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You’d think this guy was wearing a ‘hit me’ sign

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:23
Andrew McCutchen was hit by pitches a career-high 10 times in 2014. He’s already gotten plunked eight times this year.

Recipe: Green pea guacamole

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:13
Try the “radical” recipe that had guac-lovers everywhere up in arms.

Small businesses hail ruling that protects association health plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:56
The ruling came in a case in which the Office of the Insurance Commissioner had rejected plans of three trusts over price issues. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he will not appeal the ruling.

Seattle fire crews scramble to apartment fire in Queen Anne

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:44
Seattle firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze in an apartment house at 160 Lee St. in the Queen Anne neighborhood. The fire, reported at 5 p.m., started in one unit and moved to the attic, fire spokeswoman Sue Stangl said. Other units remain structurally sound but may have sustained smoke and water damage. No injuries were […]

Bank robber back at it right after prison release, charges say

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:27
Fresh from prison, convicted bank robber Logan Dancer has managed to elude capture for three weeks. He’s accused of tying up and robbing employees at a Redmond computer store, then four days later, robbing the same Seattle bank he robbed twice before.

High temperatures, sunny skies could aggravate algal bloom in lakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:23
The unusually warm temperatures could be perfect conditions for toxic algae to grow in area lakes.

Land conservation is good for business

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:23
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which protects our country’s public lands that create economic opportunities for small businesses, is set to expire in fewer than 100 days unless lawmakers act quickly to reauthorize it [“Congress must lead on recreation, conservation,” Opinion, June 21]. Small-business owners understand the connection between the preservation of […]

Climate change: Plans that even conservatives can support

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:23
Todd Myers’ guest column “Climate policy mired in symbolism” [Opinion, June 27], offers a reasonable critique of recent climate action in our state. However, Myers does little to suggest what measures would be effective for the state to implement to meaningfully address climate change. I’m surprised that he (representing the well-to-the-right Washington Policy Center) doesn’t […]

Explaining opposition the Affordable Care Act

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:21
Many Republicans and other Americans have always been against the Affordable Care Act [“Wash. Republican congressional delegation, stop Obamacare opposition,” Opinion, June 29]. This is not because they’re mean-spirited ogres who don’t want poor people to have health care but because the law is poorly written, does little to control costs, and because of the […]

Highway 99 tunnel: No oversight needed because project has been out in the open

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:18
I was disappointed with the editorial “Highway 99 tunnel project needs more oversight, not less” [Opinion, June 29]. Arguably, the tunnel project needs less and not more oversight. Oversight has helped to heighten the distrust, bitterness and rancor between each of the project partners and between both parties and the public-at-large, which continues to misunderstand […]

economic storm clouds off in distance from seattle boom

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:15
At mid-2015, Seattle’s boom chugs along with the attendant discontents, and the region’s key headquarters companies are doing well.

Storm might rest veteran Sue Bird more frequently

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:12
The 14-year veteran returned to the Storm’s lineup for Tuesday’s home win against Tulsa. Bird did not play Sunday in Tulsa to rest her body and could miss a game during the team’s three-game trip that begins Friday at Minnesota (7-2).

Higher wages and paid sick days matter for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:01
Unions won’t stay silent — inequality needs to be faced and defeated.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:57
Friday Pro baseball TV Radio 11:10 a.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs ESPN2 3 p.m. San Francisco at Washington ESPN 6:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland ROOT 710 7 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers ESPN 7:05 p.m. PCL, Las Vegas at Tacoma 850 7:15 p.m. NWL, Everett at Tri-City 1380 MLS soccer 8 p.m. D.C. United […]

Sounders hope to start anew in July after rough June

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:26
It is fair to wonder whether early July is going to be any more productive for Seattle than June, which brought five losses from six matches in all competitions.

Game thread: Mariners at Athletics — July 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:25
The Mariners look to build on a two-game sweep of the Padres as they begin a four-game stint against the Athletics on Thursday in Oakland.

Taking a lead on transgender rights: You go, Girl Scouts

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:20
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington are teaching communities an important lesson on tolerance and inclusion.

Measles carries risk of rare, always-fatal complication

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:17
Dr. James Cherry, primary editor of the Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, said the deadly complication SSPE illustrates the need for measles-vaccination rates to remain as high as possible.

Obama’s hot streak, American greatness worth celebrating this Fourth of July

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:15
Wow! Is President Obama on a roll or what! Even without knowing the latest news, you can tell something is up by the glowering super-conservatives and the grinning ultra-liberals. The rest of us are just watching in amazement at what seems like a kaleidoscope of change. And, now, relations with Cuba! OK, no more exclamation […]