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Nooksack River and Whatcom Creek reopen for winter steelhead fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 01:16
Two Western Washington rivers are reopening for winter steelhead after hatcheries achieved spawning escapement goals.

Tom Douglas’ ‘sophisticated but approachable’ Dahlia Lounge still shows well after 25 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:16
The flagship of the Tom Douglas restaurant empire is still as good as it was when last reviewed in 2000.

Skagit Eagle Festival celebrates a winter migration

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:01
Skagit Eagles Festival, Saturdays-Sundays in January, Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount.

Woman dead after car goes into river in Portland

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:52
Police in Portland say a car ran off a road and into the Columbia River on New Year's Eve. Divers recovered the body of a woman in her 40s.

Garden show, eagles, family dance | Weekend Preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:16
Activities for the weekend of Jan. 2-4, 2014, include the Puyallup Home & Garden Show, Skagit Eagle Festival and Seattle Family Dance. Films opening include “The Woman in Black 2” and “Winter Sleep.”

TV Picks: ‘From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, include “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015” on KCTS, “The Taste” on ABC and “The Biggest Loser” on NBC.

10 resolutions this enthusiastic gardener will (maybe) keep

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:16
In 2015, garden writer Ciscoe Morris vows, among other things, to not plug up the bathtub drain with soil — but don’t hold him to it.

Daily Rant&Rave: Christmas dinner for the homeless right 'in every way'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:16
RAVE For the kind woman in front of me in line at Costco a few days before Christmas. As I unloaded 12 boxes of spinach from my overflowing cart she said, “I have to ask?” I told her my family was preparing Christmas dinner for a Tent City and were glad we could. Without my knowing, she

15 soccer predictions for 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:16
Given that I wimped out on publishing my MLS playoff predictions then proceeded to pick every single series correctly all the way through to the cup final -- no, really, I swear -- I figured it was time to put some of these to paper.

Art imitating art: ‘Mr. Turner’ actor on learning to paint

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:01
Veteran actor Timothy Spall, who portrays renowned British painter J.M.W. Turner in the film “Mr. Turner,” did not just look at Turner’s work — he made three trips to the painter’s grave and actually learned to paint.

North Korean leader open to summit with South

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's speech Thursday that he is open to more talks or even a summit with his South Korean counterpart, a statement welcomed by Seoul, which in turn urged the North to take concrete steps toward normalization of relations.

Wyoming town burns in subzero temps

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
Huge flames ripped through historic buildings in the picturesque western Wyoming town of Dubois as firefighters contended with subzero temperatures that froze their hoses and other equipment.

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
Revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the skyscrapers of Dubai and New York's Times Square to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters.

36 killed, 47 injured in Shanghai stampede

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area killed 36 people in the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.

Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
In one of his final acts as governor, Democrat Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that he will commute the sentences of four death-row inmates to life in prison without parole.

Hasbro to replace penis-shaped Play-Doh toy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
It was an embarrassing Christmas for Nivea Cabrera after she was accused by her fiance's mother of letting her 5-year-old granddaughter play with a sex toy. A mortified Carbrera asked the child where she got the penis-shaped plastic cylinder.

Missing 14-month-old's body found in creek

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
The body of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy was found in an Ohio creek Wednesday after his mother allegedly lied to police that she had left him on a stranger's porch.

New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.

Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state -- a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from Israel and criticism from the U.S.

1st body identified from AirAsia crash; 8th body found

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing.