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Monfort may address court at official sentencing

1 hour 5 min ago
After a grueling, six-month-long trial, Christopher Monfort is to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of release for ambushing and fatally shooting Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton on Halloween night 2009.
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Working his way up

1 hour 13 min ago
In a world of video games and online entertainment, there are still folks who seek action in real time. Seattle Times photographer Greg Gilbert catches this young climber as he scales a wall at Stone Gardens, a climbing gym near the Ballard Locks.
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Ball back in justices’ court in state school-funding case

1 hour 45 min ago
The latest filings in the ongoing McCleary lawsuit were filed this week, and now the justices will decide whether lawmakers made enough progress in this session.
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Gay, transgender Catholics seek to meet with pope in U.S.

1 hour 56 min ago
A large group of gay and transgender Catholics is seeking a meeting with Pope Francis during his first papal visit to the United States, in September, pushing him to take a stand on the issues of sexuality and gender that are increasingly dividing Catholics.
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Tyrone Mears finds peace of mind with Sounders

2 hours 5 min ago
The last few years before he signed with the Sounders, Mears says, were “the worst period of my career and of my life,” a personal and professional trial that involved a broken leg and a drastic move to the U.S. for a fresh start.
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Live coverage: Mariners look to maintain offensive momentum, bounce back versus Diamondbacks

2 hours 9 min ago
Hisashi Iwakuma takes the mound for the Mariners as they look to rebound from Monday's extra-innings loss at Safeco Field.
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Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

2 hours 13 min ago
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local nature center officials. With the odds against them — only about 1 in 1,000 sea […]
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Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

2 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. […]
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Diner en Blanc: NYC leads world’s biggest popup picnic

2 hours 18 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world’s largest popup picnic — at a Manhattan location that was revealed only at the last moment. Guests for Tuesday’s Diner en Blanc (dee-NEH’ ahn BLAHN) — French for dinner in white — showed up at one of 24 designated city […]
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2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

2 hours 19 min ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state. Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another well by […]
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SUV hits, kills pedestrian pushing stroller in Spokane

2 hours 19 min ago
An SUV swerved onto a sidewalk, striking and killing a 68-year-old woman who was pushing a stroller in Spokane.
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FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

2 hours 21 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last […]
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Northern California wildfire jumps line, forces evacuations

2 hours 24 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 people were ordered from their homes Tuesday when a wildfire jumped a containment line east of California’s Napa Valley wine country in one of several blazes burning across the state. The week-old fire was given a burst of energy by rising temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity, said […]
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Snohomish County settles lawsuit over inmate’s death

2 hours 24 min ago
A total of $2.4 million will be paid to the family of a man who died from medical complications while in the Snohomish County Jail in July 2012.
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What lobbyists think about state lawmakers

3 hours 8 min ago
“They all sucked,” the “outcome shows a lack of understanding about governing” — lobbyists had harsh words about lawmakers and this year’s legislative sessions.
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Neck deep in streaming, Netflix still loyal to mailing out DVDs

3 hours 9 min ago
Even as it has transformed mostly into a streaming service, Netflix has managed to maintain a profitable DVD operation despite having fewer customers getting those red envelopes in the mail.
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Remains found on Mount Rainier could be missing Tacoma hiker

3 hours 13 min ago
Remains found on Mount Rainier may be that of a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking last year.
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On the Air

3 hours 14 min ago
Wednesday Pro baseball TV Radio 12:40 p.m. Arizona at Seattle ROOT 710 5 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston ESPN 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at El Paso 850 6:35 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 WNBA basketball 8:30 a.m. Seattle at Washington NBA TV MLS soccer 6 p.m. MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham FS1 Special Olympics 4 […]
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Help your garden survive long stretches of hot, dry weather

3 hours 19 min ago
Tips for helping plants thrive when it’s hot and how to use less water while gardening.
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