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House GOP effort would tap disaster fund for some wildfires

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing that some forest fires be treated like federal disasters, an attempt to win broader support for legislation that targets overgrown national forest lands. The legislation focuses on speeding up timber harvests and the removal of underbrush the Forest Service deems necessary to improving the health of a forest. […]

Pot-smoking Indianapolis church sues over marijuana laws

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:32
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pot-smoking church is suing the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis was formed as a test of Indiana’s new religious objections law. The church filed its lawsuit Wednesday in Marion Circuit Court. […]

Star chef Jose Andres cancels restaurant for Trump hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jose Andres backed out of plans Wednesday to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s new hotel under construction in Washington amid ongoing fallout from Trump’s political statements. Andres, a Spanish immigrant, cited Trump’s statements “disparaging immigrants” in his decision to cancel plans to open an eatery at the Trump […]

Storm falls to Fever, 88-65, to end winless trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:26
Seattle lost for the third time in as many games on the road, this time falling at Indiana, 88-65. Jewell Lloyd was a bright spot for the Storm, scoring a team-high 15 points.

Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:20
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service and announced that she was appointing Deputy […]

Sheriff’s office: Man charged with murder lead deputies to bones

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:18
Authorities believe they have located the remains of a man who was beaten to death in 2013, and the man charged with the murder is expected to plead guilty.

State Senate reaches deal on class-size initiative, testing bills

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:12
Lawmakers in Olympia have a deal on to suspend Initiative 1351 and to delay a requirement for high school students to pass a high school biology exam.

Salmon catch gaining speed off the coast, and early albacore tuna arriving in fairly good numbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:48
The ocean summer salmon fishery keeps on rolling, and the only issue holding it back is bad weather which hasn’t been an issue for more than a week now. “At Ilwaco the chinook fishing slowed down and the coho bite picked up,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “We saw a 0.14 […]

Major League Soccer announces additional Allocation Money as transfer window reopens

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:25
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday morning that each team will receive an additional $100,000 in Allocation Money per year for the next five seasons to invest in their roster outside of their player salary budget — a rule that goes into effect immediately with the opening of the summer transfer window. Labelled “Targeted Allocation […]

PCC Natural Markets to open Bothell store in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:57
The 25,000 square foot store will be located at the Canyon Park Shopping Center, PCC said Wednesday, and it will be the co-op’s eleventh location. It’s expected to employ 130 people.

In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As of July 1, 2014, the state had […]

Game thread: Mariners vs. Tigers — June 8

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:48
After a thrilling extra-inning victory Tuesday, the Mariners look to take the series against Detroit in a matinee game on Wednesday.

Boy, 12, charged with 1st-degree murder in Omaha shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:42
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man in Omaha, Nebraska. The boy is one of three suspects charged in the June 29 shooting near Miller Park that killed 31-year-old Jamymell Ray. Two other suspects, aged 15 and 17, were arrested last […]

Double deer: Officials say man kept 2 in captivity at home

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:40
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia man had been keeping two deer in captivity at his home for at least a year. State Division of Natural Resources officer Joshua Addesa says authorities discovered the two white-tailed bucks when they visited the Cabell County man’s home July 4 after receiving a public tip. […]

Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:40
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press. The activist said Boko Haram’s […]

Gasquet beats Wawrinka 11-9 in 5th set to reach semifinals

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:26
LONDON (AP) — Richard Gasquet outlasted French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a marathon fifth set Wednesday to complete the semifinal lineup at Wimbledon. The 21st-seeded Frenchman overcame the fourth-seeded Swiss 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9, falling onto his back in relief after Wawrinka’s backhand sailed long on the third match point, ending nearly 3 […]

Pregame notes and lineups: Mariners vs. Tigers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:22
Bench coach Trent Jewett said he’s giving Logan Morrison the day off to rest. “Logan is a redline guy,” Jewett said. “Every play, every pitch, he’s at the redline of intensity. Sometimes we need to just get him a day.”   Pregame notes Most Read StoriesGet rid of single-family zoning? These conversations shouldn’t be secretSubway suspends ties […]

Fed officials still cautious in June about rate hikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month saw signs that the economy was healing after its winter slump but still wanted more signs of improvement before they began raising interest rates. Minutes of the June 16-17 discussions released Wednesday showed that while one Fed official was ready to begin hiking rates at the meeting, […]

Body of stabbing victim found on Auburn trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:18
Auburn Police discovered the body of a man with multiple stab wounds along the Interurban trail, just south of West Main Street just before 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Army moving west medical headquarters to Hawaii

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:44
The U.S. Army says it's moving its western medical headquarters from Washington state to Hawaii.