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How Bank Networks Amplify Financial C... (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 10:20 AM - On the road headed to my dad's 80th birthday party, so just a quick one for now. This is from VoxEU: How bank networks amplify financial crises: Evidence from the Great Dep...

Local factors (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:31 AM - One of the hazards of punditry is a tendency to wrap things up in a neat package – a nice simple conclusion and overview of what usually was a messier…

South Sounder in ST3 (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 07:40 AM - Sound Transit 3 materials have not said a lot about the agency’s successful South Sounder service. Most of the attention in that subregion has gone into extending the...

Links for 05-28-16 (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:06 AM - Mortality for middle-aged white men going down, not up - Washington Post Waiting in Line for the Illusion of Security - The New York Times Those Long TSA Lines: Take This B...

Edward Scissorhands benefit for Olymp... (OlyBlog)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 10:11 PM - Event:  Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Edward Scissorhands Film Screening Sunday, June 26 2pm doors/2:30pm film Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE $10/$7 OFS members ...

In McMinnville, a recycled rubber fac... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 05:21 PM - Wages at Ultimate RB aren't high by union standards — around $12.50 an hour for production workers. The post In McMinnville, a recycled rubber factory goes union appeared f...

Scary Thought: Is Bernie Sanders the... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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Burgerville CEO says he’ll meet with ... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 12:12 PM - The union campaign picks up support from local students and the central labor council. The post Burgerville CEO says he’ll meet with union – singly appeared first on ...

To stay afloat, Oregon Working Famili... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 11:39 AM - The labor-backed political party gave up its own members to help Bernie Sanders’ revolution. The post To stay afloat, Oregon Working Families Party needs more voters by Aug...

Memorial Day Service Reductions (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 11:02 AM - Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day, which is the traditional final day of Northwest Folklife Festival, at the Seattle Center, wherein you will likely find hired petitioners gat...

Eyman always wins, KPLU hits goal, 30... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 08:50 AM - Friday, May 27, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Eyman’s tax-limiting initiative unconstitutional, state Supreme Court says — The high court said...

Portrait of Kitzhaber’s legacy (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 08:00 AM - The official portrait of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber continues to hang in the hall of the state capitol in Salem. It’s still there, alongside those of his predece...

Impoverished Children with Access to ... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 07:20 AM - At Microeconomic Insights: Impoverished children with access to food stamps become healthier and wealthier adults: Adults who participated in the Food Stamp Program, rename...

Paul Krugman: Trump’s Delusions of Co... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 06:48 AM - Trump's towering ignorance about how to run the U.S. economy: Trump’s Delusions of Competence, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to po...

Links for 05-27-16 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 12:06 AM - Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits - HBR Rebel with a Cause - Dani Rodrik Profile- IMF A lesson on infrastructure from the Anderson Bridge fiasco - Larry Su...

MISCmedia MAIL for 5/27/16 (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Thursday, May 26 at 10:42 PM - The holiday all about dead people is here, and we “celebrate” with KPLU saved (maybe); Sound Transit promising more rail (a little) sooner; Tim Eyman’s &#...

Sound Transit’s Updated ST3 Plan: Big... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Thursday, May 26 at 06:35 PM - Responding to universal angst about the pace of the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Draft Plan, this afternoon the Sound Transit (ST) Board introduced a series of amendments that pro...

Sound Transit’s Updated ST3 Plan: Big... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Thursday, May 26 at 06:35 PM - Responding to universal angst about the pace of the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Draft Plan, this afternoon the Sound Transit (ST) Board introduced a series of amendments that pro...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Eyman’s La... (schmudget)
Filed Thursday, May 26 at 01:50 PM - This morning, the state Supreme Court unanimously struck down  Tim Eyman’s latest attempt to restrict the legislature’s ability to eliminate wasteful tax breaks and en...

Fed Watch: Powell, Data (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, May 26 at 01:27 PM - Tim Duy: Powell, Data, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell kept the prospects for a near-term rate hike alive and well in a speech today: For the near term, ...

Traditional Media

Arms Embargo Lift Also Means Mo... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:53 AM - President Obama's decision to lift the arms embargo against Vietnam was about much more than selling weapons. It was about sending a message to China. Not only may Vie...

Lightning Strikes Child's Party... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:49 AM - More than 40 people were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday. Lighting hit a children's birthday party in an upscale Paris p...

World Health Organization Dismi... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:45 AM - The World Health Organization is trying to ease concerns about spreading Zika as a result of this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janiero. "Based on current assessment, ca...

It's The Zika Virus In Action, ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:00 AM - A watercolor by scientist-artist David S. Goodsell just might make the Zika virus easier to visualize. The painting, which depicts an area about 110 nanometers wide (a...

Shoulder Patches Spark A Diplom... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 08:57 AM - Shoulder patches are the subject of a diplomatic incident between the U.S. and Turkey. The flap highlights the complicated regional politics the U.S. is navigating in ...

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 08:26 AM - Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasize...

Argentina's Last Dictator Sente... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 06:40 AM - An Argentine court has sentenced Reynaldo Bignone, the country's last dictator, to 20 years in prison for his part in Operation Condor. It's the "first time a court ha...

