October 01, 2020

Seattle

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Edmonds police search for man who shot 3 people at market
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EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — A search is underway in Edmonds after three people were shot at a market on Highway 99.Two women and a man were shot just before 4 p.m. at the Boo Han market, according to Edmonds police spokesperson, Sgt. Josh McClure.He said two of the victims were taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and the third was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, The Seattle Times reported.
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New law allows Wash. bicyclists to yield, roll through stop signs
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A new law going into effect Thursday will allow bicyclists in Washington to treat stop signs as yield signs in an effort to improve intersection safety.The new "Safety Stop" law will allow bicyclists to keep their momentum and roll through intersections if the coast is clear. It will not apply at traffic lights, where bicyclists are still required to stop.The law is significant as people on bikes face the most danger at intersections, where they are vulnerable to being struck by inattentive drivers. Previously, bicyclists were required to stop at all sign-controlled intersections just like vehicular traffic.
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3 Seattle companies provide 5,000 meals to Seattle Public Schools
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Three Seattle companies are combining their efforts to provide 5,000 emergency meals to Seattle Public School distribution sites throughout the novel coronavirus school shutdown.InnovAsian, a national supplier of Asian frozen food products, has officially joined forces with FareStart, a non-profit feeding and food service training program and Gourmondo, a local catering company.The combined efforts will will deliver healthy meals to students and the broader community though Seattle Public Schools (SPS) distribution sites Wednesday.
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Seahawks' Wilson named NFC Offensive POW for 2nd time in 3 weeks
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He’s done it again.For the second time in three weeks to start the 2020 NFL season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The honors comes after Wilson torched the Cowboys’ defense Sunday in a dramatic Week 3 win, completing 27 of 40 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns with a 130.7 passer rating.With his historic start to the year, Wilson has been the early-season frontrunner for the 2020 NFL MVP Award — an honor that he’s yet to receive even a vote for in his decorated career, a head scratcher to many NFL observers.
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Washington's minimum wage to increase to $13.69 in 2021
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TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 19 cents to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021, the first increase determined by inflation instead of a voter-approved ballot measure that determined increases over the past four years.The increase, announced Wednesday by the state Department of Labor and Industries, also is the first to affect wages paid to some salaried employees exempt from overtime.
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Public health officials urge people to get flu shot amid pandemic
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Public health officials in Washington are urging people to get the flu shot this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.The flu, combined with the spread of the coronavirus, could mean more people need to go to the hospital which has the potential to strain the state's healthcare system, the Washington State Department of Health said in a news release.“Think of it as essential to get a flu vaccine this year,” Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy said. “We should all get a flu vaccine now to help protect ourselves and our communities as we navigate this pandemic together.”
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Popular Capitol Hill consignment store to close after 36 years
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After 36 years of clothing the most stylish — and sustainable — Seattleites, Take 2 New and Recycled Apparel announced that it will be closing at the end of October due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."We have done everything imaginable to stay positive and hopeful during these challenging times," owner Sarah Star Simpson wrote in a touching Instagram post. "We have exhausted all conceivable options in order to stay open for you; our valued customers, friends and family. Unfortunately, we can not hang on any longer."
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The best flannel shirts, from budget to high-end
Seattle

Now that it is fall, that means it is time for flannel, y'all. It's just one of those unwritten rules: Once temperatures dip below 70, you want something light to cover up with and flannel is the perfect material.Flannel originally referred to the specific way the fabric was woven and brushed, but now we refer to pretty much any shirt with a tartan pattern as a "flannel." Since they can be made from cotton, wool, or synthetic materials, you can get cheap, budget-friendly flannel for under $10, and high-end flannel up in the $70 range.
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City Council passes minimum wage standard for Uber, Lyft drivers
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The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a minimum wage proposal for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday in a "history making" vote that will establish compensation standards for Seattle's rideshare workers.Council bill 119876, sponsored by Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold, Lorena González, Andrew Lewis, Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales, will require transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to pay drivers at least $0.56 per minute for time spent on the platform plus compensation for reasonable expenses including cleaning.
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Durkan: 2021 budget would cut, use reserves to fix revenue loss
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Mayor Jenny Durkan on Tuesday unveiled her key priorities for Seattle's 2021 budget, which included investing $100 million into BIPOC communities, expanding funding for homelessness services and transferring certain functions out of the Seattle Police Department.In a video released Tuesday, Durkan said the city has been living through a "brutal year," and went through services and programs the city has provided since March to the thousands of people impacted by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But in the address, which ran about 15 minutes, the mayor offered only vague details on what she hopes the 2021 budget reflects.
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Median household income in Seattle tops $100,000
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The median household income in Seattle topped $100,000 in 2019, jumping about $9,000 over the previous year, according to data released this month.The data, from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey's 1-year estimates, showed the median household income in 2019 went up to $102,486, up from $93,481 in 2018. It reflected a continued trend in Seattle over the last several years.In 2018, the median household income jumped nearly $7,000 over 2017.
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Stocks rise amid stimulus hope, still on pace for Sept. loss
Seattle

