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Canada’s Trudeau apologizes for abuse at indigenous schools through 20th century

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:30:46 -0800

In addition to the apology, the Canadian government settled a class-action lawsuit and will provide about 50 million Canadian dollars to about 900 former students of the five schools, which endured until 1980.

Police chief: Officer shoots man who pointed gun at officer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:30:26 -0800

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in a Cincinnati suburb say an officer shot a man multiple times after the man pointed a gun at the officer. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney says officers responding to a call about domestic violence at a home on Friday afternoon found a 66-year-old man in the driveway with a […]

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo promotes Small Business Saturday

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:26:13 -0800

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is encouraging Rhode Islanders to take part in Small Business Saturday and shop locally this holiday season. The Democratic governor said Friday that Rhode Island’s small businesses add to the state’s quality of life and make an immediate, significant contribution to the economy. Small Business Saturday is the […]

Seattle income tax: ‘Ill-advised’

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:24:17 -0800

If Seattle’s illegal income-tax ordinance, ostensibly to mitigate the city’s current regressive tax structure, had even an ounce of integrity, it would have included a provision for low-income folks to receive a rebate for a net revenue neutral transfer of wealth from the “haves” to the “have nots” [“Seattle’s income tax ruled illegal,” Nov. 23, […]

Orcas: Snake River dams

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:21:04 -0800

I am extremely frustrated with reporting regarding our starving southern-resident orcas. The article never mentions the one thing that will actually help recover salmon runs — to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Barge traffic has declined, and any power that would be lost from the dams could be made up with solar and […]

Body found in Interstate Park was missing Oakdale kayaker

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:20:38 -0800

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A body found on the Wisconsin side of Interstate Park has been identified as that of a missing kayaker from Minnesota. Forty-nine-year-old Vue Her of Oakdale went missing over the summer after reportedly leaving for a kayaking trip. His family filed a missing person’s reports when he did not return […]

UN chief warns of risk of a new Israeli-Hezbollah conflict

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:18:28 -0800

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in a new report that unauthorized weapons in the hands of Hezbollah and threatening rhetoric from the Lebanese militant group and Israeli officials “heightens risk of miscalculation and escalation into conflict.” The U.N. chief called on Hezbollah and Israel, who fought a war in 2006, “to exercise […]

Mileage vs. gas tax: No ‘free ride’

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:18:09 -0800

I find astounding the “outrage” over a potential mileage tax vs. the existing gas tax. Every vehicle owner uses our roads and creates wear and tear on these roads, which requires maintenance. Road maintenance costs money. Since the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, every vehicle owner is not paying his or her fair share […]

California mother, daughter killed in collision with bear

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:15:16 -0800

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 19-month-old daughter were killed when the car she was driving struck a black bear in Northern California on Thanksgiving evening. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald says the 27-year-old woman was driving a Subaru Impreza on a rural road near San Andreas Thursday around […]

Ethics Commission investigating revisions to police report

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:14:50 -0800

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into the former boss of Massachusetts State Police’s ordering of troopers to scrub embarrassing information in a police report about a judge’s daughter. The head of the state police union confirmed to The Boston Globe that ethics investigators have interviewed the two troopers who say […]

US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:10:47 -0800

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is backtracking on its decision to order the Palestinians’ office in Washington to close. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission had to close because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law. The provision says the office can’t stay open if the Palestinians try […]

Groups say they’ll challenge Seattle’s new neighborhood growth plan

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:09:55 -0800

A coalition of local organizations says it intends to appeal the environmental review of Seattle’s new plan for neighborhood growth, which would upzone 27 neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help create low-income housing.

US says Palestinian office in Washington can stay open with limitations, backtracking on vow to shutter it

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:08:36 -0800

WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Palestinian office in Washington can stay open with limitations, backtracking on vow to shutter it.

Battle erupts over control of Charles Manson’s remains, estate

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:06:32 -0800

Manson friend Ben Gurecki told the New York Daily News he obtained a January 2017 will from Manson and passed it along to Manson’s self-proclaimed son Matthew Roberts in March.

Arkansas fires Bielema moments following Missouri loss

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:03:24 -0800

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has fired coach Bret Bielema after five disappointing season, moments after a season-ending 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday. The loss left Arkansas with a 4-8 record, capping only the second losing season of Bielema’s 12-year career. It also left him with a 29-34 record in his five seasons with […]

3 people shot in St. Louis shooting

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:01:02 -0800

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have been hurt in a shooting in south St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police were called just after 4 p.m. Friday. Police said in a post on the department’s website that one of the victims was shot multiple times and was losing consciousness. A male shot […]

Cass Tech’s Gervin named AP Division 1-2 Player of the Year

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:00:47 -0800

DETROIT (AP) — The Associated Press Division 1-2 all-state football team is loaded with offensive firepower, led by quarterbacks Bryce Veasley of West Bloomfield and David McCullum of Waterford Mott. Veasley, headed for Bowling Green, led West Bloomfield to the Division 1 state championship game at Ford Field, throwing for 3,273 yards and 25 TDs, […]

Apple Cup: Who has the edge? Breaking down UW and WSU position-by-position

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:56:17 -0800

Washington and Washington State are set to clash in the 110th Apple Cup on Saturday (5 p.m. / FOX). We take a look at who's got the advantage from the quarterbacks to the coaches.

WSU basketball improves to 5-0 with 84-79 win over No. 21 Saint Mary’s

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:52:41 -0800

Malachi Flynn scored 26 points and the Cougars held off No. 21 Saint Mary’s 84-79 to reach the title game of the Wooden Legacy on Friday.

Death with dignity: Personal choice

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:49:52 -0800

In reference to the essay “Alzheimer’s patients deserve death with dignity”: I want to add that the main choice to live or die at the time of diagnosis should be up to the patient. We choose to live as we want, and we should have the same right to die as we want. If a […]