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks T... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 05:58 AM - The political revolution that Bernie Sanders began may still be felt at the ballot box this November even if he's not the Democratic nominee for president. The Vermont...

'The Cosby Show's' legacy in So... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 05:46 AM - Bill Cosby's fall from grace has been steep. For decades he was not only an American icon but a global one. His groundbreaking sitcom "The Cosby Show" was a hit around...

Obama Makes Historic Visit To H... (KUOW News and Information)
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Lack Of Evidence Shows Sunscree... (KUOW News and Information)
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Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude ... (KUOW News and Information)
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The Balkans: An Often Overlooke... (KUOW News and Information)
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The Week In Sports (KUOW News and Information)
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From Alaska To The Himalayas, '... (KUOW News and Information)
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'The Witness' Tells A Different... (KUOW News and Information)
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Even A Win In California Could ... (KUOW News and Information)
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Donald Trump Relitigates The '9... (KUOW News and Information)
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As Democratic Convention Nears,... (KUOW News and Information)
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Focus On Libertarian Election A... (KUOW News and Information)
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Progressive Media

Woman Treated Like A Criminal F... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:13 AM — During her custody, the woman developed frostbite symptoms. The post Woman Treated Like A Criminal For Refusing To Testify Against Her Abusive Boyfriend appeared first...

Portland Students Will Drink Bo... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:39 AM — The Portland Public School system has not systematically tested lead in its drinking water system since 2001. The post Portland Students Will Drink Bottled Water For T...

Donald Trump Tells Drought-Stri... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:15 AM — "They’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea." The post Donald Trump Tells Drought-Stricken Californians There Is No Drought appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Artists Are Taking Over The Old... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 08:34 AM — As the U.S. remembers its fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend, artists from all over the country are flocking to Washington, D.C. to commemorate people living on...

Donald Trump Attacks Judge Over... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 07:49 AM — Trump spent 12 minutes of his 58-minute speech focused on the judge, who is overseeing a case accusing Trump University of scamming students. The post Donald Trump Att...

See Bernie Sanders Talk Trump D... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 06:23 AM — Ahead of the crucial June 7th California primary that could tip the balance of the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders appeared on Friday's Real Time Wi...

How The World’s Wealthiest Coun... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 06:00 AM — “Why are we living through hell in paradise? That is the paradox of Congo.” The post How The World’s Wealthiest Country Became Home To The World’s Poorest ...

More Backlash from London’s Emp... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 10:54 PM — London exemplifies a global trend: property warehoused by the global wealthy, to the detriment of the people who live there.

Gaius Publius: “Networks are C... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:52 PM — The smell of corruption, Clinton-style.

Maher asks Sanders for strategy... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 08:03 PM — On the heels of a Bernie Sanders/Donald Trump debate being scuttled, Real Time host Bill Maher asked the Vermont senator to discuss how he would approach countering th...

Here’s Why the Airport Security... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 03:34 PM — On an uncharacteristically chilly Saturday earlier this month, travelers found themselves standing in line for more than two hours to get through security Chicago's O'...

Bernie Sanders ridicules ‘tough... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 02:19 PM — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had a bemused response on Friday to Donald Trump’s decision to back out of a suggested debate between the two. “Well, Mr. Trump,...

Media Explain Everything Wrong ... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 12:13 PM — Trump Gave Speech Promising To Expand Drilling, Cut Climate Policies Trump Gave Keynote Speech To Oil Conference About Energy. On May 26, Trump gave a keynote speech a...

WATCH LIVE: Protesters in San D... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 12:08 PM — Protesters in San Diego, California marched on the street on Friday in a demonstration opposing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s appearance in the ...

Donald Trump Once Said His Wife... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 11:24 AM — Should you forget for any brief moment during your upcoming Memorial Day weekend that Donald Trump has a serious problem with women, here is a 1994 clip of the preside...

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/27/2016 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 11:00 AM — Today's Water Cooler: Open thread for Memorial Day weekend.

"I Want the World to Wake Up": ... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 10:53 AM — Extended interview with Setsuko Thurlow who survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing about the bombing of 1945 and her push to eliminate nuclear weapons. On August 6, 194...

Five Times Rubio Slammed Trump—... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 10:46 AM — Marco Rubio will vote for Donald Trump this November. He's not yet ready to say the words "I will vote for Donald Trump," but based on this tweet, a quick process of e...

Getting Beyond ‘Broken Windows’... (The American Prospect)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 10:43 AM — (Photo: AP/Connecticut Post/Autumn Driscoll) Dirt bike riders cruise illegally on a city street in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in November 2014. W hen the weather warms u...

British PM Once Called Trump St... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:55 AM — He also congratulated Trump for completing an "extraordinary marathon" of a campaign process. The post British PM Once Called Trump Stupid. Now He Says He’d Welc...

Arizona’s AG Wants To Keep Poll... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:48 AM — On average, 2,000 Arizonans visit the emergency room because of heat-related illnesses every year. Unfortunately, things are likely to get worse. The post Arizona̵...

