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Washington Fly Fishing Club's spring classes begin in April

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 02:01
The Washington Fly Fishing Club is hosting two fly-fishing classes:

Rude wake-up call for buyers as breakfast food gets pricier

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 01:31
Here’s a rundown of why breakfast food costs are rising, and why they could keep going up.

Officials: FBI agent cleared in Florida shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 01:16
A Florida prosecutor has cleared an FBI agent of any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Chechen man as he was being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.

Elephants are at home at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 00:46
I would like to know why The Seattle Times is so invested in sending the Woodland Park Zoo elephants away from their home [“Retire zoo elephants to a sanctuary,” Opinion, March 19].  It is one thing to print an article or series, but the editors seem determined to send the girls awa

American churches downsizing, selling assets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
Religious denominations, citing everything from less money to a need for more contemporary office space, are simultaneously downsizing and raising cash by selling headquarters in pricey neighborhoods. Most say the reasons are not solely financial.

Culinary schools speed the rise of hopeful chefs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
For those looking to become top chefs, investing in a culinary education can make sense. Especially for those changing careers, formal training is becoming the fastest and most efficient way into an industry that has grown in competition and complexity.

Cleaning Fukushima Daiichi: the unskilled and destitute

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
The hazardous decommissioning of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has been left to contractors and subcontractors, who hire an often badly managed, poorly trained, demoralized and sometimes unskilled workforce that has made some dangerous missteps.

Despite deaths, push continues to open roads to ATVs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
Safety advocates fear that crashes and fatalities will become more common as efforts to open more roads to all-terrain vehicles gain traction. And that includes Washington state, which passed a law in 2013 that allows ATVs on roads with speeds of 35 mph or lower in seven rural counties.

Pokémon, frogs and shopping events | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of March 22-23, 2014, include Pokémon Trading Card Game State Championships, an event to learn about the Pacific tree frog in Bellevue, and Shop and Dine to Make a Difference at University Village.

King County Metro needs to live within their income

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
Last week I renewed the registration for my fourteen 14-year-old car that I drive about 5,000 miles per year [“As bus ridership rises, battle over funding measure heats up,” page one, March 20].

High-tech power plant a bet on future of coal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
A Mississippi plant is scheduled to open this year as the first in the United States to ramp up technology to remove carbon-dioxide emissions on a large scale. But it’s been a white-knuckle ride: The project is five months behind schedule and more than $2 billion over budget.

South L.A. resident keeps her street an oasis from crime

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
The South L.A. community of Chesterfield Square averages more than 530 violent crimes per 10,000 people, the highest rate in the city. But one stretch of Manhattan Place has managed to become an oasis from that. On a street with a lot of eyes and ears, Rita Banks is the lead sentry.

For Bangladeshi girls, garment trade opens door to independence

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:16
Despite the horrific industrial accidents and accusations of labor abuses, the picture of the underpaid and over-exploited garment worker in Bangladesh gets more complicated when compared to other options available to women in this poor, traditional Muslim society.

Malaysia: Chinese satellite found object in ocean

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 23:06
Malaysia's defense minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks.