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Environment
7:37 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Supreme Court upholds stricter mine permitting

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a judge's ruling that a mining company must go through a stricter permitting process before it can build a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

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2012 Elections
7:33 am
Wed October 31, 2012

'Unbelievable' - Brad Pitt donates $100K for same-sex marriage effort

In an e-mail to members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt wrote that it's "unbelievable" that people's relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day.
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

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Hurricane Sandy
9:50 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Oregon students wait out Sandy with Shakespeare

PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Oregon high school students waited out Superstorm Sandy by reading aloud from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

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Budget woes
9:31 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Town in turmoil: Pacific may go out of business

PACIFIC, Wash. — The south King County town of Pacific is more than a century old, but the city council considered a measure at the Monday meeting to disincorporate.

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Ferry safety
9:28 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Coast Guard says add crew to Washington ferries

EVERETT, Wash. — Washington State Ferries chief David Mosely says the agency will have to hire nine to 12 employees to comply with a Coast Guard order to increase staffing for safety.

The Coast Guard sent a letter to the state Friday ordering revised staffing by the end of November.

Mosely told The Daily Herald (http://is.gd/pOfWVY) he's not sure how much the revised staffing will cost, but it's more than the ferry system has in its budget.

earthquake science
10:56 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Update: Tsunami waves smaller than expected in Hawaii 
after quake

Pretty easy to see where the latest strong earthquake was in this screen grab of the real-time earthquake map by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

HONOLULU – A geologist tracking a tsunami in Hawaii says the first waves hitting shore are smaller than expected.

Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Saturday night the largest wave was measured at 5 feet in Maui in the first 45 minutes.

Warning changes

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had issued a tsunami warning for all Hawaiian islands Saturday night, hours after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off Canada's west coast. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed an emergency, mobilizing extra safety measures.

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Business
8:47 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Boeing touts outsourcing for suppliers

Boeing is encouraging its suppliers to attend a workshop next month to learn how to outsource business to Mexico.

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Other News
8:41 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Wild mink kills 7 puffins at Tacoma zoo

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A wild mink entered the seabird exhibit at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma and killed seven tufted puffins.

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Odd news
4:12 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Shark falls from sky onto California golf course

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — Golf club employees in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.

San Juan Hills Golf Club operations director Melissa McCormack says a course marshal found the leopard shark Monday afternoon and brought it to the clubhouse. It had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about five miles away.

a thing to do
11:02 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Historic destroyer now a Bremerton Halloween ship

The USS Turner Joy in Bremerton.
The Associated Press

BREMERTON, Wash. — An historic destroyer from the Vietnam War, the USS Turner Joy is now a Halloween ship in Bremerton.

Volunteers have turned the ship into a "haunted asylum" for the rest of the month to give visitors a scare.

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2012 elections
4:57 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

FBI joins probe of bogus vote purge letters from Seattle

TAMPA, Fla. – The FBI is joining an investigation into bogus letters sent from Seattle to many Florida voters that raise questions about their eligibility to cast ballots.

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Law
2:13 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Seattle developer Mastro arrested in France

A lawyer says fugitive Seattle real-estate developer Michael Mastro and his wife have been arrested in France.

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Law
11:16 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Ahmed Ressam sentenced to 37 years in millennium plot 


Algerian Ahmed Ressam, seated next to Federal Public Defender JoAnn Oliver, listens as U.S. District Judge John Coughenour presides at the court session in which Ressam was convicted on several charges of terrorism Friday, April 6, 2001.
The Associated Press

Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium.

Ressam was arrested in December 1999 as he drove off a ferry from Canada into Washington state with a trunk full of explosives.

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Sports
9:23 am
Wed October 24, 2012

WSU coach Leach bans players from Twitter

PULLMAN, Wash.  — Washington State University football coach Mike Leach has banned players from using Twitter.

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In the line of duty
8:59 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Dead Federal Way firefighter got HIV on duty

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A pike pole is a long pole used by firefighters, and a memorial version of the pole carries the names of Washington firefighters who died in the line of duty.

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