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Seattle School Board to weigh authorization of charter schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 05:46
The Seattle School Board plans to discuss whether it wants to join Spokane as a school district that can authorize charter schools.

Things to know before ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 airs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 05:31
A quick refresher on what happened to which major character in the Seven Kingdoms, when last we saw them, at the end of Season 4.

Paul Walker tribute song was written with another loss in mind

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 05:16
Songwriter Charlie Puth says a friend he dearly misses was the thought behind “See You Again,” featured in the film “Furious 7,”

LEAD program for low-level drug criminals sees success

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:16
The city’s LEAD program — aimed at interrupting the cycle of arrests for low-level drug dealers and users — is showing promising signs of success. According to a University of Washington evaluation, criminal-recidivism rates have been reduced up to 60 percent for participants.

No Child Left Behind plan would give power back to states

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:16
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Tuesday they have reached a bipartisan agreement on how to rewrite the long-stalled federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

Distracted driving bill dies in Olympia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:13
A measure that would’ve banned things like sending emails and searching the Web while driving won’t advance in the Legislature.

Everything’s coming up daffodils around the Sound

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:01
Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade, Tacoma, Puyallup and Sumner, April 11; Daffodil Festival Marine Parade in Tacoma, April 12; La Conner Tulip Festival Parade, April 11.

Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 03:51
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that there is enough new scientific information in a conservation group’s petition to warrant a hard look at changing the northern spotted owl’s listing from threatened to endangered.

American, US Airways reach merger milestone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 03:46
FAA grants the two airlines authority to operate as single carrier.

Secret Service agents taught Malia Obama how to drive, her mom reveals

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:01
The first lady said Malia Obama’s driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Michelle Obama says she hasn’t driven herself in seven or eight years and that the Secret Service refused to let her in the car with her daughter.

U.S. stocks open higher as investors wait on Fed, earnings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:16
U.S. stocks opened higher as investors waited for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. Investors were also waiting for companies to start reporting their first-quarter earnings.

Inmate’s death in Clark County Jail is ruled a suicide by hanging

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:16
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the death of an inmate at the Clark County Jail last week was a suicide.

‘Cookie nerds’ rejoice, this is the cookbook for you

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:31
With ‘Cookie Love,’ take your baking game to the next level.

Wash. buying 1,700 acres of forest on Olympic Peninsula

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:01
The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula.

Rant & Rave: Don’t drink and drive in Ballard

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:01
Readers rave about Easter candy, rant about Ballard’s DUIs

Coyle’s Bakeshop is bursting with buttery, flaky goodness

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:01
Rachael Coyle — whose résumé includes The Herbfarm, Columbia City Bakery and Le Pichet — now runs her own stellar bakery in Greenwood.

Alaska watercolor artist Rie Munoz dies at 93

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:01
Well-known for her art, particularly bright watercolors of Alaska communities and scenes, Rie Munoz lived in Alaska for 65 years. She died Monday.

Police: Bellevue slaying suspect wakes up to handcuffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:53
A man accused of slaying a woman and torching her apartment last week was taken into custody in Northern California after he was found sleeping at an Interstate 5 rest stop, police said.