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Sushi standby won’t break the bank in Wallingford

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:08
Kozue serves fresh, tasty Japanese fare at attractive prices.

Reps. Denny Heck and Adam Smith should step up for fast-track authority

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:05
Washington companies could boost global exports, but first the U.S. House should grant President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals.

Steeled courage from state lawmakers needed for steelhead habitat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:01
A last legislative push is needed to save Nisqually River’s storied steelhead run.

Mariners complete 2015 draft, stock up on pitching

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:32
The Mariners wrapped up the 2015 MLB draft picking in rounds 11-40 on Wednesday to complete their draft class. From a local standpoint, there were a few players. Perhaps the most interesting selection was high school right-hander Parker McFadden out of Yelm High School. Obviously, the small town in the South Puget Sound Area isn’t […]

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:15
Thursday Pro baseball TV Radio 9:10 a.m. Seattle at Cleveland ROOT 710 7:05 p.m. PCL, Albuquerque at Tacoma 850 NBA basketball finals 6 p.m. Golden St. at Cleveland 4 710 Pro golf 8 a.m. Senior Players Championship GOLF 10 a.m. Women’s PGA Championship GOLF 1 p.m. PGA St. Jude Classic GOLF 4 p.m.* Tour, […]

Amazon offers Jackson the chance to push diversity issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:13
Less than a year after brushing off the civil rights activist’s concerns, Amazon welcomes him to its annual meeting and applauds his efforts to bring more diversity to the tech workforce.

Take a hike. Have a beer. Life is perfect. Here’s where.

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:01
Pairings of trailheads and brewpubs across Washington state.

Reader’s Lens | Kayaking at sunrise, with selfie stick

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:01
Seattle Times reader Viet Lam’s photo of an early-morning paddle outing on Lake Union.

FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance. But as with their review of a similar drug a day earlier, the Food and Drug Administration experts stressed that long-term results are needed to judge […]

Marco Pappa called up to Guatemalan national team, will miss Saturday’s Dallas match

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:24
Sounders winger Marco Pappa, who has scored two goals in Seattle’s last three games and already matched his MLS career high with five assists this season, has been called up to the Guatemalan national team and will miss Saturday’s home match against FC Dallas, the team announced Wednesday in a release. Guatemala takes on Bermuda […]

Roundup: Schools get creative to deliver summer lunches; LA expected to lower grad requirements

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:24
Schools get creative in bringing summer lunches to kids (NPR): Summer hunger is a problem for thousands of students who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, and some districts are getting creative in how they get USDA-funded meals to kids when school is out. One district in Tennessee drives an air-conditioned […]

Pregame notes and lineups: No Nelson Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:06
CLEVELAND – Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz elaborated on the circumstances of his early exit to the series-opening win against the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. He’d started feeling tightness in his back during Sunday’s loss but played through it, all the way into the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game until he reached for […]

American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:01
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said Wednesday, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside them against the extremists. Keith Broomfield, who was from Massachusetts, died June 3 in a battle in a Syrian […]

Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:59
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation’s largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states […]

2 killed after car hits 4 high school students near Bellingham

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:58
Four people walking along a road were struck by a car northeast of Bellingham, killing two of them, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Los Angeles leaders give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have given final approval to an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The City Council voted 12-1 in favor of the increase Wednesday and forwarded it to Mayor Eric Garcetti. His office says he plans […]

Seattle Symphony associate conductor moving on

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:50
Stilian Kirov, who has moved through the Seattle Symphony ranks from conducting fellow to the assistant and associate conductor spots, is on his way again: as of July 1, he’s the music director for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California. Kirov replaces John Ferrer, who led the Bakersfield orchestra for 39 years. Bakersfield is not his only […]

Skagit County man who stole 22 guns sentenced to 6 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:47
A Skagit County man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for stealing 22 handguns from a Fred Meyer store in Oregon.

Officials monitoring rodents for plague at Grand Canyon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:35
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Summertime in Arizona’s higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend months monitoring squirrels, mice and prairie dogs for the rare but sometimes fatal disease. They also warn the public to avoid contact with wildlife and recommend that […]

Suspected arrested in fatal Federal Way shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:31
A felon known as "Joker" was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting May 23 in Federal Way.