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Vaccination-exemption data missing for 300 state schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:58
Amid rising concern about vaccination status, more than 300 schools in Washington state failed to report exemption rates in 2013-2014, state data show.

APNewsBreak: Outgoing Gov. John Kitzhaber commutes sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:53
As one of his final acts in office, Oregon's outgoing governor, John Kitzhaber, commuted the prison sentence of a young inmate convicted of attempted murder.

Editorial: Gender should not be a factor in high school graduation ceremonies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:46
Two Seattle high schools are abandoning the tradition of separating students by gender at their graduations. It’s about time.

Japanese firm buys Idaho maker of Kodiak airplane

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:34
Setouchi Holdings has acquired Sandpoint, Idaho-based Quest Aircraft, which builds the Kodiak single-engine turboprop airplane.

Toyota tests electric minicars that make urban driving fun

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:09
Toyota company executives brought two electric-concept scooters to Silicon Valley and watched as 60 potential consumers drove the iRoad and COMS on a slalom course marked by orange traffic cones.

AP boys basketball poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:05
Mark MSEATTLE (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2015, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Best Buy opening office in shadow of Amazon complex

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:04
Best Buy already has one of the most trafficked e-commerce sites, accounting for $1.49 billion in online sales this past holiday season.

Where to find early blooms, gushing falls in this warm February

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:01
The Pacific Northwest’s balmy winter means melting snow and early flowers.

Picnics and cheap eats add affordable pleasures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:46
Why pay for view restaurants when you can get food to go and find your own scenic perches across Europe?

Wisconsin to skip debt payments to make up for governor’s tax cuts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:03
The terms of the debt sale allow Wisconsin to defer the payment in any given year, a procedure known as a restructuring, without defaulting.

Fed officials in no hurry to raise rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:03
Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows -- and how best to convey their intentions to investors.

A judge has ruled that a florist in

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:03
A judge has ruled that a florist in Washington state who refused to provide flowers to a gay couple for their wedding violated state consumer protection and anti-discrimination law.

Better policing needed in the wake of Pasco shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:02
Pasco has gone viral because of a police shooting — that’s not how I want my hometown to be known. All the media attention could serve as a call for better policing.

2 drive-by shootings reported Tuesday night in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:01
Drive-by shootings were reported in Seattle’s Central District and Beacon Hill neighborhoods Tuesday night, police said.

Northern lights over Juneau

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:01
Seattle Times reader Laveda Loose’s photo of the aurora borealis painting the Alaskan sky.

Editorial: It’s time to improve Washington’s presidential primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:09
Make Washington state’s presidential primary mean something in 2016.

NFC West Watch --- San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:05
The general managers of each of Seattle's NFC West rivals are meeting the media here today at the NFL Combine.

Marvelous Mexican at Casco Antiguo

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:04
Stylish new Pioneer Square Mexican kitchen and bar brings hip, modern vibe to a stretch of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.

Tail-wagging beagle wins best in show at Westminster

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 06:50
A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus.