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VW scandal has impact throughout Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:12

Even though VW chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned, this is a blemish in the history of Europe’s leading car manufacturer and could create serious problems for the country, too.

Linda Sheridan Volleyball Classic Friday & Saturday in Spokane

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:11

The big-time Linda Sheridan volleyball classic featuring teams ranked in every classification in the state takes place Friday and Saturday in Spokane. Auburn Riverside, last year’s state champs in 3A, returns to defend its title. In total, 61 teams will compete at the event. The championship match takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Shadle Park. […]

Roseburg shooting: We are a cynical nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:11

Once again I share sadness, defeat and outrage with many Americans — including President Obama [“Horrific killings all too familiar? Page One, Oct. 2”]. However, as someone has observed already, once our legislators abandoned our children in the wake of Sandy Hook, we proved — at least for now — that we would tolerate anything. […]

What the poor September jobs report means for the economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:09

The September jobs numbers are easily the worst of 2015 so far. Does that mean the U.S. economic expansion is slowing in some meaningful way? We don’t know that yet, but that possibility has become quite a bit more plausible.

Affordable housing: The city needs real public housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:09

Simply building more housing doesn’t make it more affordable, but the mayor and the City Council constantly live with this delusion. The city budget and the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda proposals do nothing to change the trajectory of skyrocketing rents in this city [“Time running out on family’s ‘golden ticket’ to housing,” Page One, […]

Serving community and country is worth the national investment

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:39

Congress should not only fund AmeriCorps programs, but also deliver on the promise to expand this program in the unfunded Serve America Act.

A time to mourn another mass shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:38

The nation mourns another mass shooting.

Mariners’ pregame notes and lineups: Robinson Cano scheduled for offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:37

The pain in Robinson Cano’s lower abdomen hasn’t subsided for a reason. On Friday, the Mariners announced that Cano has been diagnosed with a sports hernia and will have offseason surgery on Oct. 13 in Philadelphia to repair the damage. With the end of the season three days away and Cano still experiencing pain when he […]

Seattle credit unions merge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:35

Northwest Baptist Federal Credit Union (NWBFCU), associated with Mount Zion Baptist Church, is merging with the much larger Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union.

Beaver Lake near Issaquah will soon get hefty plant of big-sized rainbow trout

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:23

The trout plant at Beaver Lake near Issaquah has become a popular annual fall affair, and starting this coming week anglers will get a chance to catch 2,500 rainbow trout averaging about two pounds apiece. State Fish and Wildlife will release the trout on Oct. 14, and the lake’s access site will be closed at […]

Seattle Seahawks’ Friday injury report: RB Marshawn Lynch sits out for second straight day

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:22

Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch sat out of practice for a second straight day on Friday.

Butoh company Sankai Juku brings dazzling physical control — and lots of sand

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:17

A review of legendary butoh company Sankai Juku, performing through Oct. 3 at the University of Washington.

Game thread: Mariners vs. A’s — Sept. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:12

Follow along live with Ryan Divish as the Mariners began their final series of the year, taking on the Oakland Athletics from Safeco Field in Seattle.

Audio volume significantly low after Windows 10 upgrade

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 07:02

Questions about sound quality, upgrading and memory.

Small turnout for a spectacular evening of Strauss and Brahms

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 06:20

A surprisingly small turnout at the Symphony for a virtuosic program of Strauss and Brahms.

Why #ShoutYourAbortion is a woman’s personal imperative

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 06:15

Congressional threats to Planned Parenthood compel two Seattle women to create a national movement encouraging others to share their abortion stories.

Major League Soccer releases 2015 playoff schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 05:36

Major League Soccer has released its 2015 playoff schedule, with the MLS Cup final set for Dec. 6 and the conference semis and finals straddling the mid-November international break. The field has expanded from 10 to 12 teams — more than half of the league’s 20 teams — and thus features an expanded knockout round. […]

Seahawks vs. Lions: National media predictions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 05:19

As expected, most NFL media members are picking the Seahawks to defeat the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football at CenturyLink Field. Still, some have dared to pick the 0-3 Lions.

Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi comes home to play the Seahawks facing the heat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 05:02

Joe Lombardi, a 1990 Seattle Prep graduate, hopes to revive the Detroit Lions' offense when the team comes to town Monday to play the Seahawks.