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Friday Memo: Upholding the law? ... Freeway closures ... Hot Hawks ... Clutch M's win

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:17
Role reversal: This former officer seems to have forgotten tho part about upholding the law. The former police chief of Montesano is accused of selling meth and heroin. He's also facing charges for stealing $1,500 from the liquor store.

I-594: Gun background checks won't deter criminals

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:06
Supporters of Initiative 594 claim a study shows a supposed benefit of gun background checks. The premise is that I-594 “could have prevented those deaths because some of the guns used had been stolen…” They assert it “could prevent some questionable transactions and make it

Sticker relief: First thoughts of a new public college parent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:01
“Here’s the bill for Western,” I told my husband this summer, waving a piece of paper in the air. “Tuition and fees are going to be $8,965.”

Take our poll: Which fall TV shows are you excited about?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:01
From listings coordinator and TV Picks guy Doug Knoop:

Take a tour with 'da mayor' of Seattle Dick Falkenbury

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:47
Few new arrivals to Seattle will get a more gilt-edged presentation of the city than the personalized tour I received Wednesday from former 20-year cab driver and 2003 city council candidate Dick Falkenbury.

Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:41
The British pound jumped and world stocks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar.

Does Seattle feel richer this year than last?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:41
If you live in Seattle, chances are your income went up last year. The city’s median household income climbed to $67,479 – a 1.7 percent increase compared with $66,345 in 2012 and 16 percent higher compared with $57,849 in 2007, according to the U.S. Census.

Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:27
Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.

Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:22
A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

McCleary decision: Blame Tim Eyman for our funding woes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:04
Legislators, both Republican and Democrat, have struggled to balance the needs of the state with the available resources. And now they are held in contempt by the court because there are not enough resources ["Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education funding," Politics Northwest, Sep

Daily Rant&Rave: Wallet returned with compliment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:01
RAVE To the gallant man who found my wallet with cash and credit cards at Safeway, drove to my house to give it to me and told me I don’t look nearly as old as the age on my license!

3 arty things to do this weekend: bikes, bar and baritones

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:01
Hey! You! Yeah, we're talking to you, the one sitting around wondering, "What is there to do this weekend?" Here, we offer three things to do that will get you off that couch/barstool/toadstool and have you enjoying the arts.

Daily Rant&Rave: Red-light runner, you nearly killed a cyclist

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:00
RAVE To the gallant man who found my wallet with cash and credit cards at Safeway, drove to my house to give it to me and told me I don’t look nearly as old as the age on my license!

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:59
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Sam Smith - just a pretty voice? | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:32
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:31
Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

1st US anti-Ebola military aid arrives in Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:31
The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says the first shipment of increased American military aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic has landed in the West African country.

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:31
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:31
Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.