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Apolo Ohno training to compete at Ironman

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:46
The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history is taking on a new athletic challenge: an Ironman triathlon. Ohno plans to compete at the world championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill casts advice for opening day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:07
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Sen. Warren says she's not running for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:57
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn't running for president in 2016.

Mark Prothero, attorney for Green River killer, dies at 57

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:55
Attorney Mark Prothero, a well-regarded defense attorney who represented serial killer Gary L. Ridgway, has died.

Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:54
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

Report: mortuary worker's error led to body mix-up

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:09
A funeral home worker's failure to immediately attach ID bracelets to the bodies of two men who died at the same hospice caused the mix-up that led to one man's body ending up in a casket at the other man's funeral, a Washington state agency said Monday.

Farm labor shortage reported in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:07
The state reported a 5 percent farm labor shortage for March in Washington.

Tuesday Memo: Bertha's bill ... Toenail-clipper jailbreak try ... Obama visiting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:07
Yeah, but how much will it cost? Now that repairing the stalled tunnel digger Bertha will delay the project for about 16 months in all, don't you want to know what that's going to cost us? No one has the answer to that yet, of course. Just remember that public gasoline taxes fund the work.

Obama's race: Racial bias not common among conservative groups

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:04
Synidcated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. asked the rhetorical question, "What would it look like if race played no role in the treatment of president Obama?" ["Race and Obama news coverage," Opinion, April 20].

Streaming TV case before Supreme Court on Tuesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:59
The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.

We're a well-educated state -- but why? | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:45
A new national report by the Lumina Foundation shows Washington's college-attainment rate is better than the national average.

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:44
Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

Minimum wage: What would happen to those currently making $15 an hour?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:04
Regarding Amy Martinez's article "$15 wage — and tips, too?" (Page One, April 21), the elephant in the room needs to be addressed:

The “Full 80” prep boys soccer blog -- Week 5

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:01
This is the fifth installment The "Full 80" prep boys soccer blog for the spring of 2014. Here's a look at Skyline’s quick rebuild after losing eight starters, marquee matches and rankings.

Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:46
Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian political leaders Tuesday that the United States stands with them against "humiliating threats" and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government.

Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:31
When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

Post-9/11 military build-up reversal hits officers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:31
After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:31
Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.