tab Fee Hikes To Preserve Bus Service

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Joe Polimeni/ General Motors/AP Photo

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants Seattle voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs.

Murray on Tuesday announced a proposed $60 car tab increase and a sales tax increase to buy bus service back from King County Metro. Metro has said bus service will be cut this fall after the state Legislature did not find more money for transit and King County voters defeated a tax increase.

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