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Here’s what you should know as final vote nears on Seattle-Tacoma seaport alliance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Combining marine cargo operations at the Seattle and Tacoma ports is “not a backdoor way” to cede the business to Tacoma, but a way to remain competitive amid “brutal market conditions.”

Families face tough decisions as costs soar for elder care

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
The median bill for a private room in a U.S. nursing home now runs $91,000 a year, according to a report from the insurer Genworth Financial. One year of visits from home-health aides runs $45,760.

How to give your 401(k) a tuneup

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00
Review your account once or twice a year for better results.

Seattle company copes with backlash on $70,000 minimum wage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:44
Setting a minimum salary of $70,000 for employees has thrown Seattle’s Gravity Payments boss Dan Price and his company into an exhausting, sometimes nasty, whirlwind of attention.

Some MLB teams have helped themselves, others not so much

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:28
The lunacy that is the nonwaiver trade deadline has now passed.

Oregon likely to raise bottle deposits as fewer get redeemed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:14
Fewer Oregon residents are returning their beverage bottles and redeeming their 5-cent deposit, which means the state will likely double the deposit, to a dime, in 2017.

Kevin Chappell, Troy Merritt share lead in PGA Tour event

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:13
Kevin Chappell, who owns a home in Kirkland, and Troy Merritt share the lead entering Sunday’s final round of the Quicken Loans National, a PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods. Woods, tied for fifth after two rounds, shot a 74 and was tied for 42nd.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, lineups notes: Clint Dempsey returns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:09
Here are the notable notes for Saturday night’s Seattle Sounders-Vancouver Whitecaps match at CenturyLink Field: Mark Geiger, last seen in the middle of a swirling controversy at the Gold Cup, is tonight’s match referee. CJ Morgante and Mike Rottersman are his assistants and Alejandro Mariscal is the fourth official. With a victory, Seattle can clinch its […]

Engine change gives Graham Trucking I hydroplane a boost at Seafair

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:08
The change was a good one, as J. Michael Kelly maneuvered the boat to a win Saturday in the heat over one of the race favorites, Jean Theoret in the Ellstrom Elam Plus boat, with a speed of 142.435 mph.

Shorter hydroplane course at Seafair tougher to navigate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:06
The two-mile hydroplane course at Seafair is the minimum length the drivers will take on during the season. The shorter length, coupled with the shape of the course, makes for less opportunities for drivers to hit top speeds on straightaways.

Primary vote Tuesday to cull sizzling summer of local races

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:06
Tuesday’s primary election features some intriguing races for Seattle City Council, Port of Seattle Commission, Seattle School Board, Bellevue City Council and Snohomish County executive.

Mariners’ fan can wish it were only this easy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:35
Sometimes the impossible happens ... or so Mariners fan can hope

Seahawks tackle Russell Okung means business, on AND off the field

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:28
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is working to help his fellow players learn how to handle their own contract negotiations.

NBA puts on a show in South Africa exhibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:26
African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon, 52, and Dikembe Mutombo, 49, took off their business suits to don their old team uniforms and play for a while in the second quarter of an exhibition game in Johannesburg.

Prison sex-abuse cases grow, but prosecutions are rare

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:18
Sexual-misconduct complaints in Washington prisons have more than quadrupled in a decade. Prison officials say they take the issue seriously but that few cases can be substantiated. Critics contend that even guards who are convicted have gotten off with light sentences.

Photos of the Day: Aug. 1, 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:09
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.

Wildfire near Lake Chelan quadruples

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:05
The Wolverine Creek Fire has suddently grown in size and forced the evacuation of at least 350 people living nearby.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:58
Sunday Pro baseball TV Radio 11 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox TBS 11:10 a.m. Seattle at Minnesota ROOT 710/97.3 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets ESPN 710 5:05 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Las Vegas 850 WNBA basketball Noon Seattle at New York NBA TV MLS soccer […]

Game thread: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:49
Follow along live as the Sounders attempt to put the breaks on their recent skid and clinch the Cascadia Cup on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.  

Backtalk: Seattle Times readers sound off on Hall of Fame, Mariners and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:32
Seattle Times readers sound off on Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame induction, the Mariners and more.