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Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, has died. He was 75. Geoff Kloske, the publisher of Riverhead Books, said in a statement that Doig died Thursday of multiple myeloma at his Seattle home. Comment?
OLYMPIA Raising the state's minimum wage to $12 by 2019 was described as not enough by some and too much by others as a Senate committee provided another forum for what's become a familiar debate in this session. Although the House approved that increase to the state's current rate of $9.47 in a series of four annual bumps, other legislators said they had other, and in their minds better, approaches the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee should consider. Comment?
It's the same technology used in the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, which opened late last year in Seattle. That's the closest Modbar has come to Spokane - until now. Comment?
Two state senators say it's time to scrap the stalled Seattle tunnel project and bury Bertha, the broken-down $80 million state-of-the-art drilling machine, so the Transportation Department can find alternatives to fix or replace the viaduct that carries traffic along the city's waterfront. Republican Sens. Michael Baumgartner and Doug Ericksen introduced a bill Tuesday that says the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project has failed "and the project as it is currently designed cannot be justified financially." Comment?
A launch party and reading for "The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac." Join the celebration with a reading and discussion of this work set in Eastern Washington. Comment?
Friday was the night the lights were turned on in college basketball arenas all over America. It was also, as usual for the fall, a high school football night. Comment?
Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states. The church said on its website that the best future for its branches would be for them to becoming "autonomous self-governed entities." Comment?
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