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New indictment adds charges against state Auditor Kelley

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:29
Embattled state auditor Troy Kelley is named in a new indictment that adds eight felony charges and alleges he engaged in money-laundering while he was in office

Zillow sells Bellevue’s Market Leader for $23M

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:19
Zillow Group is selling Bellevue’s Market Leader for $23 million, a fraction of the $355 million it sold for in 2013.

land-deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:14
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a Hood Canal land deal between the Navy and Washington state.

Why not rename Rainier to Mount Amazon?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:10
As we did with Safeco and Century Link fields, we should sell the naming rights to Mount Rainier [“After McKinley, it’s time to consider renaming Rainier,” Opinion, Sept. 2]. When the inevitable bidding war ensues, we could erase the state budget deficit and pay for the Bertha overruns. I can imagine a Seattle Times article […]

Analysis: no legal teeth in 2008 state law on gas emissions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:05
A 2008 law setting greenhouse-gas limits for Washington is toothless, a new analysis says. But that won’t halt Gov. Jay Inslee’s efforts to cut emissions using the state Clean Air Act.

General Mills selling Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765M

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:03
General Mills put Green Giant up for sale earlier this year as part of a broader effort to focus on faster-growing businesses.

Without more diversity, national parks could become irrelevant

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:01
Many people of color live in Seattle neighborhoods like Rainier Valley and Rainier Vista, yet few have ever been to the national park with the same name.

Report faults VA management for Denver hospital failures

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:58
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Massive cost overruns at a new veterans hospital outside Denver were caused by repeated changes in the design and a complicated contract process that VA officials didn’t understand, according to an investigation released Thursday. The half-finished hospital in suburban Aurora is expected to cost up to $1.73 billion, nearly triple the […]

3 shot, 1 killed, gunman sought on Sacramento college campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:57
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died in a parking lot next to a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College. Police say the campus is on lockdown Thursday night while they search for a suspect with no shirt wearing cargo shorts. Sacramento […]

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy represents the first effort to create a uniform legal standard for federal authorities using equipment known as cell-site simulators, which tracks cellphones […]

Players to watch in SPSL 3A

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:46
Look out for these athletes on Friday nights.

SPSL 3A football breakdown: Peninsula

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:45
Among the 18 returning lettermen are OL/LB Chance Stolz (6-2, 216) and RB/DE Komisi Siolo (6-0, 224).

Small earthquake rattles area just northwest of Mount St. Helens

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:44
The quake was a 3.1 on the Richter scale.

‘Queen of Earth’: Elisabeth Moss rules in psychological thriller

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:41
Movie review of “Queen of Earth”: A sensational Elisabeth Moss stars in director Alex Ross Perry’s art film about best friends who retreat to the country.

Armchair activism pays off in ice bucket challenge

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:40
Scientists studying ALS have reported a breakthrough and say funding from the 2014 social-media campaign was crucial.

John Marchione for Redmond mayor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:39
Redmond voters should elect John Marchione for a third term as mayor.

SPSL 3A football breakdown: Sumner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:30
One key for the Spartans will be replacing veteran QB Chase Torgison and it’s still a battle between junior Sky Sandretzky (5-9, 165) and sophomore Luke Ross (6-1, 165).

The Times recommends: Dave Asher for Kirkland City Council, Position No. 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:28
Veteran Dave Asher is the far superior candidate to represent Kirkland City Council’s Position No. 6.

Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer. “We’ve had some headwinds […]

Police seek man who threw officer down 40-foot embankment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:53
NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities were on the lookout Thursday for a man who jumped a police officer as she approached his vehicle and threw her down a 40-foot rocky embankment. West Penn Township Officer Melissa Ruch had stopped on Wednesday evening to investigate a vehicle on the side of Route 309 in Schuylkill […]