Seattle Times Headlines

Board votes to fire Texas teacher accused of hitting student

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:33

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas school board has voted to fire a high school teacher who was arrested on an assault charge after a video surfaced that the district says shows her repeatedly striking a student in her class. KFDM-TV ( reports the Beaumont school district board voted Tuesday to accept its superintendent’s […]

Microsoft earnings to reflect changing strategy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:26

With the stock climbing over the past year, investors are looking at the third-quarter report for an update on Microsoft’s continuing transition to cloud services and the impact that persistently sluggish PC sales have had on the company.

Looks like NBA playing the Conn game in playoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:25

Average winning margin for eight Game1s was 20.5 points, similar to blowouts by the unbeaten UConn women.

State and tribal fishery managers at an impasse on Puget Sound salmon fishing season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:22

For the second time in less than a week, state Fish and Wildlife and tribal fishery managers failed to come to an agreement on further discussing Puget Sound sport, non-tribal and tribal salmon fisheries for the 2016-17 seasons. Both parties met at the Little Creek Casino in Squaxin on Tuesday, but talks came to an […]

Authorities continue to investigate officer-involved shooting in Lake Stevens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:14

A 22-year-old man remains in critical condition after the shooting on April 12.

2016 election: Some want to hijack the party system

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:11

In the recent article “Closed primary a Sanders headache” [Page One, April 18] several comments from Bernie Sanders supporters in New York clearly illustrate why all primaries of either party should be just for the people registered for a party. One person, who declared as a Democrat just to be able to vote, said that […]

Mayor’s Office needs to clear the air over ethics lapse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:05

An ethics lapse further fouls the air surrounding Seattle’s purchase of Pronto

Review: Feminism freezes over in ‘Hunstman’ sequel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:04

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game too. But, it’s more than a little odd that the filmmakers here decided to follow up their feminist […]

Get engaged in Sound Transit 3 hearings: What are your biggest concerns?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:03

Do you plan to attend any of the upcoming public meetings on Sound Transit 3?

Robber baron recessions

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

When Verizon workers went on strike last week, they were mainly protesting efforts to outsource work to low-wage, non-union contractors. But they were also angry about the company’s unwillingness to invest in its own business. In particular, Verizon has shown a remarkable lack of interest in expanding its Fios high-speed Internet network, despite strong demand. […]

Changes coming to U District should be embraced, not feared

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:01

More change is to come, and it should be quite different from what we’ve seen in South Lake Union precisely because of the collaborative, community-centered work done over the past four years.

Paul Krugman’s words about Bernie Sanders are contrary to past writing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:54

I used to look forward to reading Paul Krugman’s columns in The Seattle Times. Not so much any more. Recently, his articles have become more and more stridently anti-Bernie Sanders and pro-Hillary Clinton, including comments that I feel are beneath him. For example, this week’s column included a snide remark about Sanders not being a […]

Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial is underway in a mother’s lawsuit against Hawaii’s public school system alleging her daughter was raped by a classmate. Her attorney Michael Green told a jury in an opening statement Tuesday that the case is about a failure of accountability. He says officials at Oahu’s Waianae (WHY’-uh-nye) High School were […]

Proposed link to Palestinians stirs rancor in college town

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:22

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the city is considering hiring a mediator. The Boulder City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal sister-city relationship […]

Weather brings local growers a bumper crop of asparagus

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:12

Soaring temperatures are kicking off a surge of early asparagus harvests, which could mean the biggest crop in six years for growers in the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley.

Charges: Girl posed with victim’s gun after Seattle slaying

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:09

A 16-year-old Seattle girl has been charged with first-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man while seated in his car in February. Police say she posted photos of herself posing with the weapon on Facebook.

On patrol: Pats Amendola, Edelman team up for ‘Cops’ spoof

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:04

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola make up one of the NFL’s top receiving tandems. So it makes sense that they’d try their hand at making a buddy cop movie. Lt. Dan “Dale” Amendola and Sgt. Julian “Skip” Edelman debuted Tuesday in the two-minute short “PATS: Cleaning the Streets” on Edelman’s YouTube […]

NY Dems energized by nomination contest, not so much GOP

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — As New York voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say they have been energized by the primary battles within their parties. A majority of GOP voters say the candidate with the most votes going into the convention should be the party’s presidential nominee. And many […]

Mariners manager Scott Servais on the hot start of Mike Zunino: ‘It needs to be a process for him.’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:45

Mariners manager Scott Servais discussed the hot start of Mike Zunino, who has hit six homers in his last five games and is batting over .400 for Class AAA Tacoma.

Curry undergoes MRI exam on injured right ankle, no concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:33

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry’s troublesome right ankle has no serious structural damage. The reigning NBA MVP underwent an MRI exam on his injured right ankle Tuesday in the Bay Area, and the Golden State Warriors said nothing of concern came up on the test. Curry remained questionable for Game 3 of his team’s […]