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‘Jam on the Vine’: exposing Midwestern racism | Book review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 22:16
LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s powerful debut novel, “Jam on the Vine,” tells the story of a spirited African-American girl determined to fight injustice through her reporting and editorials for Midwestern newspapers.

West Coast ports moving cargo again, making up for lost time

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:19
The number of ships sitting in Puget Sound has been cut to eight from 15 a week after labor negotiators reached a tentative dockworkers agreement.

Bedside tracker works — but won’t improve your sleep

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:18
Sleep trackers can tell us about the quality and quantity of our sleep, a product reviewer finds, but the devices can’t do much, if anything, about the sleep problems we may have.

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:05
For big food companies, opening a small, hip outlet is a way to gauge changing tastes and cozy up to new customers, particularly those in their 20s and 30s.

Taijuan Walker eager to prove he belongs in Mariners’ starting rotation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:43
If he thrives on competition and pressure, Taijuan Walker has come to the right place. Yes, the Mariners were prepared to entrust the game to keep them alive in the postseason to Walker. But that doesn’t mean he has locked up a spot in their rotation for 2015.

N.J. pollution settlement lets Exxon off easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:28
The lawsuits, filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2004, had been litigated by the administrations of four governors, finally advancing to trial. But New Jersey settled for $250 million despite suing for $8.9 billion.

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:21
Seth Shostak, who studies the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at the Center for SETI Research, recalled that Leonard Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a hand.

Salmon forecasts continue to be encouraging

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:18
The preliminary Columbia River fall chinook forecast of 900,200 was announced, and despite not being as large as last year’s forecast of more than 1.6 million and an actual return of 1.1 million, it could potentially be the third largest on record since at least 1938 and larger than the last f

Do a dance to the snow god, bring back winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:16
A prayer for winter.

Man charged with abducting girl, 12, from her Kent school

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:16
A 34-year-old Seattle man accused of luring and abducting a 12-year-old girl from her Kent school in January was charged Friday with second-degree kidnapping.

Will woonerf ever be enough in South Lake Union?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:16
The Seattle Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey City Council, going Dutch, paves the way for a parklike street.

A look inside Merlino Foods, supplier to Seattle’s best restaurants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:16
The Sodo food distributor has been serving it up family-style for 115 years.

Missouri gunman kills 7, then himself after mother’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:09
Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the killings at four homes in the rural community of Tyrone, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

As Isiah Brown goes, so does Lakeside

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:58
If there is one player capable of leading Lakeside to a win and a berth in the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome next week, it’s Brown. The 6 foot 3 junior guard is a prolific scorer and a terrific team leader who has the experience of playing in a state title game.

Andy Van Slyke’s strenuous spring regimen prepares Mariners outfielders for season

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:56
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon calls his former Pittsburgh Pirates teammate “one of the best outfield coaches in baseball,” and utilityman Willie Bloomquist says Van Slyke’s talent is in the details, in turning minor mechanical tweaks into game-changing improvements.

Rise of digital music prompts change in release of albums

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:54
The music industry’s global trade group has decided on Fridays as the official release day for new albums, everywhere.

Debate rages over dress photographed in rare light

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:51
The mother of the bride wore white and gold. Or was it blue and black? One photograph of the dress posted online led to broad disagreement — and an Internet sensation.

UW men’s basketball will again be without Shawn Kemp Jr.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:46
For the second straight outing, the Huskies will be without forward Shawn Kemp Jr., who suffered a concussion last Sunday and isn’t expected to play in Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game at USC.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:45