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Go Hawks: Fed bank presidents get playful parting gift

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:46
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, delivered a clever parting gift to a pair of retiring reserve bank presidents who have repeatedly warned that she is leading the Fed down a path that may unleash dangerous inflation.

Pompeii work saves it from loss of World Heritage label

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:42
While only three projects have been completed, 13 are under way and about $70.3 million has been awarded in contracts.

Duke has a close call in its NCAA women’s opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:36
Duke, playing on its home court, got a huge scare from Albany of New York before winning 54-52 on the first day of the NCAA women’s tournament.

As last patient is discharged, Liberia finds new case of Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:32
The news deflated optimism that Liberia, one of the three West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic, would soon be officially declared free of the virus.

March 20 TV Picks: Series finale of ‘Glee’ on Fox

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Friday, March 20, 2015, include “Glee” on Fox, “Grimm” on NBC and “Cristela” on ABC.

A murder-mystery musical and more on area stages

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:16
“No Way to Treat a Lady,” “Tartuffe,” “The Best of Enemies” and “Slowgirl” are kicking off spring in area theaters.

Pacific MusicWorks reconstructs true sounds of Americana

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:16
Seattle’s Pacific MusicWorks presents “My Old Kentucky Home,” “I Wish I Was in Dixie” and other 19th-century songs using historically accurate instrumentation.

At Winston Wächter, Dirk Staschke reveals two faces of clay, fine and rough

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:16
The Portland artist is showing nine works, all in the elaborate style of still-life paintings, complete with ornate frames. The backs of the works reveal the more workmanlike structure beneath the finery.

Workers hoist the cover off Bertha, get look under the hood

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:01
Contractors took the first step in the largest-ever tunnel-machine repair Thursday, as they hoisted a 270-ton piece of Bertha’s upper shell.

State tackles steep challenges to step up logging oversight

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:58
Since the Oso landslide last March, state regulators have been making changes in how they oversee logging around unstable slopes.

BNSF Railway faces penalties for failing to report violations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:47
Washington rail regulators have recommended that BNSF Railway be penalized up to $700,000 for failing to report crude oil leaks and other hazardous material spills along the state’s railway.

Take Google to court, staff report urged FTC

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:46
The Federal Trade Commission faces renewed questions about its handling of its antitrust investigation into Google, after documents revealed that an internal report had recommended stronger action.

More than 400 foster parents say no to flu-shot rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:22
More than 400 of some 4,800 Washington state foster parents have asked to change their licenses in the wake of a new rule that requires flu shots for caregivers of children younger than 2.

‘The Lost Child’: an homage (of sorts) to ‘Wuthering Heights’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:16
Caryl Phillips’ new novel, “The Lost Child,” is billed as a contemporary response to the literary classic “Wuthering Heights,” but missing is the original’s macabre vitality. Phillips discusses his book March 23 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Mastro pal Hazelrigg gets 4.5-year sentence for tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:08
Former Bellevue-based developer and lender Thomas R. Hazelrigg III, a friend and business associate of the fugitive Seattle real-estate magnate Michael Mastro, was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison for tax evasion.

Entering their NCAA tournament opener, Zags face their demons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:39
Is this the year for Gonzaga to go deep — to the Final Four? Maybe, maybe not. At least it’s Gonzaga’s best combination of offensive and defensive efficiency in program history. The Zags face North Dakota State in Seattle at 6:50 p.m. Friday.

Eastern Washington can’t net upset of Georgetown in NCAA tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:01
Tyler Harvey finished with 27 points but Eastern lost 84-74 at Portland.

Washington women’s program has rebounded to the point of reaching NCAAs once again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:01
Huskies are in NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007, and open against Miami

Man who killed grandparents found dead in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:17
Michael Chadd Boysen, who killed his grandparents a day after he was released from prison in March 2013, was found dead Thursday at the Washington State Penitentiary.