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What we’ve learned about the Seahawks so far

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:41
After three exhibition games, it’s pretty clear that Seattle’s offense is a work in progress, with the offensive line being a big concern.

Marvin Sundquist, fruit-industry leader, dies at 89

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:32
Marvin Sundquist was a giant in the fruit industry, and his philanthropy and business leadership changed the face of the Yakima Valley.

Windstorm in British Columbia leaves thousands without power

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:24
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Emergency crews were working Sunday to clean up in the aftermath of a vicious windstorm that tore through southwestern British Columbia, toppling trees and branches onto power lines and cars and leaving an estimated 500,000 people without electricity. BC Hydro said it could take until Monday morning to restore power […]

Omak schools prepare to start with smoke-free air

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:17
Omak schools will open Tuesday fitted with air scrubbers to try to protect students from the smoke from the Okanogan wildfires

Crash-Test Dummies as Republican candidates for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:04
Will China’s stock crash trigger another global financial crisis? Probably not. Still, the big market swings of the past week have been a reminder that the next president may well have to deal with some of the same problems that faced George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Financial instability abides. So this is a test: […]

Consider transit in convention center plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:02
Local officials must proceed with care, and traffic in mind, as they negotiate expansion of the Washington State Convention Center.

First impressions: Sounders 2, Timbers 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 06:57
Obafemi Martins and Brad Evans netted first-half goals as the Sounders survived a second-half comeback attempt to edge the Timbers 2-1 in front of an announced attendance of 64,358 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon. These are my first impressions: - Both defenses looked shaky. Call it nerves, or just a bad day at the […]

Zion Prep shut doors after years of financial pressure

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 06:54
Financially pressed since last decade’s recession, Zion Preparatory Academy closed down at the end of August, after 33 years providing a Christian private-school education at an affordable price in Seattle’s Central District.

Guest Guesser

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 06:46
A Seattle Times tradition since 1939, it's the football contest where you guess the winners of college and NFL games. Compete with friends & family for bragging rights, weekly prizes and a grand prize of 65" HD television.

The Californians keep coming, but King County gives back

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 06:35
If the current trend continues, next year King County will send more people to California than the Golden State sends here.

Photos of the Day: Aug. 30, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 05:29
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 05:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president’s historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning “the high one,” […]

Video: Chris Petersen on UW’s young roster, his return to Boise and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:54
Petersen on playing in Boise: "I think when a game is billed as the biggest game in school history, I don’t think you have to do a lot of describing. I think using those words just take care of it."

Seahawks roster: ‘Be the GM’

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:51
Can you put together the ultimate team? Try your hand at building the Seahawks’ roster for this season.

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, lineups and notes: No Clint Dempsey

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:07
Here are the notable notes for Sunday afternoon’s Sounders-Timbers match at CenturyLink Field: Alan Kelly is the match referee, Corey Parker and Eric Weisbroad are his assistants and Allen Chapman is the fourth official. Seattle sits on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture for the first time this season following San Jose’s upset of […]

A few notes on Seahawks’ snap counts against San Diego

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:02
Here are a few notes from the snap counts from Saturday's game.

Clint Dempsey called into U.S. national team for Brazil friendly

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:46
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been called into the U.S. national team for its upcoming friendly against Brazil — though, like Michael Bradley, he will join the team following next weekend’s Peru match and likely be available for the Seattle-Toronto matchup at CenturyLink next Saturday. Dempsey has played in just one match for the Sounders […]

Game thread: Sounders face off with rival Portland at CenturyLink

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:40
Follow along live as the Sounders face off with rival Portland on Sunday in front a open-stadium full-house at CenturyLink Field.

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:40
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation’s biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. “What does trash tell you about us?” asks New York University professor Robin Nagle, who frequently […]

Will there be twerking? Miley Cyrus hosting tonight’s MTV video awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 03:15
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Pharrell, the Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are among the other performers at the MTV Video Music Awards.