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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…

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March 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Anglers protest fishing regulations at Rockport

ROCKPORT (AP) — A row of anglers cast their lines into the Skagit River at Rockport to protest regulations that prevent them from catching steelhead. No fish were caught in Saturday’s protest. There were no hooks. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the group also carried signs that said, “Catch and release is not a crime”…

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February 24, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Dozens demonstrate at Tacoma detention center

The Associated Press TACOMA — Nearly four-dozen people demonstrated outside the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma to protest deportations, and about five locked themselves together to block an entrance. The demonstration started about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says it broke up about 9:30 a.m. when the people blocking the street were asked to…

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February 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Campaign targets Seattle fast-food restaurants

The Associated Press The campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle is targeting 25 fast-food burger restaurants Thursday with what it calls “boycott McPoverty.” A spokesman for the campaign, Sage Wilson of Working Washington, says several dozen demonstrators marched outside a popular McDonald’s restaurant Thursday morning. He says even the customers going inside for…

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November 7, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Bellevue police make arrests as immigration protesters fill state GOP offices

Nearly 40 women were arrested after they stormed the Bellevue headquarters of the state GOP and refused to leave, as they called on the state’s Republican delegation in Congress to support changes to immigration law. Among them were Peggy Lynch, wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Kim Mead, president of the Washington Education Association. The women were…

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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 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Taxi cab operators protest at Seattle City Hall

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. | The cab drivers started clearing out about 2 p.m. Dozens of taxis blocked off Fourth Avenue in front of Seattle City Hall this afternoon to let the city of Seattle know the drivers want ride-share operators to be regulated. Yellow Cab driver Salah Mohamed said he and other drivers created the loud downtown…

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May 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Poll finds approval for mayor, police on May Day protests

At least half of Seattle residents approve of the way the mayor and police handled the May Day protests that erupted in violence in downtown Seattle Tuesday, according to a KING-TV poll conducted Wednesday. Half of residents said they approved of how Mayor Mike McGinn handled the protests (35 percent disapproved) and 56 percent approved of…

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May 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Map: Photos of Seattle May Day protest in downtown Seattle

Protesters have broken windows in several places in downtown Seattle this afternoon, part of worldwide May Day demonstrations and protests, and police were using tear gas and force to stop them. Seattle Times photographers and reporters on the scene have sent many photos from the streets. View May Day protest in Seattle in…

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May 1, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: May Day protests today … Sea-Tac and Wi-Fi … Home invasion

Weather: Snowing at Snoqualmie Pass, in May. Chilly this morning, as in the 40s. A high only in the mid-50s, but there might be sunbreaks, and rain today. Something for everyone. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. Second best … probably good enough: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been rated the second…

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