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Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 30 min ago
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.

As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 31 min ago
Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Free tuition at community college should just be the start

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 32 min ago
President Obama’s proposal for a free community-college education is a good start, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Fiery debate as $12 minimum wage bill advances

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 32 min ago
OLYMPIA -- A bill to boost the state minimum wage to $12-an-hour over four years passed out of a House committee Thursday, but not before an opposed GOP lawmaker ripped minimum-wage activists as entitled in a "kids-these-days" diatribe.

Seahawks quote-a-rama: Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and others

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 34 min ago
Here's some player quotes transcripts from the media availability on Thursday.

Seattle's urban villages strategy is working — but more planning is needed in the next 20 years

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 37 min ago
Last night I sat in a packed auditorium in Seattle’s City Hall to hear about how the urban villages plan is faring. The conclusion: They work.

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 39 min ago
Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.

Regional basketball draws available Feb. 22

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 40 min ago
The WIAA has sent out a press release noting that the draws (pairings) for the regional boys and girls basketball tournaments will not be released until Sunday, Feb. 22, after the final games of the district tournaments.

Editorial: Decriminalize fantasy sports betting in Washington, for the little guys

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 42 min ago
The Legislature should legalize betting on fantasy sports.

White House drone crash: Establish rules and licensing for drones

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 44 min ago
I read with interest the article on the quadcopter that landed on the White House grounds [“The drone debate hits close to home for White House,” Nation & World, Jan. 26].

Competency exam ordered for man accused of stabbing Renton clerk

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 32 min ago
A judge on Thursday man ordered a mental evaluation for a man accused of slitting a the throat of Renton clerk’s throat during a robbery earlier this month.

Officer involved in golf-club arrest removed from street duty

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 36 min ago
Saying she was "shocked and disappointed," Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole announced Thursday that she is removing from street duty an officer who made racially charged comments on Facebook on the heels of an incident involving the arrest of a man for carrying a golf club.

Bias complaints at Daimler Portland plant settled for $2.4M

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 37 min ago
Six minority workers had complained about enduring threats and racial slurs at the Oregon truck factory.

Spring chinook seasons set for the Columbia River in anticipation of another big return of more than 300,000 fish

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
%%%7905b64048bebadbbea005c0aa27934c%%%The Columbia River spring chinook fishing seasons were decided in a joint meeting by Washington and Oregon fishery managers on Wednesday.

Cowlitz River to open Feb. 7 and 14 for smelt dip-net fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
%%%90b03bf7cdb46cdc2eb8dd3debaef990%%%Start making plans to go smelt dip-netting on the Cowlitz River on Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 6 a.m. until noon each day.

Amazon shares jump as earnings top expectations

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
Sales in the holiday quarter climbed 15 percent, leading to a profit well above most analyst predictions.

Up your Super Bowl drink game with another round of Hawktails

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 41 min ago
Seattle-area bartenders concoct cocktails to go with the Seahawks’ winning ways.

Should Seahawks' fines go to local charities? One lawmaker says so

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 41 min ago
OLYMPIA — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been racking up fines this year for his brevity with the media and on-field gestures.

Unions, earthlings and Seahawks: things Inslee said Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 42 min ago
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee held his weekly news conference with reporters Thursday and answered questions about union contracts, his proposal to curb carbon pollution, and, of course, the Seahawks. Here are some highlights: