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Seattle-area home prices keep cooling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:47
The average price of existing single-family homes in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties declined 0.2 percent in September over August, the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index showed.

OPEC unlikely to stem decline in oil prices

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:46
OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008. And the world now is drastically different.

$2.5 million claim filed against city of Seattle over crash involving Councilmember Clark

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:46
A $2.5 million claim has been filed against the city of Seattle, citing a collision more than two years ago in which a vehicle driven by Councilmember Sally Clark injured a bicyclist.

Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:59
A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.

Viet Shelton will be Seattle mayor's new communications director

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:47
Viet Shelton will be Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's new communications director, he says.

What was the most memorable Apple Cup game?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:46
With the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies scheduled  face each other for the 107th time Saturday in Pullman, we're remembering some the greatest Apple Cups each day leading up to the game in the Take 2 blog. At the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote on which game you

John Howie opens restaurant on Microsoft campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:46
John Howie's Eastside restaurants have long been hangouts for Microsoft employees. Now they won't have far to walk to find one. Howie now has an eatery on the company's Redmond campus - unlike most other options there, it's a sit-down restaurant with table service.

Seattle mayor says 'murder of Mr. Brown' quote was a misstatement

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:46
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he didn't mean to refer to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., as "murder."

2 arrested during Seattle protest charged with misdemeanors

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:31
Two men arrested by Seattle police during Monday's night Ferguson, Mo., protest were charged Tuesday in misdemeanor court.

Buffalo area dodges major problems with snowmelt

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:31
A wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by springlike temperatures, high winds and flood fears came to a close Tuesday, and forecasters said the Buffalo area was in for an uneventful Thanksgiving.

Inmate found guilty of 2011 attack on Kent jail guard

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:00
A King County jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon in the first-degree assault trial of Sean Graham for beating a corrections officer at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent in January 2011.

December is LxWxH Gallery's last hurrah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:46
LxWxH Gallery in Georgetown announces its closure after four years as an online gallery and two years as a physical building. The gallery's final show during December is Jared Bender's "Plumb, Level & Square," a series of sculptures made from "re-purposed hardwoods, beeswax, denim, brass, steel,

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor gave emotional pregame speech

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:46
RENTON — Normally, pregame speeches are handled by defensive lineman Michael Bennett and quarterback Russell Wilson.

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:46
Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

In Seattle, a march, ‘die-ins’ and police pelted with rocks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:43
Joining demonstrators across the country, Seattle marchers carried signs staged “die-ins” and blocked Interstate 5 while protesting the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

Author David Mitchell on 'The Bone Clocks'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:31
The dazzling David Mitchell has published several mind bending novels, including "Cloud Atlas" and this year's "The Bone Clocks." In Mitchell's latest, an English teenager gets caught up in a mind-bending battle between opposing supernatural forces, and her life is never the same.

Gadget deals like Fire TV Stick point to subscription services

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:31
It’s beginning to look a lot like Amazon’s Christmas, everywhere you go.