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Former judge accused of slapping special-needs student on Highline bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:16
A school bus driver — who is also a Des Moines City Council member and a former Superior Court judge — is facing an assault charge and likely termination after allegedly slapping a 6-year-old autistic boy across the face. The March 10 incident was captured on video.

Marysville toddler dies after being hit by vehicle in driveway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:01
Police say a 2-year-old girl was killed after she ran out of her Marysville house, and was struck as her father was backing out of the driveway.

Rafting Oregon rivers to be hit-and-miss after low-snow winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:01
Rain-fed reservoirs will keep most popular rivers boatable, but others running dry.

Woman killed in Bainbridge Island house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:46
An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Saturday on Bainbridge Island. Her husband escaped the fire.

Lawsuit seeks recognition of another Dalí creation: daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:24
Pilar Abel, a tarot-card reader, wants a court to recognize her as Salvador Dalí’s daughter — and perhaps grant her a share of the hundreds of millions of euros worth of paintings he bequeathed to Spain.

Man in Bonney Lake home kills wife, wounds friend before killing himself

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 03:16
A man in Bonney Lake fatally shot his wife early Saturday, wounded her friend, then killed himself.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:16
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending April 18.

‘Garden of Lies’: love and murder in Victorian London

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:16
In Seattle author Amanda Quick’s latest novel, the head of a Victorian London secretarial agency works for a wealthy family to investigate an employee’s death. Quick, pen name for author Jayne Ann Krentz, appears April 21 at Page 2 Books in Burien.

Move to ban smoking in Seattle parks criticized as effort to roust the poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:31
Opponents of a proposed smoking ban in Seattle parks this week warned that officials could use it to roust the poor out of downtown parks.

On tour of UW station, Inslee backs $15 billion tax plan for more light rail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:31
Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.

As indicted Auditor Kelley plans leave, will he get paid?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:16
If the announcement by indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley that he’ll take a leave of absence doesn’t represent a state constitutional crisis, it at least represents a conundrum.

Rant & Rave: Clean up, Chick-fil-A fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:01
Readers rave about Daffodil Parade, rant about Chick-fil-A litterers.

Got ‘enough’ security software? Smart behavior still matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 06:00
Computers are inherently insecure, writes Patrick Marshall, and even with strong security software, smart user behavior is generally the most important protection from hackers. He also advises a reader who has run into an email-distribution problem.

Seattle Children’s Theatre announces next season’s slate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:59
Seuss, “Chitty” and Sendak among the productions.

Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:54
Credit unions have been expanding their presence in housing — more than quadrupling their share of total mortgage-market volume in the past nine years.

Lyon Opera Ballet dances program full of challenges, passion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:52
A review of Thursday night’s performance by Lyon Opera Ballet, which treated the audience to compelling works by William Forsythe and Benjamin Millepied. The troupe performs again at Meany Hall on April 17-18.

Crane Aerospace to build new Lynnwood facility

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:51
Construction of the facility, which will test and manufacture devices that measure the fuel flow rate for the new generation of jet engines, will begin this summer.