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Amazon’s answer to tricky gadgets: installation services

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:46
Hoping to persuade more shoppers to buy hard-to-install items from its website, Amazon now offers customers connections to the local handyman. Shoppers can also find music lessons and gardeners, too.

Jury finds Molly Conley shooter guilty of manslaughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:33
A man who killed a Seattle teen during a drive-by shooting spree nearly two years ago has been found guilty of manslaughter and nine other charges, but avoided a conviction on first-degree murder.

Over 300 sign up to speak against teacher evaluation bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:32
More than 300 people signed up to testify at a House Education Committee hearing on a bill that would require school districts to consider student test scores as a factor in teacher evaluations.

‘The Wiz’ is NBC’s next live television musical

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:25
NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the hit 1970s stage reinvention of “The Wizard of Oz.” Its partner will be Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division, which will then present “The Wiz” on Broadway.

Cougar killed after trying to enter dog door

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:49
A young male cougar was shot and killed after it prowled around one Winthrop-area residence, then ran to a neighboring home and tried to get in through its dog door two weeks ago.

Slow, careful lift has started: Bertha’s cutter will rise from pit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:40
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has decided to keep the viaduct open to traffic during the delicate operation, which started Monday.

Vodka and swimming pools: This is the new Animal Planet

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:28
The channel continues its focus on people and wilderness with a new season of shows about polar adventurers, Alaskan distillers, ocean activists and animal shelters in need of makeovers.

Ivar’s to raise restaurant workers’ wages to $15 right away

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:16
At its sit-down restaurants, Ivar’s will boost menu prices and do away with tips as it adjusts to Seattle’s new minimum wage. Its quick-serve employees both in and outside the city will see wages bumped to $11 an hour.

REI joins big national parks campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:03
REI is joining an ambitious campaign to help steer younger and more diverse visitors to the national park system, which celebrates its centennial next year.

Coachella, Lollapalooza fests ban selfie sticks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:02
Add music festivals to the list of organizations who dislike the devices.

WSU study: ‘Exploding head syndrome’ more common than once thought

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:59
Nearly one in five college students may suffer from “exploding head syndrome,” a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts.

Some British Airways mileage accounts hacked

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:31
Airline locks down some frequent-flier accounts after breach, says most personal information is safe.

Shoreline Community College to offer full-ride scholarships

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:31
A new program at Shoreline Community College will give 56 incoming students who live in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park a two-year, full-ride scholarship.

Man shot in Federal Way by police officer early Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:16
A Federal Way police officer shot and wounded a man on Pacific Highway South after the man apparently ignored commands to drop the knife he was holding.

Recipe: Carrot Cake Waffles with Ginger Raisin Syrup

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:31
All the flavors of a classic carrot cake — golden raisins, grated carrots, chopped walnuts and brown sugar — are combined into a crispy waffle perfect for breakfast or lunch.

‘Altitude Sickness’: left behind to probe the addiction to risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:31
In her new e-book, author Litsa Dremousis uses her personal experience to examine the risk-taking behavior inherent to mountaineering.

STP: We would have immediately helped with toppled fish truck if the city had asked

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:01
As city officials review their response to a toppled fish truck, a Seattle Tunnel Partners executive says his team was eager to help.

March 30 TV Picks: ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Monday, March 30, 2015, include “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” on KCTS, “The Voice” on NBC and “The Following” on Fox.

Rant & Rave: Came for a jazz concert, not a phone conversation; Thanks for freecycled items

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:01
Readers happy for free items, outraged at phone chatter at concert

ArtsWest Playhouse to reflect on American Dream in 2015-16

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:16
ArtsWest Playhouse in West Seattle will present six shows ranging from “American Idiot” to “Death of a Salesman” in its 2015-16 season.