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Emerald Downs results

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Racing results for Sunday, Aug. 24

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

Driscoll to take break from Mars Hill pulpit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:01
Mark Driscoll, controversial founder of Mars Hill Church, told his flock Sunday he is stepping away from the pulpit for six weeks, and will consult a group of advisers about what to do next.

Power broker Bob Gogerty dies; key in light-rail, stadium drives

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:17
Bob Gogerty, a behind-the-scenes political strategist who orchestrated funding for light rail and the Seahawks stadium, died over the weekend at age 74.

First look: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:01
First glance: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Hunter Mahan prevails at The Barclays

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:00
Hunter Mahan won The Barclays, the opening FedEx Cup playoff event, by two strokes. Mahan closed with a 6-under-par 65.

A look ahead as Seahawks prepare for final exhibition at Oakland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:55
Offense could be even better than thought, illegal contact might be overblown and Terrelle Pryor has one more week to make the team.

Riley wants Oregon State to run, but there are limitations

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:16
OSU has a big-time quarterback in Sean Mannion, but wants to revamp its rush game. It’s now been five seasons since the team has averaged four yards per rush.

Some Republican candidates soften Obamacare opposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:16
For some Republicans, Obamacare by another name is something might help their elections, writes columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.

Study: House calls for frail elderly save money

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:16
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare’s most frail and expensive patients.

Seahawks' five biggest roster decisions revisited

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:12
A week ago today, I wrote about what I thought were the Seahawks' five biggest questions involving the roster.

Man appeals to VA for gay partner’s federal benefits

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:03
Joe Krumbach and Jerry Hatcher married in Seattle in 2003, nine years before Washington state legalized same-sex marriage. Hatcher, a Vietnam veteran, died in 2008. Now Krumbach is seeking $80,000 in retroactive federal benefits as Hatcher’s widower.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky sets another world record

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:02
American Katie Ledecky, 17, ended her season by setting her second world record within 24 hours at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia.

American Airlines flight diverted to Phoenix

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:19
Authorities say a security threat forced a flight from Dallas to San Diego to be diverted to Phoenix.

Seattle University women lose to Kentucky on overtime corner-kick goal

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:17
Redhawks scored with a minute left in regulation to force the overtime

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Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:16

Editorial: Rob Toyer and Mark Harmsworth for 44th District House seats

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:16
Republicans Rob Toyer and Mark Harmsworth, running for state representative positions in suburban Snohomish County, appear more likely to be problem-solvers than their opponents.

Guest: I grew up black in St. Louis. Here’s why I left

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:16
As a black teenager in St. Louis, I experienced constant police harassment, writes guest columnist Ace Robinson.

Richard Attenborough, film actor, ‘Gandhi’ director, dies at 90

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:16
His 1982 cinematic tale about Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi won eight Academy Awards, including ones for directing and best picture.

Editorial: Re-elect Steve Hobbs as senator in 44th District

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:16
In a polarized statehouse, “raging moderate” Steve Hobbs occupies that lonely spot in the middle, and reflects the best traditions of the Legislature.