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Primary vote Tuesday to cull sizzling summer of local races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:06
Tuesday’s primary election features some intriguing races for Seattle City Council, Port of Seattle Commission, Seattle School Board, Bellevue City Council and Snohomish County executive.

Mariners’ fan can wish it were only this easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:35
Sometimes the impossible happens ... or so Mariners fan can hope

Seahawks tackle Russell Okung means business, on AND off the field

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:28
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is working to help his fellow players learn how to handle their own contract negotiations.

NBA puts on a show in South Africa exhibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:26
African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon, 52, and Dikembe Mutombo, 49, took off their business suits to don their old team uniforms and play for a while in the second quarter of an exhibition game in Johannesburg.

Prison sex-abuse cases grow, but prosecutions are rare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:18
Sexual-misconduct complaints in Washington prisons have more than quadrupled in a decade. Prison officials say they take the issue seriously but that few cases can be substantiated. Critics contend that even guards who are convicted have gotten off with light sentences.

Photos of the Day: Aug. 1, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:09
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Wildfire near Lake Chelan quadruples

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:05
The Wolverine Creek Fire has suddently grown in size and forced the evacuation of at least 350 people living nearby.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:58
Sunday Pro baseball TV Radio 11 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox TBS 11:10 a.m. Seattle at Minnesota ROOT 710/97.3 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets ESPN 710 5:05 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Las Vegas 850 WNBA basketball Noon Seattle at New York NBA TV MLS soccer […]

Game thread: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:49
Follow along live as the Sounders attempt to put the breaks on their recent skid and clinch the Cascadia Cup on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.  

Backtalk: Seattle Times readers sound off on Hall of Fame, Mariners and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:32
Seattle Times readers sound off on Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame induction, the Mariners and more.

Republicans train for debate, casting wary eye on Trump

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:30
The Republican rivals of Donald Trump are determined not to let the upcoming debate become about him.

Police seek man who grabbed teen on the street

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:24
Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a teenager on the street Wednesday night in an apparent abduction attempt. He was driving a blue SUV, possibly a newer-model Jeep, with a license-plate number that begins with “A.”

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Tyler Lockett, Chris Matthews, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:14
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about the team's receiving corps, and other topics, when he met the media after Saturday's practice.

Seafair Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:09
Photos from Seafair Saturday, Aug., 1, 2015.

Seattle may require drivers to clear road of cars after crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen plans to introduce legislation to require that drivers who can safely move their vehicles after a crash do so. That’s already state law, but local officials want to underscore the need to clear roads quickly after a collision.

How Seattle can heal Chinatown-ID after Donnie Chin’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
As Seattle’s Chinatown-International District grieves, city leaders must stay engaged with the community and ensure Donnie Chin's death leads to solutions and improved public safety.

Two cheers for capitalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04
We are clearly heading toward another great debate about the nature of capitalism. Contemporary capitalism’s critics are becoming both bolder and more intellectually rigorous. Protests and discussions are sprouting up all over the place. For example, this week I was attending the Aspen Action Forum, a gathering of young business and NGO leaders selected because […]

Why the naysayers are wrong about the Iran deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:03
Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama is using his nuclear deal to “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Mitt Romney describes it as a “generational calamity.” And while polls diverge, one recently taken by CNN suggests the public wants Congress to reject the agreement by a 52 percent to […]

Seahawks defensive tackle Mebane believes 30 is the new 25

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:01
In the context of pro football, turning 30 can be labeled as the beginning of old age for a player, but Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane scoffs at the idea, saying he is “a different breed.”