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California considers health coverage for immigrant kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:46
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to immigrants without documentation. Senators approved a bill that would allow between 195,000 and […]

Ban on billing rape victims for exams passed by Legislature

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:43
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The commonplace practice of billing rape victims in Louisiana for medical exams should come to an end after state lawmakers Tuesday signed off on proposed law changes that the federal government has required for a decade. “Ten years ago they identified that there was this particular problem,” said Rep. Helena […]

Adrian Peterson practices with Minnesota Vikings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:36
After making a surprise return to practice for the first time since September, running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings said he has “learned a lot from my mistake” that resulted in child-abuse charges against him in Texas.

Colorado valedictorian comes out during graduation speech

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:18
DENVER (AP) — A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale. In the Boulder County city of Longmont, however, a top student was banned last week from making a similar affirmation at his graduation and instead delivered it […]

Insurgents claim Assad aiding Islamic State group

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:13
Syrian opposition leaders accused the Syrian government of essentially collaborating with the Islamic State group.

Joey Gallo homers, sets franchise mark with four RBI in Texas debut

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:02
The Rangers’ top prospect comes a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in monster debut.

Jimmy Graham on the Seahawks: “Everything’s been amazing so far”

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:01
Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham met the media after Tuesday’s OTA, the first time he’s talked in person to Seattle reporters at-large since his trade from New Orleans. Graham talked about his transition, his budding chemistry with quarterback Russell Wilson, and more. Here’s what he said. How he feels he’s fitting in: “Everything’s been amazing […]

How a more moderate GOP dominated the legislative session

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:52
You don’t see Republicans running the table very often around here. But that’s what’s happening in this year’s legislative session.

Michigan beats Florida to set up title showdown in NCAA softball

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:52
Haylie Wagner pitched seven shutout innings to help Michigan beat defending champion Florida 1-0 and force a deciding Game 3 in the Women’s College World Series softball final in Oklahoma City. The winner-take-all game will be played Wednesday.

Jesus Montero hits slam as Rainiers rout New Orleans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:51
First baseman goes 4 for 5 with six RBI and three teammates add home runs in runaway victory.

Franklin High students hammer home gift for homeless

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:51
Students at Franklin High Schoom plus a few Nova High students, helped build a small shelter that will be home for someone at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment in Seattle.

Stan Wawrinka beats Roger Federer in all-Swiss matchup at French Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:47
In a French Open quarterfinal matchup of Swiss Davis Cup teammates, Stan Wawrinka beat Roger Federer in straight sets.

A family outing out on the lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:46
Baby goslings venture out on Lake Union.

U.S. melanoma rate double what it was 30 years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:29
CDC researchers tallied a total of 65,647 new cases of melanoma in 2011, which worked out to 19.7 new cases per 100,000 Americans.

Seattle schools on right track to win back special-ed dollars

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:29
After years of problems, Seattle Public Schools is on track to fix most special-education issues the state has identified. The School Board will vote Wednesday on whether to approve a new oversight agreement that could open the door to $3 million in withheld federal money.

Fans and media members react after Lloyd McCledon, Mike Zunino get ejected

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:18
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Tampa Bay hosts Chicago in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:07
The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning is the only obstacle left. The teams meet in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.

Richard Sherman tosses first pitch to Nelson Cruz before Mariners-Yankees game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:05
What happens when a ‘Legion of Boom’ member meets ‘The Boomstick’? A Seattle sports explosion. Seahawks’ star cornerback Richard Sherman traded his shoulder pads for a baseball jersey and put his baseball skills to the test, tossing the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday before the Mariners-Yankees game at Safeco Field. Pleasure to finally meet @RSherman_25 […]

Accused of murder at age 13, charged again 9 years later

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:04
Twice found incompetent to stand trial as a juvenile, Quentin Frazier, now 22, was charged with first-degree murder for a third time this week for the March 2006 stabbing of his grandmother in their Skyway home.

Building a budget also means finding the votes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:56
Building a budget is an exercise in math — and not just over spending and taxing levels. To reach a budget agreement, lawmakers are also counting votes.