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LA schools chief: District can’t afford an iPad for every student

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:46
The Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad plan was a signature initiative that generated national attention and fueled debate about how best to get the latest technology to students in less affluent areas.

India PM’s fashion-fumble suit fetches $693,234 at auction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:31
The proceeds of the auction are to benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to clean the Ganges River.

Sooners drub UW baseball team 10-1

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:26
Oklahoma scored four times in the fourth inning and went on beat Washington 10-1 in Friday’s second game of the Pac-12/Big 12 baseball tournament in Mesa, Ariz.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao to fight May 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:18
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas in a welterweight showdown expected to be the richest fight of all time.

State revenue forecast gets a bit brighter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:16
The latest revenue forecast brings good news of $274 million in new money. But lawmakers have much to sort out in the $37 billion state budget.

Major League Baseball seeks to quicken pace of play

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:16
After a season in which the average major-league game lasted a record 3 hours, 2 minutes, Major League Baseball and the players’ union took their first formal steps Friday to quicken the pace of play. MLB and the union announced new initiatives.

Ruth Dickey and the turnaround at Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:16
In the 18 months since Dickey took over as executive director of SAL, the organization is drawing big names, filling rooms, creating buzz and operating in the black for the first time in years.

Miami Heat officials wait for health report on All-Star Chris Bosh

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:07
All-Star Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat underwent more tests in a South Florida hospital, amid concerns blood clots have worked their way from the center’s legs to his lungs to create a condition that could be season-ending or worse.

Give homeless houses — it’s working in Utah

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:01
Seattle’s street homelessness gets worse all the time. Maybe it’s time to just give them free, permanent places to live. It worked in Utah.

Ukraine marks year since ‘Heavenly Hundred’ protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:01
Ukraine’s current president, Petro Poroshenko, spoke at a gathering of thousands on the square to commemorate the dead and echoed the belief that their deaths were not pointless.

Newport, Issaquah and Kamiak competing for 4A swim title

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:01
The Eagles advanced six swimmers into the championship finals, including three top qualifying times. Kamiak also will have six championship finalists on Saturday afternoon. Newport has five finals swims.

Cougar women take over in 2nd half, leaving Huskies ‘disappointed’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:54
The Washington State women’s basketball team kept its NCAA tournament hopes afloat by knocking off Washington 83-72 on Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena, the Cougars’ third consecutive victory in a rivalry that was forever one-sided the other way.

Thunderbirds win in OT; Silvertips lose

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:53
Jerrel Smith scored 58 seconds into overtime, leading the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Kurt Busch is indefinitely suspended by NASCAR

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:46
NASCAR officials suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely after a judge said the 2004 champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last year and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from him in the future.

Free state ID cards proposed for newly released prisoners

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:46
Lacking proper identification like a driver’s license can be a barrier as newly released prisoners look for a job and a place to live. A bill by state Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland, would issue free identification cards to prisoners upon release.

O’Toole unveils policy to curb cops’ social-media comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:46
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole released a strongly worded social-media policy Friday that bars officers from privately posting comments that reflect negatively on the department and its ability to serve the public.

In stunning comeback, Eastside Catholic advances to states

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:46
Mercer Island girls hold off Lakeside and Lakeside boys beat Mercer Island handily in Sea-King 3A tournament Friday night at Bellevue College.

Huskies welcome return of Jernard Jarreau for WSU game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:46
They haven’t had much to feel good about lately, but the sight of Jernard Jarreau wearing his No. 21 jersey on the practice floor this week was enough to make the Huskies smile.

First-timer Justin Edens storms his way into state semis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 13:22
The Mount Si senior pulled off a pair of victories to advance to the semifinals at 152 pounds in his first state appearance. Lake Stevens, seeking a third straight team title, finds itself chasing top-ranked Moses Lake, 63-55.