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A year later: What's up with school discipline case in Seattle?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:01
A year ago this month, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education publicly acknowledged it was investigating racial disparities in student discipline in Seattle’s public schools.

A year later: What's up with school discipline case in Seattle?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:01
A year ago this month, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education publicly acknowledged it was investigating racial disparities in student discipline in Seattle’s public schools.

Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober: Study

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:31
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:31
Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday.

Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Ohio artist who will create waterfront site is a familiar face in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:01
Ann Hamilton, an Ohio multimedia artist whose résumé is peppered with prestigious awards and whose “LEW wood floor” is in the Seattle Central Library, has been chosen by the city to create an installation for the revamped waterfront.

Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' confounds many

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:01
Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching -- metaphorically at least -- for a dictionary.

Q&A: How the health law penalty takes its bite

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:31
The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.

Reviewing Seattle's defensive line

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:46
While Seattle didn't get Jared Allen, there remain free agents out there for the Seahawks, or any other team, to sign, to bolster their defensive line.

PARTIAL LIST OF DEAD, MISSING

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:46
A list of people whose family members have said that they are missing or whose bodies have been found.

Windy snowstorm whips Northeast; whiteout on roads

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:46
An Atlantic storm created blizzard conditions in parts of the Northeast corridor on Wednesday while whipping Maine and Massachusetts with wind gusts that fanned a Boston brownstone fire that killed two firefighters. In West Virginia, two people were killed in a traffic pileup blamed on poor visibility caused by snow.

US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:46
A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.

Logging OK’d in 2004 may have exceeded approved boundary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:43
TIMES WATCHDOG: A forest clear-cut nine years ago appears to have strayed into a restricted area that could feed groundwater into the landslide zone that collapsed on Saturday and took at least 16 lives.