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Guest: Ask candidates about reforms to mental-health care and Joel’s Law

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31
How to evaluate whether legislative candidates would vote for laws that would help mentally ill people get the care they need when they need it, according guest columnists Doug and Nancy Reuter.

Guest: Ask candidates about reforms to mental-health care and Joel’s Law

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:31
How to evaluate whether legislative candidates would vote for laws that would help mentally ill people get the care they need when they need it, according guest columnists Doug and Nancy Reuter.

BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Apple: Try bending our phone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:29
BlackBerry, introducing its new Passport device for business customers Wednesday, saw an opening emerge from user complaints that the newest iPhones get bent and warped in people’s pockets. “I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

Appeals court upholds Ohio ruling on early voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:28
A federal appeals court has upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the swing state's voting schedule this fall.

FBI data show big increase in mass shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:27
The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.

U.S. issues new rules for university germ research

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:26
The Obama administration Wednesday issued new guidelines intended to strengthen the oversight of federally funded biology research that could inadvertently produce bioweapons.

How Percy Harvin makes Seahawks’ offense go without ever touching the ball

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:25
The threat of unleashing Seahawk Percy Harvin’s speed freezes defenders and opens up space for Marshawn Lynch inside runs. That’s why he can’t be evaluated on his own statistics.

FC Dallas scores late to hand Sounders FC 3-1 loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:24
Seattle drops its second in a row and is tied with Los Angeles atop the Western Conference.

Japan fails to find cause of battery meltdown on ANA’s Boeing 787

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:36
The Japan Transport Safety Board’s probe focused on a lithium-ion battery that overheated aboard an ANA Holdings flight last year.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:33

Amber Alert issued for missing Skagit County 2-year-old

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:32
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old boy who was taken from his Skagit Valley home by his father, who had threatened to harm both the boy and his mother.

Mariners, Blue Jays to start relief pitchers in series finale

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:32
For Seattle, versatile reliever Tom Wilhelmsen is making the start on Thursday in place of Chris Young.

Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, pre-match notes and lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
Here are some notable game notes ahead of Wednesday night's Sounders at FC Dallas match in Frisco, Texas:.

Ex-coach at The Bush School indicted on child-porn charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
A federal grand jury in Seattle has indicted the former cross-country ski coach at The Bush School on three child pornography-related charges and a single count of transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity after he allegedly hid a video camera in the room of a f

Senate Republicans try to blame Democrats for tuition hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:31
State Senate Republicans are taking pains this week to try to finger Democrats as the bad guys when it comes to cutting higher education funding and allowing steep college tuition hikes.

Bonney Lake man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
A 45-year-old Bonney Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in U.S. District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography, including a nearly six-minute video that shows the sexual abuse of an infant girl who was hung upside-down, beaten and tortu

FACT CHECK: Obama's UN speech spins statistics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky.

Mars mission opens India for space business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:31
India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth.

Seattle judge dismisses 100 pot-use tickets; refunds coming

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:39
Many of the $27 tickets for public use of marijuana were written by one Seattle police officer described as having a political agenda.

Labor activists look for wage-hike support from red states

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:32
Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota — four solid-red states whose voters often oppose the president’s agenda — might be next to raise the wage floor of America’s lowest-paid hourly workers.