KTTH Morning Update – May 22, 2014

By Neal McNamara | May 22, 2014

Watch KOMO report on business fleeing Seattle

Businesses Fleeing Seattle: A combination of political policies is causing small businesses to leave Seattle. KOMO news reports on a trend of business owners fleeing the state’s largest city for cheaper and more business-friendly towns like Lynnwood and Tukwila. No surprise, things like the upcoming $15 minimum wage and streets being handed over to buses and bikes are among the top complaints.

The End of Mail Delivery: A committee in the U.S. House is proposing ending door-to-door mail delivery, instead having postal workers deliver mail to communal boxes. The Republican-dominated House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the measure, saying it would save $2 billion annually.

Woman Missing 10 Years Returns Home: A woman missing for a decade is free after she was able to reach a family member on Facebook. The 25-year-old woman was forced into marrying and having a child with Isidro Garcia, 41, authorities allege, during that 10-year period.

Huge eBay Security Breach: Hackers accessed the eBay network earlier this year, viewing some 145 million user records, which some are calling the largest data breach ever. eBay is telling its customers to change passwords now. The hackers accessed records detailing email addresses, birth dates, and home addresses, but apparently no financial data.

31 Dead in China Bombing: Attackers in two SUVs drove through a market in China’s Xinjiang region on Thursday setting off explosives, killing 31 and injuring 90. The attack happened in the city of Urumqi, and is being blamed on Muslim Uighur separatists.

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