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Traffic alert: Closure in late August for Aurora, viaduct

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:59
Traffic trouble ahead: In late August, Highway 99 in Seattle will close from Valley Street to the Battery Street Tunnel — and for two of those days, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close, too. Work is to start late Aug. 22 and to wrap up at 5 a.m. Aug. 27.

Traffic alert: Closure in late August for Aurora, viaduct

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:59
Traffic trouble ahead: In late August, Highway 99 in Seattle will close from Valley Street to the Battery Street Tunnel — and for two of those days, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close, too. Work is to start late Aug. 22 and to wrap up at 5 a.m. Aug. 27.

Oregon firefighter dies in fall while on break

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:57
Firefighter Matthew David Goodnature, 21, of Phoenix, Ore., was dead when another firefighter found him Tuesday evening near Four Mile Lake in Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Oregon firefighter dies in fall while on break

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:57
Firefighter Matthew David Goodnature, 21, of Phoenix, Ore., was dead when another firefighter found him Tuesday evening near Four Mile Lake in Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Fatal police shooting raises questions about Taser failures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:54
Seattle police say that the two officers who fatally shot a man who was threatening them with a broken bottle early Wednesday at Gas Works Park had followed department use-of-force protocols.

Inmate says he was suicidal, sues guards who gave him razor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:53
An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center claims prison guards “failed to protect him from himself” and issued him a razor after he had threatened suicide.

Inmate says he was suicidal, sues guards who gave him razor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:53
An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center claims prison guards “failed to protect him from himself” and issued him a razor after he had threatened suicide.

Piers are shipshape for Fleet Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:50
During the annual Seafair Fleet Week, visitors can tour ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy for free through Sunday at Piers 66, 69 and 90.

Piers are shipshape for Fleet Week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:50
During the annual Seafair Fleet Week, visitors can tour ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy for free through Sunday at Piers 66, 69 and 90.

August should be good month for salmon fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:56
The ocean salmon fishery is still topping the news with anglers catching fairly easy limits of kings and hatchery coho.

Mariners among most active teams in trade talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:51
General manager Jack Zduriencik has brought several top members of his staff to Cleveland to assemble a trade deadline “war room” to handle the possible deals. The trade deadline is 1 p.m. PST Thursday.

K.J. Wright looms as key part of Seahawks’ future plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:50
Linebacker K.J. Wright is entering the last year of his contract, and the Seahawks could give him a new contract or extension at any time, as they did during the offseason for Richard Sherman.

Frog on a flower

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:46
Seattle Times reader Tim Nicol’s photo of a bloom-perching tree frog.

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:44
Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.

‘Maybe in America’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:52
There are too many people walking around the world saying, “Maybe in America, but not here,” writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman.

Editorial: Lance Dickie’s legacy lives on through The Seattle Times’ school-supplies drive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:51
The man who inspired The Seattle Times' annual school-supply drive is retiring, but his legacy of service to children in need will not be forgotten.

Editorial: In November, make the right choice for universal pre-K in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:49
Seattle voters have a choice this fall: a thoughtful, controlled experiment with universal preschool, or a competing union-backed measure that doesn’t even have support from local union leaders.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn talks about Bryon Maxwell, Greg Scruggs, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:46
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn also met the media after practice Wednesday. Here's what he had to say:

How the Pac-12 will be won and lost: The trap games

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:46
Last week at the Pac-12's football media kickoff in Los Angeles, Stanford coach David Shaw was asked what his team needs to do to get better. In answering, he touched upon a phenomenon that's going to apply to virtually every team in the conference in 2014.

Kitsap songwriting legend Bill Carter | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:59
Last year, the late Kitsap County-bred songsmith Ron Davies was celebrated in a sparkling, star-studded Nashville compilation, "Unsung Hero," featuring Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and others singing Davies' songs.