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Sex, drugs, rock? In this book, all in the name of science

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:01
You’ll be the life of any party after reading Zoe Cormier’s informative, entertaining “Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism, the Hedonism of Science,” full of facts about pleasure.

Sunday TV picks: Year 50 of Academy of Country Music Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:16
“Once Upon a Time,” on ABC, and “Mad Men,” on AMC, lead the television menu for the week of April 19.

In ‘Children’s Crusade,’ parenting becomes a blur

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:01
Family dynamics are skillfully rendered in Ann Packer’s latest, about a mother of four and the kind of parents those children grow up to be.

Former judge accused of slapping special-needs student on Highline bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:16
A school bus driver — who is also a Des Moines City Council member and a former Superior Court judge — is facing an assault charge and likely termination after allegedly slapping a 6-year-old autistic boy across the face. The March 10 incident was captured on video.

Marysville toddler dies after being hit by vehicle in driveway

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 06:01
Police say a 2-year-old girl was killed after she ran out of her Marysville house, and was struck as her father was backing out of the driveway.

Rafting Oregon rivers to be hit-and-miss after low-snow winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 05:01
Rain-fed reservoirs will keep most popular rivers boatable, but others running dry.

Woman killed in Bainbridge Island house fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:46
An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Saturday on Bainbridge Island. Her husband escaped the fire.

Lawsuit seeks recognition of another Dalí creation: daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:24
Pilar Abel, a tarot-card reader, wants a court to recognize her as Salvador Dalí’s daughter — and perhaps grant her a share of the hundreds of millions of euros worth of paintings he bequeathed to Spain.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:16
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending April 18.

‘Garden of Lies’: love and murder in Victorian London

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:16
In Seattle author Amanda Quick’s latest novel, the head of a Victorian London secretarial agency works for a wealthy family to investigate an employee’s death. Quick, pen name for author Jayne Ann Krentz, appears April 21 at Page 2 Books in Burien.

Move to ban smoking in Seattle parks criticized as effort to roust the poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:31
Opponents of a proposed smoking ban in Seattle parks this week warned that officials could use it to roust the poor out of downtown parks.

On tour of UW station, Inslee backs $15 billion tax plan for more light rail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:31
Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.

As indicted Auditor Kelley plans leave, will he get paid?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:16
If the announcement by indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley that he’ll take a leave of absence doesn’t represent a state constitutional crisis, it at least represents a conundrum.

Rant & Rave: Clean up, Chick-fil-A fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:01
Readers rave about Daffodil Parade, rant about Chick-fil-A litterers.

Got ‘enough’ security software? Smart behavior still matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 06:00
Computers are inherently insecure, writes Patrick Marshall, and even with strong security software, smart user behavior is generally the most important protection from hackers. He also advises a reader who has run into an email-distribution problem.

Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:54
Credit unions have been expanding their presence in housing — more than quadrupling their share of total mortgage-market volume in the past nine years.