MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From a new study on how much we use the Internet to flooding in the Pacific Northwest, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Online ‘Almost Constantly’

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This survey may not surprise you: we apparently cannot get through the day without the internet.

A new pew research center poll shows 73 percent of Americans say they use the web on a daily basis.

Of those people, one in five report going online “almost constantly.”

Meanwhile, 42 percent say they use the web several times a day. Ten percent go online about once a day.

The pew research center says this is the first time it has included “almost constantly” as an answer option in its survey of internet usage.

Step Toward Possible Strike for St. Paul Schools

A St. Paul teacher’s union has filed a petition for state mediation, a first step toward a possible strike.

It’s over the issue of school safety, after staff members were attacked by students on Friday at Central High School.

Officials say this is the 27th case of a juvenile assaulting a school official this year.

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The union is calling for more social workers, psychologists and money.

Pacific Northwest Flooding

Record rainfall continues to pound parts of the Pacific Northwest.

Over the last few days, the storm system has caused evacuations in Washington and Oregon.

High water and landslides are reportedly covering many major highways.

The heavy rain is expected to soak the region throughout the week.

Rock-And-Roll Hall Of Fame

Wednesday is the last day to make your five picks for artists you’d like to see ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Artists are eligible for consideration 25 years after releasing their first single or album.

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Some of this year’s hopefuls include Janet Jackson and Nine Inch Nails.