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Tim Egan to Berkeley Students: Don't censor Bill Maher

Some students organized a campaign to prevent the comic from giving a commencement speech in December, because he insulted Islam.

NEW YORK TIMES

Starbucks delivery service

CEO Howard Schultz said his mega coffee company will start delivering food and beverages in select cities next year.

GEEKWIRE

Immigration protestors heckle Hillary

Five groups of loud, persistent activists disrupted Hillary Clinton’s speech at a rally in College Park, Maryland Thursday. It was the latest, and loudest attempt to press Clinton to disclose her position on deportations.

BUZZ FEED

"Seahawks marvel over Marysville-Pilchuck football team’s visit"

In the wake of tragedy, Seahawks Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner and coach Pete Carroll spent their day off this week with the Marysville-Pilchuck football team.


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/29/3459187_seahawks-marvel-over-marysville.html?sp=/99/289/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

McCleary mandate and the class size initiative, helpful or hurtful?

Although a group behind the year 2000 class-size initiative joins some skeptical lawmakers in urging votors to reject it, nearly two thirds say they're likely to support the initiative. 

KPLU-FM

Washington apples go to China again

Washington red and golden delicious apples are cleared after two years of Washington soil checks and negotiations. 

 

KPLU-FM

Active shooting incidents help police to evolve and change training methods

"Detectives say each situation is unique, and not all can be treated the same. A response can change based on what officers hear, feel and see..."

KING-TV

Amber Alert: Missing Olympia boy

Police issued the amber alert a short while ago, listing a 2012 Blue Dodge Avenger with license plater number AIE318 as the suspects vehicle. Investigators say the boy's mother took him on Thursday, after assaulting his father against a protective order. 

KPLU-FM

With GOP poised to snatch U.S. Senate, America yawns

The national outcome of next Tuesday’s midterm elections could give Republicans control of both houses of Congress, uniting the party against a Democratic president for the first time in 20 years. Why don't Americans seem to care?

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Amazon starting Black Friday early

The holiday shopping season kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving, right? Wrong, says Amazon, which rolls out its holiday deals this Saturday, 28 days early.

GEEKWIRE

Sally Bagshaw's "game changer" plan to help homeless

The Seattle City Councilmember wants to funnel several million city dollars to help nonprofits, faith organizations and maybe schools and community centers shelter homeless Seattleites.

SEATTLE TIMES

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine - again

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend left their home Thursday morning and went for a bike ride, defying a state quarantine order for the second time. Hickox treated Ebola patients but remains asymptomatic.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Apple CEO TIm Cook: "Proud to be gay"

In an essay published early Thursday, the Apple CEP becomes, by far, the most prominent executive of a public company to come out.

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

Guide to higher education abroad for Americans

Seven countries where the leadership believes in removing the barriers created by high tuition, even for foreign students -- and many programs are in English.

WASHINGTON POST

David Horsey: Chevron's bold plan to buy a city council

Richmond, California tried to deal with the safety and pollution issues at a big refinery. Thanks to the Supreme Court, the company is free to finance huge campaign warchests to get a new council.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

'Game changer'? New plan for downtown's homeless

A City Council member, Sally Bagshaw, wants the city to spend millions more than Mayor Ed Murray has proposed for homeless programs, putting new funds into supporting faith institutions that help people living in vehicles.

SEATTLE TIMES

OrganJet gets patients to organs fast

Waiting lists for donations can vary between cities so new online app, OrganJet, tells patients where they can get donations quick and then flies them there on a private jet. 

THE ATLANTIC

Google developing pill that detects illness

Google X, the experimental division of the Bay Area giant, is working on a pill that could detect cancer cells and send readings to a wearable device.

KOMO NEWS

Microsoft cuts 630 jobs here, 3,000 overall

The layoffs are the latest part of a plan announced earlier.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

State Rep. Roger Freeman dies at 48

The Federal Way legislator had been diagnosed with lung cancer last year. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Apple Pay rival already hacked

The Apple Pay rival, CurrentC, adopted by Walmart, has already been hacked.

GEEKWIRE

Revealed: location of Alibaba's new Seattle office

Amazon's new big threat, Alibaba has revealed where they are moving in—perhaps they will have access to sizzling steaks and a climbing wall.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Vulcan CEO Jody Allen takes sabbatical

Vulcan CEO steps down amid controversy with high-level employees leaving and former bodyguards sueing after reports of sexual harrassment. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Frank Bruni on building better teachers

The Times columnist on an observation in the forthcoming book by former NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein, who calls "teacher quality . . . the biggest factor in the education equation.”

NEW YORK TIMES

Planetary Resources vows to move on

Neither rain, nor snow, nor the loss of its first satellite in Tuesday's spectacular explosion in space will deter Redmond's asteroid-mining company, who insists its "development schedule has not been affected."

GEEKWIRE

Why Jeb Bush should run for president

Washingon Post columnist Ruth Marcus argues that "A Bush candidacy would deviate from party orthodoxy on numerous issues, most notably immigration and education reform; a Bush nomination would usefully yank the party toward the center."

WASHINGTON POST

Second-guessing the Marysville response

People are already questioning decisions about where to send the four victims of the fatal shooting — and how (ambulance instead of helicopter).

HERALD (EVERETT)

Does class size matter?

Researchers agree that smaller class sizes are better for learning. They just can't figure out why — or whether the benefits outweigh the costs.

SEATTLE TIMES

Kitzhaber holding lead in Oregon governor's race

A poll finds the incumbent retains his 7 percentage point advantage despite weeks of headlines about his wife's state business arrangements and 1997 green-card marriage.

THE OREGONIAN

Across U.S., lobbyists court state attorneys general

The efforts to get more favorable treatment or support for clients include ones in Washington state on behalf of T-Mobile and Microsoft.

NEW YORK TIMES

Officials defend canceling Harborview flights for shooting victims

They say time and the capabilities of the nearby Providence hospital factored into the decisions.

SEATTLE TIMES

New CDC guidelines on Ebola create new fight with governors

The Democratic governor of New York and the Republican governor of New Jersey both objected, and the Pentagon seems to be devising its own rules.

NEW YORK TIMES

What's on the side of our highways? Anything is possible for roadside cleanup crews

According to one crew member, “it’s like a fun Easter egg hunt of just finding license plates and tire pieces."


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/27/3454680_for-roadside-cleanup-crews-anything.html?sp=/99/289/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Medical helicopters turned away from Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting

Air ambulances hovering over the school were turned away as students were taken by by ground to a hospital "less equipped to handle critical trauma cases, particularly involving juvenile or pediatric victims."

SEATTLE TIMES

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