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US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:18
The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

Allegation of marijuana theft surfaces against SPD officer at center of golf-club case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:16
A day after placing a Seattle police officer on desk duty, the Police Department is reviewing a new allegation that the officer previously stole marijuana for her personal use from evidence, a department official said Friday.

Paccar’s profits rise 16 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:16
The Bellevue-based truck maker said 2014 yielded the second best annual profit in the company’s century-long history.

Amazon gives prime gift to investors: nice profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:13
Sales in the holiday quarter climbed 15 percent, leading to a profit well above most analyst predictions.

Photo printing from home has its rewards

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:11
In this age when everyone views photos mostly on a screen, the printed picture may be a bit old-fashioned. But using an inkjet photo printer at home does have its rewards.

Mind your manners, companies may give you a bad rating

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:17
The knowledge they may be rated is encouraging customers to submit more upbeat reviews, even if the experience was less than stellar. When services choose whom to serve, no one wants to be labeled difficult.

Woodland Park Zoo elephants play a role in conservation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:16
It is disappointing that the editorial board at The Seattle Times thinks it is an expert on elephants [“Give Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai much-needed retirement,” Opinion, Jan. 27]. What makes its members think that the editorial board knows what is best for the elephants?

Swapping jerseys after games all the rage among NFL players

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:16
Seahawks trade with opponents they respect for mementos of their NFL careers, something to hang in their “man caves.”

Dual-boot setup can keep older software running

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:01
When a newer operating system won’t support a favorite older application, there is a solution, writes Patrick Marshall. Apple’s practice of vetting apps doesn’t make iPhones immune to malware, he advises another reader.

Poll question: Over/under 19 wins for Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:01
Just 10 games remain in the regular season for Washington, which is 14-6 and 3-5 Pac-12.

Got an hour? Start tackling these money tasks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:01
When it comes to discretionary money, buy less stuff and more experiences with other people. You’ll be happier.

Ousted founder strikes back at biotech Acucela’s board

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:20
Less than a year after Seattle-based Acucela made a little history by going public on the Tokyo market, the biotech company is headed into another dramatic chapter.

Court upholds deception claims against POM Wonderful

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:19
The ruling upholds the FTC’s order that the pomegranate juice maker not make “misleading and inadequately supported claims about the health benefits of POM products.”

AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:18
Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction.

Guest: The fight over funding for a new medical school doesn’t serve medical students

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:18
Creating a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane would undermine our shared goal of bringing more doctors to underserved communities in Washington, writes guest columnist Jim McDermott.

Costco to return $2.2 billion to investors as cash piles up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:17
The dividend comes at a time of soaring fortunes for the Issaquah-based warehouse club chain — which has seen revenue and traffic frequency rise even as many other retailers, including archrival Wal-Mart, have suffered from tepid consumer demand.

In the lull before signing day, a look at Pac-12 football, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:16
Trying to rough out a forecast of Pac-12 football, 2015, is like the proverbial attempt to nail Jell-O to the wall. But hey, gimme a hammer and one of those ten-pennies.

Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 08:16
A 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest just three weeks before her death, court records obtained Friday show.