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Move to ban smoking in Seattle parks criticized as effort to roust the poor

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 3 min ago
Opponents of a proposed smoking ban in Seattle parks this week warned that officials could use it to roust the poor out of downtown parks.

On tour of UW station, Inslee backs $15 billion tax plan for more light rail

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 3 min ago
Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.

As indicted Auditor Kelley plans leave, will he get paid?

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 18 min ago
If the announcement by indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley that he’ll take a leave of absence doesn’t represent a state constitutional crisis, it at least represents a conundrum.

Rant & Rave: Clean up, Chick-fil-A fans

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 33 min ago
Readers rave about Daffodil Parade, rant about Chick-fil-A litterers.

Got ‘enough’ security software? Smart behavior still matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 06:00
Computers are inherently insecure, writes Patrick Marshall, and even with strong security software, smart user behavior is generally the most important protection from hackers. He also advises a reader who has run into an email-distribution problem.

Seattle Children’s Theatre announces next season’s slate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:59
Seuss, “Chitty” and Sendak among the productions.

Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:54
Credit unions have been expanding their presence in housing — more than quadrupling their share of total mortgage-market volume in the past nine years.

Lyon Opera Ballet dances program full of challenges, passion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:52
A review of Thursday night’s performance by Lyon Opera Ballet, which treated the audience to compelling works by William Forsythe and Benjamin Millepied. The troupe performs again at Meany Hall on April 17-18.

Crane Aerospace to build new Lynnwood facility

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:51
Construction of the facility, which will test and manufacture devices that measure the fuel flow rate for the new generation of jet engines, will begin this summer.

Teachers in 8 districts plan strike to protest lack of funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:31
Teachers in eight northwest Washington school districts are planning one-day strikes to draw attention to what they say are inadequate school-funding proposals in the Legislature.

Controversial oil-drilling rig arrives in Port Angeles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:16
A 400-foot-long drilling rig, a key piece of equipment in Shell’s efforts to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska, arrived in Port Angeles early Friday. The rig is a focal point for protests by environmentalists opposed to Arctic drilling.

Airline seats getting even smaller as service declines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:13
Carriers’ strategy is “more seats in coach and to hell with passenger comfort,” says one industry observer.

Snoozing baggage handler? You get what you pay for

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:02
Wake-up call: Alaska Airlines outsourced baggage handling to save money, cutting hundreds of in-house jobs, a move that may have come back to bite them in the snooze heard around the world.

Sakuma Brothers Farm issues new pay plan for berry pickers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:16
Labor leaders say new hourly wage could lower pay for fastest berry pickers.

Storm begins chase to return to top with two promising picks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:13
Under new management and a new coach, the Storm selected Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd No. 1 overall and Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis at No. 3.

Machinists union cancels vote at Boeing’s South Carolina plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:12
The union said it is withdrawing its request for the vote because of what it called “a toxic environment.”

Europe vacations about 25 cheaper as euro tumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:01
American and Chinese tourists benefit because of exchange rates, and U.S. travel companies report their Europe sales are way up.

Life is paint: Muralist Joey Nix enlivens the city’s walls

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:01
Muralist’s latest work is an 85-foot-long homage to history in Georgetown.

Airlines slashing flights to Moscow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:50
Delta, Cathay Pacific and easyJet among those that have cut service as demand for seats drops amid Russia’s growing economic and political isolation.