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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.”

Spice up your garden with a Drimys

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:12
The evergreen flowering shrub is hardy enough to make it through Seattle winters and looks great year-round.

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.

At Seattle Symphony, the Russians arrived in style

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:46
The current program, unveiled Thursday evening and repeated twice more, is a serious all-Russian affair that pairs the Violin Concerto No. 4 of Alfred Schnittke with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 (“Leningrad”).

Time for State Auditor Troy Kelley to show himself the door

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 02:16
State Auditor Troy Kelley makes a breathtakingly foolish decision to remain in office while under federal indictment for tax evasion.

Ginny Gilder’s lifelong race for equality: ‘If I can row this boat forward ...’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 01:31
In her new memoir, the Seattle Storm co-owner recalls the Title IX battles of her days on the Yale rowing team.

‘Westlake groper’ sentenced to 3 years in jail

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 01:01
A man who became known as the “Westlake groper” after one of his victims posted a picture of him on social media has been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.

Former Mariner Charlton Jimerson has overcome plenty of adversity in his life

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:10
Charlton Jimerson, who battled his way to the major leagues and played for the Mariners despite homelessness, has written an autobiography. But the death Sunday of his brother is a stark reminder that his story is still being written.

How to fight downtown crime? New strategy amid debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 20:48
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s public-safety adviser pointed a finger at King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg in a memo about street crime downtown, but the mayor and Satterberg say they’re working together.

Seattle Rep announces next season’s lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:16
A world-premiere musical, the return of Holmes and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Disgraced” are all part of Seattle Rep director Braden Abraham’s 2015-16 lineup.

Physicians want to boot Dr. Oz from Columbia medical faculty

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:46
Dr. Mehmet Oz came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. For the past five years, he’s been the host of “The Dr. Oz Show.”