Archive for October, 2011

Washington poll: Voters favoring liquor initiative, leaning toward McKenna

The statewide poll also found Tim Eyman’s latest initiative teetering in uncertainty, more than half of voters agreeing tax increases need to be part of fixing the state’s budget problems and Pres. Obama favored against two Republican front-runners. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Van fire in Mercer Island tunnel shuts down I-90

It happened around 1:50 p.m. in the westbound lanes. All westbound traffic was stopped while firefighters put the fire out and cleared the scene. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Times: Justice Dept. to SPD – let officers speak freely

The Seattle Police Department was admonished by the U.S. Department of Justice for purportedly retaliating against a patrol officer who criticized police command staff, the Seattle Times reports. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

King Co. Metro wants feedback on 2012 route changes

King County Metro wants feedback on the proposed route and service changes to be rolled out next year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Pumpkins ‘occupy’ Seattle’s Westlake Park

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Everett mill jobs cut to 250 under buyer’s labor agreement

Atlas began negotiating to take over the Kimberly Clark pulp and paper mill earlier this month, requiring a new labor agreement in order to move forward with the sale. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

U.S. northern border checks scaled back

The U.S. Border Patrol has quietly stopped its controversial practice of routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern border and in the nation’s interior. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Lewis-McChord court-martial in Afghan killings begins

Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, of Billings, Mont., has maintained the killings of the men early last year were legitimate. He pleaded not guilty Friday to 16 criminal charges. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Occupy Seattle to protest Chase CEO visit

The seattlepi.com reports JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will be the keynote speaker at the University of Washington’s “Business Leadership Celebration.” Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Foster-care reform to continue with settlement extension

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