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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."


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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

"Could Seattle find an Ebola vaccine?"

Paul Allen, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and researchers at the University of Washington are just some of the players funding research on an Ebola vaccine.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Legislative candidate probed for use of Everett school resources

A teacher admits he used his district computer in responding to a few emails at the start of the campaign, and there are questions about campaign literature being handed out by cross-country runners.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Seattle scientists believe an older HIV vaccine may show new promise

They plan to lead a new trial on it next year. 

KPLU-FM

Census data shows Seattle is getting whiter

"In 2013, 67 percent of the city’s population was non-Hispanic white — that’s up from 65.2 percent the previous year."

SEATTLE TIMES

First look at Matthew McConaughey in 'Interstellar': Good on scientific theory, but ...

It's an awesome film by Christopher Nolan. But he forgot to make it fun. 

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

How Ebola could become a permanent threat

Actually, the response has been so bad that it may be too late. 

WIRED

FBI creates phony Seattle Times page, story to trap teen bomb-threat suspect

The paper and a foundation dedicated to online freedom object.

SEATTLE TIMES

This year's election: All about the chaos?

The nation's sense of anxiety is strong, and overconfidence and poor management at the top haven't helped.

POLITICO

Rainier Beach man shoots daughter, granddaughter

The man then committed suicide as a 10-year-old grandson ran from the house.

KOMO NEWS

Oso families sue

Families of victims of the Oso landslide in March have filed suit against the state, county and forest owner.

SEATTLE TIMES

11-year-old twins and their dad create dog poop bag

The Crimmins family has created Wise Walker, an innovative, washable, smell-resistant product that dog owners can use to store their pooch's poo and carry other belongings. 

GEEKWIRE

'Yes means yes': New California law divides liberals, offends libertarians

At publicly funded California universities, students will be required to have formal consent before having sex with another student.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Lasting impact of school suspensions

A recent study found that African American girls were suspended at much higher rates than white girls, a phenomenon with long-term ramifications. 

THE ATLANTIC

Sheriff: Marysville shooter arranged to meet friends at lunch

Jaylen Fryberg arranged to meet his friends at lunch via text message, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said at a news conference today.

 

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