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‘Whiplash,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Beyond the Lights,’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 24, include the animated “Big Hero 6,” the jazz drama “Whiplash,” the musical romance “Beyond the Lights” and the comedy “Horrible Bosses 2.”

Skagit Valley chaplain’s memoir; stories of a Southern childhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:16
New books by Seattle-area authors: a Skagit Valley chaplain’s memoir, extraordinary female conservationists and a Mercer Island author’s trio of novels for children, based on his Southern childhood.

MLB is willing to pick up the pace, and that’s a good thing

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:20
The way I see it, baseball is facing a three-pronged challenge to stay relevant, and they’re all intertwined.

M’s being cautious with James Paxton after ‘unathletic moment’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:18
The left-hander says he feels fine after injuring both forearms nine days ago while falling during an agility drill, but GM Jack Zduriencik says, “We aren’t going to push it.”

I-594 backers: Gun groups suing state should sue us, too

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:16
The coalition that sponsored last fall’s successful gun-purchase background-check initiative wants to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law.

Mayor, Godden seek 4 weeks paid parental leave for city workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:01
Seattle city workers who are new parents would be up to four weeks of paid leave under a plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Jean Godden on Monday.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:57

Seattle City Council could use some progressives, business owners

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:56
Seattle’s shifting political fault lines will push the city council further left.

Q&A: Obama calls for tighter rules for retirement-account brokers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:49
The management of trillions of dollars in retirement accounts like 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts could be affected.

Hand-washing dishes may help kids avoid allergies, study says

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:44
In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, Swedish researchers report that kids raised in households where dishes are hand-washed as opposed to sterilized in a dishwasher were less likely to have eczema, asthma or hay fever.

Storm trades for center Quanitra Hollingsworth

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:43
Seattle acquires center from Washington Mystics by swapping second-round pick in April’s WNBA draft.

Ex-Husky James Sample a ‘sleeper’ at NFL combine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:31
The former four-star recruit, who finished his career at Louisville, has a chance to be among the top five safeties selected in the NFL draft.

Paid parental leave is good for parents and business

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:31
We are the only developed country without paid parental leave. We can change that.

Learning to love Death Valley in winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:28
The off-season can be one of the best times to visit the national park in California. And it might even rain in this famously parched desert.

Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:16
The National Marine Fisheries Service is studying how to revise habitat protections for endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters.

Anat Cohen brings reed genius to Seattle big band

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:05
The Israeli clarinetist/saxophonist nailed one solo after another in a highlight-packed Sunday show in Kirkland.

Google joins with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:58
The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google and Apple is extending beyond the technology industry’s traditional boundaries.

WTO to review European claims of illegal tax breaks for Boeing 777X

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:35
The World Trade Organization on Monday agreed to set up a panel to examine European Union allegations that Washington state’s $8.7 billion in Boeing tax breaks to land the 777X in Everett are subsidies barred under global trade rules.

Boeing stock falls as Goldman analyst recommends selling

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:31
Boeing stock fell Monday by the most in more than two months after Goldman Sachs Group recommended selling the stock that is leading the Dow Jones industrial average this year.

Seattle ranks high in suspending elementary-school students with special needs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 04:46
More than 18 million days of instruction are lost to school suspensions each year, including even the youngest students. A new report asks whether this makes sense.