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How your U.S. lawmakers voted

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 6 min ago
How the state’s 10 U.S. House members and two U.S. senators voted in major issues during the week ending March 27.

Washington State baseball coaching great Bobo Brayton dies at 89

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 8 min ago
Brayton won 1,162 games with the Cougars

A mom’s tweet about Oreos in school stirs up culture wars

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago
A mom’s Twitter rant about a school permission slip touches a nerve.

Why NFL’s doing more than kick around major changes on PATs

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 31 min ago
From narrower goal posts to snapping the ball from the 15-yard line, the NFL is considering a major overhaul of extra points.

Bellevue senior Sam Richmond is a leader on powerful track and field team

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 41 min ago
This spring, Richmond is one of the faces of the Bellevue track team that has previously relied on the likes of Budda Baker, Myles Jack and Sam’s brother, Max, to build a streak of three consecutive 3A state titles for the Wolverines.

Face transplants approved for UW Medical Center

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 51 min ago
The University of Washington Medical Center has been approved to start performing face transplants, hand transplants and more by the federal contractor that oversees organ donation in the U.S.

Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of Nashville plea-deal talks

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 54 min ago
Nashville’s district attorney has called a halt to coerced sterilizations, which evoke a time when minorities, the poor and those considered mentally unfit were forced to undergo medical procedures to prevent them from having children.

Tighter pilot screening urged after Germanwings crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 3 min ago
The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has raised questions about whether airlines and regulators are doing enough to detect pilots who are too mentally ill to fly.

Woman and 2-year-old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 4 min ago
A woman and 2-year-old boy were fatally shot in an East Bremerton mobile home park early Saturday. The boy’s mother was not hurt. A third shooting victim fled the scene and has been hospitalized.

Inslee: No special prosecutor for Pasco police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 25 min ago
Gov. Jay Inslee has declined — for now, at least — a call by a Latino activist group asking him to direct the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a man by three police officers last month in Pasco.

$6M Ellison Foundation gift to launch new UW Alzheimer’s project

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 40 min ago
A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer’s disease has donated $6 million to the University of Washington to focus on new research, diagnosis and potential treatments.

Mayor Murray to ban City Hall travel to Indiana, citing ‘discriminatory law’

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 51 min ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he’ll ban city-government travel to Indiana, after Indiana’s passage of a law some see as potentially legalizing discrimination against gays.

It’s down to the nitty-gritty for Iranian, U.S. atomic diplomats

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 58 min ago
Two nuclear scientists — one American, one Iranian — face off to tackle the vast technical issues that lie beneath the political disagreements overshadowing a potential Iran nuclear deal.

In Londonderry, a bonfire to heal rather than destroy

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 12 min ago
Burning a 75-foot-tall pagan temple in a Republican Catholic enclave on the loyalist Protestant side of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, seemed to many like a bad idea.

Gonzaga women enjoying surprise setting — at home for NCAA’s Sweet 16

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 21 min ago
First-year head coach Lisa Fortier continues her successful initial season at the helm

Capital-gains tax in, Inslee’s carbon tax out in Dems’ budget plan

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 36 min ago
House Democrats propose to raise $1.5 billion in new revenue over the next two years to pay for the state’s education and social-service spending. A capital-gains tax is included in their budget plan — but not the governor’s proposed tax on big carbon polluters.

Bullitt Center tops its green goals, is making energy to spare

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 21 min ago
Two years after opening, Capitol Hill’s Bullitt Center is running so efficiently that tenants paid nothing for electricity and the building generated 60 percent more than it used.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 21 min ago
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 28.

Rant & Rave: Lost purse returned, cyclists hog the road

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 36 min ago
Readers chime in about a returned purse and cyclists crowding the road