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Judge rules medical school can’t reject deaf student

Zachary Featherstone sued a Yakima medical school after it admitted him, and then rescinded the admission because the school believed his deafness would endanger students and patients. A judge has ordered the school to allow Featherstone to begin taking classes, but the case has yet to be fully settled. 

KPLU-FM

Council votes to rise pension rates for state employees, taxpayers

Amid growing health care costs for aging retirees, the Pension Funding Council voted Monday to increase pension contributions requirements for employees as well as state and local governments. 

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Seattle officials to urge FAA to enforce drone rules

After a video of the Space Needle filmed from a drone stirred controversy, Seattle officials are hoping to push the Federal Aviation Administration to enforce stricter regulations of unmanned aircrafts.

KING5.COM

U.S. and Europe agree to wider sanctions on Russia

U.S. and European leaders agreed to wider sanctions on Russia over the growing crisis with Ukraine.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Cost of wildfires exceeds $50M

The cost of fighting this summer's wildfires has gone beyond the $50 million mark.

SEATTLE TIMES

Missing Ethiopian runners may be seeking asylum in Oregon

The four young runners had been at a world junior championships event in Eugene. More than 1,000 people from the war-torn country received asylum in 2012

THE OREGONIAN

Judge clears the way for Ballmer to buy Los Angeles Clippers

In a sweeping decision from the bench, a Los Angeles judge rejected almost all of Donald Sterling's arguments for blocking the sale of the team to the former Microsoft CEO.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Pam Roach reimburses state on mileage question

The state Senate has a "zero tolerance" policy on mingling campaign and official business. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Virginia's same sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia's same sex marriage ban ruled unconstituional today in a decision made by the federal appeals court. A decision that could overturn similar bans in West Virginia and the Carolinas.

SEATTLE TIMES

Union gears up for push to win $15 for fast-food workers nationally

Some 1,200 low-paid workers rode buses into Chicago to gear up for a major effort, joined by more than two dozen who flew from Seattle.

NEW YORK TIMES

Farmers worry about oil, coal displacing grain from trains

They have already seen serious delays getting their crops to market and fear things could get much worse.

SEATTLE TIMES

Censorship by HuffPo in UK shows the amazing extent of Europe's anti-Israel stance

The Huffington Post boasts about publishing everything to stir discussion. But, alas, a criticism of Hamas is simply unthinkable. 

WEEKLY STANDARD

Another VA problem area: security

Veterans Affairs officers say there are real problems at the health care facilities.

SEATTLE TIMES

Paul Schell, former Seattle mayor, dies at 76

He led Seattle to approval of the new downtown library and the rebuilding of the opera house. He also oversaw the city's response to the WTO demonstrations.

KING5.COM

Is a messy house the fault of a stay-at-home mom?

One husband tells about how he used to think so and what changed his view.

WASHINGTON POST

U.S. doctor working in Liberia contracts Ebola

He is being treated in a hospital in the capital of Monrovia. His case emerged as a Liberian died in Nigeria's capital of Lagos, a city of 21 million people.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Obama's policy of disengagement is an experiment that's not looking good

He determined the nation should take less leadership in the Middle East and Europe. And the U.S. responses to developments there reflect that policy.

WASHINGTON POST

NY Times editorial: Repeal national prohibition

The repeal of alcohol prohibition only took 13 years. It's been 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana.

NEW YORK TIMES

Tim Egan: Congressional suit against Obama does have a message. About Congress.

Congress is doing nothing. The public is unhappy with it. So, Boehner decides to go after Obama in a lawsuit that has legal experts rolling their eyes.

NEW YORK TIMES

Don't look now: Monorail will be on the ballot again. Really.

A group of activists has collected the signatures to put a small tax measure on the November ballot to pay for studies. Building a new monorail line? That would require another ballot.

SEATTLE TIMES

Joel Connelly: Mars Hill members step forward after Driscoll claims critics are 'anonymous'

Critics use Facebook page to tell the church leader, No, we are not anonymous.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Iran confirms it is holding Washington Post correspondent

Experts speculate that Jason Rezaian was arrested Tuesday by hardline factions looking to cause trouble for Iran's relatively moderate president and his allies.

WASHINGTON POST

Is GOP ready to be the anti-immigration party?

The politicians are turning up the rhetoric, when they are not mistaking YMCA campers for the dangerous hordes of children crossing the border.

THE NEW YORKER

Palestinian death toll tops 1,000

A cease-fire allowed residents and relief workers to survey the damage across the Gaza Strip.

NEW YORK TIMES

David Horsey: Obama wants to get as far away from D.C. as possible

His family's ideas for a post-White House residence show how he prefers big ideas and brilliant people, not mixing with Congress.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Boeing boss claims it was a joke about keeping employees 'cowering'

McNerney made his remark in telling analysts that he won't step down at 65.

SEATTLE TIMES

Interactive map: What your Seattle neighborhood says about you

Where you live in Seattle says a lot.

SEATTLE TIMES

300 homes burned in wildfire

Approximately 300 homes have burned so far in the largest wildfire recorded in Washington state history.

SEATTLEPI.COM

How power changes perception of time

Time is the great equalizer, but a UC Berkeley study found that people in power believe they have more time than others. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Seattle drops tree-cutting charges against former Magnuson Park volunteer

The Seattle City Attorney's Office has dropped charges against a former Magnuson Park volunteer accused of wrongly cutting down trees in the park.

SEATTLE TIMES

JBLM crews fight Central Washington wildfires

JBLM National Guard troops are joining the battle against wildfires in Central Washington by pouring buckets of water to quell the flames.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

The kale crisis: Why you should turn to other veggies

What is about to take place could be a hipster's worst nightmare — a kale shortage. One of the world's major kale seed suppliers has run out of every variety of kale seeds. 

QUARTZ

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

One of the 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst plane crash in more than a decade crawls out of the plane and calls her dad.

SEATTLE TIMES

US-Mexico Border: Dramatic increase in number of unaccompanied female migrants

The Pew Research Center reports that "the number of unaccompanied girls younger than 18 caught at the US-Mexico border has jumped 77% so far this fiscal year."

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