12-17-2017  12:04 am      •     
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1st Lt. Ehren Watada refuses to fight in Iraq, claiming the war is illegal

A lawyer for an Army officer facing possible court-martial for refusing to go to Iraq says he plans to call two witnesses to support the soldier's claim that the war is illegal.
A hearing to determine whether 1st Lt. Ehren Watada will stand trial is scheduled  for Thursday at Fort Lewis, about 50 miles south of Seattle.


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Looking for a way to support democracy and meet other civic-minded residents? Sign up to be a King County Elections poll worker.
Poll workers help safeguard the elections process by being responsible for opening and closing their polling place on Election Day and instructing voters on proper voting procedures.


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King County"s efforts to combat global warming and air pollution are also saving big money."

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If you're an animal lover, and you're interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with the Seattle Animal Shelter, be sure to attend the next shelter's next volunteer orientation, set for noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Seattle Central Community College Gym, 1701 Broadway Ave.


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Jaden Mills Beach, 5, center, and his father, Brad Beach, left, get up close and personal with police horse Blaze at the East Precinct Picnic, held Aug. 19 on 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.


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TORONTO—For the moment, set aside the talk about microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis,…


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Portland, Ore. " Oregonians who cannot afford their prescription medications will receive free help TODAY from the "Help is Here Express," a traveling education center making its way across the country to raise awareness and educate the public about patient assistance programs. The bus is a part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a growing national program to help patients access prescription medicines. The "Help is Here Express" will make stops in Gresham, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, today, August 28.


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WASHINGTON--Hurricane Katrina convulsed the United States with its massive destruction. Now Democrats believe it could wreak havoc again in a tide of voter resentment that could sweep Republicans from power.

On the verge of Katrina's one-year anniversary, Democrats from New Orleans to New Haven, Connecticut, to New York are launching a coordinated political assault on the Bush administration's response to the devastation that struck the Gulf Coast.

It comes ahead of November congressional elections that could swing power from the Republicans to the Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate.

Democratic lawmakers began arriving in the stricken region Thursday, making a stand that will culminate Monday when about 20 House Democrats convene in Bay St. Louis, Miss., for a town hall meeting. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana plans to deliver the Democratic response to President George W. Bush's Saturday radio address.


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The Skanner has been named the recipient of a first-place A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award in the Responsibility category


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LaMont Williams of Portland pauses during the recent Providence Bridge Pedal, held Aug. 13. This event, which crosses every bridge in the city, is the second-largest recreational cycling event in the country.


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