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Seattle teacher pepper-sprayed after MLK march files lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:59
A Garfield High School teacher who was pepper-sprayed by a Seattle police officer after giving a speech at the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in January has filed a federal lawsuit against the department.

Budget deal cuts tuition, closes tax breaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:29
The state budget agreement reached by lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inlsee over the weekend would cut tuition at colleges and universities and raise new revenue.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:14
Tuesday Pro baseball TV Radio 4 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets ESPN 6:05 p.m. PCL, Las Vegas at Tacoma 850 7:05 p.m. NWL, Boise at Everett 1380 7:10 p.m. Seattle at San Diego ROOT 710 WNBA basketball 5 p.m. New York at Chicago ESPN2 7 p.m. Tulsa at Seattle KING 5.2 Pro tennis 4 […]

Seahawks’ Jimmy Graham shows off ‘work suit’ for the first time

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:14
It’s quite likely Seahawks fans have been dealing with the Super Bowl loss by playing Jimmy Graham highlight videos on repeat since the team acquired the three-time Pro Bowl tight end in March. If that’s the case, this photo — tweeted by Graham on Monday — might make those daydreams a little bit more vivid, […]

M’s Mike Montgomery credits big-league success to different approach on, off mound

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:14
The current version of Montgomery is vastly different from the pitcher that had been near the top every Kansas City Royals prospects list from 2009 to 2011. It’s an oft-heard transition. Montgomery went from thrower to pitcher.

Lightning on Colorado mountain sends 3 hikers to hospital

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:12
GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Lightning struck near the top of a more than 14,000-foot mountain popular with hikers, sending three people to hospitals and killing a dog, Colorado authorities said. The victims were among about a dozen people who were just below the summit of Mount Bierstadt when lightning struck around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. A total […]

SpaceX rocket blast may delay NASA’s next contract award

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:08
NASA may delay awarding the next round of space-cargo delivery contracts pending an investigation into what caused a SpaceX rocket to explode after takeoff, the second failure in the U.S. program in less than a year.

Seattle mayor selects 3 sites for homeless encampments

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:06
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s administration has selected three preferred sites for new, city-regulated homeless encampments to potentially be established this year.

Four in custody after fleeing, then shooting at Snoqualmie police car

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
Four people were arrested early Monday following a chase in which shots were fired at a Snoqualmie police car.

Roundup: Bill on biology grad requirement stalls in Olympia; budget includes bump in teacher pay

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:58
Bill on biology graduation requirement stalls in Olympia: A bill that would have removed a biology exam from state graduation requirements has stalled in the state Legislature after being referred to a Senate committee that doesn’t meet during special sessions. Officials have estimated that roughly 2,000 students across the state failed the test and many of […]

Michael Bennett reiterates to NFL Network that he could hold out of training camp

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:55
Seattle defensive lineman Michael Bennett has not been shy about stating his unhappiness when his contract when given an opportunity, and he repeated to the NFL Network on Monday that he could hold out of training camp in an attempt to get a new deal from the Seahawks. Bennett is quoted as saying that a […]

Sounders sign midfielder Erik Friberg

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:34
The Sounders have signed Erik Friberg, a midfielder who made 26 MLS appearance for the club during the 2011 season, the club announced Monday afternoon in a release — though the deal is pending the arrival of his visa and International Transfer Certificate and per club and league policy, the exact terms were not disclosed. Friberg, […]

Sounders could use a player like Mercer Island’s Jordan Morris

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:14
Morris, the son of the Sounders’ medical director, is breaking his way into the U.S. national team's regular rotation.

Woman knocked unconscious by falling drone during Seattle’s Pride parade

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:56
A drone weighing about 2 pounds struck a woman during Seattle's Pride parade.

2 arrested in unrelated hate crimes on gay and transgender victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:49
Police are investigating three unrelated hate crimes targeting gay men and a transgender victim that occurred hours apart on Sunday, the same day hundreds of people attended the annual Pride parade in downtown Seattle.

Fred Hutch scientist gets $4.1 million for breast cancer research

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:38
A Fred Hutch scientist has received a $4.1 million award from the Department of Defense to study metastatic breast cancer. Cyrus Ghajar received an “Era of Hope” scholar award through the DOD’s Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). The BRCP is the second-largest funder of breast cancer research in the U.S. Ghajar directs the Laboratory for […]

Juno shares jump as Celgene pays $1 billion for stake

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:36
Celgene will pay Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics about $1 billion as part of a 10-year partnership to study cures for cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Seattle food allergy experts named to new national network

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:34
The Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center in Seattle has been named one of 22 “centers of excellence” in a new network of sites to conduct clinical trials, develop therapies and establish best practices for diagnosing and treating food allergies. The nonprofit group, Food Allergy Research & Education, known as FARE, announced the formation of the network […]

2 SPD officers under internal review over video comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:32
The Seattle police chief has asked for a preliminary review of comments made by two officers in a video posted by The New York Times.

AOL to take over Microsoft’s Web display ad business

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:21
Microsoft is getting out of Web display advertising, with AOL taking over the business as the software maker seeks to focus more on mobile and cloud-based computing.