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Eastern Washington edges Weber State 14-13

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:31

Jordan West throws two touchdown passes to Cooper Kupp.

Tips for voting in Tuesday’s election

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:15

If you haven’t already mailed in or hand-delivered your ballot for the Nov. 3 election, here’s some information you might need to get it done by Tuesday.

Two new arson fires reported in West Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:11

The early-Saturday fires in West Seattle are not believed to be related to other recent arsons in the neighborhood.

T-birds open road trip with win over Ice

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:09

Ryan Gropp scored twice Saturday afternoon to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-2 win over the Kootenay Ice.

Northwest skiers, snowboarders might see a whiter winter this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:07

No promises, of course, but long-range forecasts say the mountains could receive 70-80 percent of normal snowfall.

Arbitration clauses: Consumers, workers quietly losing right to sue

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 08:05

With a clause in complex contracts that few people take the time to read, corporations have insulated themselves from lawsuits.

U.S., Cuba in trade talks — about baseball players

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:59

The Obama administration, Major League Baseball and Cuba have been quietly working to ease Cuban players’ path to careers in the U.S.

Photos of the Day: Oct. 31, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:53

Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Major League Soccer conference semifinals viewing guide: Best-case scenarios and actual predictions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:51

Can we just make every Major League Soccer postseason match a one-game playoff? The midweek Knockout Round was thrilling from Juan Agudelo’s stunning bicycle kick at RFK Stadium all the way through the Portland-Kansas City PK shootout to end all PK shootouts at Providence Park. But though the league reverts to two-leg series for the conference […]

German government tells village of 102 it will get 750 refugees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:30

Sumte has become a showcase of the extreme pressures bearing down on Germany as it scrambles to find shelter for what, by the end of the year, could be more than 1 million people seeking refuge from poverty or wars in Africa, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Plenty on local ballot in off-year election

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:10

Candidates like Catherine Weatbrook and Tammy Morales hope to score upsets in Seattle’s new district voting system for City Council. Tuesday’s election also features several ballot measures and races all over the region, from Bellevue to Snohomish County.

Cities losing people, not brains

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:03

The population of New Orleans fell 7.3 percent after Hurricane Katrina, but guess what. NOLA now has 40,000 more college graduates than before the disaster. From 2000 to 2013, Detroit lost over 160,000 residents but amazingly added nearly 167,000 college graduates. It’s an urban myth that population loss and brain drain go hand in hand. […]

Springtime for grifters fleecing fellow Republicans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:03

At one point during Wednesday’s Republican debate, Ben Carson was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a nutritional supplements company that makes outlandish claims about its products and has been forced to pay $7 million to settle a deceptive-practices lawsuit. The audience booed, and Carson denied being involved with the company. Both reactions tell you […]

The Ryan and Rubio moment

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 07:03

So after all the meshugas on the right over the past few years, the Republicans could wind up with two new leaders going into this election, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. That’s a pretty excellent outcome for a party that has shown an amazing tendency to inflict self-harm. Ryan is the new House speaker and […]

Seattle Seahawks decide to wait to place Paul Richardson on 53-man roster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 06:30

The Seattle Seahawks have decided to wait a week to add receiver Paul Richardson to the 53-man active roster.

State Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia River salmon reports winding down, and fishing success slowed down this past week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 06:08

Here is the latest catch data from Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, on the Lower Columbia River salmon fishery: During the past two weeks since Oct. 11, anglers on the Lower Columbia made 5,418 trips and caught 1,956 adult chinook (1,675 kept and 251 released), 225 adult coho (127 kept and 98 […]

Why true marriage equality matters to us

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 06:01

Discrimination hurts, and anyone who’s ever been singled out or rejected for being perceived as “different” knows it’s exhausting to keep shoring yourself up when other people try to cut you down.

Amazon reviews hijacked by causes, conspiracies, rage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 05:27

Organized groups are using the Amazon review system to push political and social agendas often only tangentially related to the products being sold.

Carson tells AP: Seventh-day Adventism is right for him

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 04:57

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — As his surge in heavily evangelical Iowa puts a spotlight on his faith, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is opening up about his membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He embraces it as right for him while also framing his beliefs in broad terms that aim to transcend divisions among Christians. […]

Halloween trick: Rain, wind, flood warnings, power outages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/01/2015 - 04:45

The wind is blowing down a few trees, and there are scattered power outages. The rain is expected to ease up by game time Saturday night at Husky Stadium.