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Results indicate election battle ahead for Snohomish executive

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:52
Snohomish County Council Chairman Dave Somers pulled ahead of County Executive John Lovick by five votes in Wednesday’s count.

Some see Erdogan’s domestic troubles fueling Turkey’s war on extremism

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:51
The resumption of war with the PKK came as Turkey, in a major shift, decided to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:45
Community groups opposed to a new county juvenile jail say a Seattle Office for Civil Rights report on racial and economic impacts of the facility fell short.

Lawmakers’ group meets in Seattle to discuss legalized pot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:43
Lawmakers from around the country attended a discussion Wednesday to learn from Washington on how best to think about legalized marijuana. But even the experts don’t have all the answers yet.

Some things better, some worse a year after VA wait-time scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:34
Puget Sound VA officials say average wait times for a primary-care appointment rose during the past year, but the agency is providing quicker access to mental-health services.

Arrest made in Federal Way killing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:33
Police have made an arrest in last week’s Federal Way shooting that killed 20-year-old Muldhata Dawud and injured two others.

State sets new minimum scores for high-school graduation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:28
Washington’s State Board of Education has set a minimum score that students must reach on a new state assessment to earn a high-school diploma.

SPD officer fired over tale about misplaced gun

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:26
The firing of Officer Ernest Hall ended a 31-year career in which he repeatedly found himself in hot water, only to survive in part because of his deep connections in the department.

Food-delivery startups feeding Seattle’s time-starved techies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:16
There’s no shortage of services that deliver food to time-starved tech workers and others in Seattle, where the on-demand economy is alive and busy.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:00
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 7-13, 2015.

Taijuan Walker talks with arm and bat, but leaves downcast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:58
Walker allows three runs on five hits in 71/3 innings and gets an RBI double for his first major-league hit, but stays somber after another tough Mariners’ loss.

Video: Mariners’ Fernando Rodney explores the forest at Coors Field

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:52
Before squandering a two-run lead in the ninth inning of the Mariners’ eventual 7-5 loss to the Rockies Tuesday, Fernando Rodney went rogue. The Mariners’ closer left the confines of the bullpen to presumably find shade, enjoy the outfield foliage of Coors Field, or perhaps win a bullpen game of hide-and-seek. At the time, the […]

Huskies get commitment from Olympia kicker/punter Van Soderberg

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:40
Capital High School senior becomes 10th member of UW's Class of 2016.

Misty May-Treanor among the participants at AVP Kingston Seattle Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:22
Don’t call it a comeback, but beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor is among the headliners for this weekend’s AVP Kingston Seattle Open. May-Treanor hasn’t competed since announcing her retirement after winning gold with Kerri Walsh Jennings in the 2012 Olympics.

Comcast on billion-dollar ride to expand Universal theme parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:18
Comcast is pouring billions into Universal Orlando and a sister property in California, opening major attractions and resort hotels at breakneck speed, and visitors are flooding the gates as a result. But is Comcast moving too fast?

Game thread: Sounders open CONCACAF Champions League play at the Whitecaps

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:14
Follow along as the Sounders kick off Group F of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League against rival Vancouver on Wednesday night at BC Place.

Firefighters slow spread of fire near Lake Chelan

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:13
Crews battled the 40 square mile Wolverine Fire in Chelan County and the new Highway 8 Fire in Klickitat County.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, lineups and notable notes: Neagle and Barrett start up top

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:12
Below are the notable notes as the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps kick off Group F of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night at BC Place: Mexican referee Luis Santander is the match referee, Miguel Hernandez and Juan Rangel are his assistants and Jorge Rojas the fourth official. Something to keep in mind […]

Postcards from the Past: Colman Pool, 1941

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:09
Colman Pool in West Seattle opened in 1941 after being a swimming hole for years.

Female grads’ pay tops men’s from science to art history

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:49
The reverse wage gap means women earned 16 percent more than men in social services and 10 percent more in industrial-engineering jobs held by graduates between the ages of 22 and 27, Federal Reserve Bank of New York research showed.