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Actress Sues Amazon, Two Shot in Seattle – Northwest News Roundup April 11 Afternoon

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Amazon Sued for Revealing Real age of Actress

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury in Seattle is deliberating the case of a little-known actress who sued Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age.

Huong Hoang goes by the stage name Junie Hoang and has appeared in such films as “Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver” and “Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors.”

The 41-year-old says offers for roles dried up after the popular online movie database mined her account information to learn her true age. She sued for breach of contract, and the case went to trial this week. The judge dismissed parent company Amazon as a defendant before the trial.

IMDb has argued that it has a First Amendment right to publish accurate information and Hoang can’t prove she lost any money because of it.

Police Continue Investigation into Double Shooting in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say two men were critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday night in south Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood.

One was able to flag down an officer about 11:30 p.m. The other was found at a nearby intersection. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

Company Admits Falsifying Staffing Records at Idaho State Penitentiary

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The private company that operates Idaho’s largest prison has acknowledged it falsified nearly 4,800 hours of staffing records during a seven-month period last year. In February, a public records request obtained by the Associated Press showed Corrections Corporation of America guards listed as working 24, 36 and 48 hours consecutively without time off. State prison officials say they intend to do a separate review of CCA’s findings.

University of Idaho Seeks New President

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has announced the formation of a 16-member search committee to select a new president for the University of Idaho. The board says University of Idaho Regent Emma Atchley will lead the panel. The board is tasked with finding a successor to Duane Nellis, who is leaving to become president of Texas Tech University.

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