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Seattle pre-K measures: Need more thana pilot program

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 5 min ago
When we know what works and can be implemented for the greatest good, why not do that instead of embarking on yet another “pilot” program that would most likely show what we have known for a long time: Teachers, who are well-prepared in early childhood education, paid as professionals an

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 6 min ago
More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

FCC delays auction of TV airwaves for mobile use

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 7 min ago
The Federal Communications Commission said it would postpone until early 2016 a planned auction of airwaves now used by broadcast television stations for use by mobile phone companies.

Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 7 min ago
A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

Extremists shell northern Syrian town

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 7 min ago
Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 8 min ago
Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 8 min ago
The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 8 min ago
A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

Decision time for Boeing pension-buyout offer

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 23 min ago
Former Boeing employees who have not yet retired have until Oct. 31 to tell the company whether they want a lump-sum check in December or a monthly annuity payment that begins the same month, or reject both options.

.40-caliber handgun used in Marysville-Pilchuck High School attack

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 31 min ago
Investigators have interviewed more than 100 witnesses and recovered a .40-caliber handgun as they investigate a Friday shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in which a freshman student shot five classmates before killing himself.

Huge Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma packs plenty of Northwest related gear and more

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 34 min ago
%%%14da7cd952e1f482f8cf78a60316c9db%%%Another “Big Box” outdoor store has arrived in the greater Puget Sound region selling everything from fishing and hunting gear, all types of clothing, outdoor-related gear from tents to backpacks to sleeping bags, outdoor cooking equipment and even g

Early Halloween celebrations | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Community events for the weekend of Oct. 25-26, 2014, include Trick or Treat on the Waterfront; Halloween at Seattle Aquarium; Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo; and Thrill the World, Seattle.

National oil kickback scandal stains Brazil elections

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
One of Petrobras’ most powerful executives is testifying in detail that he turned Brazil’s national oil company into a slush fund for the ruling Workers Party. That is complicating the re-election run for President Dilma Rousseff, in a tight race that goes to the voters on Oct. 26.

SARS outbreak of ’03 offers lessons on stopping Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
More than a decade ago, the SARS outbreak blew up across East Asia and spread to Canada and the U.S. before it was quashed. The 21st century’s first brush with a mystery virus run amok offers plenty of lessons to public-health officials racing to get ahead of Ebola.

Immigrant helps other Bhutanese adjust to life in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Bhutanese immigrants to the U.S. have been killing themselves at an alarming rate, according to federal statistics. And the man who prodded the government into finding that out is an immigrant himself, who has taken it upon himself to help fellow Bhutanese survive their transition.

Daughter of migrants nominated as envoy to Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Maria Echaveste, a farmworker’s kid who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, has been nominated as the next ambassador to Mexico. She would be the first woman to hold the post.

Game-day chat: Huskies vs. Arizona State

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Join me at 6:45 p.m. today for a live chat from Husky Stadium to preview the Huskies' homecoming game against No. 14 Arizona State:

No answers yet in border agent’s killing of Mexican

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Two years ago, a Mexican man at a family barbecue along the Rio Grande was shot to death by U.S. Border Patrol agent on a boat. Agents say rocks were being thrown at them. Witnesses dispute that. And the Border Patrol releases almost no information about such shootings.

For South Korea, e-sports is national pastime

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 57 min ago
Competitive video gaming is taking off in places like the United States, attracting thousands of people to major events. But in South Korea, more than anywhere else, it has already oozed into mainstream culture. That may be a sign of things to come in the West.