Veterans Day
2:17 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Northwest veterans on the hunt for jobs

Owen McCurty.

In five years, more than a million members of the armed forces are expected to leave the military and return to civilian life.  Many will be looking for jobs in what’s likely to remain a difficult job market.

Owen McCurty knows firsthand what it’s like to look for a job after a military career.

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1:25 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Boeing moving some offices from Renton to Seattle

Boeing is moving 80 senior executives and support staff in the Commercial Airplane Group from offices in Renton to downtown Seattle.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:57 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

When to worry about smart kids and drugs

Make sure she has dinner with the rest of the family.
Jan van den Brink

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 7:09 am

All parents hope their children will be smart. But no parents want their children to grow up to have problems with drugs like cocaine, marijuana and amphetamines.

So it's no surprise that a study out this week linking high IQ in children with illegal drug use as adults has been giving parents the willies. "I think it's kind of scary that this article is out there," says Lisa Boesky, a mom in San Diego.

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11:46 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Oregon Revenues Take Another Hit

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 3:32 pm

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers say the latest round of economic bad news for the state won't mean more cuts, at least for now. But the revenue forecast issued by state economists Thursday leaves very little wiggle room over the next year and a half.

And state economic analysts are keeping a wary eye on Europe's financial turmoil.

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11:43 am
Fri November 18, 2011

White House Shooting Suspect Had Idaho Arrest Record, End-Of-World Theories

This Sept. 13 mugshot of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was taken at the Bonneville County Jail in Idaho Falls. Courtesy of the Bonneville County Sheriff Dept.

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 7:54 pm

The Idaho man accused of trying to assassinate the president had a history of minor arrests in his home state and recently developed conspiracy theories about the end of the world. Those are some of the details that are beginning to emerge about Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez.

Ortega-Hernandez's arrest record includes petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor domestic violence. He also appeared in court in 2010 for a child support hearing.

The Associated Press reports Ortega-Hernandez has a 2-year-old son with his ex-fiance.

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The Two-Way
10:48 am
Fri November 18, 2011

New tests support claim that speed of light's been broken

A 2010 light installation entitled 'Speed of Light' in London.
Ben Stansall AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 6:17 am

It's not the final word, but scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics report today that "new tests conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of INFN by the OPERA Collaboration, with a specially set up neutrino beam from CERN, confirm so far the previous results on the measurement of the neutrino velocity."

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Consumer Choices
10:30 am
Fri November 18, 2011

'Bag your bags' King County says of troublesome plastics

If you’re confused about what to do with the plastic bags you get at grocery stores, you’re not alone. 

Many people know that they’re bad for the environment and that they can be recycled, but how to recycle them is another question.

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Protesting Wall Street
10:20 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Arrests made at peaceful Occupy Eugene protest

Protestors in front of Umpqua Bank in Eugene, Ore.

Seventeen people, including one juvenile, were arrested Thursday in downtown Eugene as part of what police say was non-violent civil disobedience.

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Protesting Wall Street
9:53 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Occupy Seattle rally ends peacefully, gathers back at college

A march by Occupy Seattle protestors traveled through Seattle streets, stopping briefly at the University Bridge near the University of Washington in Seattle on Thursday.
Kevin P. Casey Associated Press

Occupy Seattle demonstrators are back at Seattle Central Community College this morning after a largely peaceful protest in the University District last night.

About 600 people, including labor union members and students, came out in support of the “National Day of Action.”

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:01 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Good chance of snow tonight, tomorrow morning in south Sound

Yes, we're heading into that time of year ... snow. And, with colder than normal temperatures, the snow level has been pretty low.
Ken Douglas KPLU

We have all the ingredients for a light dusting of snow between midnight tonight and noon Saturday. What are those ingredients? The colder than normal air from British Columbia that could bring the snow level down to between 800 to 1,000 feet and some rain from the south, according to KPLU's weather master Cliff Mass.

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