Students say WWU’s response to racist threats not enough

Students and community activists described Western Washington University’s response to racist threats as inadequate and said the university should have done a better job of protecting students who were threatened, including supplying police protection.

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Fight over girl leads to shooting charges against 16-year-old

King County prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy this week in connection with the alleged shooting of another teen last month, apparently over a fight about a girl. Four other juveniles were reportedly involved — and police say their Facebook messages are evidence in the case.


Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival’s version sells well

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price. Instead, the small biotech company is reducing what it charges hospitals, by up to 50 percent, for its parasitic infection...


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