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Protesting Wall Street
3:30 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Update: Occupy Seattle protesters clear bridge after tying up traffic

Occupy Seattle protesters on the University Bridge during the march and rally on Thursday.
Vanessa Romo KPLU

Traffic was snarled in Seattle's University District as hundreds of Occupy Seattle demonstrators from Seattle Central Community College met union and other protesters at the University Bridge as part of a national day of action demanding jobs.

Reporting from the bridge, KPLU's Vanessa Romo said protesters were in the middle of the bridge but were not directly impeding traffic since it appeared vehicles had been rerouted. Some protesters climbed up on part of the bridge, but all protesters had cleared out and the bridge was reopened by 6:20.

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Election 2011
12:34 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Costco will interview Washington liquor workers

Costco says it will offer job interviews to any Washington state liquor worker who is displaced when stores close in June.

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Odd news
12:31 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Gov. contender Inslee follows racy site in Twitter incident

OLYMPIA, Wash. — This isn't exactly the type of working Washington that Jay Inslee is seeking to build.

Campaign officials for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said Thursday that a technical glitch led his Twitter account to follow a promoter of an Internet porn company.

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Election 2011
3:29 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Even in Seattle, voters say no to taxes

Perhaps it was the struggling economy. Perhaps it was the thought of paying triple figures for vehicle registration. But Seattle voters did something on Tuesday they don't often do: They said no to a tax increase.

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Seattle schools
10:33 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Ex-Seattle school employee Silas Potter arrested in Florida

Silas Potter in an image taken from a 2010 video.

The King County Sheriff's office says a former Seattle school employee who failed to appear for arraignment in the Seattle Public Schools financial scandal has been arrested in Florida.

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Bering Sea storm
6:22 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Coast Guard aiding disabled Seattle fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has evacuated most of the crew from a 143-foot Seattle-based fishing vessel limping on one engine in the stormy Bering Sea.

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Other News
6:17 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Powerful storm rips off roofs, floods Nome, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful Bering Sea storm hit western Alaska early Wednesday with high winds and surging seas.

The National Weather Service office in Fairbanks has received reports of some roofs blowing off in Nome where water reached the base of buildings.

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Election 2011
9:24 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eyman's anti-tolling initiative too close to call

Early election returns show Tim Eyman's anti-tolling initiative is failing.

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Election 2011
9:13 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Wash. voters approve resolution on budget savings

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have approved a constitutional amendment that requires the Legislature to set aside cash during boom years.

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Election 2011
9:09 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Seattle voters rejecting $60 car tab fee

Seattle voters are saying "no" to new taxes to help pay to patch potholes, improve bus service and plan for future transit needs.

Proposition 1 would've levied an extra $60 annual fee for vehicle registrations in the city. It was being defeated 60 percent to 40 percent, according to early returns Tuesday. The measure was a top priority of Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council. It would've raised about $200 million over 10 years.

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Election 2011
9:02 am
Tue November 8, 2011

3 initiatives in focus as Election Day arrives 

Election day signs on Queen Anne Hill.
Erin Hennessey KPLU

OLYMPIA, Wash. — This is the last chance for voters to have a say in this year's election. Washington ballots must be postmarked or returned to an official drop-off site on Tuesday.

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Other News
8:23 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Washington mom rescues tot from washing machine

A Washington state woman used a wrench to break the window of a running washing machine and rescue her 5-year-old daughter at a Laundromat in Okanogan.

The Okanogan County sheriff's office says the girl either climbed in or was put in the washing machine Saturday night and it started running even though it had been marked "out of order."

The Wenatchee World reports (http://bit.ly/vwT6D3 ) the 29-year-old mother ran to her car, grabbed the wrench, smashed the washing machine door and pulled out her daughter.

Severe weather
8:19 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Weather Service warns of severe Bering Sea storm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The National Weather Service is warning that a severe Bering Sea storm has the potential for widespread damage when it hits western Alaska.

Forecasters expect 40 to 55 mph winds with higher gusts Tuesday night and Wednesday over the west coast.

A bulletin issued Monday by the Weather Service said the storm is expected to intensify "into one of the most severe Bering Sea storms on record." The agency is describing the storm as "extremely dangerous and life-threatening."

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Boeing
11:30 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Update: Boeing 787 lands safely after landing gear trouble

All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 takes off for the airplane's inaugural commercial flight to Hong Kong at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Boeing's new 787 plane ran into its first technical glitch Sunday when the landing gear failed to deploy during a flight in Japan.

Boeing spokeswoman Lori Gunter says the pilots of Japan's All Nippon Airways used "an alternate procedure that worked." The plane landed safely and there were no reported injuries.

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Winter fun
9:38 am
Mon November 7, 2011

News for skiers: 7-day access to Hurricane Ridge ski area

Glimpse of some of the action at Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area.
Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Skiers and snowboarders will have 7-day-a-week access to the Hurricane Ridge area as Olympic National Park keeps the road plowed in the second year of a pilot program to promote more visitors.

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