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rallying Wednesday on optimism for the economy and rising hope that Washington may pierce through its paralyzing partisanship to offer more aid for it.The S&P 500 was up 1% in early trading, on pace to more than reverse the prior day’s losses. After setting a record high early this month, the benchmark index has been mostly tumbling on a wide range of worries, and it’s still on pace for a 3.7% drop in September, which would be its first monthly loss since March.
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Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”“Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing," said Trump, whose exchange with Democrat Joe Biden left the extremist group Proud Boys celebrating what some of its members saw as tacit approval.
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Officials confirm 3 new sightings of Asian giant hornets
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BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Officials confirmed three new sightings of Asian giant hornets in Whatcom County, increasing to 12 the number that have been reported there.The Bellingham Herald reports the total represents the first sightings of the hornets in Washington state and the U.S. since they were first spotted in Whatcom in 2019.All three recent sightings were found near Burk Road, southeast of Blaine, in late September, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
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Storm guard Whitcomb leaves bubble, will miss WNBA Finals
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The Seattle Storm will be without one of their top sharpshooters for the WNBA Finals.Backup guard Sami Whitcomb has left the bubble in Bradenton, Florida, to return to Australia to be with her wife for the birth of their first child, the team said in a press release.The 5-foot-10 Whitcomb appeared in all 25 games, regular season and postseason, off the bench for the Storm this year. She averaged 8.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the regular season. In three postseason contests, the 32 year old averaged 5.0 points, 1.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds.
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Countdown on for debut of Seattle Kraken
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SEATTLE (AP) — Standing on the recently poured concrete that will be the club level floor inside Climate Pledge Arena, Tod Leiweke nodded and pointed toward a corner of the upper deck.That’s where Leiweke envisions sitting sometime in the fall of 2021 when the Seattle Kraken skate out from the dressing room three floors below, hoping to be in front of a packed building waiting to welcome the NHL’s newest member.
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Deals round up Wednesday, Sept. 30
Seattle

If you're a strict weekend-shopper, you may not know about Wednesday deals. But they're out there, and they're worth your time. This Wednesday, highlights include Ka-Bar Tactical Spork (Spoon Fork Knife) Tool for $5.45 at Amazon, Save $30 on Two All-new Echo (4th Gen) with Promo Code ECHO2PK at Amazon, Ninja Foodi 6.5 Qt Pressure Cooker for $89.99 at Woot, Uncharted Supply Co. First Aid Pro for $44.99 at Best Buy, LEGO Disney Frozen II Olaf 41169 Olaf Snowman Toy Figure Building Kit Christmas Gift (122 Pieces) for $7.99 at Amazon, AUKEY Car Phone Mount Air Vent Phone Holder for $4.49 at Amazon [Digital Coupon & Promo Code O7LRXNTQ], and 3M Safety Glasses, Virtua CCS Protective Eyewear for $7.67 at Amazon.
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Of course, 'Will You Shut Up, Man?' is a T-shirt already
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One of the most notable moments from the first presidential debate has been immortalized as a T-shirt… several dozen times.Predictably, there were several memorable moments from the first 2020 election presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump, but none eclipsed the time Mr. Biden responded to the President’s near-constant interruptions with the rhetorical question, “Will you shut up, man?”
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Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants
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U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives.New York opens indoor dining on Wednesday, restricting capacity to 25%. San Francisco may do the same as early as this week. Chicago is raising its indoor capacity from 25% to 40% on Thursday, but says restaurants still can’t seat more than 50 people in one room.
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Get your phone off your lap and stick it in a $7 car mount
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You can't keep staring at your lap while you're driving to check your directions. Right now, the AUKEY car phone mount is $6.99 when you clip the $3 coupon on the page. This inexpensive air vent mount grips easily and firmly to fix your phone to the vent. You can choose from two different viewing angles, as this mount has a 360-degree rotating and pivoting ball joint to allow you to adjust between portrait and landscape view.
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Report: Boeing to move 787 Dreamliner assembly to S. Carolina
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The Wall Street Journal reports Boeing is making plans this week to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner assembly in Everett and move it to South Carolina, a decision that would make a lasting impact on the Puget Sound economy.Boeing could announce the plans as soon as this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.A spokesperson for Boeing did not confirm the reports Tuesday night.Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) called Boeing's reported decision to pull production from Washington "shortsighted and misplaced" in a statement.
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