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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Thanksgiving is becoming impossible for low-wage working women

Black Friday has been poaching Thanksgiving itself with retailers opening earlier and earlier. This is increasing the amount of debate over whether employers should be allowed to steal the holiday from service workers.

SLATE

Seattle mayor eyes new, more stringent regulations on medical marijuana

"Mayor Ed Murray’s office outlined its plan to regulate Seattle’s proliferating medical-marijuana industry Monday, including a new city license and standards for testing, packaging and advertising," writes Evan Bush.

SEATTLE TIMES

Mayor’s office drafts medical marijuana dispensary legislation

The Mayor of Seattle proposed new zoning, packaging and testing legislation for medical marijuana dispensaries, Monday.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

‘Amageddon'

How Amazon's culture is taking a toll on Seattle's future.

GEEKWIRE

Uber exec suggests digging up dirt on journalists

Uber executive Emil Michael suggested that a NYC dinner that the company might discredit journalists who have been critical of it by digging up dirt on them. He spoke particularly about Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy. "At the Waverly Inn dinner, it was suggested that a plan like the one Michael floated could become a problem for Uber. Michael responded: 'Nobody would know it was us.'"

BUZZ FEED

Facebook for work

Facebook is reportedly working on "Facebook at work" for employees to communicate and share with one another.

GEEKWIRE

PM Cameron: red lights are flashing on the global economy

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron warns of economic hard times.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Kickstarter campaign to save Paseo

Seattleites will do a lot for a Cuban sandwich, including donate tens of thousands of dollars to resurrect the popular sandwich shop. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

30 years of fair trade: A Spokane duo celebrates Nepal ties

A tiny start grew into an effort to provide opportunities in one of the world's poorer countries.

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

United Airlines' warning lessons about mergers, quality of life in U.S.

The Justice Department pays insufficient attention to how the public suffers from bad service that follows mergers.

THE NEW YORKER
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