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$1M from Bloomberg group to Washington’s gun background-check campaign

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:31
The big donation to the state I-594 campaign from billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-violence prevention group is part of a wider effort targeting more than a dozen states.

Huskies at Hawaii live updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:31
Join me for a live chat from Honolulu at 6:30 p.m. PT today to preview the Huskies' season opener at Hawaii, and then stick around here for live updates throughout the game.

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:51
Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow reward catch program figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:46
Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Cutdown day looms, and Times special section on-line

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:16
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Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:01
President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

Transgender women's killings test police outreach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:01
The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously."

Dungeness crab fishery comes to end in Puget Sound after weekend holiday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:46
The summer Puget Sound and Hood Canal Dungeness crab fishery is coming to an end soon after what has turned out to be a surprisingly good season.

Teen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:46
A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.

Mayor’s Arts Awards honor MOHAI, TeenTix, others

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
At the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, MOHAI, TeenTix, the Snoqualmie tribe, Pacific MusicWorks founder Stephen Stubbs and others are honored.

13 things not to miss at Bumbershoot Saturday

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Bumbershoot 2014 is upon us! The annual mash-up of arts, comedy and music starts today at Seattle Center. We've put together a list of must-see acts for Day 1 enjoyment.

In Napa quake, wine barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:31
Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Keep the exhibit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:31
Experiencing the real thing is what draws visitors in and fosters lasting connections [“Watoto’s death a wake-up call for city, Woodland Park Zoo,” Opinion, Aug. 25]. On a recent trip to the Woodland Park Zoo I learned about conservation programs the zoo supports — programs I

Sinclair Island: Not just an oddball refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:01
I’d like to dispel the mistaken notion depicted in this article that Sinclair Island is a refuge for eccentric people who run around on bumpy dirt roads and perform endless maintenance tasks [“The ‘other’ San Juan islanders go their own way,” Pacific NW Magazine, Aug. 2

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:53
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

Child immigrant regrets ever getting on ‘The Beast’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:51
Denis Contreras of Honduras was 12 and alone when he rode the freight train known as “The Beast” through Mexico to see his mother in the U.S. After he was deported to Honduras recently, the U.S. reporter who met him on that ride in 2000 found him again, to catch up.

‘The Roommates:’ true tales of 21st-century cohabitation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
“The Roommates,” Stephanie Wu’s collection of true stories about young people thrown together as housemates, is by turns hilarious and bizarre and reflects how the 21st-century household is changing “impossibly quickly.”

Rural TV chief takes 2-by-4 to cable mergers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
The chairman of a media group whose TV stations focus on such rural attractions as polka parties and tractor pulls is on the rampage, campaigning to stop the multibillion-dollar purchase by Comcast of Times Warner Cable. The resulting giant would kill his stations, he argues across the Heartland.

Vast majority of Californians shun quake insurance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
Despite California’s ever-present risk of major earthquakes, the number of homeowners in the state with insurance coverage for quake damage has dipped significantly over the last several decades, from 33 percent in 1996 to just 10 percent today.

Shadow of Ukraine hangs over former Soviet state of Latvia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:16
Soviet rule brought many Russians to Latvia, where even decades after independence, people who speak Russian and not Latvian make up about one-third of the population. They are not citizens and cannot vote, which is a point of friction in this country of 2 million people.