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Medal of Valor awarded to Oso landslide communities

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:01
The somber anniversary of the Snohomish County landslide was commemorated Wednesday, as the Legislature awarded the Medal of Valor to the communities that endured the disaster that killed 43.

$900M levy: Seattle mayor asks homeowners to pay more for transportation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:01
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposed property-tax levy Wednesday to collect $900 million for transportation spending over nine years. Murray’s November ballot proposal would more than double the amount voters approved in 2006.

Q&A: Chilean fire trees are worth the effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:16
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris says Chilean fire trees can be fussy to grow but offers several tips for success.

‘The Gunman’: It’s ‘Taken,’ with less blah and more bang

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:16
A movie review of “The Gunman”: Director Pierre Morel swaps out Liam Neeson for a younger, buffer Sean Penn but leaves the “Taken” formula intact: less blah blah, more bang bang. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘Insurgent’: Heroine gets tangled up in plot lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:16
A movie review of “Insurgent”: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet return in this second installment of the dystopian series, which picks up right where “Divergent” left off. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.

New caregiving memoirs: wrestling with love and loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:28
Two new memoirs, by Seattle-area authors Ann Hedreen and Allen Ament, chronicle the formidable challenges and unlikely rewards of caregiving.

Gay teen’s suicide inspires Seattle Men’s Chorus show

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:23
Jane Clementi’s son Tyler committed suicide at 18 after he was exposed as gay. In his memory, she is touring with a musical production the Seattle Men’s Chorus will present.

30 books for spring reading

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:22
Spring used to be a quiet time for publishing, but not anymore; there are plenty of meaty reads coming out between now and July 1. Look for titles from David McCullough, Kazuo Ishiguro, Toni Morrison, Kate Atkinson, Stephen King and Sara Gruen.

Ryanair teases with ultra-cheap transatlantic flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:08
Europe’s biggest budget airline has previously floated the prospect of $10 flights between Europe and U.S., and is reviving the possibility of low trans=atlantic fares.

Defense rests in McEnroe trial for Carnation slayings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:07
The defense rested Wednesday in Joseph McEnroe’s aggravated-murder trial in the slayings of six members of his ex-girlfriend’s family.

Service-industry, $35K-income Kent commuters: Is this the middle class?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:01
A look at life at the bottom end of King County Executive Dow Constantine’s big middle class.

Feds warned Premera about security flaws before breach

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:16
In what the health insurer called a routine audit, federal officials found a handful of issues with Premera’s network security — three weeks before a major breach first occurred.

The new ugly Americans? Video of pushy Chinese tourists goes viral

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:10
A Thai model posts an online rant about Chinese travelers overwhelming her in a line at South Korea airport.

Swilling with the swells at Miller’s Guild

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:04
At happy hour, the bar in the Hotel Max is brimming with the downtown office smart set.

Fresh flavors of India, and the price is right

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:47
India Bistro offers savory food at reasonable prices (even the lamb dishes) in the Roosevelt district.

Got the munchies? Snack delivery services has a box for that

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:46
New food-by-mail subscriptions offer highly customizable snack packs.

State jobless rate steady at 6.3 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:31
Washington state’s jobless rate seems to have settled for now after a rising for a stretch late last year.

Judge rejects franchises’ bid to stop part of Seattle minimum-wage law

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:16
The ruling means locally owned franchisees in Seattle remain on the same fast track as large employers toward reaching $15-an-hour pay for their workers with two to three years.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:46
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 20-26, 2015.