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U.S. travel warning helps wash away Kenya tourism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:16
A blanket U.S. State Department warning against travel to Kenya’s coast could, ironically, help fuel violence.

Make passing school bond measures easier

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:02
More school districts in Washington could pass bond measures for much-needed buildings and facilities if the Legislature lowers the approval threshold for bond measures from 60 percent to a simple majority.

Foul smell, burnt pantyhose: Flight attendants remember smoky flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:59
The ban on smoking in airplanes began 25 years ago, and flight attendants tell what it was like on smoke-filled planes.

Boeing said to have buyers for early overweight Dreamliners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:31
Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said.

Grateful Dead reunion tickets will go to only 10 percent of those who ordered them

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:26
After receiving a deluge of more than 60,000 envelopes seeking tickets for three nights at Soldier Field on the Fourth of July weekend, the band’s ticketing office announced Tuesday that Deadheads have only a 1 in 10 chance that their requests will be honored.

Rant & Rave: Free music, noisy laundry

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 04:31
Readers love UW School of Music’s free UW Chamber Orchestra performance, complain about apartment dweller’s never-ending laundry.

Seattle’s cool kids raise five figures for Vera Project at Triple Door

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:46
Now the music nonprofit just needs an executive director.

Making travel a political act

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:31
Rick Steves urges people to make a trip more than a forget-it-all vacation.

Kurt Elling, Bill Charlap deliver strong first weekend at PDX Jazz | Festival review

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:31
The Portland Jazz Festival is always first-rate, but this year, the artists on the opening weekend surpassed the already-high expectations.

Shell’s plan to increase oil trains in Anacortes hits snag

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:31
Citing the risks of oil spills and fires, a Skagit County examiner rules that Shell should conduct a full-blown environmental review of a proposal to handle tanker trains at the corporation’s Anacortes refinery.

Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade plan

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:01
The oil industry acknowledges that a price on carbon emissions is inevitable, but it shows no interest in Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal.

‘Repeat After Me’: a Feb 24 TV Pick on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, include “Repeat After Me” on ABC, “NICS: New Orleans” on CBS and “Parks and Recreation” on NBC.

‘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.