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Mayor’s Arts Awards honor MOHAI, TeenTix, others

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
At the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, MOHAI, TeenTix, the Snoqualmie tribe, Pacific MusicWorks founder Stephen Stubbs and others are honored.

13 things not to miss at Bumbershoot Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Bumbershoot 2014 is upon us! The annual mash-up of arts, comedy and music starts today at Seattle Center. We've put together a list of must-see acts for Day 1 enjoyment.

In Napa quake, wine barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Keep the exhibit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:31
Experiencing the real thing is what draws visitors in and fosters lasting connections [“Watoto’s death a wake-up call for city, Woodland Park Zoo,” Opinion, Aug. 25]. On a recent trip to the Woodland Park Zoo I learned about conservation programs the zoo supports — programs I

Sinclair Island: Not just an oddball refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:01
I’d like to dispel the mistaken notion depicted in this article that Sinclair Island is a refuge for eccentric people who run around on bumpy dirt roads and perform endless maintenance tasks [“The ‘other’ San Juan islanders go their own way,” Pacific NW Magazine, Aug. 2

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:53
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

Child immigrant regrets ever getting on ‘The Beast’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:51
Denis Contreras of Honduras was 12 and alone when he rode the freight train known as “The Beast” through Mexico to see his mother in the U.S. After he was deported to Honduras recently, the U.S. reporter who met him on that ride in 2000 found him again, to catch up.

‘The Roommates:’ true tales of 21st-century cohabitation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
“The Roommates,” Stephanie Wu’s collection of true stories about young people thrown together as housemates, is by turns hilarious and bizarre and reflects how the 21st-century household is changing “impossibly quickly.”

Rural TV chief takes 2-by-4 to cable mergers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
The chairman of a media group whose TV stations focus on such rural attractions as polka parties and tractor pulls is on the rampage, campaigning to stop the multibillion-dollar purchase by Comcast of Times Warner Cable. The resulting giant would kill his stations, he argues across the Heartland.

Vast majority of Californians shun quake insurance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
Despite California’s ever-present risk of major earthquakes, the number of homeowners in the state with insurance coverage for quake damage has dipped significantly over the last several decades, from 33 percent in 1996 to just 10 percent today.

Shadow of Ukraine hangs over former Soviet state of Latvia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
Soviet rule brought many Russians to Latvia, where even decades after independence, people who speak Russian and not Latvian make up about one-third of the population. They are not citizens and cannot vote, which is a point of friction in this country of 2 million people.

Nicaragua’s latest revolution: a switch to green energy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
Nicaragua is drawing a parade of distinguished admirers coming to examine how the nation is radically changing its energy footprint with an aggressive goal of becoming a green-energy powerhouse.

Daily Rant&Rave: Clean up Golden Gardens

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
RAVE For Bruce, the gentleman bicyclist who helped when my friend had a flat tire that we were embarrassingly unprepared to repair. He gave her a tube, changed the tire and patiently explaining how to do it for future reference. Thanks, Bruce! We’ll never bike unprepared again.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 10: 3 best guests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
Can "real" people be guest stars on an animated TV show? Sure! "Scooby-Doo" did it (Phyllis Diller and Don Knotts, for example) and "The Simpsons" does it really, really well. Some celebs got to appear solely as voices, while others were on screen as themselves. (How is your animated self different

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight.

Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.

EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.