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…More
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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…More
Jail time for killing a dog: What causes someone to hit an aging dog, and so hard it has to be put down? Daniel Joseph Heidt, 25, pleaded guilty to first-degree animal cruelty earlier this week for punching the dog he was watching for someone else. The Kitsap Sun reports. It’s still November. More
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:…More
Thousands of Seattle-area shoppers lined up outside retail stores Thursday night to grab early Black Friday deals.More
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…More