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House Democrats say they will wait on transportation package

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
House Majority Leader Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said Thursday that even if the state Senate quickly approves a proposed transportation package fueled by an increase in the gas tax, the measure won't be heard in the House until lawmakers address education funding.

Guest: Seattle can solve the homeless puzzle by learning from other cities

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
Seattle should look to Utah, which found it was cheaper to provide an apartment to a homeless person than pay for hospital costs, police interventions and jail, writes guest columnist Mark S. Markuly.

Net-neutrality tiff over toll-free data pits Verizon against VCs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:16
How to treat the innovative services is part of the debate around Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to use utility-style authority for rules on handling Web traffic.

1 wounded in shooting near Judkins Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:05
Seattle police said one person was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening near Judkins Park.

King County Housing Authority buried in Section 8 applications

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:01
During a two-week period ending Feb. 10, more than 22,600 households applied for just 2,500 spots on the King County Housing Authority's waiting list for Section 8 rental assistance, the agency said this week.

City to show Rainier Ave. S. safe traffic at 2 public meetings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:01
DOT announces meetings to discuss proposed traffic safety changes along Rainier Avenue South

City may cap rents on some micro-apartments at $618 a month

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:01
The Seattle City Council may set a $618 a month cap on rents for some tiny apartments built under a tax-exemption program.

Wal-Mart’s pay raises mean other employers must beat minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:17
Wal-Mart’s across-the-board wage increases show that the world for employers is very different with a 5.7 percent unemployment rate (in January) than it was five years ago, at 9.8 percent. Finding qualified workers is harder, and their workers are at risk of jumping ship.

Man, woman fatally shot in Everett identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:16
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of the two people fatally shot last Friday at a home in Everett.

T-Mobile’s 4Q results beat forecasts as it adds customers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:16
The Bellevue-based wireless carrier reported a fourth-quarter profit of $101 million, beating analyst estimates and bouncing back from a $20 million loss a year ago.

FDA: Careful cleaning of scopes may not eliminate infection risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:14
The FDA issued a “safety communication” aimed at gastroenterologists, surgeons, healthcare staff and patients warning that the design of duodenoscopes may impede effective cleaning.

Nordstrom full-line stores resist online onslaught, but profits disappoint

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:20
Nordstrom says sales at its full-line stores are bucking the downward trend seen by most of the besieged brick-and-mortar retail sector. But quarterly profits disappointed Wall Street amid big investments and increased markdowns at Nordstrom Rack, its discount chain.

Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane tore ACL, further endangering his 2015 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:19
It has been confirmed that Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane tore his ACL on the same play on which he broke his arm in the first quarter of the Super Bowl.

Woman found in South Park alley identified

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:18
The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a South Park alley as Celina Anne Petersen, 26.

Choices outside the Oscar-watch circle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:16
For those looking for something other than Oscar-nominated films, here are some art-house alternatives.

‘Girlhood’: French tale embraces power of sisterhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:16
A movie review of “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age tale that’s beautifully observed, precisely directed and acted with wonderful conviction.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:16
Here are some theaters offering discounted movie tickets during the week of Feb. 20.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’: A bloody good vampire mockumentary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:16
A review of the irresistible mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows,” starring Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”). Rating: 3 stars out of 4.