Michigan Lawmakers Target Homel... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:36 AM — The state joins a number of places criminalizing panhandling. The post Michigan Lawmakers Target Homeless With Ban On “Aggressive” Panhandling appeared first on ThinkP...

Federal Judges Just Opened Up A... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:28 AM — A new court ruling sets up a Supreme Court fight over whether or not bosses can ban their workers from class-action suits. The post Federal Judges Just Opened Up A Hug...

Why Don’t Women Play The Same N... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:12 AM — A look back through tennis history. The post Why Don’t Women Play The Same Number Of Sets As Men In Grand Slam Tennis Matches? appeared first on ThinkProgress .

The Weeknd, Over 400 Prominent ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, May 27 at 09:03 AM — The Weeknd is not a Donald Trump fan. The post The Weeknd, Over 400 Prominent Writers Protest Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Traditional Media

Reluctant heroes in Aurora surp... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, May 30 at 12:00 AM — As chairman of the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council -- sponsor of the city's inaugural Veterans Week that concludes Memorial Day – Joe Toma has dealt with his share of...

Fox Valley mom's battle against... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, May 29 at 12:00 AM — Karen Dobner is trying her best to move on. Well, maybe "move on" is not quite the right phrase … "attain closure," perhaps. Or "find peace." Next month – June 14 to b...

Dozens hospitalized after light... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:50 PM — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday part...

$1M bail set for mom accused of... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:27 PM — A woman was ordered held on $1 million bail Saturday accused of child endangerment after her baby girl died suffering from extreme malnutrition, authorities said. Two ...

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs lead Phill... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:23 PM — The Cubs sent Kyle Hendricks to the mound in search of their fourth consecutive victory as they faced the Phillies on Saturday at Wrigley Field.  After three innings, ...

Atomic bomb survivors feel wond... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:18 PM — The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from th...

Girl, 15, shot dead on Lake Sho... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:13 PM — The Memorial Day weekend began in Chicago with a 15-year-old girl shot dead on Lake Shore Drive, a man in his 20s killed in front of his mother's house on the Southwes...

Scenes of holiday violence: 'We... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 12:00 PM — The scenes played out over and over across Chicago as the Memorial Day weekend began. A teen shot on a porch while with friends, a man in an alley yelling for help fro...

Fire damages Goodman Theatre ma... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:55 AM — An electrical fire damaged the Goodman Theatre’s marquee in the Loop early Saturday, officials said. A security guard working near the theater at 170 N. Dearborn St. s...

'The last lion': Mitt Romney cl... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:45 AM — 2012 Republican nominee gives extensive interview to Wall Street Journal Cites setting example to grandkids; Trump calls him ‘choker’ in response The Republican party ...

Sanders Campaign Calls for Comm... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:41 AM — The Sanders campaign wants to remove Clinton surrogates from leadership slots.

Kane County: Passenger shot by ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:35 AM — An 18-year-old man was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center Saturday following an early-morning shooting in Kane County, officials said. The incident took pla...

Barber in Englewood works for p... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:32 AM — Sunni Powell resolutely opened his barbershop at 8 a.m. Friday morning. Normally, with Memorial Day weekend coming up, the place would have hummed all day with custome...

Lakeview parolee charged in sev... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:07 AM — A 51-year-old parolee is expected to appear in bond court Saturday after being charged in a series of burglaries in the Lakeview neighborhood, police said.Armando Vadi...

Deadly sinking of freighter El ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:05 AM — A second round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro ended Friday, closing a sometimes contentious proceeding during whi...

New boat dock opens at Navy Pie... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 11:04 AM — Chicago boaters who want to check out the new Ferris wheel, grab a bite or make a pit stop will now be able to drop anchor at a new dock at Navy Pier. Opening Saturday...

Day 27: Taco Nick gets tipsy (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 10:53 AM — Reporter Nick Kindelsperger is eating tacos every day in May in an attempt to complete six challenges posed by his co-workers. Read his list of challenges. Catch up wi...

Family of lost hiker won't seco... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 10:44 AM — When she became lost in the Maine woods, Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay did what she thought she was supposed to do. She stayed put, pitched her tent and wai...

Making the peace on a violent b... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 10:23 AM — A few dozen people were scattered over three corners of the intersection of Garfield Boulevard and Halsted Street, on the border between the Back of the Yards and Engl...

Slumping White Sox looking for ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 10:20 AM — The White Sox were still in first-place when they woke up Saturday morning, in spite of a prolonged slump that's gone on for almost three weeks. That's small consolati...

WWII plane pulled from Hudson R... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:59 AM — Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday af...

Why the Favored Libertarian Tic... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:49 AM — Some say the two former GOP governors don't represent Libertarian values.

40 years later, Six Flags Great... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:36 AM — As Rick Neal walks through Six Flags Great America, he can recite the original name of every restaurant and ride — many of them long gone and replaced with new attract...

Sunday shows preview: What's ne... (Top News)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:31 AM — Donald Trump secured the necessary number of delegates to clinch the Republican nomination this week and has begun a full-force pivot toward the general election, uppi...

Sunday shows preview: Bernie so... (Top News)
Filed Saturday, May 28 at 09:31 AM — Sanders appears on two shows, and top Trump aides will speak as well.

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