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Boeing unveils order from Panama for 61 MAX 737s

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:46
Boeing announced a big order for its forthcoming 737 MAX jets from Panama’s Copa Airlines to coincide with the attendance of President Barack Obama at a political summit in Panama City.

At coffee convention, talk of rebranding the lowly robusta

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:22
As the market for high-quality java reaches new heights, the world’s most pedestrian coffee variety is itching for a makeover.

France re-creates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:03
Since most modern humans will never get to see the masterpieces in the Chauvet Cave, scientists, artists and the French government have created the next best thing: a near-exact replica of the cave about a mile away.

Bracing for onslaught of mushroom hunters in Wash. forests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:01
A boom is expected in morel-mushroom hunters, both commercial and recreational pickers, on the wildfire-scorched lands of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Amazon receives new approval for drone testing in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:16
The latest approval appears to catch up with the online retail giant’s designs.

Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:16
Competing proposals by the House and Senate would change how tax revenue from legalized marijuana is spent. The Senate would have the bulk go to education; the House would have it spent mostly on programs the voter-passed initiative had in mind.

Bruce Barcott’s book on legal weed: ‘This is far past high. This is stoned. And it is quite pleasurable’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:01
For his new book, “Weed the People,” Bruce Barcott took a clear-eyed look at the marijuana legalization issue and how it played out in Washington and Colorado, and in his own thinking.

UW regents consider letting public meet candidates for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 02:31
University of Washington regents gave the first look at what qualities are most important to them and what kind of search they’d like to conduct.

Like magic, housing glut vanishes around Harry Potter theme park

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:16
Foreclosed homes in Orlando, Fla., made up about 29 percent of sales in February and 34 percent in January, the two highest levels since 2011.

New CEO at struggling Kodak is mining film legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:16
Kodak is digging deep into a legacy of innovation in the photography business and to see if its remaining talent in optics and chemistry can be turned into new money in other industries.

GE pares off financial unit and returns to industrial roots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:01
General Electric will sell most of GE Capital as it turns its focus more to its industrial business and away from a big money generator that also made some investors nervous.

Rising soul singer Allen Stone: ‘My life has changed dramatically’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16
Seattle’s favorite blue-eyed soul singer is launching his Capitol Records debut, “Radius,” with an ambitious, weeklong stretch of concerts here, a series he calls ‘Evolution of an Artist.’

Eric Church a pro at playing arenas now

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16
Eric Church, who knocked viewers out on the Grammy awards show in February with “Give Me Back My Hometown,” performs at KeyArena Wednesday, April 15.

UMO Ensemble’s ‘Fail Better’ is nod to Samuel Beckett

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16
UMO Ensemble brings back its physical theater homage to Samuel Beckett in an encore run of “Fail Better” at ACT Theatre.

Smith Rock: Climber’s heaven also offers inspiring hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:01
Spring is right season to explore rugged landmark near Bend, Ore.

Rant & Rave: Thanks for the free sandwiches, Jack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:01
Readers rave about free sandwiches, rant about no help to jump car battery.

Seattle Symphony to present mighty ‘Leningrad,’ dramatic Schnittke

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:01
Guest conductor Andrey Boreyko will be at the podium for a weekend of concerts highlighting Shostakovich’s wartime ode and Alfred Schnittke’s Violin Concerto No. 4.

Artist Mary Ann Peters: sublime, swirling paintings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:01
The Seattle artist has produced some knockout paintings and a glorious installation in her latest show, “what stays the same is never so.”

‘Weed the People’: The highs and lows of legal marijuana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:01
In “Weed the People,” Bainbridge Island author Bruce Barcott delivers a thorough and entertaining survey of the burgeoning legalization of marijuana in the U.S. Barcott appears April 15 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

April 10 TV Picks: ‘Jump!’ on Lifetime

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:16
TV picks for Friday, April 10, 2015, include “Jump!” on Lifetime, “Grimm” on NBC and “Blue Bloods” on CBS.