Banning large sodas, blocking restaurants in some neighborhoods, posting calories, kicking snack foods out of schools. Are anti-obesity campaigns crossing the line into nanny state intrusion?
A Washington man fed up with a noisy kid and his companions at a movie theater hit the 10-year old, knocking out a tooth and bloodying his nose. The man, charged with second-degree assault, claims he thought the person he hit was an adult and that the group was throwing popcorn at him and his girlfriend while they watched Titanic.
A four-part series in the Seattle Times charges Amazon with aggressive business practices and a lack of philanthropy.
The number of books we buy is not the same thing as the number of books we read.
Sen. Patty Murray (D) of Washington State won reelection, though not by the comfortable margins she's used to. Farther north, the drama continues as Alaskans wait to see if incumbent Lisa Murkowski won her write-in challenge to tea party favorite Joe Miller.
The Colorado, Washington State, and Alaska Senate races are undecided on Wednesday morning. They won't tip the balance of power in the Senate, but two are important to Democrats.
Increasing numbers of Americans can vote by mail or absentee ballots. This makes it harder for polls to gauge who the winner might be and means some close races might not be called for days.