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Wolverine fire grows, moves closer to 2 towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:55
The Wolverine fire near Lake Chelan is about 42 miles and moving closer to Holden Village and Stehekin.

Road near inactive Hawaii volcano vent to be cleared of lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:51
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has called for restoration of a lava-covered road in Pahoa, despite the site having become a popular attraction for tourists. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that work on Cemetery Road has been put out to bid and is expected to start in coming months. Lava crossed the road on Oct. […]

The Major League Soccer summer transfer window closes Thursday afternoon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:44
The Major League Soccer transfer window — defined by league rules as “the dates between which MLS may request the transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country” — closes at 2 p.m. this afternoon. That is not, however, as definitive as it might sound. For one, rosters don’t actually freeze until Sept. […]

Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Thursday. The report, which is based on an investigation by the Democratic staff of the Senate commerce committee, […]

Central District crosswalks marked with colors of Pan-African flag

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:02
It’s not clear exactly who painted area crosswalks red, black and green more than a month after the city unveiled rainbow crossings on Capitol Hill.

Feds: Seattle-area raids net 17 arrests, drugs, cash and firearms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:02
A series of raids in the Seattle-area targeted a drug trafficking ring with ties to California and Mexico, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle.

Garfield choir teacher says she is going to be fired

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:46
Carol Burton said her attorney was told by a school-district lawyer that she will receive a termination letter Friday. It’s related to a choir trip to New Orleans in March.

Manhunt prompts closure of section of Pacific Crest Trail

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searching for a gunman linked to a kidnapping, killing and wounding of two deputies have closed a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in the southern Sierra Nevada. Kern County sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said Thursday the search remains focused on a 5-square-mile portion of sparsely populated territory east of […]

‘Weirdo Shrine’ by La Luz highly listenable

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:27
La Luz, ‘Weirdo Shrine’ (Hardly Art) “Weirdo Shrine” caps a busy year for Seattle locals La Luz, arriving just three months after singer-guitarist Shana Cleveland’s first LP with her side band The Sandcastles. On the new album, produced by garage rock hotshot Ty Seagall, the foursome ups the fidelity from its 2013 Hardly Art debut, […]

‘Fantastic Four’: a weak end to this superhero summer

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:24
Movie review of “Fantastic Four”: This Marvel superhero movie is not that fantastic. Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell star. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

2 men wounded in early-morning shooting in Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:06
Two men have been hospitalized after they were shot early Thursday morning at an Everett-area apartment complex.

Warming climate leaves Alaskans with fewer walrus to hunt

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:05
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anna Oxereok grew up eating walrus in the western Alaska village of Wales. Today it’s such a rare treat she can’t bring herself to part with the plastic gallon bag of meat in her freezer. “I have to save it for something special,” she says. Her brother caught two animals this […]

Questions that won’t be asked in the GOP debate | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:05
Tonight's Republican debate is sure to be filled with talking points and zingers. But what about serious economic questions? Here are 10 that should be asked.

Democratic debates: 6 to be held starting in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee unveiled plans on Thursday to hold six presidential debates starting this fall, with the first scheduled for Oct. 13 in Nevada. With Republicans focusing on their first debate, scheduled for Thursday night in Cleveland, Democrats released plans for their own far less crowded primary process. So far, former […]

What can the Seahawks do for Kam Chancellor?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:02
Kam Chancellor was again a hold out on Thursday. Here's a look at some possible options for getting him back into camp.

Live coverage: Seahawks training camp, Day 6

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:00
The Seahawks wrap up their first week of training camp Thursday, yet Kam Chancellor still hasn't joined them as he holds out. Follow our live camp coverage from our reporters at the VMAC.

Washington and Gonzaga face off in paradise

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:58
The dormant cross-state basketball rivalry between Washington and Gonzaga will renew sooner than expected in a place called paradise. The teams, which hadn’t played since 2006, are scheduled to restart a four-year series of nonconference games in 2016. However, both teams are scheduled to play in this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas […]

Police arrest Wisconsin homicide suspect in Lakewood

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:55
A man wanted in a fatal shooting in southern Wisconsin has been arrested in Lakewood.

Eco chic: Artist makes old dishes elegant again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:48
Darcy Thompson of Artcycled Mosaics upcycles broken china dishes into one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Locavore: Retro-themed skirts are an easy summer style

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:44
Marmalade Originals cotton skirts, sewn by Geraldine Varvaro in in Seattle, provide breezy summer style.