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China punishes 200 for spreading ‘rumors’ about stocks, explosion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:36
The so-called rumors were related to China’s continuing stock-market uncertainty, the recent industrial explosions in Tianjin and the military parade scheduled for Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

Oregon starts surprise visits to home-based child-care providers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:34
Oregon officials are making unannounced visits to licensed child-care providers.

State. Sen. Pam Roach to run for Pierce County Council

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:32
State Sen. Pam Roach, whose time in the Legislature has included periodic conflicts with colleagues and staff, is planning to run for a seat on the Pierce County Council in 2016. She might still want to keep her Senate job, too.

Oregon guardsman in attack on train gets hero’s welcome home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:31
Oregon National Guardsman who helped thwart terrorist attack gets hero’s welcome home.

‘Bug’ as big as Tom Cruise ruled the seas 460 million years ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:11
Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, according to a new study.

Washington team names Kirk Cousins its starting QB

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:06
Washington has made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. “It’s Kirk’s team,” coach Jay Gruden said.

Gay man seeks pardon over 1995 public-indecency sting

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:26
A Renton man is asking a state board to pardon his misdemeanor conviction from 1995, saying the arresting officer lured him into exposing himself in a Lynnwood park.

‘It’s a different world’ for police after targeted slayings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:00
Although dozens of police officers are slain on duty in any given year, active and retired police officers across the country said the killing of a Texas officer and recent targeted slayings feel different.

WesCo 3A football breakdown: Marysville Getchell

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:58
This year’s senior group, led by running back Collin Montez, is the second class to go through all four years at the school.

Seattle schools’ general counsel Ron English to retire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:48
English, who has been in the position since 2011, was placed on administrative leave in February.

Local stars face the music at ‘Musician: A Portrait Project’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:46
A cavalcade of Seattle music stars at the opening of a photography show; the 5th Avenue Theatre honors Herman Sarkowsky; and swimming for other people’s lives on Lake Washington.

Artist Noah Davis dies at 32

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:45
The Seattle born painter and Los Angeles transplant had become a significant art world presence during his short career. His work appeared in institutional collections, and the Underground Museum had recently established a unique curatorial partnership with MOCA.

UW’s Pete Kwiatkowski has a history on Boise State’s iconic blue turf

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:34
The Huskies' defensive coordinator played in Boise's first game on the blue turf, a 74-0 victory over Division II Humboldt State in 1986.

Tokyo’s famed Hotel Okura to make way for new towers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:29
The Okura’s management says reconstruction is needed to keep the hotel one of Japan’s best and retain its status as a mainstay for diplomacy and business dealing since it opened in 1962.

Florida site in final countdown to land Bezos rocket manufacturing plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:15
Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, is set to announce in September a new rocket manufacturing and launch facility in Florida.

Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:14
A man who Bellevue police said who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico.

Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:04
A man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma.

WesCo 3A football breakdown: Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:56
Doug Trainor takes over as the Seagulls new head coach this season, and brings with him a relatively new staff.

WNBA talk: Mystics’ Ruffin-Pratt likes to bother opponents ‘at all times’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:33
Washington Mystics’ guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt says ‘I’ve always wanted to guard the best players on the other team. It’s what I love to do.’