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Nicholas Kristof: 5 things to know about inequality

One of the points: Progressives talk too little about opportunity.

NEW YORK TIMES

Arizona execution gone wrong

An inmate gasped and snorted, dying over an hour later after given a lethal injection that was supposed to kill him quickly.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Former Tacoma teacher pleads guilty to rape

Former Tacoma high school teacher admits she had sex with two students and talked to other students about sex.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida group

A Kent woman along with four other people have been charged with funneling money to an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia.

SEATTLE TIMES

Teen pilot seeking around-the-world record killed in ocean crash

A teen pilot seeking an around-the-world record was killed after his plane crashed into the ocean. Crews are searching Wednesday for his father who was also on board.

SEATTLE TIMES

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use in Seattle

Seattle police officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot use in Seattle within the first half of the year, with  37 percent of those tickets written to black people.

SEATTLE TIMES

Businesses battle to dominate breakfast

Breakfast in America is changing — people are consuming less cereal, eating out more and growing more health-conscious. How are fast-food businesses like Dunkin' Donuts responding to the trends to come out on top? Taco Bell thinks their new waffle taco is the answer. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

In California, nonprofits bridge tech gap

Nonprofit organizations like Hack the Hood are helping women and people of color develop crucial skills to be successful in the tech industry, whether that entails coding or marketing. 

NPR

Battle of the brands: which company will dominate streaming music?

Music is an internet-dominated industry — more than 70 percent of music over the last six months was consumed via the web — but streaming music has yet to be dominated by one company. Which will hit the top of the charts? 

QUARTZ

Man charged with breaking into home to take a bath

A man was charged for breaking into a Lakewood home to take a bath.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Letting drivers cut in actually eases traffic congestion

According to Washington State Department of Transportation, letting a driver cut in front of you actually eases traffic flow.

KUOW-FM

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington

President Obama declared an emergency in Washington on Wednesday due to the widlfires.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

George Harrison Memorial Tree killed by actual beetles

A tree planted in honor of George Harrison was killed by a beetle infestation.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Texas dog found in Tacoma, returned after 7 years

An East Texas dog ran away seven years ago and was found in Tacoma thanks to a microchip implanted in the dog.

SEATTLEPI.COM

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company voluntarily issues a nationwide recall on specific lots of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over fear of possible listeria contamination.

SEATTLE TIMES

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 51 dead

A plane crashes in Taiwan due to bad weather, killing 51 people.

SEATTLE TIMES

Last body found after Oso landslide

Searchers discovered what they think is the last missing body from the Oso landslide. 

DAILY ASTORIAN (ASTORIA)

How Microsoft’s job cuts impact contractors

Microsoft’s massive layoffs don’t just affect formal employees. Geekwire takes a look at potential cutbacks on contract workers.

GEEKWIRE

Courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare

Hours after a court in Washington D.C. ruled that the government could not subsidize insurance for people in states using the federal health exchange, another court in Richmond issued a conflicting decision. If both rulings are upheld, it’s likely that the Supreme Court will be in for another major battle over Obamacare.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

How the U.S. fueled the refugee border crisis

The current wave of minors across the border isn’t simply a result of current policies; the crisis is instead rooted in a history of U.S. interventionism.;

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is actually…limited

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited is missing titles from five of the biggest book publishers, amid disputes over e-book prices.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Feds say Washington must send failing school letters

The U.S. Department of Education denied Washington’s request to circumvent aspects of No Child Left Behind on Monday. Now thousands of parents across the state will be getting letters from their child’s school districts notifying them that their schools are failing to pass certain aspects of the law.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Health exchange glitch impacts 6,000 in Washington

Six thousand consumers in Washington state are struggling to access health insurance coverage because of computer glitches.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Wildfire update: Biggest blaze ever. Still burning.

The Carlton complex fire is the biggest in the state's history. Crews are settling in for the long haul.

SEATTLE TIMES

Federal court deals big blow to Obamacare

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. ruled that tax subsidies central to the Affordable Care Act may not be provided in at least half the states.

WASHINGTON POST

Train carrying crash victims leaves rebel territory

After a 17-hour journey, a train carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims arrived Tuesday morning in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the first leg of a journey home.

NEW YORK TIMES

How to avoid the I-90 blues

Prominent Eastsiders and transportation wizards weigh in about avoiding traffic-induced mania during this week's I-90 closure.

SEATTLE TIMES

Mark Driscoll: Mars Hill problems have been "overwhelming and a bit confusing"

"Saying he wanted to give the church an update on 'one of the deepest learning seasons' of his life, Mark Driscoll delivered a 30 minute video message via the Mars Hill weekly update yesterday."

PATHEOS

Better weather conditions help fight wildfires

Cooler weather and less wind has helped firefighters take on the Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Man dies trying to save home in Washington fire

A man in Okanogan County died from a heart attack while trying to fight a fire near his home.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Obama gives protection to gay and transgender workers

President Obama gave protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government on Monday.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Seattle police investigate double homicide

Seattle police have arrested a man in association with a double homicide, after two bodies were found on Saturday near the Duwamish River.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Man shot dead, 4 officers injured in Kent

A man was shot dead by Kent Police on Sunday afternoon in a shootout. One shot fired at a propane tank causing it to explode and injuring four or five officers.

SEATTLE TIMES

David Boardman: It's time for newspapers to give up on the print daily

Why a weekly edition is more in line with reality, revenues and real reading habits.

POYNTER

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