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Microsoft Partners With Chinese Search Engine

Ross Reynolds
07/06/2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Microsoft Partners With China's Baidu Search Engine: Microsoft announced they are partnering with China's largest search engine, Baidu, which controls three–quarters of the search market in the world's largest county. Microsoft stresses that this isn't a significant change for the company, as they will simply be providing Bing search results for another company, but some see it as dangerous waters for the company given Google's very public battle with Chinese censors. Google ended up scaling back their presence in the country. How will Microsoft deal with the Chinese government?

Former DOC Chief Admits To Affair With Staffer: Washington's former prisons chief has admitted to an extramarital affair with a subordinate. Seattle TV stations are airing video they say shows Eldon Vail leaving a motel with that staffer. Vail resigned suddenly last Friday. KUOW's Austin Jenkins has the story.

Grey Wolf Pack Discovered Near Cle Elum: Washington biologists have confirmed a new wolf pack living in the Cascade Mountains. The Teanaway Pack was discovered about 60 miles east of Seattle, in the forests of Kittitas County. This is the farthest west that wolves have been found in the lower 48 states.

UW Students See Advantages To Drinking: According to a recent survey of 500 University of Washington students, the negative consequences of drinking, like blacking out or getting a DUI, are outweighed by positive effects, like feeling more socially brave and telling a funny joke.

Mandatory Sick Pay: Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata is pushing a bill to mandate paid sick leave in Seattle. The law would require all businesses to offer anywhere from five to nine days of sick pay based on the company's size. The Council Committee on Health and Human Services holds a public hearing tonight at 5:30 p.m.


Sharon Chan reports on Microsoft for The Seattle Times.

Kevin King is an assistant professor of child clinical psychology at the University of Washington, and one of the authors of the "Rose–Colored Beer Goggles: The Relation Between Experiencing Alcohol" study.

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