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HomeStreet picks up small SoCal bank for about $130M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:31
The parent of HomeStreet Bank has agreed to acquire Simplicity Bancorp of Covina, Calif., gaining seven retail bank branches in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings -- Week 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:31
It's a big upcoming weekend of prep volleyball, so you just might see a fair amount of movement in the state rankings next Monday.

Matisse Thybulle commits to Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:39
Eastside Catholic wing Matisse Thybulle announced his commitment to Washington on Monday via Twitter.

Guest: Seattle Housing Authority rent proposal would hurt working poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:37
The Seattle Housing Authority’s rent proposal would hurt the working poor, according to guest columnists Ubax Gardheere and Jonathan Grant.

Stranger danger and guns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:36
Why do we tolerate a society so bristling with guns that such a quest may be perilous? writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Extra points video: Analyzing the Zach Miller news

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:35
In today's Extra Points video, Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta talks about the news that tight end Zach Miller will miss at least a couple of weeks after having ankle surgery:

Editorial: The Times recommends Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn in the 41st District

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:35
The 41st Legislative District is well served by incumbent Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn.

Mystery over N. Korean leader fuels health rumors

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation about what's eating Kim Jong Un.

Don’t allow in-flight calls, urge U.S. lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
More than 75 members of Congress urge federal regulators to keep ban on voice calls on commercial flights.

Guest: The return on investment for hiring people with disabilities

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Walgreens launched a disability-hiring initiative seven years ago and found it improved the company’s work culture, writes guest columnist Randy Lewis.

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.

Costco in Cabo severely damaged by Hurricane Odile, looters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:35
Costco’s Mexican unit says its Cabo warehouse could be closed for months to recover from damage by Hurricane Odile and a subsequent wave of looting.

Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34
Boeing is moving significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region, affecting 2,000 jobs mostly in engineering.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:32
It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse.

Holder leaves mark on Washington state

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
During U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure, the Justice Department launched a civil-rights investigation of the Seattle Police Department, which led to a landmark settlement agreement with the city in 2012.

Oregon nabs No. 1 spot in NFF-Football Writers poll, and my vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
Oregon was idle last weekend, but took over the No. 1 spot in the new National Football Foundation-Football Writers Assn. of America Super 16 poll. Florida State, which struggled to beat North Carolina State, fell to second.

Mariners' playoff near-miss: What the national media are saying

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The drama that played out Sunday at Safeco Field was interesting stuff written about by several reporters. Here's what that national media are saying about the Mariners' final weekend and 2014 season.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Bye week over, time to kick off the rest of the season

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:31
The bye week is over as the Seahawks will be back on the practice field today. We'll also ramp up the coverage again on the  blog to game-week levels after taking a little time off the last few days, as well, as it's now 13 games in 13 weeks for the Seahawks.