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Second installment of Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend, has been canceled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:02
The second weekend of the Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the July Fourth weekend, has been cancelled. The festival will keep its traditional Memorial Day weekend plans.

Tribal, archaeological sites receive protection in new bill

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 09:01
The bill, now waiting for the governor’s signature, is written to protect Native American sites from “people who might go digging around.”

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Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:53
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Your burnable CDs, DVDs might last just 4 or 5 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:31
Commercial discs and archival CDs and DVDs are made to last, and favorable storage conditions could extend the shorter life spans of those you burn yourself, writes Patrick Marshall. He also helps a reader looking to buy a new computer.

Maria Cantwell introduces bill to refurbish aged Polar Sea icebreaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:31
WASHINGTON -- More than a year after she rescued it from the scrap heap, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is trying to get the Polar Sea icebreaker refurbished and returned to service.

A mildly educated guess on the 25-man roster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:30
Note: Sorry about the typos and trailed off sentences ... I wrote a rough draft last night at about 2 a.m.  and somehow posted that instead of the finished draft, which I managed to lose. And my day started off so well with Duke losing. 

Guest: Why students need the new Common Core education standards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:17
Though the term has unnecessarily become a lightning rod, Common Core standards are a way to set a consistent high bar for students, writes Katie Brown, the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

Sounders' road game Saturday postponed to Sunday due to snow in Montreal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:09
The Montreal Impact has announced that Saturday's game against Sounders FC has been postponed to 1 p.m. Sunday due to heavy snow expected in the area. The new start time is also weather permitting.

Pope warns mobsters they risk going to hell

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 08:07
Pope Francis has a warning for Italy's mobsters: They will go to hell if they don't repent and renounce their "blood-stained money and blood-stained power."

Live-in caregiver charged in assault of 91-year-old Bothell man

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:27
A Bothell woman has been charged with first-degree assault after police said she assaulted a 91-year-old man with two lamps and a cane in the home they share.

Report of strong odor forces Franklin High School evacuation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:24
Update at 4:17 p.m.:| Office staff smelled something strong and called the Seattle Fire Dept at 3:11 p.m., according to district spokeswoman Teresa Wippel.

Catholic church concludes defense in Yakima suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:20
The Catholic Diocese of Yakima concluded its defense Thursday in a $3 million sex abuse lawsuit filed by a Zillah man.

Maine man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:16
Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Ukraine crisis prompts security rethink in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:01
After the Cold War, Sweden refocused its national security strategy to give more weight to deployments in faraway conflict zones and even non-military challenges like climate change. Critics who dwelled on a Russian threat were dismissed as dinosaurs.

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:29
Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.

'Mad Men' Season 7 coming right up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:27
The final season of "Mad Men" -- actually, the first half of the final season of "Mad Men," which will actually conclude in 2015 and don't get me started about THAT --  gets under way in just a few weeks: April 13, to be exact, which means that Mad Men Mondays will return to this blog on the 14

‘Boy at the Edge of Everything’ envisions an interplanetary friendship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:15
A review of “The Boy at the Edge of Everything,” a world premiere by Finegan Kruckemeyer at Seattle Children’s Theatre.