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Martin Kaste

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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Think Internet Data Mining Goes Too Far? Then You Won't Like This

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Devices that scan your brain and read your emotions are no longer sci-fi. Researchers say the technology could threaten privacy by revealing things like your sexual orientation or political leanings.

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Can Cop-Worn Cameras Restore Faith In New Orleans Police?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.

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Invoking 'Castle Doctrine,' Mont. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Teen's Death

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Montana man says he was justified in shooting a prowler, a German exchange student, in his garage. The case has revived the debate over how far Americans should be able to go to defend their homes.

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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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Botched Oklahoma Execution Mobilizes Death Penalty Opponents

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett's execution was botched on Tuesday, when a relatively new combination of drugs failed to work as expected.

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Wash. Loses 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Over Teacher Evaluations

Friday, April 25, 2014

Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the federal government, meaning the state will have less flexibility in spending federal education funds.

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Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.

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Obama To See Effects Of Deadly Mudslide In Oso, Washington

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday marks one month since a hillside gave way and wiped out a rural neighborhood. Crews have been looking for victims' remains ever since. On Monday, the official death toll increased by 2 to 41.

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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Friday, April 18, 2014

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.

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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.

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Survey: Americans Skeptical Of Prison For Non-Violent Drug Crimes

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Attitudes toward drug use continue to evolve. A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that more people favor alternatives to prison for non-violent drug offenders.

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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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