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A classy no-thank-you from Ross Hunter

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:46
As the cauldron bubbles in the 48th Legislative District, at least we can say one thing – Ross Hunter won’t be stirring the pot. The House Appropriations chairman says he’s running for reelection this year, and not for the Senate seat that is being vacated by fellow Medina Democrat

Man stabbed to death in Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:46
A man was stabbed to death in Everett early this morning.

Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:46
In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy.

Teachable moment: Millionaire honors high-school history teacher in Tacoma | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:46
Most teachers work in relative obscurity, known to their students but largely invisible beyond the classroom. Last week, however, a history teacher in one of Tacoma’s high-poverty high schools attracted the attention of one of the wealthiest men on the planet.

Kids will come runnin’ for these salty-snacky veggies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:41
Rather than hide them, we can showcase vegetables by enhancing them with salt and spices, and cook them until they’re crispy.

Wash. dairy farmers welcome higher milk prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:40
With milk prices steadily rising in recent months, Whatcom County dairy farmers are finding themselves in the unusual position of earning enough to rebuild savings accounts and pay back loans from the years of lean times.

'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:38
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.

Lottery week for pot retail licenses in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:46
OLYMPIA  (AP) — A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:41
Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:40
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Discovery network cancels Everest jump

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:36
The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.

After-Hours Clinic a partnership of health-care David and Goliath

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:50
Swedish Medical Center Foundation put down startup money for Country Doctor Community Health Centers to provide weekend and after-hours care for patients who in the past have often turned to hospital emergency rooms for nonemergency treatment.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:45
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:46
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:31
"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:16
Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:46
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:16
Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

Easter morning delivery for space station

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:16
Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.