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The Joan Didion story: Crowd funding sought for documentary

A nephew hopes to tell the tale of one of America's most esteemed writers. 

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

21 cities pass legislation restricting feeding the homeless

Since January 2013, 21 American cities have passed legislation placing restrictions on where people can feed the homeless.

NPR

University of North Carolina staff steered athletes to fake classes

A report found that for nearly two decades two employees ran a "shadow curriculum" of hundreds of fake classes which never met so that many U.N.C. athletes routinely received A's and B's. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Canadian MPs say sergeant at arms saved them from shooter

A former Mountie, 58-year-old Kevin Vickers, is hailed as a national hero in an apparent terror attack. 

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Should the poor be allowed to vote?

Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition that tells those who aren't economically independent that they aren't able to make a reasoned political choice.

THE ATLANTIC

Nurse who contracted Ebola is virus-free

A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother told ABC News.

ABC NEWS

8 writers race to test transportation options

Eight writers from The Stranger raced across town during rush hour using eight different modes of transportation.

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Drugs that delay puberty for transgender teens

Earlier this month, Oregon became the first in the country to offer puberty-suppressing drugs to transgender teens on its Medicaid plan.

THE ATLANTIC

CrossFit is a cult: Why its defenders are so defensive
Several outlets have questioned its culture and safety, but more worrisome is its proponents' response to criticism.

SALON

Michigan to ban Tesla sales

Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder signed a law yesterday banning manufacturers from direct sales of their automobiles. 

THE VERGE

Seattle's best-paid employee sues over treatment

Following a fire department scandal, James Woodbury claims he was wronged by Seattle Fire Chief Greg Dean and has filed a lawsuit. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

Gunmen on the loose in Ottawa

At least two gunmen are terrifying citizens of the Canadian capital. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Redfin buys WalkScore

The online real estate concern has acquired the 10-person Seattle company (WalkScore) that ranks millions of places around the country on  their walkability, bikeability and proximity to public transit, schools, coffee shops, etc.

GEEKWIRE

Westneat: We're a world class city - for traffic jams

His pet rheory about Seattle: ". . . for all the carping about the terrible traffic around here, the reason we never do anything about it is that it isn’t terrible enough."

SEATTLE TIMES

Ben Bradlee dies at 93

The legendary Washington Post editor oversaw the coverage of the Watergate scandal, which brought down President Nixon, but he had made the paper a more serious news institution from his first days on the job. 

WASHINGTON POST

North Korea releases one U.S. prisoner, keeps Lynnwood man

Kenneth Bae, one of the two remaining American prisoners, is fighting serious health issues.  

KCPQ-TV

Slade Gorton takes aim at Clint Didier's 'weird and extreme' views

A new TV ad uses Didier's own words against him. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

House Republicans aren't worrying about Hispanic votes

"There’s a simple reason that congressional Republicans are willing to risk alienating Hispanics: They don’t need their votes, at least not this year."

NEW YORK TIMES

Ties that bind millennials and their parents

Research says there's no need to panic when your post-grad children move back home. 

KUOW-FM

Bellevue: America's second best city to live in

A good education system and low unemployment rates make Bellevue the best city to live in the United States after Newton, Massachusetts.

KING-TV

Dueling gun initiatives: is intuition enough of a background check?

'“If a guy’s an obvious gangbanger, I won’t sell to him. .  .if his face is all covered with tattoos and he’s got tears under one eye, he’s an idiot. He shouldn’t have a firearm.”'

KUOW-FM

Apple sells record 39M phones

Apple sold 39 million new iPhones profiting $8.5 billion.

USA TODAY

Tom Hanks published a short story in the New Yorker

The New Yorker published Tom Hanks' short story "Alan Bean Plus Four" and it's not very good. 

SLATE

16 construction projects that will change the Puget Sound region

Seattle, Bellevue and the surrounding area are all expanding and these construction projects will make the biggest impact. 

 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Officers regret having to arrest homeless man

They wonder about orders from commanders to make an arrest for his shots at people with gang ties breaking into the car where he was sleeping. 

RAINIER VALLEY POST

Slow down, cable isn't dead quite yet

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services. However, you won't cut out your cable provider, and some customers will be shocked at the price to pay a la carte.

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Monica Lewinsky re-emerges with a purpose

Monica Lewinsky gave her first public speech in more than a decade to a launch a campaign against cyber bullying.

POLITICO

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Lauded for their swift response to the virus, the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola.

BBC

Origin of sex discovered?

Scientists believe they have found the first species to copulate: a fish in a Scottish lake. 

BBC

San Francisco bans Lorde's "Royals"

Two San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde's song "Royals" -- at least while their Giants play the Royals in this year's World Series.

USA TODAY

Young college graduates choosing unlikely cities

According to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank, young people are choosing to move to the heart of cities like Buffalo and Denver.

NEW YORK TIMES

Downtown Stanwood: Living in a floodplain

"Located near the mouth of the Stillaguamish River, within reach of severe Skagit River floods, Stanwood’s entire downtown falls within a 100-year floodplain designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

HERALD (EVERETT)

How low will stocks go?

"While the majority of big names on Wall Street still officially see the market ending the year higher, unofficially more and more are wondering if the long-awaited correction is at hand."

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Democrats see black vote as their last hope for holding Senate

"The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls."

NEW YORK TIMES

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