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Guns In School
9:21 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Idaho School District Seeks Parent Input On Arming Teachers

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 5:13 pm

A school district in north Idaho is considering a plan to arm select teachers and staff with concealed handguns. The school board is asking for public comment at a meeting Tuesday in Sandpoint, Idaho.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting last year, officials at the Lake Pend Oreille School District took a look at their own safety procedures. They discovered that, in a similar situation, some of the rural schools in the district would have to wait as long as 20 minutes for police arrive.

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Border To Border Drugs, Part Two
9:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Drug Cartels Thrive On Ultimate Consumers: Addicts

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 3:20 pm

Drug cartels are doing big business up and down the West Coast. When you go by freeway, you’re driving a Silk Road of sorts for heroin, meth and cocaine.

This export industry is evolving. Drug experts say heroin is back on the rise, fueled in part by prescription drug abuse. And while the supply side of the business may change, the demand remains strong.

"I was in love with it from the very beginning"

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord
8:29 am
Tue October 8, 2013

3 Wash. Soldiers Jailed Following Stabbing Death

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 4:42 pm

Three Washington-based soldiers are in jail after the stabbing death of a fellow soldier over the weekend. The arrests came after the person who allegedly wielded the knife sought medical treatment for a cut to his hand.

Police say the murder happened off base following an exchange of words between two groups of Joint Base Lewis-McChord servicemen. A roadside confrontation seemed to end peacefully once everyone realized they were fellow soldiers.

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School Culture
8:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Garfield Students Suspended After Mass Hazing Incident

Eleven Garfield High School students have been suspended after a hazing incident in late September.
Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Wolf

Eleven students have been suspended from Garfield High School while the district investigates their roles in a September 27 hazing incident.

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Border To Border Drugs, Part One
3:50 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Drugs, Guns And Money: Anatomy Of A West Coast Trafficking Ring

Court Exhibit: US v. Anchondo

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 4:23 pm

Mexican drug cartels operate an illicit export business that depends on freeways that run from California and Arizona to Canada. 

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Fishing Ban
10:15 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Octopuses' Gardens: State Designates 7 No-Hunt Spots

KUOW Photo/Meghan Walker

When a 19-year-old man lured a giant Pacific octopus from its lair off Alki Beach in West Seattle last year – legally, it turned out – a small group of activists were aghast that the charismatic cephalopod wasn’t protected.

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Health Exchange
10:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Washington Health Plan Website 'Cruising At 55'

Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 4:00 pm

After a rocky start, Washington’s health plan finder website is now running smoothly. That’s according to a spokesman for the state’s Health Benefit Exchange.

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Immigrant Rights
10:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Central Washington Pastors Rally for Immigration Reform

Matt Martin Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 8:11 am

Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers. Immigrant rights groups rallied in Yakima, Wash., on Saturday as part of a national protest.

Flags were waving as caravans of people pulled into Yakima to rally in front of the office of Republican Rep. Doc Hastings.

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Washington Health Exchange
9:09 am
Mon October 7, 2013

King County Reaches Out To Uninsured

King County held an information fair for Seattle residents who have questions about getting health coverage.
KUOW Photo/Ruby de Luna

Traffic to the Washington Health Exchange website has been busy since it launched last week. Although there have been fewer technical problems, the system has been slow at times.

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Business
6:48 am
Mon October 7, 2013

In Blow To Boeing, JAL Places Nearly $10 Billion Airbus Order

An Airbus A350-900 takes off from an airport in Toulouse, France, on its maiden flight. Japan Airlines reportedly has ordered 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 1:02 pm

Japan Airlines is buying $9.5 billion worth of new jetliners from Airbus, placing its first-ever order with the European plane-maker for 31 A350s to replace the carrier's aging fleet of Boeing 777s.

The airline's president, Yoshiharu Ueki, said the order was unrelated to Boeing's problems with the 787, but the huge order is seen as a major coup for the Toulouse, France-based manufacturer at the expense of its American rival.

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Writing As Therapy
8:00 am
Sun October 6, 2013

13 For '13: Writer Eli Hastings Fuses Art And Healing

Writer Eli Hastings
Credit The Seattle Times/Dean Rutz

Eli Hastings remembers his first writing experience.  "My mom had given me a diary," he recalled. Hastings was in elementary school, and he scrawled down a little poem, the kind of insulting ditty that schoolboys hurl at one another on the playground.

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Shooting
11:55 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Woman Found Shot Dead On Burke-Gilman Trail In Wallingford

The woman's body was found near the 2400 block of North Northlake Way.
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A woman in her 20s was found shot dead at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning just off the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.

Police believe this was a targeted hit and that the woman was not killed at random. Officers have not yet identified the woman, according to a police spokesman.

A passerby found the woman on the popular trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North and called 911.

Homicide detectives initially cleared the area and have since reopened the trail to pedestrians and cyclists.

Embezzlement Case
10:59 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Former Washington Democratic Operative Pleads Guilty To Theft

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 3:25 pm

A former Democratic operative in Washington has admitted to embezzling campaign money. Michael Walter King pleaded guilty Thursday in King County Superior Court.

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Water Rights
10:10 am
Fri October 4, 2013

High Court: Protect Skagit Salmon Over Landowners

Earthfix Photo/Michael Werner

A Western Washington tribe Thursday won a legal victory that will ensure more water stays in the Skagit River to help salmon and steelhead.

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Boat Sinking
8:44 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Italy Boat Sinking: Bad Weather Hampers Search For More than 200 Migrants

An Italian Coast Guard boat carry rescued migrants as they arrive in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. It was one of the deadliest recent accidents in the notoriously perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union.
Credit AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO

Rough seas have forced divers to postpone their search for more than 200 migrants still unaccounted for after their boat sank off southern Italy.

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