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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Jobless Rate Below 6%

The United States' jobless rate fell to 5.9%, it's lowest since 2008.

NEW YORK TIMES

Attorney general Eric Holder to resign

The Justice Department announced on Thursday that Attorney General Holder will remain in office until a successor is confirmed. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Forest Service blocks media cameras throughout nation's wilderness areas

Under a proposed rule that is already being enforced temporarily, the media will need to pay up to $1,500 just to take an iPhone photo or conduct an interview inside a wilderness area. 

THE OREGONIAN

Justice Dept. to investigate Ferguson police

The U.S. Justice Department plans to open a civil rights investigation of police officers in Ferguson and St. Louis County. This will be a broader, second investigation in addition to the other probe already underway of Officer Darren Wilson, who is suspected of shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

USA TODAY
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