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Wapato Teacher Found Shot, Microsoft Blasts Google – Northwest News Roundup – April 9

Lawsuits filed over Pendleton Bus Crash that killed numerous passengers
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Woman Found Shot Dead was a Wapato School Teacher

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The woman found shot to death Sunday night at her home east of Yakima was an art teacher at Wapato Middle School. The schools’ superintendent told KIMA the death of Desiree Sunford was like the loss of a family member. Deputies responded to the home in the Terrace Heights area after her husband called asking them to check on her because he was out of town and unable to reach her. Sheriff’s deputies aid there had been a burglary a week ago at the home.

New Microsoft Ads Target Google Privacy Issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is skewering Google again with scathing ads. The latest marketing assault says as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry’s competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the two rivals. The missive being launched today marks the third phase in a 5-month-old marketing campaign that Microsoft Corp. derisively calls “Scroogled.” The online, TV and print ads say Google is more interested in increasing profits and power than protecting people’s privacy.

Legislature Kills Dream Act – No Financial Aid for Illegal Immegrants

SEATTLE (AP) — State Senate majority leader Rodney Tom says a measure that would have opened need-base college aid to immigrants living without permission in the country is dead. Tom told the Yakima-Herald Republic the measure dubbed the Washington Dream Act will not receive a vote on the floor this session, essentially killing its chances until next year. Bill proponents had held out hope a procedural move would be used to bring the measure to a floor vote. Tom says that’s not going to happen.

First Lawsuits Filed over Fatal Pendleton Bus Crash from Last December

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers representing a survivor and the estates of three people killed in the tour bus crash last December on I-84 near Pendleton are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. The lawsuit says ODOT was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions, not adequately plowing and sanding snow, and other factors. A total of nine people were killed in the crash and 38 injured.

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