Archive for March, 2012

FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging

The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Wearable defibrilator ‘LifeVest’ saves man’s life

Mention the word “lifevest” and most people think of boating safety. But a new device also called a LifeVest focuses on heart safety. As one local man found out, it meant he was in for the shock of his life — in a good way. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

MasterCard, Visa warn of cardholder data breach

MasterCard and Visa said Friday that they had notified issuers of its credit cards of a potential breach of the security of customer accounts. Visa blamed a third company for the error. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Gregoire says budget negotiations are ‘tenuous’

Gov. Chris Gregoire said Friday that she’s in the process of finishing a compromise proposal for lawmakers to consider as part of their budget negotiation. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Tacoma woman claims she killed 2-year-old son

Tacoma Police said woman called around 7 a.m. Officers arrived at the home and took the boy to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Gregoire signs political advertising bill into law

Political advertisements for and against ballot initiatives will have to name the top five donors to the political committee putting out the ad thanks to a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

VIDEO: West Valley City PD press conference on Susan Powell case

Sgt. Mike Powell of the West Valley City (UT) Police Department addresses the media about the Susan Powell case. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Feds to seek court order for Seattle police reforms

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said DOJ will seek a court order and the appointment of a federal monitor to ensure the Seattle Police Department adopts reforms recommended late last year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Rainier Avenue bar gives ‘last call’ hoping to stifle gun violence

Exequiel Soltero closed the bar at Maya’s Mexican Restaurant on Rainier Avenue South, where he had a difficult time keeping troublemakers outs. But as soon as it closed, Soltero said the criminals stopped coming by. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Smaller tsunami debris expected to drift to Washington’s shores

A University of Washington professor expects currents to bring most of the smaller debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan to Washington’s shore. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites