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Martin Kaste

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High Court's Campaign Finance Ruling Has Critics Dismayed

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Adam Lioz, of the public policy organization Demos, says that Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling will further empower a small, elite group of political donors. He offers a critical perspective on the ruling.

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Washington Landslide Takes A Grim — And Fluctuating — Toll

Monday, March 31, 2014

The official death toll from the Washington State mudslide now stands at 24, with dozens of people still listed as missing. At one point, there were more than 170 unaccounted for.

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Landslide Debris Makes Search And Recovery Excruciating Slow

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's day six of the search and recovery operation at the site of the landslide in Oso, Washington. Ninety people are reported missing and that's left many families in limbo, waiting for news.

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Landslide Dangers Abound In Whatcom County, Wash.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rescuers in Washington state are still looking for the bodies in a weekend mudslide, but the recriminations have already started. Why did local authorities allow these people to live in harm's way?

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Your Smartphone Is A Crucial Police Tool, If They Can Crack It

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Suspects' smartphones contain a wealth of information: calls, photos, GPS data. With so much info, it's often all police need to make a case. But with fast-changing phone technology, it can take work.

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The Security Cracks In Your Smartphone

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Law enforcement can get past your phone's password with some tricks, often developed by hackers. Here's a list of some of the known cracks in the security of the two major types of smartphone.

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Caution And Concern Prevail In Days Following Washington Landslide

Monday, March 24, 2014

Officials in Washington say they've received 108 reports of people missing in the region hit by a recent landslide. But they say that is a "soft number" and rescue efforts continue.

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Treacherous Mud Slide Debris Challenges Rescue Workers

Monday, March 24, 2014

Search and rescue efforts resume as soon as the sun comes up on the scene of a massive landslide about 50 miles north of Seattle. The slide wiped out part of a small town almost two days ago.

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Missoula County Attorney Tells Justice Department It's Wrong

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Accused of bias against female victims of sex crimes, the Missoula county attorney turned around and accused the Justice Department of bully tactics. DOJ officials showed up in Missoula two years ago.

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Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Bertha, which got stuck digging a Seattle highway tunnel, is 60 feet below ground and can't move forward — or backward. Now a rescue plan is underway to fix the five-story-tall machine.

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As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred

Friday, February 28, 2014

Police are buying software programs that help them track suspicious activity on the Web. But they come with a risk: If they're used too aggressively, the department could end up in court.

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As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred

Friday, February 28, 2014

Police are buying software programs that help them track suspicious activity on the Web. But they come with a risk: If they're used too aggressively, the department could end up in court.

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New Animation Details What Went Wrong In 2010 Plant Explosion

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The video, released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, outlines the chain of events leading up to the explosion at Tesoro's Anacortes Refinery that killed 7 people.

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Holder Favors Pot Banking, And Legal Dealers Shrug

Friday, January 24, 2014

The attorney general's view could make it easier for marijuana businesses to have bank accounts. But shop owners say they never doubted that banks want a cut of a billion-dollar industry.

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In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bertha, the world's largest underground boring tool, ground to a halt late last year as it was tunneling under the city. Authorities still aren't sure what happened.

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'Bertha' Still Stuck In Her Tunnel Under Seattle

Sunday, December 22, 2013

In Seattle, an underground mystery has halted the digging of a new highway tunnel underneath downtown. The world's largest tunneling machine ground to a halt two weeks ago, and engineers are still trying to figure out why.

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Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The deadline to apply to legally grow and sell pot is coming up in Washington, but growers are finding there are pros and cons to going legit. Applicants must invest big money to qualify for a license, and it's unclear what the new system will mean for existing medical growers.

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There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

It's been a year since Washington state voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. That's meant some big changes along Interstate 5, sometimes called the "Marijuana Highway." Police are phasing out pot-sniffing dogs, but are becoming more vigilant about what some call "green DUIs."

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Infosys To Pay $34 Million To Settle Immigration Fraud Case

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Indian IT company Infosys has tentatively agreed to pay the U.S. government $34 million for alleged immigration violations.

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A Look Into Facebook's Potential To Recognize Anybody's Face

Monday, October 28, 2013

Current facial recognition technology is still not as powerful as it seems in the movies — not yet. Some big challenges stand in the way of what you might call "universal facial recognition." But those problems are being solved by all of us, every time we upload photos and label faces on social media.

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