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Breanna Stewart scores 11 points in Storm debut

23 min 9 sec ago

Seattle lost 81-73 to the Phoenix Mercury, which was an unusual feeling for Stewart, who’s UConn team went 151-5 during her college career.
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Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

47 min 23 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke. […]
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Couple draw artists to Seattle for inspiration

48 min 39 sec ago

Two Seattle artists have created their own program for making connections and community.
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State Rep. Elizabeth Scott ends run for Congress

55 min 31 sec ago

She cited health reasons and asked for privacy for herself and her family.
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2 May Day protesters charged with assaulting Seattle police

1 hour 16 min ago

King County prosecutors charged two May Day protesters with third-degree assault Wednesday. Both are accused of assaulting Seattle police officers during Sunday’s protest through downtown Seattle.
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Halibut fishing strong, lingcod OK south of Whidbey Island | Fishing report

1 hour 18 min ago

Expect a huge angler turnout this Saturday at Neah Bay and La Push for halibut.
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US gov’t says North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

1 hour 21 min ago

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who — due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from […]
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Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign

1 hour 29 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot. A well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president […]
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Will Sounders add a star player or role player before transfer deadline?

1 hour 31 min ago

Seattle has roster flexibility and resources to burn in the wake of Obafemi Martins’ move to the Chinese Super League and might be looking for some firepower.
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Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointers

1 hour 33 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night. With Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer with 5:06 left in the third, the Cavs surpassed the previous postseason record of 21 set by the Golden State Warriors on April 24. At that point, the […]
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Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote

1 hour 36 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over the lack of a contract, for now. The union’s House of Delegates met Wednesday and did not take a vote on a strike or set a strike date. Union officials have indicated teachers could wait until fall to strike. Union Vice President Jesse […]
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4 reasons why Aeropostale has lost its cool with shoppers

1 hour 37 min ago

Teenagers may no longer care, but two Aeropostale apparel stores in Washington state will close as part of the once-popular chain’s bankruptcy restructuring. It’s just one of many teen-oriented clothing chains in precarious shape these days, and here are four reasons why.
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Seattle climber dies after rappelling fall in Methow Valley

1 hour 37 min ago

An experienced Seattle climber died after falling more than 100 feet while climbing in northern Washington
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Suit alleges injured Bellevue High football player was allowed to play without proper clearance

1 hour 38 min ago

A $500,000 lawsuit filed last week against the Bellevue School District alleges that a former Bellevue High football player suffered a concussion and was allowed to return to play without proper clearance, according to a news release Tuesday.
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Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

2 hours 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy. Obama said America’s tradition is to welcome newcomers because it was founded by immigrants. He said that tradition also makes difficult to understand why some people are blocking efforts to […]
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Utah’s ‘fetal anesthesia’ law pits state against doctors on abortion

2 hours 4 min ago

Most scientists who have expressed views on the issue have said they do not think the neurological wiring to feel pain is in place until a fetus is past the point when nearly all abortions occur.
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Kasey Keller, Sandy Ringer headline WIAA Hall of Fame inductees

2 hours 24 min ago

Former Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller and longtime Seattle Times reporter Sandy Ringer were among 13 inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame in Renton on Wednesday.
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Big solar-material plant in Moses Lake is back at work

2 hours 24 min ago

REC Silicon said it will restart manufacturing at its big Moses Lake production plant for solar-grade polysilicon, where hundreds of workers had been wondering about their future.
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NBC’s Morales moves West to ‘Access Hollywood’

2 hours 30 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Today” show anchor Natalie Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show “Access Hollywood,” but will keep a role on the morning program. Morales has been the news anchor for the “Today” show and co-hosts the morning program’s third hour, which begins at 9 a.m. ET. Noah […]
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