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Rand Paul blames both parties for ‘horribly broken’ political system

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:59
At a Seattle rally, presidential candidate Rand Paul criticized establishment Republicans and Democrats as part of an “unholy alliance” that has led to out-of-control spending.

Driver sentenced to prison for fatal New Year’s Eve crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:54
A Kennewick driver who killed a man in a wrong-way crash on New Year's Eve in Pasco has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:52
WASHINGTON — U.S. high schools haven’t shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam. The group says only about 40 percent of graduating high school students who took the ACT exam this year show a […]

Why we have such damaging wildfires this summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:07
With “unhealthy” forests choked by drought, conditions were ripe for wildfire. In the future, climate change won’t help.

Strait of Juan de Fuca coho catch ramps up mainly around Sekiu

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:53
The coho numbers are starting to build in the Strait of Juan de Fuca although most of the action is happening of Sekiu with just a few showing up around Port Angeles. “More coho are showing up at Sekiu, and they’re getting a little bigger in size with a pretty good mark rate (hatchery to […]

Kam Chancellor holdout FAQ

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:51
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the hold out of Seattle safety Kam Chancellor.

Judge sentences Colo. theater shooter James Holmes to life in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:33
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes was an angry quitter who gave up on life and turned his hatred into murder and mayhem against innocent victims in a Colorado movie theater, the judge said Wednesday before formally sentencing him to life in prison. “It is almost impossible to comprehend how a human being is capable of […]

Seahawks release QB Jake Waters, add WR Deontay Greenberry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:28
The Seahawks Wednesday released QB Jake Waters and added WR Deontary Greenberry.

Seafood lovers, rejoice: Seattle chef Maria Hines offers delightful salmon falafel recipe

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:28
The late-summer and fall coho salmon fishing season is starting to ramp up off the coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound with many anglers reporting good early-season action. That means anglers will be hauling back their catch, and looking for ways to gain high marks by family and guests at the dining […]

Deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:27
Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco […]

WSU Cougars morning links: Connor Halliday works out for Kansas City Chiefs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:22
Connor Halliday is reconsidering his decision to retire from pro football. Could he end up with the Kansas City Chiefs?

Man charged in death of Bellingham woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:47
A man has been accused of fatally shooting a woman in the head at her Bellingham apartment.

Police searching for driver who hit man in a wheelchair

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:44
Kennewick police are looking for the driver in a fatal hit and run crash involving a man in a wheelchair.

Units at Washington state prison on lockdown after fight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:23
Officials at the Washington State Penitentiary say two West Complex living units were placed on lockdown after warning shots were fired during a fight involving multiple offenders.

Everett high school bans apparel from non-Seattle teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:18
Mariner High School in south Everett is prohibiting students from wearing sports jerseys or apparel from non-Seattle area teams.

Oregonians will get $402 million in ‘kicker’ rebates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:17
Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state collected more than expected in personal-income taxes over the last two years, state economists said Wednesday.

Officials worry North Star, Okanogan wildfires could combine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:15
The North Star fire on the Colville Indian Reservation grew another 13,000 acres since Tuesday, forcing areas south of Republic to evacuate.

Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:03
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church — the nation’s largest sponsor of Boy Scout units — is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday in a news release. Church leaders decided to stay with […]

Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:03
The Mormon church is keeping its affiliation with Boy Scouts despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. Church leaders decided to stay after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious and moral values.

Civil-rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:51
MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march on “Bloody Sunday,” championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, has died. She was 104. Her son, Bruce Boynton, said she had been hospitalized after […]