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High-school volleyball coach makes miraculous return after her heart stopped during match

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:09

Marni Drechsel of Cedar Park Christian in Bothell beat 1-in-10 odds of surviving after cardiac arrest in a Sept. 24 match. Less than three weeks later, she was back coaching her third-ranked team, but admits she has a new perspective.

Anti-poaching campaign is state’s richest this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:57

Bankrolled by billionaire Paul Allen, pro-Initiative-1401 committee has raised more than twice as much money as any other political effort this year.

Haggen’s risky expansion largely bankrolled itself

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:39

The investment firm controlling regional grocer Haggen paid for most of the chain’s risky West Coast expansion by quickly flipping some of the real estate it got from acquiring 146 stores from Albertsons and Safeway.

Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin remains sure-handed, has avoided drops this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:38

Doug Baldwin leads the NFL with 84 consecutive catches without a drop, a full 20 catches more than the next closest receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Baldwin’s last drop was against Washington on Oct. 6 last year.

Man fatally shot near Sea-Tac Airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:35

Investigators have blocked off the area of South 154th Street and 24th Avenue South where shooting occurred.

Redmond’s Michael Conforto brings grassroots charm, and a powerful bat, to Mets and World Series

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:35

Michael Conforto, 22, is one of just three players ever to compete in the Little League, college and MLB World Series (joining Jason Varitek and Ed Vosberg in that feat) — and he’s the only one to drive in runs in all three.

Huskies say they’re ready for whoever starts at QB for Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:31

Jerrard Randall and Anu Solomon have been splitting time at quarterback for the Wildcats, and Randall could take over as the starter against UW on Saturday night.

Seattle man charged with taking garbage truck on destructive joy ride on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:23

An 18-year-old Seattle man who allegedly led police on a 17-minute chase around Capitol Hill early Tuesday in a stolen garbage truck was charged Thursday in connection with the destructive joy ride that caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Analysis: All the money in the world may not save Jeb Bush’s campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:22

The one-time front-runner in the Republican race, Jeb Bush has suffered a steady eclipse for months, first at the hands of Donald Trump and more recently from his fellow Floridian and one-time protégé, Sen. Marco Rubio.

Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch trying to gain traction with ‘downhill’ running game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:17

Seattle is using its running backs more traditionally. Sometimes that means using a fullback. Sometimes that means having a quarterback under center with a lone running back behind him. The payoff is the running back gets the ball with a running start — the “downhill” effect.

GOP debate: Failure by the moderators

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:13

The woefully biased and surprisingly amateurish CNBC moderators actually posed a question about regulating fantasy football as gambling while not posing one single question about the Islamic State, the Iran nuclear deal or national security in general [“Candidates bash media, Clinton and each other,” Page One, Oct. 29]. The “media bashing” by the GOP candidates […]

City agrees to pay $35K to man wrongly identified in kidnapping, assault

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:10

Seattle settles lawsuit filed by man who was wrongly identified as a suspect in a brutal kidnapping and assault of a waitress due to mistakes made by a police detective

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:10

Friday Major League baseball World Series TV Radio 5 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets 13 710 College football 4 p.m. Louisville at Wake Forest ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Dartmouth at Harvard NBCSN 5 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Rice FS1 7:15 p.m. Wyoming at Utah St. ESPN2 NBA basketball 4 p.m. Miami at Cleveland ESPN 6:30 […]

Effects of a booming prison population hurting kids’ chances for success

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:08

The state needs to tackle the challenges faced by children who have had a parent behind bars. It’s one of the many unforeseen consequences of America’s booming prison population.

At home and the boardroom — the high price of unequal pay for women

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:01

Both genders alike judge women more harshly for speaking up. This implicit bias determines how women are hired, promoted and paid.

French bristle at Jeb Bush’s ‘French workweek’ jab in debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 07:54

The comments did not go over well in France, where they were criticized for playing to a stereotype that, economists say and statistics show, is grossly exaggerated.

Audit finds railroad safety lacking during high oil traffic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 07:29

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s oversight of railroad safety falls short at a time when volatile crude oil train traffic from the Bakken region, already high, is only expected to increase, a new audit found. Montana has no active rail safety plan and employs only two inspectors to cover the vast state, the Montana Legislative […]

Honda recalls older Accords to fix air bag inflation problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 07:27

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling more than 300,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. because the side air bags can inflate if a door is slammed too hard. The recall covers Accords from the 2008 and 2009 model years. Honda says the side impact sensor can activate the side curtain and side seat air […]

Seattle Seahawks’ Thursday injury report: Team appears as healthy as it’s been in a while

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 07:24

The Seahawks appear pretty healthy as they prepare for Sunday's game at Dallas.