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Violence punctuates UW talk by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:09:12 -0800
The provocative far-right firebrand spoke at Kane Hall Friday night, mocking liberals to big laughs and a standing ovation. Dozens protested outside the hall, and one person suffered potentially life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
How your U.S. lawmakers voted
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:06:31 -0800
Here’s how Washington state’s two U.S. senators voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 20. (The House was not in session.)
Protest marches Saturday on track to make history
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:37:48 -0800
“We haven’t seen something like this,” a University of Washington associate professor said of the demonstrations that are planned around the world, including Seattle.
Washington among states that face deadline on REAL ID
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:34:35 -0800
State lawmakers are trying to bring Washington into compliance with a 2005 federal law that requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the United States.
Local activists in tech vow to resist Trump with data
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:20 -0800
The crew of some 30 developers and writers behind Presterity.org aims to compile a Wikipedia-like web portal documenting the Trump administration. “We are really focused on documenting the facts,” says co-founder Jan Miksovsky.
Oxfam world wealth report a reminder of Seattle’s wild income inequality
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:26:25 -0800
The anti-poverty group just published its annual report on the world’s wealthiest people. The Seattle area is home to two of them. It’s a reminder of how much our community is steeped in both wealth and poverty these days — and serves as a call to end income inequality.
Safe heroin injection sites get OK from King County health board
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:07:08 -0800
The King County Board of Health endorses supervised injection sites for drug users, a strategy to reduce overdose deaths. A final decision on the sites, which would be the first of their kind in the nation, is expected soon.
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Washington state created a family leave program a decade ago that required many employers to offer paid time off for new parents. But the law fizzled out because lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for it.