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Retiring Seattle Symphony bassist holds instrument dear —and near— to her heart

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:43
Sketched June 9, 2015 The Seattle Symphony let me sneak backstage during a recent rehearsal to sketch bass player Nancy Page Griffin, who is retiring this summer after 54 years with the orchestra. Looking back, Griffin said it’s been a lot of fun to play an instrument that you hug like you would a loved […]

White House lit in rainbow colors after Supreme Court ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:34
The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.

Seahawks’ rookie Frank Clark says reaction to his drafting “didn’t affect me”

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:31
Frank Clark, the Seahawks’ first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, proved to be one of the more controversial selections in team history due to an arrest last November for domestic violence that led to him being kicked off the team at the University of Michigan. Though Clark later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of […]

Sounders star Clint Dempsey’s astounding, confounding at times

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:27
Dempsey already has notched seven goals and six assists for the Sounders this season. But his actions in Seattle’s Open Cup loss to Portland got him suspended for the team’s past two games (both losses), will keep him out for the rematch against the Timbers on Sunday and — thanks to the timing of the upcoming Gold Cup — leave the Sounders without their most expensive player for more than a month.

Mik Kuhlman’s solo show ‘House #30’ rises from ashes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:17
Mik Kuhlman’s absorbing solo play about losing her Vashon Island home to fire runs through Monday, June 29, at Fremont’s West of Lenin.

State and city climate policy is mired in symbolism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:14
Bipartisan approaches to increase energy efficiency would do more good than wasteful climate policies and regulations.

S.C. shooting: All opinions are not equal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:12
I am deeply saddened by the shootings of nine people in a church in South Carolina, and I struggle to make sense of it, along with all the other killings that have occurred in the recent past [“Obama sings, delivers passionate eulogy for slain pastor,” News, June 27]. Americans hold sacred the right to express […]

Washington State Parks bans campfires statewide

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:11
If your weekend plans include camping in a state park, don’t plan on toasting marshmallows. Washington State Parks announced late Friday a ban on campfires in all state parks because of extreme dry conditions and hot weather. The fire ban also extends to ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area, which includes much of the […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:08
Saturday Pro baseball TV Radio 4:15 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels 13 710 5:05 p.m. PCL, El Paso at Tacoma 850 6:05 p.m. NWL, Boise at Everett 1380 WNBA basketball 5 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota ESPN2 Pro golf 4:30 a.m. European Tour, BMW International Open GOLF 10 a.m. PGA Travelers Championship GOLF 11 a.m. USGA […]

Gay rights advocates now turn focus to employment-, housing-discrimination laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:07
Though same-sex marriage is now permitted in all 50 states, only 22 states and the District of Columbia have laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Legislation to provide comprehensive federal protections to gays nationwide is expected in the coming weeks.

Gay marriage: ruling benefits us all; what about singles?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:04
Same-sex marriage ruling benefits all I never believed I would see the day when I could marry the person I loved. I never thought I would see the day when many churches would embrace marriage as between two people who want to love and cherish each other. I never thought the day would come when […]

Tearing down the flag just a start

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 07:58
Suppose African Americans marked their heritage with flags depicting Nat Turner’s rebellion of 1831, in which slaves massacred about 60 whites before the uprising was crushed? The flag wouldn’t be celebrating the murder of whites, of course, but would simply commemorate a factual milestone in black history! Suppose Mexican Americans waved a flag depicting the […]

The road to marriage equality goes on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 07:56
Work remains to ensure all have equal protection under the law.

Spring chinook fishing closures announced for the Snake River

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 07:50
State Fish and Wildlife has announced that the spring chinook fishing season will close in two areas of the Snake River. The Snake will close one hour after sunset on Saturday, June 27 below Little Goose from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the […]

Former King County Superior Court Judge Warren Chan dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 07:42
King County Superior Court Judge Warren Chan served for nearly 24 years, becoming the first Asian American in the state to win election to the bench in 1968. Judge Chan, who also co-founded the Wing Luke Museum and Seattle Chinese Garden, died June 15. He was 92.

Full text of President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:57
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama’s eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday. THE PRESIDENT: Giving all praise and honor to God. (Applause.) The Bible calls us to hope. To persevere, and have faith in things not seen. “They were still living by faith when […]

Woman, 88, charged with assaulting officer at wrong address

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:51
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An 88-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting police who responded to her western Massachusetts home, which turned out to be the wrong address. The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1QUyd0Y ) reports that officers went to the home of Phyllis Stankiewicz on Thursday following a report of a disturbance involving someone with a […]

Experts say untruthful jurors pose a rare hazard in court

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:51
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guilty verdicts in some of the nation’s most high-profile criminal cases have been thrown out recently because of jurors who were not truthful. But despite the recent problems with jurors, legal experts say these cases are the exception. On Tuesday, a Nashville judge set aside the guilty verdicts against two former […]

Arizona man dies after being stung by hundreds of bees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:50
VALLE VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A man who was stung hundreds of times in a bee attack in western Arizona has died. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that the man died Sunday at a hospital in Kingman. Authorities say the man was watching a property in Valle Vista, a community about 14 miles […]