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Give Obama fast-track authority in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:01
Congress should act quickly to enact the Trans Pacific Partnership and put Washington, and the rest of the nation, in a position to benefit from international trade.

Wednesday’s prep tennis results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:01
Lakeside and Seattle Prep each notched 8-3 victories in coed matches.

Thursday’s prep tennis results

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:01
Puyallup, Mercer Island and Charles Wright girls teams all sweep matches Thursday.

State treasurer calls for income tax to help fund education

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:52
A new personal income tax, slashed business taxes and elimination of the state property tax: State Treasurer Jim McIntire calls for a revenue overhaul to fund K-12 education.

SportAccord chief Marius Vizer criticizes IOC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:50
The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee, accusing the IOC of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.”

Blue Bottle and Tartine join foodie forces

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:31
This marriage of purveyors of high-end coffee and very fancy pastries seems like a miniature, “third wave” equivalent of the deal Starbucks pulled off three years ago when it bought La Boulange, another well-known San Francisco baker.

Credit unions still gaining fans, long after switch from big banks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:15
The Seattle area is No. 1 for conversion to credit unions.

Alabama Shakes confounds with latest album

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 05:01
Alabama Shakes’ second album, “Sound & Color,” which comes out Tuesday, April 21, challenges fans to follow them in a new direction.

Seattle Children’s Theatre announces 2015-16 season’s slate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:46
Seuss, “Chitty” and Sendak among the productions.

Rant & Rave: Sleeping airline worker should be fired

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:16
Readers thank an old friend for birthday wishes, rant about an airline employee sleeping on the job.

Looking for U.S. Open tickets? Learn from Super Bowl debacle — and be prepared to pay a premium

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 03:46
Golf fans looking for tickets to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June may need to look in the “secondary” market. It’s a prospect that could make some queasy, given the experience of Seahawks fans who did not get Super Bowl tickets they had paid for.

European street life: Favorite places to walk, shop, eat, drink

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 03:01
From Paris to Prague, strolling and enjoying some quintessential urban byways.

County levy seeks $246M to upgrade ‘antiquated’ emergency-radio system

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:31
King County voters are being asked to approve a levy to build an upgraded emergency-radio network to serve first responders, in a special election April 28.

Fighting inequality: UW’s interim president takes a refreshingly bold stand

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:01
UW’s Ana Mari Cauce is making the most of her interim presidency by taking on inequality and bias.

In Olympia, not much talking in state budget talks — and clock is ticking

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 01:46
With just a week before the legislative session officially ends April 26, talks have broken down over how to bridge the gaps between Democratic and GOP budget proposals.

Hands-free talking doesn’t equal risk-free driving, safety activist says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 01:31
Did you use your phone in the car today? Deborah Hersman, the National Safety Council CEO and former chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, estimates one-tenth of all drivers do, and one-fourth of crashes are linked to using electronic devices.

Woman allegedly shoots boyfriend’s hand with shotgun

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 01:16
A 47-year-old Camas man was in serious condition in a hospital Sunday after he was reportedly shot by his girlfriend, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Hours before couple shot dead, deputies brought restraining order

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:46
A Bonney Lake man apparently shot his wife Friday night, wounded another woman, then killed himself, according to investigators. He was under a court order to stay away from his wife.

Rural schools often the heart of small E. Washington towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:31
Nearly a third of the nation’s public schools are in rural areas. Eastern Washington’s farm country has a high concentration of such schools, which serve vital community roles beyond educating youths.

Pot lovers’ big 4/20 day moves mainstream

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:01
As marijuana lovers mark their unofficial national holiday Monday on April 20, or 4/20, it’s a testament to one man’s marketing powers.