Martin Kaste

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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

Contractors working for the state of Washington are planning a high-stakes operation to rescue Bertha — the world's largest tunneling machine.

Bertha is supposed to be boring a 2-mile highway tunnel under downtown Seattle, but it got stuck in December.

Bertha is on Seattle's waterfront, between South Main and South ...

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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 U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its draft report into the causes of a devastating 2010 explosion at a Tesoro refinery on Puget Sound. The accident killed seven workers, and the community has been increasingly upset by how long the investigation has dragged on.

Now the draft report is ...

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Holder Favors Pot Banking, And Legal Dealers Shrug

Friday, January 24, 2014

When I heard late Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder had come out in favor of bank accounts for state-sanctioned pot businesses, I assumed the industry would react with cheers. After all, they've long complained about being black-balled by banks, which are justifiably afraid of violating federal laws against ...

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In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ever wonder what happened with Bertha — the world's biggest tunneling machine, stuck under Seattle? We last checked in on the story right before Christmas, when engineers were preparing to send down inspection teams to identify the blockage. People (okay, the media) were having a grand time, floating ridiculous ...

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Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Washington residents thinking about jumping into the state's new legal marijuana industry need to act soon. The deadline to apply for a state license to sell recreational pot is Dec. 19, and the applications are flooding in.

Danielle Rosellison, a loan officer in Bellingham, Wash., applied for her pot-growing license ...

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

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Western states have led the way in the legalization of marijuana, first with medical marijuana, and then with the legalization of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington last November.

It's been quite an adjustment for the police. Washington State Patrol is adapting to the new reality in a variety of ...

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

Monday, October 28, 2013

Revelations about NSA spying have left people wondering about the privacy of their digital data. But what about the privacy of their faces?

The movies make facial recognition look easy: In the 1998 film Enemy of the State, a team of NSA agents simply freeze a surveillance tape, tap some ...

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