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Simpson Lumber explores possible sale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:20
Tacoma-based Simpson Lumber has hired a financial adviser to explore the possibility of selling the company, which has 800 workers and mills in Tacoma, Longview and Shelton and in the Southeast.

Starbucks to buy out Japanese partner for $913 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:19
Starbucks said Tuesday it will take full ownership of its Japanese joint venture for $913 million, buying out its longtime partner and increasing its presence in its second-largest market by store sales. The move comes as the Seattle coffee giant increasingly banks on international growth.

Hillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:17
Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. Her 2016 pitch could be simpler: She'd be the first female president.

Get in free to parks and forests -- and maybe volunteer -- on Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
Get in free to Washington's national parks, state parks and national forest sites this Saturday, Sept. 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day.

Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

Game thread: Mariners at Blue Jays -- September 23, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
Felix Hernandez will try to keep the Mariners' fading playoff hopes alive tonight at the Rogers Centre. The Mariners are at must-win level right now. The Blue Jays will be going with one-time Mariner and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Tribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty Tuesday establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed.

U.S. officials: Khorasan Group was close to terror attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:01
The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

Florida man admits to killing daughter, 6 grandchildren in 911 call

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:01
With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

‘Death and the Maiden’: Psychosexual thriller on stage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:52
A review of Latino Theatre Projects’ “Death and the Maiden,” by Ariel Dorfman, staged at the Ballard Underground through Sept. 28, 2014.

State fisheries reports record Lower Columbia coho catch dating back to 1986

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:19
Last week on the Lower Columbia, anglers made 11,512 trips and caught 3,165 adult Chinook (2,612 kept and 553 released), 567 adult coho (327 kept and 240 released) and 38 summer steelhead (30 kept and eight released) – see attached.

Man stabbed in North Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:16
Update at 11:56 a.m.: Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler said the stabbing apparently erupted during a fight between two men near the Home Depot store on Aurora Avenue North.

San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:10
An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five months.

Editorial: After vote on action in Iraq and Syria, Congress should continue cooperation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:05
Congress needs to continue the cooperation it showed to authorize military action against the Islamic State.

Attackers sought in 2 separate stabbings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:01
Police investigate two separate, nonfatal stabbings in Seattle on Tuesday.

Arizona fugitive captured after months on run

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:01
A former personal trainer who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.

Big-data venture GraphLab getting bigger in Fremont

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:30
Big-data analytics startup GraphLab may need to use its number-crunching software to manage its seating chart.

L&L Energy CEO Dickson Lee pleads guilty to fraud charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:21
The CEO of the Seattle-based coal mining company had been charged with filing false SEC documents by signing the name of a purported chief financial officer who didn’t actually work for the company.