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Big win for West Seattle girls basketball

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:50
I've been expecting good things from the West Seattle girls basketball team this season, even though I haven't had the Wildcats in my Class 3A rankings....yet.

Video: Lorenzo Romar on No. 15 Oklahoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:31
Here's video of Thursdays' interview with coach Lorenzo Romar talking about the 16th-ranked Huskies' game Saturday in Las Vegas against No. 15 Oklahoma in the MGM Grand Showcase.

Sunset Corporate Center sold

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:16
The office complex along the I-90 corridor in Bellevue was sold for $90.7 million Thursday to a New York Life Insurance Co. affiliate.

Movie bargains: ‘The Book of Life,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘St. Vincent,’ ‘Elf’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:16
Here are some Seattle-area theaters offering discounted ticket prices during the week of Dec. 19.

‘Foxcatcher’: You’ve never seen Steve Carell like this before

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Foxcatcher,” a strange and mesmerizing three-man character study, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

MacLaine & Plummer add charm to ‘Elsa & Fred’ remake

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Elsa & Fred”: Michael Radford, director of the Oscar-winning “Il Postino,” made this late-career vehicle for Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘The Nutcracker’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:16
Art-house screenings during the week of Dec. 19 include “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Grand Illusion, “Hoop Dreams” at the Northwest Film Forum and a filmed version of the Bolshoi Ballet’s staging of “The Nutcracker” at several theaters.

Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:50
A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious software to its arsenal.

A look at two of the Huskies' under-the-radar recruits for 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:48
In today's paper, we have a general update on the Huskies' recruiting efforts, which have taken off with five new commitments this week.

Highway 99 tunnel: A comparison to a past boondoggle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:48
Those with some years and who still have memory will remember the nuclear power fiasco during Gov. Dan Evans’ reign, which came to be known as “Whoops,” a morph of the acronym for Washington Public Power Supply System. That resulted in the abandonment of half-built nuclear power pl

Exchange board votes to turn invoicing over to insurers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:46
In a move that took some by surprise, the board of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange voted to take the exchange out of the business of managing customer payments and invoices.

Want to go to Cuba? Not so fast

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:46
Most U.S. citizens still can’t visit — nor use their credit/debit cards — in Cuba, even though President Obama is restoring ties with the country.

Redfin closes $71 million deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:46
Redfin must finally be getting close to an exit.

Juno Therapeutics prices IPO at $24

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:43
Shares from the Seattle biotechnology company’s widely anticipated IPO will start trading Friday on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol JUNO. At $24, the IPO price implies a $2 billion market capitalization.

Roundup: Inslee budget wouldn't fully fund I-1351, Edmonds adopts transgender student policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:50
Inslee budget wouldn't fully fund class-size initiative: The $39 billion, two-year budget plan outlined by Gov. Jay Inslee this week includes $2.3 billion for K-12 education, but that amount falls short of the projected $2 billion needed in the next biennium for I-1351. Representative

Add cheery color to your winter garden; how to use biochar

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:49
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris on winter-blooming camellias and the pros and cons of using biochar, a charcoal-like substance left over from the process of making biofuel.

Ultra-luxury ‘suite in the sky’ on Etihad plane

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:46
Airline’s first Airbus A380 — with a three-room private suite — has arrived in Abu Dhabi, and will start daily service to London on Dec. 27. Etihad also showcased its first Boeing Dreamliner on Thursday, with a smaller high-end suite.