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Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:16
Yakima’s Haas Innovation Center includes the John I. Haas brewery, a laboratory and meeting space, plus a private taproom and beer garden.

24-inch tablet aims to build family togetherness

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:16
The idea is to prop up Fuhu’s 20-inch or 24-inch tablet on the floor or lay it flat on a table or a bed. From there, a mix of children and adults can read interactive books or play board games.

Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:16
Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.

NFL to kick off season in Seattle with free concert, other events

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:16
The NFL season will kick off in Seattle with a series of events in the days before the Seahawks take the field against the Green Bay Packers.

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:13
The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Round-up: Cartoon characters defend liberal arts on Twitter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:16
Higher-ed council uses Twitter to defend liberal arts (The Chronicle of Higher Education): The Council of Independent Colleges has created two cartoon characters — Libby and Art — to defend the liberal arts under the handle @smartcolleges. The main purpose of the effort is

BofA reaches $17B settlement with U.S., report says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:16
The bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion. The deal is the largest settlement arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure.

Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:16
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix.

Mariners frustrated after dropping game, and series, to Phillies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:12
A series of mistakes on Wednesday cost the Mariners in a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. Seattle lost two of the three games in the series.

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:02
This year’s topic at the economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is on labor markets so Fed Chair Janet Yellen is sure to spell out her latest assessment on the U.S. job market.

Franchise association blasts Seattle minimum wage law in radio ad

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:01
The International Franchise Association, which represents franchise owners like those who own most McDonald's restaurants, is taking to the airwaves to criticize an aspect of Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law and unions that backed the measure.

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:55
Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points.

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:55
UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Mariners’ Mike Zunino leads AL in getting hit by pitch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:50
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has been hit by pitches 14 times this season, the most in the American League and only five from tying the club season record.

Stryker Phd is 5-to-2 favorite in 79th running of Longacres Mile

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:30
Trainers Sharon and Larry Ross won the Longacres Mile 29 years ago with Chum Salmon. They have a chance to win the Mile for the first time since then with Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old gelding who is the morning-line favorite.

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Pre-match lineups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:24
Plenty of changes to the Sounders lineups for tonight's match against San Jose Earthquakes at CenturyLink Field -- no Clint Dempsey in the starting 11, while Kenny Cooper is listed in the midfield

UW men’s basketball announces nonconference schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:21
Considering what’s ahead – the much-anticipated return of cross-state Gonzaga in 2016 or 2017 – you might understand why Washington men’s basketball fans aren’t overly excited about the 2014-15 nonconference schedule.

Storm will find out Thursday where it will pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:20
The Storm was just 12-22 this season, finishing out of the playoffs. The good news is Seattle has a chance to win the No. 1 spot in the draft. The draft lottery will be held Thursday.

State’s women-owned firms missing out on SBA loans, federal contracts

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:18
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, live chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:16
Join the conversation during Wednesday night's Sounders-Earthquakes match at CenturyLink Field. Chat opens a few minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff.