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Fire reported in building on Kent-Meridian High School campus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:14
Firefighters are responding to a fire in a building on the Kent-Meridian High School campus, according to Kent Fire Department spokesman Kyle Ohashi.

Mexican neighborhood becomes a bright mural

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:10
Hundreds of houses were painted bright colors in the Palmitas neighborhood in Pachuca, Mexico.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:06
Tuesday Pro baseball TV Radio 5:40 p.m. Seattle at Colorado ROOT 710 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Las Vegas 850 7:05 p.m. Northwest League All-Star Game 1380 9 p.m.* Northwest League All-Star Game ROOT WNBA basketball 7 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles ESPN2 Cycling Noon Tour of Utah FS1 Audi Cup soccer 9:25 a.m. Real […]

Despite reminders of final Super Bowl play, Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette has no regrets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:59
Lockette said he’s too focused on the task at hand — getting ready for another season and winning a spot on Seattle’s 53-man roster at a receiver position that looks as competitive as ever — to obsess much over the Super Bowl play gone awry.

Huskies announce fall camp schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:52
One practice open to the public scheduled for Aug. 16.

Q&A on Obama’s battle against global warming

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:52
Here’s a look at what the president calls “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”

It’s about time Tim Eyman ran for office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:52
I’m writing this letter out of years of pent-up frustration. While I may be considered by many as a tax-and-spend liberal, I value constructive and honest opinions. That where I differ with Tim Eyman [“Eyman’s latest anti-tax effort qualifies for November ballot,” News, July 30]. Eyman has yet another anti-tax initiative that has qualified for […]

Team rescues injured hiker on Olympic Peninsula

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:51
Search teams rescued an injured hiker who fell about 100 feet over the weekend in the Buckhorn Wilderness on the northeastern Olympic Peninsula.

Fall could be time to travel as airfares expected to drop

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:49
Average domestic fare forecast to be 3.6 percent cheaper than a year ago. Yet airlines still are enjoying record profits, thanks to extra fees and low fuel costs.

Wash. state should move up the 2016 presidential primary to March 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:35
Moving the state presidential primary from May 24 to March 8 would be good for democracy.

Seattle issues gesture of regret over 1800s anti-Chinese laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:34
The Seattle City Council made an official gesture of regret Monday for anti-Chinese laws passed in the 1800s.

Man who drowned Sunday in Lake Washington identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:06
The man who drowned Sunday after jumping off a boat to swim in Lake Washington has been identified as 32-year-old Daniel Walker.

150 engineers in Seattle will work on testing of Mitsubishi jet

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:04
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation executives opened their new Seattle engineering center, which will work on flight test analysis of the forthcoming Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

Claudia Castro Luna is Seattle’s new civic poet

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:46
Seattle has a new civic poet. Claudia Castro Luna has been appointed to the newly created position, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray office has announced. Luna will serve a two-year term, from August 2015 to August 2017. She’ll appear at five community performances and workshops throughout the city and receive a $10,000 stipend. Luna was born in […]

Game thread: Mariners at Rockies — August 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:37
This is the live thread as Felix Hernandez and the Mariners take on the Rockies from Coors Field in Colorado.

Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:36
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands. According to the NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Guillermo was about 565 miles (910 km) away from Hilo, Hawaii, on Monday morning. Its track is expected to take it near or over […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Robinson Cano back at second base, Ketel Marte starts in center field

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:13
The lineups are out and there is a different look for the Mariners. Young prospect Ketel Marte will make his first start for the Mariners in center field tonight. Marte mentioned that he expected this to happen following Sunday’s extra innings win over the Twins – a game in which he reached base four times – […]

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year’s presidential and congressional elections. The derailed legislation was the Republican response to videos, […]

Spokane sues Monsanto over Spokane River contamination

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 06:02
The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River.

Man accused of groping 2 girls at water park pleads not guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 05:57
A SeaTac man accused of groping two girls in the wave pool at Wild Waves Theme Park pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of child molestation.