Mysterious note sparks serious concern in neighborhood

KIRKLAND, Wash. (KCPQ) – Kirkland police are investigating reports of handwritten notes left on doors asking to purchase their car, after neighbors fear something more sinister. Multiple neighbors have reported the same handwritten notes found on their doorway, with a message to call “Mike” about purchasing their car. “I thought I was very special,” said…

America’s affordable housing crisis has reached a new milestone

The affordable-housing crunch worsened last year. In the final quarter of last year, Americans spent the highest share of their incomes on mortgage payments since 2010, according to real estate company Zillow. The economy’s improvement after the housing crash generated new buyer demand for housing, even though the homeownership rate remained historically low. Simultaneously, incomes…

Chains including Burger King and Starbucks have shut down Pentagon locations for a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Kate Taylor Feb 16th 2017 3:24PM Chains including Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Burger King have shut down their Pentagon locations on the “Day Without Immigrants.” On Thursday, organizers in cities across the country encouraged immigrants not to show up for work or patronize businesses, to show how crucial they are to the American economy. That…

Americans share 3 big concerns about threats to their retirement savings

Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. One-third of all adults have zero retirement savings, and 23% have less than $10,000 tucked away, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave on retirement savings. The study surveyed nearly 5,000 people across the country age 25 and older. Naturally, many people are concerned they’ll…

Storm brings tornadoes near Houston

  Feb 14th 2017 11:41AM HOUSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Storms packing heavy rains, lashing winds and tornadoes hit the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday, ripping roofs off homes, blowing windows out of frames and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. Two tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Fort Bend County,…