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State’s women-owned firms missing out on SBA loans, federal contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:18
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, live chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:16
Join the conversation during Wednesday night's Sounders-Earthquakes match at CenturyLink Field. Chat opens a few minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff.

Lawmakers: FEMA should reconsider aid denial for Washington wildfire victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:22
WASHINGTON - Four members of Congress from Washington state are urging the federal government to reverse last week's decision to deny direct assistance to families affected by wildfires that scorched the state for nearly a month beginning July 14.

More from Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin: "Things are coming to me real fast right now''

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:18
Here's more of what Seahawks WR Percy Harvin had to say to the media today, including his chemistry with Russell Wilson, his role in the offense, and more:

A primer for the new college football playoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:18
The college game has finally succumbed to the prolonged, anguished cries for a playoff, and it’s here, albeit in abbreviated four-team form. It won’t be like the full-blown chaos of basketball’s 68-team March Madness, but it’s a step toward rewarding competition.

Look into my crystal ball

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:16
Seattle Times reader Dale Johnson’s photo offers a new way of looking at the Discovery Park lighthouse.

San Diego State, Oklahoma highlight Washington's 2014-15 nonconference schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:16
Washington released it's 2014-15 nonconference men's basketball schedule, which includes a home game against San Diego State and a trip to Las Vegas to play Oklahoma. Both two teams advanced to the NCAA tournament last season.

Man dies in construction accident at Swedish Edmonds hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:30
A man died after he was electrocuted while working on a construction project at Swedish Hospital’s Edmonds campus Wednesday afternoon.

Phillies 4, Mariners 3 - lost opportunities for Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:25
Here's some quick video of Lloyd McClendon postgame.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:21
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but on these pet-friendly sites, you’ll get more than just puppy love.

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:18
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:18
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:18
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:16
An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.

City seeks new Parks Department head

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:16
By Daniel Beekman

What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:16
The Sounders look to end their recent losing skid Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field against a 'Quakes side that helped extend it a few weeks ago.

Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:30
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:29
A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:25
Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off.

Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:22
Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. beforehand.