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Pot growers worry wildfires will slow deliveries to retailers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:40
While record-setting wildfires engulfed Central Washington, budding marijuana businesses in the area suffered from scorched plants unfit for production, pop-up fires on farms and road closures that slowed deliveries to retailers.

Bowl game was nice but Cougars have bigger plans this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:40
Washington State has just three viable quarterbacks on the roster but one of them is senior standout Connor Halliday. “How far can we take this thing?” Halliday asked Wednesday at the Pac-12 media days event.

Firefighters battle electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36
Update at 12:29 p.m.: Seattle City Light estimates power will be restoed around Seattle Center by 2 p.m. or earlier. Power to the Monorail has been restored.

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36
Update at 2:17 p.m: Hinda Osman Dhirane of Kent appeared this afternoon at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue ordered her held pending a detention  hearing next Tuesday.

Sounders sign former Timbers midfielder Aaron Long

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:35
Aaron Long was drafted last year by Portland in the SuperDraft but he never played for the Timbers. He was waived by Portland and signed last week by the Sounders.

City Light investigating morning fire at Broad Street substation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32
A fire at a power substation near Seattle Center sent a plume of black smoke into the air Wednesday morning but did not cause any injuries, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Meat supplier in China scandal grew up as McDonald’s butcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:31
OSI Group, a privately held company based in Aurora, Ill., was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them.

Judge dismisses excessive-force claim against SPD

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:29
U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly on Monday granted the city of Seattle’s motion to dismiss remaining claims brought by David Rengo, who had alleged a Seattle police officer choked him.

Seattle police: Blacks disproportionately cited for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:24
A report by Seattle police shows blacks were disproportionately cited for consuming pot in public in the first six months of the year.

SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:24
Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry -- the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds -- at least for some money funds used by big investors.

We’re only No. 18? Our state not so great for our kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:22
A new national report shows that kids in Washington are better off than children in most states, but still too many lag behind.

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:20
Blacks were disproportionately cited by Seattle police for consuming pot in public in the first six months of 2014.

Mariners manager says more experience will make Mike Zunino all that much better

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:30
In time, Lloyd McClendon said, Mike Zunino will drive in the runner from third base more often than not

Oregon Ducks favored to win Pac-12 football title

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:29
Oregon is the favorite in the North, UCLA in the South, according to a media poll. Washington is picked to finish third in the North, Washington State fifth.

Storms knock down trees, cut power in Spokane

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:28
Severe thunderstorms and winds of 50 to 70 mph damaged power lines, caused fires and disrupted traffic.

Boeing profit rises, but tanker program worries analysts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:34
Boeing increased its full-year profit forecast after reporting a 1 percent increase in commercial jet revenue, but a $272 million after-tax expense for the KC-46A aerial tanker program overshadowed the raised forecast.

Tough job keeping hacker out of your business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:37
A decade ago, few organizations had a dedicated chief information security officer. Now, more than half of corporations with 1,000 or more employees have an executive in the post, and they say it’s one of the toughest jobs there is.

Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice retires at age 27

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:32
After seven years in the NFL, Sidney Rice said injuries led to his decision to walk away. “I want to be able to function and do things later down the road,” he said.

Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:31
The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

Blasts blamed on hash oil lead to federal charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:30
The chemical process used to make hash oil — a method so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making methamphetamine — has come under attack by U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.