Knox Vows to Fight Murder Conviction at Italy’s Highest Court

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 31, 2014
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Speaking exclusively with ABC’s Good Morning America for the first time since her 2009 conviction for the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox says Thursday’s decision ‘hit her like a freight train’. The 26-year old watched her re-trial from her home in Seattle, WA, saying while she was confident the court would uphold her 2011 acquittal, she was frightened …

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WA State Senate Bill to Expand Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Posted by Steve Herman on January 31, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Leaders in the Washington state Senate on Thursday introduced a measure that expands college financial aid for students who are illegally in the country just weeks after the House passed a similar bill.

Senate Bill 6523 is sponsored by Republican Sens. Barbara Bailey, Joe Fain,Andy Hill, Steve Litzow, Bruce Dammeier and Majority Leader Rodney Tom, the Democratic leader of the predominantly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus.

Senate …

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Drivers Stranded After Winter Storm

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 29, 2014
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ATLANTA (AP) — Students spent the night on buses or at schools, commuters abandoned their cars or idled in them all night and the highways-turned-parking lots iced over when a winter storm slammed the city, creating a treacherous traffic jam that lasted into Wednesday.

It wasn’t clear exactly how many people were still stranded on the roads, a day after the …

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Obama Vows to Flex Presidential Powers in Speech

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 28, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for …

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State of the Union Speech To Challenge Congress on Minimum Wage

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 28, 2014
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Hear tonight’s State of the Union address live in its entirety on KXL at 6:00pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he’s raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties …

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