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November 23, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Top 10 most-read Metro stories today

The top -10 most-read Metro news stories on seattletimes.com at 5 p.m. today:

  1. Occupy protester’s miscarriage claim questioned
    A Seattle teenager’s claim that abuse by Seattle police caused her to miscarry has become a viral Internet sensation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but no evidence has emerged to support her allegation.
  2. Owner of seafood firm charged in poaching
    Prosecutors say a massive oyster- and clam-poaching ring made off with more than $700,000 in seafood from closed tidelands and private beaches on Hood Canal, and then sold it to businesses in Seattle and beyond.
  3. Thanksgiving travelers on the move
    I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass is snow-free and flowing well at midday today as Thanksgiving travelers get underway, but more snow is expected up there Thursday.
  4. Protesters look forward to big shopping day, too
    A news release from Occupy Seattle says the day-after-Thanksgiving protest — one of the biggest shopping days of the year and dubbed Black Friday because it could tip stores into the black, or profitability — is “to promote alternatives to the rampant consumerism that plagues society.”
  5. College board ousts Occupy campers from SCCC
    The board of trustees for Seattle’s community colleges voted today to bar Occupy Seattle protesters from camping at Seattle Central Community College because of unsanitary conditions.
  6. Justice Department rebukes SPD over protection policy
    The DOJ criticized SPD’s policy of offering blanket protection from criminal prosecution to officers who provide statements on their use of force.
  7. 8 sue DSHS for alleged abuse at Jesuit school
    Eight people who spent a portion of their childhoods living in a Jesuit school in Omak as wards of the state filed suit against the state Department of Social and Health Services on Tuesday for placing them under the care of people they say abused them.
  8. College trustees set to oust Occupy Seattle?
    The chancellor of the Seattle Community College District is apparently trying to remove the Occupy Seattle campers from campus.
  9. Former Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton dies
    Former Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton was the nice-guy politician, a fresh-faced charmer who presided over the city during the 1962 World’s Fair, the construction of the Monorail and the Space Needle, and helped jump-start the metro council that eventually oversaw cleanup of Lake Washington.
  10. Kirkland stockbroker pleads guilty to fraud
    A Kirkland stockbroker has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for defrauding his clients out of millions of dollars. Richard A. Finger Jr., 32, faces up to 20 years in prison.

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