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Patience may be rewarded in quest for NBA franchise
The league is finally showing signs of interest in expansion, which will take time. But Chris Hansen has said he is willing to work for years on returning pro basketball to Seattle.
The right to bear free speech? Not on Snohomish County's buses
Community Transit has rejected ads from a gun control group that it previously ran on its buses, saying it has a new policy to avoid all controversial issues.
South Koreans want to match North in nuclear arms
The advocacy for nuclear weapons has become surprisingly mainstream in South Korea, and neighboring Japan is also discussing the idea.
Joel Connelly: Burgess's dynamism gap may have led to his withdrawal
The campaign raised money, but the candidate seemed spooked by the litmus tests for liberalism being administered.
Eastside luxury home rush made in China
Chinese investors, who have long favored other West Coast areas, now are paying cash to snap up mansions and land around Seattle.
Richland school superintendent has morality clause in contract
A contract for the new Richland School District superintendent outlines his pay, health benefits and how his job performance will be evaluated. It also addresses his "morality." "It is ambiguous," says one official.
Seattle's Eastside mayors to meet
Mayors scheduled to appear are Conrad Lee, Bellevue; Bruce Bassett, Mercer Island; Will Ibershof, Duvall; Denis Law, Renton; Michael Luis, Medina; John Marchione, Redmond; and Tom Odell, Sammamish.
Op-ed: Immigration and wage reform go hand-in-hand
Principled liberals and conservatives should both demand that any immigration reform proposal also include a sharp rise in the federal minimum wage.
France enacts marriage equality
France became the 14th nation to pass marriage equality.The first wedding could take place before the end of the month.
Time for the nation to give up plastic shopping bags?
Seattle and other cities have shown that it isn't that hard to live without the supposed convenience of the wasteful bags.
Amazon pushing limits of tax laws in U.K.
A Guardian investigation finds aggressive tax avoidance by Amazon.
FBI searches downtown Spokane apartment in ricin investigation
Some two dozen police and federal agents spent the morning in an apartment search that began after dawn this morning.
Another last-minute surprise: Seattle School board president declines to run
With Kay Smith-Blum deciding not to seek re-election, and Michael DeBell also stepping down, the leaders of the two main factions on the school board are both departing.
Press rights and the AP scandal: a range of views
Bone up on the legal and political issues, including advice for the media to stop whining.
Canada's sands oil is creating huge pile of waste in Detroit
Other U.S. cities can expect to have similar visual blights as Alberta oil is sent to refineries near the Keystone XL pipeline.
Publicola debate: Who is helped the most by Burgess's dropping out?
Feit: It helps McGinn, who looks more formidable knocking out such a strong challenger. Barnett: it helps Murray, who now gets the business vote, and Harrell, the remaining city council candidate with city hall experience
Inherit the wind (an alternative energy plan)
A kiteboarder’s alternative-energy plan.
Exodus continues at New York's 'Village Voice'
The iconic weekly, owned by former owners of Seattle Weekly, is shedding editors and top writers.
Obama to take on 'hell of American day care'
Today, child care standards vary wildly from state to state. And even within states, standards may vary depending on the size or type of provider: Smaller, at-home providers are frequently subject to much less rigorous requirements.
Revenge edits at Wikipedia
In the parlance of Wikipedia, “revenge edits” are modifications to a Wikipedia page motivated by anger. They are acts of punishment.
Oregon's revenue forecast brightens
Oregon's steadily improving economy delivered a pleasant surprise to state lawmakers Thursday in the form of a $271 million windfall that can be spent on schools and safety net programs.
British Columbia rejects coal mine
The Raven mine has faced much opposition from Comox Valley residents concerned about its impact on drinking water and the local shellfish industry.
What might Hansen do with those SoDo properties he overpaid for?
Absent an arena, the values would sink back to well below that Chris Hansen paid for them. Will he bide his time, or start looking for other uses for assembled lands?
Tableau CEO: Data is the new oil
“There is a tremendous thirst from people all over the world to see and understand data ... Traditional analytics technologies are universally complicated and development-heavy. They’re slow-moving and inflexible.”
Tim Burgess abandons mayor bid
He will seek re-election to his current council seat.
The 46th District Democrats endorse Murray, Steinbrueck
The 46th District Democrats announced a dual endorsement Thursday night: Senator Ed Murray and former City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck.
Peggy Noonan: the worst government scandal since Watergate
Not to mince words: "The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they're seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration's credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged."
Fremont data visualizer Tableau debuts on New York Stock Exchange
Tableau — a company of data visualization products based in Fremont — started its first day on the New York Stock Exchange with a bang. Its shares jumped more than 50 percent of its initial public offering at $31.
Tri-Cities Tea Party says it was targeted by IRS
After a second round of very intrusive questions, the Tri Cities Tea Party concluded it was being targeted for a turn-down.
Sacramento mayor: The deal is done
Kevin Johnson announces that the Maloof brothers have agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings and the money for the deal to keep the team there has been sent to them.
David Brooks advises government employees: restrain thyself!
"You want government workers who are alert to their own tendency toward bossiness; who ladle out their power carefully, gram by gram; who are aware that they are not really as benevolent and disinterested as they seem to themselves. Most of all, you want people with a strong sense of self-restraint."
Anarchist group says it started Vancouver apartment complex fire
The Anti-Gentrification Front claims credit for burning the "yuppie development" in East Vancouver.
Ezra Klein: the DC scandals are all falling apart
"On Tuesday, it looked like we had three possible political scandals brewing. Two days later, with much more evidence available, it doesn’t look like any of them will pan out. There’ll be more hearings, and more bad press for the Obama administration, and more demands for documents. But — and this is a key qualification — absent more revelations, the scandals that could reach high don’t seem to include any real wrongdoing, whereas the ones that include real wrongdoing don’t reach high enough."
Labor moves toward initiative to raise salaries at Sea-Tac
The ballot measure for the city of Sea-Tac would boost minimum wages at airport hotels, contractors, and concessionaires.
Golden State has many cities seriously in the red
Aside from Silicon Valley and some coastal affluents, the state is full of cities in deep fiscal trouble and high unemployment.
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