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Impressions of Seahawks’ scrimmage — Bruce Irvin, Kasen Williams, offensive line, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:37
Our daily impressions from Seahawks' training camp include items on Bruce Irvin, Kasen Williams, the heated competition at center, and more.

With number of insured on the rise, nurse practitioners may be key solution

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:37
With more people using the health-care system, the nurse practitioner may play a key role in providing primary care.

1 dead, 1 critically hurt in I-90 crash near Snoqualmie

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:35
One person was killed and another critically injured Saturday afternoon when one vehicle hit another parked on the shoulder of Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie.

A year later, Ferguson killing is remembered

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:30
Twelve months since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., touched off a national protest movement, demonstrators have returned to its streets for a series of commemorations.

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth are among players in PGA Championship spotlight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:29
The focus at the PGA Championship, especially at Whistling Straits, starts with the two players who have attracted the most attention in the major tournaments this year — Jordan Spieth because he is winning them, Dustin Johnson because he is not.

Hand-wringing in GOP after Donald Trump’s crude remarks on Megyn Kelly

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:19
Donald Trump’s comments about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have Republicans discussing whether the party and rival presidential contenders should continue to accommodate his candidacy.

Young players may have game, but do they know how to dial a rotary phone?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:04
Jay Cutler, the 32-year-old quarterback of the Chicago Bears, is having trouble connecting with today’s young players.

Video: Recapping Seahawks’ Training Camp Day 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:56
The Seahawks punctuated their eighth day of training camp with a scrimmage that lasted roughly 90 minutes or so. In what is always the best news from these things, there were no apparent injuries. The scrimmage ended with a 24-8 score, a victory for the No. 1 offense/defense against the backups. Touchdowns were scored by […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:48
Sunday Pro baseball TV Radio 11 a.m. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs TBS 1:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle ROOT 710 1:35 p.m. PCL, Reno at Tacoma 850 5 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh ESPN 5 p.m. L.A. at Pittsburgh, joined in progress 710 5:05 p.m. NWL, Everett at Vancouver 1380 MLS soccer 1 p.m. Seattle […]

Forest maintenance: A plan to improve health of forests, communities

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:24
With keen interest, I read today that Tom Vilsack, our secretary of agriculture, is worried about forest fires and what it does to the Forest Service’s budget [“The cost of fighting wildfires is sapping Forest Service budget,” Opinion, Aug. 5]. So am I. However, he presents no clear solution when one is desperately needed. More […]

State won’t audit shoreline deal Navy got at half the $1.7M value

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:19
Auditor Jan Jutte says the state Department of Natural Resources had the authority to grant the shoreline lease. An independent appraisal valued the 50-year lease at $1.68 million, while the state accepted a $720,000 offer from the Navy.

Israel’s security means ending its oppression of Palestinians

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:05
Take the Palestinian cause for freedom and justice to the international courts and pressure Israel to respect human rights.

Run, Joe Biden, run! Hillary Clinton’s campaign is lackluster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:04
There aren’t many people who think Vice President Joe Biden could be elected the next president. But he is said to be thinking about running because Hillary Clinton is conducting a terrible campaign and Biden’s beloved son Beau urged his father to run shortly before he heartbreakingly died of brain cancer. If Biden has the […]

3 U.S. defeats: Vietnam, Iraq and now Iran

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:04
The purpose of war, military or economic, is to get your enemy to do something it would rather not do. Over the past several years, the United States and other Western powers have engaged in an economic, clandestine and political war against Iran to force it to give up its nuclear program. Over the course […]

It’s time to turn the two-party system into a three-party system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:03
The hulking, wounded elephant in the room of American politics is the disgraceful, scandalous performance of the two political parties over the past 50 years. “Elephants” are truths that are obvious but too big, too established or too awkward to talk about. It’s easy to ignore them. We follow the parties like sports — sometimes […]

Amazon angst: City should learn and prepare instead for next giant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:03
Amazon is the symptom — not the cause — of growing pains that are causing angst in Seattle.

Making life harder for pimps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:02
In the long struggle against sex trafficking, we finally have a breakthrough! It didn’t come from Congress, or the White House, from the courts or the police. Rather, it came from credit card companies: Pimps can no longer easily use American Express, Visa or MasterCard to pay for prostitution ads in which they sell 15-year-old […]

Backtalk: Seattle Times readers sound off on the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:00
Seattle Times readers sound off on the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders.

Social media’s role in elections is growing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:37
Facebook’s high-profile participation in the Republicans’ debate highlights a trend that has been building for years: the ascendancy of social media in electoral politics and the decreasing relevance of traditional television.