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  • USDA considers plan to sell Chinese chicken in U.S.

    NEW YORK – Lawmakers are opposed to a plan to allow chicken grown, slaughtered and processed in China to be sold here in the United States. According to New York radio station WCBS Newsradio 880, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York,  said the USDA could sign off on a plan to allow China to export the chicken to the U.S. Previously, only chicken processed in China was allowed to be sold in U.S. supermarkets. China’s food health standards aren’t as stringent […]

  • Lawmakers approve Boeing tax breaks

    OLYMPIA — Lawmakers made the swift move to keep tens of thousands of jobs in state to do the work on Boeing’s newest plane. Washington’s legislature used Saturday’s special session to approve nearly $9 billion in tax breaks for Boeing in an emergency measure to ensure the company builds the new 777X here in Washington. Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the accomplishment in a Saturday news conference. “This is an unprecedented agreement and steps by the state of Washington,” said Inslee. […]

  • Seattle City Council race gets ugly on Twitter

    SEATTLE — There seems to be no love lost between the two candidates fighting for Seattle City Council Position 2. Tuesday’s initial ballot count in the race between Kshama Sawant and 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin showed Conlin leading in the race by a 7.2 percent margin. Conlin told the Seattle Times that his initial lead was insurmountable. In the early morning hours post-Election Day, the Twitter account associated with Sawant’s campaign tweeted at Conlin, “…you are the big loser of […]

  • Youth football coach loses job over team party at Hooters

    CORBETT, Ore. — An Oregon youth football coach has lost his job for a team dinner he planned to host at Hooters. According to KPTV, Corbett Middle School football coach Randy Burbach was notified last week that he will not be returning to coach the school’s combination 7th and 8th grade football team next year. A letter posted on the district’s website informed parents that Burbach intended to cap the season with a banquet at Hooters for the players and […]

  • Capitol Christmas Tree plucked from Washington

    NEWPORT — A tree from Washington’s Colville National Forest will decorate the White House this Christmas season. Government officials selected the 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce in June as the Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree will be cut down on Friday and trucked to Newport, where it will be wrapped for its 24-day tour across the nation. The spruce will make ten stops here in Washington, including trips to Everett and Olympia on Nov. 8. People from across the state have […]

  • Stoup Brewing cements Ballard as region’s brew mecca

    SEATTLE – Ballard is cementing its reputation as the region’s premier destination for beer lovers with yet another brewery. Stoup Brewing officially opened the doors of their operation at 1108 NW 52nd St. on Wednesday. Offering an IPA, ISA and a porter, Stoup founders say they have three more ales in the works, including a Northwest Red, Hefeweizen and a Pilsner. With a scientist for a co-founder, brewery fixtures take on a chemistry lab feel right down to the beaker-style […]

  • ‘I ain’t afraid of no ghost’: Guy in costume breaks into liquor store, then vanishes

    ANNISTON, Ala. (CNN) — When police officers in Alabama responded to a burglary call, they weren’t expecting to see a “ghost” on surveillance footage. “We received an alarm call at the ABC store on Highway 431 Wednesday morning,” said Sgt. Chris Sparks with the Anniston Police Department. “That’s when the moment happened; I guess we’ll call it.” Security cameras captured a man dressed in a white sheet running back and forth down the aisles of the store and into the backrooms. […]

  • Sex offender who fled Canada is in Seattle, officials say

    SEATTLE –- A sex offender who cut off his GPS bracelet in Canada and fled that country into Washington state is now in Seattle, corrections officials say. Officials in Alberta, Canada, alerted U.S. authorities about 48-year-old Michael Stanley after he cut off his monitoring bracelet and crossed the border Oct. 7. On Saturday, Canadian law enforcement officials announced they were not interested in extraditing Stanley.   A source who knows Stanley said Tuesday he’s staying in Seattle and should be […]

  • Mom helps deputies catch laptop thieves

    SPOKANE – A sleuth mom helped detectives track down three accused laptop thieves this week. According to KXLY, 58 MacBook Air laptops were reported stolen from an elementary school in the Spokane suburb of Mead on Tuesday. The previous night, a school employee reported that the building’s alarm had gone off twice. Deputies went through a backlog of calls and noticed someone had called 911 regarding three missing boys at about the time when the alarms went off. A detective […]

  • Want to be in Transformers 4? Head to Elma

    ELMA, Wash. – Your dreams of launching a Hollywood acting career could begin with a road trip to Grays Harbor County. Michael Bay is shooting scenes for the fourth installment in the Transformers series in Elma, Wash. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The production sent out a request for extras for the two-day shoot, specifically looking for “clean cut, athletic, military, business types”. Interested applicants need to be over the age of 18 and an all-day availability on the days of the […]

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