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Get ready for a long, slow summer of highway work

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:46
Washington State Department of Transportation expects to repave some 50 lane-miles this year, covering only half its backlog of 115 worn-out lane miles from Federal Way to Blaine.

A Sasquatch seeker’s manual, a tale of 1920s Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:16
New books by Seattle-area authors: a Sasquatch seeker’s manual, an Army general’s biography, a sexy romance, and a tale of young love in 1920s Seattle.

‘Taken 3,’ ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain,’ ‘The Walking Deceased’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, April 21, include the Liam Neeson actioner “Taken 3” and the zombie parody “The Walking Deceased.”

Rant & Rave: I really needed that hug

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:01
Readers rave about a compassionate moviegoer, rant about a drunk who drove into a house.

Tuesday TV Pick: New comedy from ‘Sex and the City’ creator

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:16
”Younger” follows a 40-year-old single mother, played by Sutton Foster, who tries to pass as a 26-year-old to get a job.

‘Untethered Moon’ finds Built to Spill in flux but free

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 21:31
Album releases the week of April 21 include Built to Spill’s “Untethered Moon” plus new ones by Alabama Shakes, Seattle’s Rocky Votolato and a Frank Sinatra retrospective.

Monday’s record high to be followed by cooler temps

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00
Seattle saw a record temperature of 72 degrees on Monday.

In Missoula, anxiety over book on campus assaults

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:55
All of Missoula is talking about “Missoula,” a new book by Jon Krakauer. The book offers a searing view into campus sexual assaults, some by University of Montana football players, and how victims were treated by the local justice system.

Pot celebrated at 420 Fest

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:53
People gathered at the old Rainier Brewery building on Monday for a 420 Fest — on the 20th day of the fourth month — to celebrate legal pot.

Harium Martin-Morris won’t run again for Seattle School Board

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:46
Seattle School Board member Harium Martin-Morris, who was first elected in 2007, will not run for re-election this fall.

Seattle City Council to pick from 8 finalists for Clark’s seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:45
The Seattle City Council selected eight finalists Monday to temporarily fill the seat vacated earlier this month by former Councilmember Sally Clark.

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer will return for senior season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:44
Forward will join Przemek Karnowski and Domantas Sabonis to form intimidating frontline for Zags.

Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich win Boston Marathon titles

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:40
Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s championship and Caroline Rotich earned the women’s title in the Boston Marathon.

Milwaukee’s Scooter Gennett cuts hand in shower

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:35
Brewers second baseman requires five stitches after cutting hand on metal rack while reaching for body wash.

Feds: Most humpback whales no longer endangered species

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:31
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries officials want to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the endangered-species list.

Crossing to Italy just the start of many asylum seekers’ journey

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:28
With Italy’s unemployment rate at 13 percent, many new arrivals would rather settle in the wealthier welfare states of Northern Europe, where there are better job opportunities and more established refugee communities.

Seahawks open a voluntary workout, without the presence of Michael Bennett

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:04
His absence seems to be another indication that Michael Bennett is not happy with his contract

Maybe income inequality is all about housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:01
Taxing capital will have minimal effects if most land-use policy makes housing more scarce and expensive.