Deborah Wang

Congressional Election
6:15 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Incumbent DelBene Wins Re-Election In Washington's Only Congressional Battleground

Representative Suzan K. DelBene
Credit U.S. Congress

All nine incumbent members of Congress in Washington state were easily re-elected last night.

That includes freshman Democrat Suzan DelBene in the state's only swing district.

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Marysville Shooting
4:40 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Sheriff Says School Shooter Invited His Five Victims To Lunch

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said the shooter texted his five victims inviting them to lunch.
Credit Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Law enforcement officials released new details about last Friday’s school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. 

They suggested the shooter had deliberately targeted his five victims.

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said the shooter had texted his five victims inviting them to lunch. They were sitting at a table in the cafeteria when he shot them.

Police have not named the shooter, but witnesses identify him as Jaylen Fryberg, a popular student who had been crowned homecoming prince. The victims were his friends, and two were cousins.

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Marysville Shooting
7:11 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Stunned Community Tries To Find A Way Forward Together

Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School at a community meeting in the school gymnasium.
Deborah Wang KUOW

The chain link fence at the front gate of Marysville-Pilchuck High School has become an unofficial gathering spot for those in grief. They bring bouquets of flowers and hang them on the fence, they tie on balloons, and they put up posters with the names and photographs not just of the victims, but also of the alleged shooter.

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Seattle Minimum Wage
7:16 am
Tue June 3, 2014

After Raucous Session, Seattle City Council Raises Minimum Wage to $15

Seattle has become the first city in the country to establish a $15 an hour minimum wage. The City Council voted Monday to enact the new law, which was the result of months of negotiations.

It represents a 60 percent increase from the current state minimum wage, which at $9.32 an hour is the highest in the country.

Proponents say it’s a first step towards closing the rising income gap between rich and poor. Some businesses say they will go to court to fight it. KUOW’s Deborah Wang reports.

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Attorney General Debate
6:21 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Candidates For Washington Attorney General Come Out Swinging

The two leading candidates for Attorney General for the state of Washington held their first live debate Tuesday in Spokane. Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn are seeking the seat being vacated by Rob McKenna, who is running for Governor. Deborah Wang reports it was a spirited and sometimes sharp-edged debate.

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Obama To Speak In Seattle
4:30 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Obama To Appear at Two Fundraising Events in Seattle on Thursday

President Obama will speak at an unnamed private residence and the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Photo credit: Wikimedia user OESX Wikimedia Commons

President Barack Obama is due back in Seattle on Thursday for two fundraising events to benefit his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The first is a brunch for big donors and the second is a reception at the Paramount Theatre.

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Mining Asteroids
5:15 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Bellevue Company Announces Ambitious Effort to Mine Asteroids

Small, water-rich, Near-Earth Asteroids can be captured by spacecraft, allowing their resources to be extracted.
Photo courtesy Planetary Resources

A new Bellevue-based company has announced plans that sound like they come straight out of science fiction. Planetary Resources intends to send robots to nearby asteroids, and mine them for metals and other resources. The venture is backed by billionaires, rocket scientists, and a Hollywood director.

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Microsoft Patent Sale
6:01 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Microsoft Sells Patents To Facebook

Facebook is about to write a very big check to Microsoft. Microsoft announced yesterday it is selling hundreds of patents to Facebook for more than a half a billion dollars.

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Washington Caucuses
6:41 am
Mon March 5, 2012

GOP Caucuses Are Finished, But the Voting Is Not Over

Olympia's Republican caucus on Saturday.
Photo by Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA -- Record numbers of Republicans in Washington turned out to select delegates and cast votes in a non-binding presidential straw poll this weekend. Mitt Romney was the clear winner, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. But it will be months before the campaigns know exactly how many delegates they can count on from Washington State. Deborah Wang has this look ahead.

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