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Washington’s highest-paid employee is headed south for a more lucrative job. Steve Sarkisian, who was hired to turn around a winless University of Washington football progra.... (read more)
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Federal officials have unsealed several grand jury indictments and a criminal complaint alleging that eighteen employees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff mistreated inmates who were incarcerated in county jails. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. described the illegal and inappropriate behaviors documented by his office’s investigation as institutionalized.
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Well-known technology blog and webzine Ars Technica has asked its readers to share stories of mistreatment by telephone and cable companies. Many people responded. These tales are worth reading!
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The task at hand on will not be easy. But you have mandated us to change South Africa from a country in which the majority lived with little hope, to one in which they can live and work with dignity, with a sense of self-esteem and confidence in the future.
— Excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech, delivered May 9th, 1994 (via Wikiquote)
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The Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency is collecting almost five billion records every day pinpointing where mobile phones are being used on practically every continent on the globe.
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It turns out that privatization of Washington State’s liquor stores has been bad for everybody except big retailers like Costco. Who could have seen this coming? Actually, a lot of people did. What’s happening is exactly what the NO on I-1183 campaign predicted would happen when state liquor stores were sold off and big chains allowed to sell spirits.
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The Seahawks earned national respect and credibility with a dominating win over the New Orleans Saints, ESPN’s Terry Blount says.
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I seriously think that he knew that he was never going to dig Husky football all the way out of the hole that he found it in. With his California ties and the way USC can recuit itself, he has a better chance of doing well. He must have known that another couple of 7-8 win seasons here would have been the end of it. This offer was his get out of jail free card.
— UW Dawg Pound commenter Bugs Dodger, reacting to the news that head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been hired as USC’s new head coach. Sarkisian coached at USC under Pete Carroll, who now coaches the Seahawks.
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