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arrest
1:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Co-Founder of Dave's Killer Bread Arrested in Oregon

This booking photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office shows David Thompson, founder of Dave's Killer Bread.
Washington County Sheriff's Office

The co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread was arrested Thursday after allegedly injuring three deputies in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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boeing decision
11:59 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Gov of S.C. Says State Will Be Supportive of Boeing

Jack Jones, left, Boeing vice president and general manager of the company's North Charleston, S.C., plant, speaks with reporters on April 9, 2013 as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt look on.
Bruce Smith Associated Press

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she feels bad for the governor of Washington after this week's union vote on the Boeing 777X.

Haley, who has long opposed unions, says it's terrible when a company like Boeing is trying to work in a state and the union, as she put it, "comes in and kills it."

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Business
11:11 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Zulily Leaps in 1st Day as Publicly Traded Company

Zulily's stock is surging 75 percent in its first day as a publicly traded company.

The initial public offering of 11.5 million shares priced at $22 each, above the projected price range of $18 to $20.

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boeing decision
3:46 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Boeing Reaches Out to Utah about 777x Production

Boeing's 777 assembly line in Everett, Wash.
Ashley Gross KPLU

Boeing Co. leaders have reached out to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert about the state's interest in bringing the production line of 777X airplanes to the state.

Michael Sullivan, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Economic Development, says Herbert received the call Thursday afternoon and has begun preliminary discussions with Boeing leaders.

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gas tax
6:12 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Senate Leaders Propose 11.5-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Fall foliage frames the Washington State Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Olympia, Wash.
Rachel La Corte Associated Press

Senate leaders are proposing a $12.3 billion transportation revenue package that includes a gas tax increase of 11.5 cents.

The proposal was put forth by Senate Transportation Committee co-chair Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and is part of ongoing negotiations between the House and the Senate. 

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Affordable Care Act
2:57 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Wash. Behind Only Calif., N.Y. in Health Care Sign-Ups

Associated Press

New federal statistics show Washington state has signed more people up for health insurance since open enrollment began Oct. 1 than any state other than New York and California.

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Election 2013
4:34 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Socialist Sawant Takes Lead Over Conlin in Seattle Council Race

FILE - In this photo taken Aug. 1, 2013, Seattle City Council candidate Kshama Sawant, right, speaks with a restaurant worker during a demonstration in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson Associated Press

A Socialist candidate has taken the lead as an updated ballot count was released on Tuesday afternoon in a close Seattle City Council race.

Kshama Sawant initially trailed incumbent Richard Conlin by more than 6,000 votes, but is now leading by about 40 votes—79,751 to 79,710.

“I think the results that we got today confirm that people in Seattle and, indeed, everywhere in the country are actually eager and hungry for a big political shift,” Sawant said Tuesday.

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arbitration
3:08 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Starbucks to Pay $2.76B in Coffee Spat with Kraft

The Associated Press

An arbitrator has concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.

The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight after Starbucks Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery chains in 2010.

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Business
9:17 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Amazon, U.S. Postal Service Will Deliver on Sundays

AP Photo

Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.

The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available to customers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas at first. Amazon and the Postal Service plan to roll out service to "a large portion of the U.S. population" next year, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix.

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senator resigns
10:46 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Wash. State Sen. Harper Resigns from Job

Washington state Sen. Nick Harper is resigning from the job.

Harper said in a statement Saturday that he can't fully commit his time to the job while being a husband, father of two girls and an attorney. The Democrat says he's proud of his three years as a senator.

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same-sex couples
5:10 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Four Couples Sue Idaho over Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Four Idaho couples are suing the state in federal court to challenge laws banning same-sex marriage and denying recognition to same-sex couples who married in other states.

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boeing package
12:09 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Inslee: 49 Governors Will Call Boeing if Wash. Loses Deal

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Ted S. Warren Associated Press

Washington state has everything to lose with its aerospace industry and therefore must move fast to appease Boeing, said Gov. Jay Inslee during a news conference Friday morning.

“We have been fortunate like few other states, communities on the planet in having a vigorous aerospace industry here. There are 49 governors that will be calling Boeing if, in fact, this deal doesn’t go through,” Inslee said.

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Election 2013
10:41 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Ed Murray Resigns from Senate Leadership Role

Ed Murray, center, poses for a photo as he visits with guests Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at a fundraising luncheon for ROOTS, a shelter for homeless youth in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren Associated Press

Sen. Ed Murray has resigned as leader of the Senate Democrats following his election as mayor of Seattle.

Murray announced Friday that while he was giving up his leadership role, he wasn't yet resigning from the Senate in order to continue to represent the 43rd District during the special session that started on Thursday.

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initiative 522
5:38 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Wash. State Voters Reject GMO Labeling Initiative

Toby Talbot Associated Press

Voters in Washington state have rejected a ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

The campaign over Initiative 522 drew millions of dollars from out of state and was one of the costliest initiative fights in state history.

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living wage initiative
5:33 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Maintains Lead

Ashley Gross KPLU

An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many SeaTac workers is maintaining a narrow lead.

Updated vote totals released Wednesday showed the measure passing with 53 percent of the vote. Because of the city's small size, the gap is only a matter of a couple hundred votes. Since ballots only needed to be postmarked by Tuesday, more votes will be counted in the coming days.

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