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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.

Gauge of US economy posts 0.9 percent October gain

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:50
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in October at the fastest pace in three months.

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:50
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but -- and here's something you can be truly thankful for -- it probably won't empty your wallet.

After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson.

Records reveal divide on Ferguson police tactics

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Newly released emails, sent to and from Missouri's top public-safety officials, show that the state police captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death was both vilified and praised for attempting to replace authorities' militarized approach with one more sympathetic to protesters.

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films and plays, dies at 83

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.

Metro income growth hits the brakes | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:45
Growth in per-capita personal income (PCPI) for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue slowed to 1.1 percent last year after turning in a blistering 6.3 percent rise in 2012. We ranked 223 out of about 370 metros, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The national average was a 2 percent increase.