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Mom shows kids the neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:38
A mother Mallard takes her ducklings on a tour of Seattle’s Salmon Bay.

1,200 jobs affected as Microsoft shifts display-ad work to AOL

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:33
The deal with AOL comes as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella acts on his vow that the company will make tough choices on businesses it will engage in.

Andy MacPhail named president of Phillies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:13
He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season, then take over all business and baseball operations.

Detlef Schrempf tees off for kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:06
The former Sonic and his wife, Mari, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for kids at a celebrity golf tournament and Detlef Schrempf Foundation gala.

Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:01
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday. Detention staff should consider transgender detainees’ preferences when making decisions about housing and clothing and what pronouns should be used, Immigration […]

Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:59
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot. Panama City police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley was working at Buddy’s Seafood Market last Tuesday when he and a co-worker, 26-year-old Orlando Thompson, began arguing about how […]

Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan to retire after 2015-16 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:58
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announced he plans to retire after the 2015-16 season. Ryan, 67, guided the Badgers to the Final Four in each of the last two seasons.

Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said. Carter turned 93 just four days […]

UW vice president heads to Seattle Central College as interim president

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:50
Sheila Edwards Lange, a vice president at the University of Washington, will head Seattle Central College as its interim president and may become a candidate for the permanent position.

The Navy in Kitsap is a good neighbor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:18
I read with interest “Navy stealthily targets local real-estate projects” [Local News, June 26]. The story is centered on the idea that the Navy in Kitsap County will do anything in its power to stop development in its “sphere of influence.” I found the story to not reflect my own experiences in dealing with the […]

WNBA talk: Checking in with Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:17
Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a newsmaker in the WNBA. This week she speaks with Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus, who’s led the Lynx to two WNBA championships in the past five years. Augustus, 31, married LaTaya Varner, 27. The couple lent their celebrity to campaign for marriage equality in Minnesota, but Augustus is a native Louisianan, which didn’t recognize same-sex unions until the Supreme Court ruling Friday in favor of marriage equality.

21-year-old Kenmore man found dead in Snohomish River, officials say

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:14
A 21-year-old Kenmore was found dead after being submerged in the Snohomish River about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The Times recommends: Ryan McIrvin for Renton City Council Position No. 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Ryan McIrvin is a strong choice to take over an open seat on the Renton City Council.

The Times recommends: Shelley Kloba for Kirkland City Council Position No. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
Kirkland voters should re-elect Shelley Kloba to the City Council’s position 2.

The Times recommends: Julie Wise for King County Elections director

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00
The Times editorial board recommends Julie Wise for King County elections director

Greece over the brink

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:53
It has been obvious for some time that the creation of the euro was a terrible mistake. Europe never had the preconditions for a successful single currency — above all, the kind of fiscal and banking union that, for example, ensures that when a housing bubble in Florida bursts, Washington, D.C., automatically protects seniors against […]

Seattle has a lost connection on gigabit broadband idea

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:52
The City of Seattle decided it was fiscally prudent not to build its own broadband network. In that case, it shouldn’t waste money on showcase projects that would only serve a few residents.

Athletes adjusting to cameras watching their every move

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:32
For athletes across all sports, the primary focus of sports as entertainment has shifted from the thousands of fans watching in person to the millions of fans watching elsewhere — at home, in bars or on their various devices. The camera is always watching and there are few places to hide as athletes see their privacy being whittled away.

Nurse dies from injuries in attack near CenturyLink Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:32
Benito Enriquez, a father of two and a nurse from Federal Way, died after being assaulted a few blocks from CenturyLink Field after a country-music show. Seattle police are looking for a possible suspect.

Bail set at $100K for driver arrested in bicyclist’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:32
A 29-year-old Seattle man remains jailed in connection with the death of a bicyclist who was killed Saturday night in the Ravenna neighborhood.