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Messing with mosquito DNA creates angry buzz in Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:46
If the federal Food and Drug Administration gives the go-ahead, Key Haven, Fla., would become the focal point of the first U.S. release of several million mosquitoes genetically altered by Oxitec, a British biotechnology company.

Mariners finally appear ready to put 1995 nostalgia behind them

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:46
The Seahawks own the city, but now it’s the Mariners’ turn to step forward and do their part to make winning a widespread Seattle thing.

Sally Clark becomes third on council to not seek re-election

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:20
Sally Clark, who has been on the Seattle City Council since 2006, joins Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen in announcing they won’t run again, setting up a shake-up in Seattle politics.

Politics blog is moving to new seattletimes.com

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
Blogs at seattletimes.com are moving. You can still find our politics coverage at seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics at the new seattletimes.com.

Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane also needs knee surgery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
The backup cornerback, who suffered a broken arm and torn anterior cruciate knee ligament while returning an interception during the Super Bowl, could miss the start of the 2015 season.

Bellevue mayor to challenge Jane Hague for King County Council seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci announced Thursday she’ll challenge 20-year incumbent Jane Hague in a bid for King County Council’s District 6 seat.

That’s no cue stick, that’s an accessory to crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:01
Marcus Geddis has been charged with trying to rob a store in England while brandishing an unusual weapon: A snooker cue.

Bertha breaks into repair vault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:01
Update 4:15 p.m.:

Tahoma wrestling coach Chris Feist is always in your corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:19
Being a stud wrestler isn’t the main goal at Tahoma High School. If you’re on the mats, if you’re working hard, if you’re trying to make an improvement in your life, coach Feist and his staff — Doug Burnham, Mike Seger and Tim Kitchen — will be in your corner chee

Ski areas could see light dusting of snow, but poor season continues

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:16
Skiers and snowboarders will see a light dusting in the upper Cascades through Friday.

Believers of political vaccine hoax say a lot about who we are

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:16
The idea that vaccines affect ideology — “manipulate brains” — is so staggeringly stupid, you’d like to think no one, no sentient adult, much less a U.S. senator, could ever say or believe it, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Real estate powerhouse to be spun off as Seattle-based public company

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:16
Seattle will soon be the headquarters of another large public company with global reach if plans to spin off commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International from its Canadian parent company succeed.

5 things to watch at Mariners spring training

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:04
Looking beyond the Mariners’ postseason expectations, there are many things to be determined over roughly the next six weeks, starting Friday when pitchers and catchers report to the Peoria Sports Complex.

Inslee addresses poison pills, oil trains, e-cigarettes and Bertha's progress

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:01
Gov. Jay Inslee signed the supplement budget Thursday, before taking questions from media. Here are some things he said:

Pasco shooting: How to prevent future tragedies?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
After watching the video of Antonio Zambrano-Montes being killed by Pasco police, I agree with the attorney’s statement that Zambrano-Montes’ constitutional rights were violated [“Move past race to better policing,” Opinion, Feb. 19]. The Pasco police claim that they felt thr

Young biotech firm bets on weed as future cash crop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
Researchers in Missouri are trying to turn what currently amounts to a weed — in this case, pennycress — into a viable commodity crop for farmers. And they hope to do it before the end of this decade.

House Democrats say they will wait on transportation package

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
House Majority Leader Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said Thursday that even if the state Senate quickly approves a proposed transportation package fueled by an increase in the gas tax, the measure won't be heard in the House until lawmakers address education funding.

Guest: Seattle can solve the homeless puzzle by learning from other cities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
Seattle should look to Utah, which found it was cheaper to provide an apartment to a homeless person than pay for hospital costs, police interventions and jail, writes guest columnist Mark S. Markuly.

Net-neutrality tiff over toll-free data pits Verizon against VCs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
How to treat the innovative services is part of the debate around Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to use utility-style authority for rules on handling Web traffic.

1 wounded in shooting near Judkins Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:05
Seattle police said one person was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening near Judkins Park.