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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 05:46
The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons.

Kuwait Airways plans to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ER jets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:46
The aircraft have an estimated value, after discounts, of about $1.7 billion

Bellarmine, Auburn Riverside crack top-50 in national volleyball rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:46
After winning state volleyball championships last Saturday, Bellarmine Prep (Class 4A) and Auburn Riverside (3A) both took significant jumps in PrepVolleyball.com's national rankings.

Could Richard Sherman play wide receiver?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:46
Whether the Seahawks have issues with their receivers depends a little on who you talk to.

Jennifer Lawrence is ‘a mentor to me,’ says Willow Shields

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:46
Shields, 14, says Lawrence, who plays her older sister and heroine Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, can relate to what it’s like to be a child actor. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” is new in theaters.

Four Sounders named 2014 MLS award finalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:31
Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named one of three finalists for MLS MVP and coach Sigi Schmid is still in the running for coach of the year, the league announced Thursday in a release.

Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:31
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue.

Sounders’ Clint Dempsey declares U.S. men’s year a success despite final loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:31
U.S. captain says strong World Cup showing helped make it a good year despite 4-1 loss in Dublin on Tuesday. Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island native, made his U.S. national team debut in the match.

US home sales rise in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:31
Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.

Sketchbook 'in style of Picasso' brings $112,500 at state auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:47
A sketchbook with drawings in the style of Picasso was auctioned for the Washington State Department of Revenue for $112,500.

Round-up: Seattle pre-K program won't include transportation, shooting at Florida State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:47
Seattle preschool program won't include transportation: Mayor Ed Murray says Seattle remains committed to a diverse mix of students in its subsidized preschool program, despite a lack of funds for bus transportation. Murray's new Office of Education and Early Learning is set to present a d

Round-up: Seattle pre-K program won't include transportation, shooting at Florida State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:47
Seattle preschool program won't include transportation: Mayor Ed Murray says Seattle remains committed to a diverse mix of students in its subsidized preschool program, despite a lack of funds for bus transportation. Murray's new Office of Education and Early Learning is set to present a d

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block S.C. gay marriages

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:46
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina.

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:31
Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface.

Oregon quarterback Mariota ticketed for speeding

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 03:31
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Huskies links: No. 2 Arizona stays perfect

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLS9v-7aj0Q

Genetics expert named director, president of Fred Hutch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:46
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced Thursday that it has named D. Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned expert in cancer genetics and precision medicine, as its new president and director.

Union coach picks Bothell to win 4A football title

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:46
We are trying to reach out to a few football coaches who had their postseason runs cut a bit short to get their take on how the rest of the playoffs might shake out.

Idaho’s Schweitzer opening Saturday for limited skiing, snowboarding

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:46
One main lift will open Saturday thanks to snow-making.

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:46
Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.