Seattle Councilwoman Arrested During Minimum Wage Protest

Posted by Associated Press on November 19, 2014
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SEATAC, Wash. — A Seattle city councilwoman was among four people arrested during a protest calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport workers.

The Seattle Times reports that Councilwoman Kshama Sawant said before Wednesday’s protest that it was her “obligation as a public servant” to exercise civil disobedience.

King County sheriff’s Sgt. DB Gates says the four …

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Sellwood Bridge Closed For Three Days

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 19, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Sellwood Bridge is closed through late Friday night as construction crews shift traffic to a new east approach.

A lot more cars will be taking the Ross Island Bridge and Highway 43 is also expected to be busier than usual.

“When we get traffic off of the old east approach, we’re then able to demolish it.  That’s where we’re going to …

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Man Accused of Public Masturbation Goes to Court

Posted by Mike Turner on November 18, 2014
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33-year-old James Ray McNeil went before a judge Tuesday on charges of public masturbation at Portland State University and sexual assault of a woman in an Old Town hotel room.

The incidents took place Monday. Campus safety officers stopped McNeil on the second floor of Lincoln Hall after receiving a report that he was masturbating close to a female student. After …

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Walmart Forced to Sell Playstation 4 at $49.99

Posted by Steve Herman on November 18, 2014
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Some folks took full advantage of Walmart’s new price-matching policy with Amazon.com and came away with $500 video game consoles for under $50.

“Someone manipulated an Amazon website either at the server level or they may have done some manipulation locally,” tech expert Brian Westbrook told KXL.  “And we’re hearing some chatter on social media of folks that have taken that …

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Sex-Capades At Grant High School

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 17, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Some students at Grant High School in Northeast Portland are in big trouble.  We’re told at least a couple of students could be expelled for having sex on and off campus and videotaping it.

Apparently, this has been going on for some time, but just came to the attention of staff last week.   A Student Resource Officer was …

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