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November 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM

15 Black Friday protesters arrested outside Factoria Wal-Mart

MIKE BAKER The Associated Press Fifteen protesters were arrested outside a Wal-Mart store in Factoria as they called on Black Friday shoppers to consider how the retailer compensates its workers. Authorities said about 100 protesters who gathered outside the store Friday were asked to disperse, and those who remained blocking the street were arrested. Casey Hoag, a spokesman…


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November 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Are you planning to shop on Thanksgiving Day? Tell us about it

For more than a decade, the Friday after Thanksgiving has marked the official start of the holiday shopping season. Each year, stores such as Macy’s and Target opened earlier and earlier — even at the stroke of midnight — to get a jump on the competition. But increasingly, the kickoff is happening on Thanksgiving evening, just…


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November 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

The Morning Memo / Friday: Trucker found dead, empty wallets, North Bend fire

Weather: Looks like there might be some sun breaks some time today. Well, we can dream, can’t we?  It’s rain tomorrow and Sunday, just in time for the weekend. No rain Monday and Tuesday, though. We’ll take that. By the way, have you raked your leaves yet? Some of us have not… The details. Traffic:…


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November 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Photos: Black Friday wasn't early enough for these shoppers

Thousands of Seattle-area shoppers lined up outside retail stores Thursday night to grab early Black Friday deals.

Brian Bergerud, manager of the Tukwila Toys "R" Us, strides out of his store to let in the first Black Friday customers at 9 p.m. Thursday in Tukwila. Bergerud said the store had more shoppers than expected. His staff let in 1,200 people within 35 minutes of opening. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

The first Black Friday shoppers rush through the Tukwila Toys "R" Us Thursday night. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)


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November 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

SPD's Black Friday message: Behave yourselves

Mindful of the expected mix of Black Friday shoppers and Occupy Seattle demonstrators, police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb has posted a holiday message on the department’s blog. The gist of his message: If you plan to come downtown on Friday, behave yourself. Here it is: The Seattle Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy…


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