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Schools chief sorry for breaking district policy and signing off early on Gates grant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:22
Breaking district policy, interim Superintendent Larry Nyland accepted $250,000 from the Gates Foundation before the Seattle School Board decided whether to approve the grant. He later apologized for the error and said the money hasn’t been spent yet.

Prosser schools nix marijuana farmer’s $14,000 donation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:16
Ray Tolcacher, Prosser School District superintendent, refused to accept the gift, while the owner of Fireweed Farms expressed surprise and said he’d try donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Sally Clark says her actions appropriate after hitting cyclist

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:16
The claim, brought by a former Lakewood man who now lives in Oregon, represents the first step in a potential lawsuit if the matter is not settled.

Soldiers to spend Thanksgiving in Ebola isolation at JBLM

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:16
The group that was set to return Tuesday evening includes 15 service members and one Defense Department civilian who built facilities in Liberia to fight the fatal disease, the Army said. They were not exposed to Ebola-infected patients.

Good times: It’s a shame Pac-12 football season is ending so soon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:16
The Pac-12 football season was a tough one to predict, on and off the field.

World watches Ferguson unrest with a critical eye

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:16
Western foreign media mostly focused on the facts — arrests, incidents of torching and looting and limited physical injury — without suggesting the night of fury was emblematic of U.S. culture. There were exceptions, however.

We’re no better than Ferguson; maybe worse

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:13
The mayor says Seattle is not Ferguson. But when it comes to not charging bad cops, we could be worse. Just take a look at some recent cases.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:12

Third-ranked Arizona survives scare from Kansas State

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:08
Arizona edges Kansas State, 72-68, to reach the championship of the Maui Invitational.

Stephen Curry scores 40 as Golden State wins its 6th straight

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:49
Stephen Curry scored 40 points on 11-of-18 shooting, and the Golden State Warriors beat the host Miami Heat 114-97 for their sixth consecutive victory.

Car strikes bear cub on I-90 near Issaquah

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:46
Update at : The bear cub died from its injuries after it was struck by a car, the Washington State Patrol said.

Grand jury faced a tangle of eyewitness accounts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:39
Transcripts released of testimony from at least 20 eyewitnesses give a murky picture of the critical seconds that grand jurors examined in deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson committed a crime in killing Michael Brown. Wilson said in a TV interview Tuesday he has a “clean conscience.”

UW volleyball preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:31
A closer look at the Stanford-Washington match

Surging black-pepper market lets Vietnam farmers prosper

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:22
While pepper is a traditional crop in Vietnam, it only emerged as a major producer recently, and rising pepper prices have helped farmers enjoy a higher standard of living.

Metro putting bus-ticket vending machine on Third Avenue

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:54
King County Metro Transit managers hope people will buy the tickets instead of pushing money into a farebox.

Trilogy builder offers cash, repairs, but some residents to sue for double

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
A class-action lawsuit against Shea Homes is moving forward even as the homebuilder offers individual cash settlements and home repairs to more than 900 Trilogy community homes at Redmond Ridge.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn: "I think that felt maybe the most connected we’ve had been defensively this year''

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said during his weekly meeting with the media today that he felt the Seattle defense was the "most connected'' it has been all season during Sunday's 19-3 win over Arizona.

Start early or late to reach holiday destination

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Travelers over the holiday weekend should avoid midday driving to speed up their trips, especially over mountain passes.

6 sparkling wines to try this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
A Seattle Times reader panel tasted six sparkling wines. Three are from Washington, one is from Oregon, one is from Champagne, and one is a rare Champagne-style bubbly from Italy.

Lawsuit challenges approval of Snake River dredging

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe filed suit in Seattle to challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a $6.7 million dredging project scheduled to begin next month.