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August 29, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Seattle-area fast-food workers march for higher pay

About 100 demonstrators gathered at Westlake Center in Seattle this morning on a day they hoped would see fast-food workers walking off their jobs and demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Today’s protests are part of a national effort and were under way in cities across the country including New York,…


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August 29, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Thursday Memo: Puppy tossed … Our high sales tax … Robber cam

Hey, pick on someone your own size: A guy in Tacoma has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly tossing his neighbor’s Chihuahua out a second-story window. On Monday, the man  said someone had broken into his apartment, and he accused a neighbor. On Tuesday, a neighbor and her kids were looking for their…


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August 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Eight arrested at downtown rally of fast-food workers

Eight protesters were arrested at a rally of fast-food workers in downtown Seattle Thursday evening. More than 100 people rallied at Westlake Park, marched in a circle at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street and then marched down the street to congregate in front of the McDonald’s at the intersection of Third Avenue and Pine Street. The demonstrators were protesting what they…


Comments | Topics: fast-food workers, wage theft, Westlake Park