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Quartet plays it forward thanks to Bellevue philanthropist

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 28 min ago
The Texas-based Miro Quartet is offering free music downloads of its latest Schubert recording, and is also the subject of a DVD filmed at Benaroya Hall, with musicians performing on priceless antique instruments.

Salmon River on northern Olympic coast reopens for salmon fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 28 min ago
The Salmon River in the Olympic National Park on the northern coast has reopened for hatchery salmon fishing. The river was closed earlier this summer due to low water conditions from the drought, but heavy rainfall this week has increased water flows. Other closures are still in effect on the Elwha, Hoh, South Fork Hoh, […]

Hong Kong on $1,000 — or $100 — a day

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
The Four SeasonsHotel touts a fancy day trip, but you can do it nicely for one-tenth that price.

Day care apologizes after workers accused of inciting fights

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 53 min ago
CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were accused of instigating scuffles among the young children as part of a “Fight Club.” After the workers were charged Tuesday with child abuse, the Lightbridge Academy center in Cranford said in a statement that it was “shocked […]

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 53 min ago
Salmon and steelhead Cowlitz River – No report on angling success.  The lower river was milky white yesterday, as was the Kalama. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 334 summer-run steelhead, 278 spring Chinook adults, 26 jacks, 42 mini-jacks, 73 fall Chinook adults, 13 jacks, […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Jesus Montero optioned to Class AAA Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
The Mariners made a quiet roster move after Tuesday night’s 7-5 win over the Astros. First baseman/DH Jesus Montero was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma. He is expected to be in the lineup for the Rainiers tonight in Salt Lake City. Why make this move? Well, Montero was struggling and he wasn’t playing much. With […]

Car deals abound — if you want a 2015 model

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — If you’re looking for a bargain on a new car — and you’re not too picky about getting the latest model — September is the time to buy. At least 31 models are being redesigned for 2016, including big names like the BMW 3 Series and the Toyota Prius, according to the […]

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old’s parents

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 56 min ago
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to receive gender-reassignment surgery opposed by her parents. The judge late Wednesday rejected an effort by Christine Kitzler’s parents to have her ruled incompetent and to have her plans for the operation at least temporarily halted. The judge said […]

A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 56 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz’ death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings […]

To protect orcas, patrols keep boaters in check

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 4 min ago
The combination of boats and whales has state and federal authorities worried, especially this year, now that the Southern Resident pod of killer whales has four new calves.

Chinese president may visit Seattle en route to D.C.

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 16 min ago
Local officials are planning for a possible visit to Seattle by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is scheduled to make his first state visit to the White House in late September.

What you need to hear at Bumbershoot

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 26 min ago
The acts at Bumbershoot 2015 cover the waterfront, from hip-hop and EDM to indie rock, roots rock and country. Both KeyArena and Memorial Stadium will be put to use at Seattle Center this year, too.

Peninsula tribe acquires Mobilisa to bring Internet access to rural areas

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 50 min ago
Port Townsend mobile software company Intellicheck Mobilisa has sold part of its business to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, based in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula.

Mountlake Terrace bank acquires four Peninsula branches

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 11 min ago
The parent company of Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank of Washington has agreed to purchase four Olympic Peninsula branches from Bank of America.

WSU Cougars morning links: QB Luke Falk finally named the starter

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 16 min ago
Luke Falk is finally named the starter for WSU vs. Portland State. Also, a Cougs get a new verbal from a 2016 recruit.

Amazon adds more Dash buttons after rollout

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 39 min ago
The company is offering 11 more branded buttons, which make it easy for customers to reorder commonly used items.

Huskies morning links: UW’s quarterback secrecy a challenge for Boise State

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 51 min ago
Plus, a podcast link previewing UW's visit to Boise State on Friday.

2 companies cited for Bellevue gas blast that injured plumbers

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 54 min ago
BN Builders and MacDonald-Miller have been sited for “serious” violations after two workers were burned in an explosion in June.

Amazon and Seattle, some observations | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 57 min ago
Sifting through the many strands of Seattle's angst and misgivings over the latest boom.

STEM-student scholarship fund gets $21M, plus state match

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 3 min ago
A state scholarship fund that aids students majoring in tech and health-care fields has gotten a $21 million private donation.