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  1. Alaska, other states weigh 'sanctuary' status for marijuana businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal-enforcement policy. Just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Jan. 4 that federal prosecutors would be free to crack down on marijuana operations as they see fit, Jesse Arreguin, the mayor in Berkeley, California, summoned city councilman Ben Bartlett to his office with a novel idea.

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  2. UC Berkeley spent $4 million for free speech event securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | Seattle Times

    The University of California, Berkeley spent almost $4 million on security for a month of free speech events last year when the famously liberal campus became a flashpoint for the country's political divisions. The university revealed in documents that it spent $3.9 million to bring in outside police forces, pay their room, board and overtime, have ambulances on standby, rent barricades and pay other security costs for three events scheduled from Aug. 27 to Sept.

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  3. Ursula K. Le Guin, acclaimed for her fantasy fiction, is dead at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Ursula Le Guin speaks at the University of Oregon in 2014. The famed writer died at home in Portland, Ore., on Monday, her family announced.

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  4. 100 million dead trees prompt fears of giant wildfires in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 | Seattle Times

    The more than 100 million trees that died in California after being weakened by drought and insect infestations have transformed large swaths of the Sierra Nevada into browned-out tree cemeteries. In some areas more than 90 percent of trees are dead.

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  5. Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Seattle Times

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained private.

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  6. Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Seattle Times

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench in the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained private.

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  7. African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | Seattle Times

    War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinos, hippos and other large animals.

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  8. New study looks at California prison guards' suicide rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Now, a first-in-the-nation study coordinated among the union, corrections officials and University of California, Berkeley researchers is trying to figure out why and what to do about it. About 10 percent of prison guards say they have considered or attempted suicide, a rate nearly three times that of the general U.S. population.

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  9. Change in offshore tax provision typifies corporate-friendly breaks in overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Over the past few decades, some of the largest companies in the United States made a big bet: By stashing hundreds of billions of dollars of profits offshore, they could slash their taxes and bolster their profits. It would take a generation to see if the strategy would fully pay off, because the law allowed companies only to defer the taxes on overseas earnings, not to permanently avoid them.

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  10. AI startup developing algorithms that let robots learn tasks on their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | Seattle Times

    During a recent speech at the University of California, Berkeley, Pieter Abbeel played a video clip of a robot doing housework. In the clip recorded in 2008, the robot swept the floor, dusted the cabinets, and unloaded the dishwasher.

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  11. Wsu WR Tavares Martin Jr's suspension the result of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Washington State's Tavares Martin Jr. catches a pass over California's Elijah Hicks in the end zone during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The play was called back for offensive pass interference.

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  12. 9 arrested off campus during UC Berkeley conservative speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Hundreds of police officers and a campus on virtual lockdown accomplished the University of California, Berkeley administration's goal of allowing a conservative to speak at the famously liberal university without violence. City police said Friday that officers arrested nine people mainly for having banned items but that there were no injuries or property damage.

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  13. NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn nears fiery finaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Seattle Times

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Cassini was on course to plunge through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor.

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  14. UC Berkeley under tight security for conservative speakerRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | Seattle Times

    The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro Thursday night, the latest polarizing figure to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus. Authorities plan to seal off the campus' central hub, Sproul Plaza, with a "closed perimeter" around several buildings including where Shapiro is scheduled to speak to a sold-out, 1,000-person audience.

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  15. Berkeley police want OK to pepper spray violent crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Police in Berkeley, California say they need an additional weapon to combat violent protests that have repeatedly hit the city. Pepper spray was banned in 1997 in Berkeley as a crowd-control weapon, though officers can carry small cans to use on individual suspects.

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  16. Chef Alice Waters' memoir tells tales of her youth and lovesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Seattle Times

    She grew up eating frozen peas, frozen fish sticks and canned fruit salad for dinner. To complete this incongruous picture, Waters adds, "I grew up with iceberg lettuce and Wishbone dressing."

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  17. No. 9 Creighton upsets No. 3 Washington at Husky Invitational volleyball tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2017 | Seattle Times

    The third-ranked Washington volleyball team lost to No. 9 Creighton on Saturday night at the Husky Invitational at Bank of America Arena.

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  18. Can't wait for delivery? Amazon offers instant pickupRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Seattle Times

    The Seattle-based company launched a service Tuesday that lets Prime members in five cities pick up things like snacks, cold drinks or phone chargers within two minutes of ordering them online. Customers need to head over to an Amazon location to collect their order.

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  19. 5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a groundbreaking, gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells. The recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research announced Tuesday are being recognized for their accomplishments related to the development of the tool, called CRISPR-Cas9.

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  20. UC Berkeley says another right-wing commentator cannot speakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | Seattle Times

    University of California, Berkeley officials say conservative commentator Ben Shapiro cannot speak on the campus under conditions proposed by a Republican student group. Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said Thursday that Berkeley College Republicans requested a room that could accommodate 500 people to hear the former Breitbart editor on Sept.

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