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Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:16
President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:16
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.

Coach Pat Fitzgerald says union push unified Northwestern team

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09
No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits a push for players to unionize.

WNBA Talk: A conversation with Penny Toler

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:08
Penny Toler, the Los Angeles Sparks’ general manager, took over as coach after firing Carol Ross. She’s 1-2 on the bench, including a victory over the Storm.

Bellevue doctor suspected of promoting prostitution

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:06
A federal investigation of an Eastside anesthesiologist turned up a large-scale Asian prostitution ring operating out of Bellevue; federal prosecutors sue for forfeiture of what it says are ill-gotten funds.

N.Y. pressed to ban poisons that kill wildlife, pets

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:01
The groups say that too many other animals — birds and foxes, as well as dogs and cats — have died after eating rats that had eaten poisons.

Zillow buying rival Trulia in $3.5B stock deal

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:01
After a speedy six-week courtship, the two companies — who have competed in the online real-estate listings market they helped create — are set to combine forces.

DeShawn Shead learning all about being versatile in the Seahawks defensive backfield

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00
DeShawn Shead, in his third year out of Portland State, is learning the free safety role with Seattle right now

B.C. premier vows sewage treatment for Victoria — someday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
It took more than a month, but the premier of British Columbia in Canada has finally answered a letter from Washington’s congressional delegation about the million gallons of raw sewage the city of Victoria flushes every hour into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Former agent Joel Corry with some thoughts on Marshawn Lynch situation on KJR-AM

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Some good stuff on the Marshawn Lynch holdout today on KJR-AM from  former player agent agent Joel Corry, who now writes for CBSSports.com, among other titles.

Huskies fall camp position preview: Defensive line

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Fall camp begins for the Huskies on Aug. 4, and as we countdown to the start of Chris Petersen’s first season at Washington, we’ll preview each position on Monday, Wednesday and Friday leading up to the start of camp. (Note: Apologies for the delay on this over the weekend. We’ll b

Guest: The havoc of competing for jail contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Local governments are all aggressively competing with each other for jail contracts, writes guest columnist Randy Weaver.

Update: Stubborn concrete to slow work on Bertha's repair pit one month

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Work on a repair-access pit being built next to stranded tunnel machine Bertha is likely to take as much as a month longer than planned because it's taking longer to chisel and grind through portions of the concrete columns that form the walls of the pit, the project director said Monday.

Blue Angels soar over Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
Seafair-bound Blue Angels soared through Seattle's skies this afternoon.

Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31
The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

Longtime morning DJ Bob Rivers to retire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:40
After more than 33 years on morning drive-time radio, KJR-FM’s Bob Rivers is stepping away from the mike.

Government officials visit Microsoft offices in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:38
The visits, from a government agency that enforces business regulations, suggested that Microsoft might be the latest multinational company to find itself in the cross hairs of Chinese authorities.

Reddit wants to grow up but not let down loyal audience

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:40
The company’s challenge is to figure out how to jump-start advertising without changing the nature of the service and alienating its constituency of 114 million monthly users.

FAA moves to fine Southwest Air $12M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:39
The issues, some involving replacement of fuselage skins by an Everett contractor, were resolved years ago and don’t affect its current planes, the airline responded.