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Head of Washington health exchange to step down

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:58
The man who has led the Washington health insurance exchange since its inception in 2012 has announced he will be stepping down at the end of the month.

FBI investigates bullet holes at Toppenish health center

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:58
The FBI is investigating after bullet holes were found inside the Indian Health Services clinic in Toppenish.

Federal aid for prisoners a welcome change, Washington educator says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:03
But Tanya Erzen said she's concerned about parts of the pilot program announced last month by the Obama administration.

Analysis: Outrageous Trump steals the show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 14:35
From the opening moments of the Republican debate, when he flashed a wry grin and a mischievous victory sign, Donald Trump remained his irrepressible self: aggrandizing, unapologetic and cutting.

Clinton: 2016 rivals leave her ‘in state of disbelief’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the day of the first Republican presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she’s often left in a “state of disbelief” from what she hears from some of her 2016 rivals. Speaking in Los Angeles, where she met with home-care aides who often struggle with lower wages and difficult working […]

French government: Woman kidnapped in Yemen set free

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:41
PARIS (AP) — A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February along with her translator was on her way home on Friday after being freed. Isabelle Prime, 31, had been working in Yemen for the World Bank for about a year when she was kidnapped. She will return to France on Friday evening, […]

Document: Teen said plans for Oklahoma attack were in house

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:40
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the killing were on a thumb drive inside the family’s home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed Thursday. The document doesn’t say which brother […]

A year after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson has changed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:39
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything changed on Aug. 9, 2014, when a white police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an […]

Trump starts with stunner — and keeps on shocking

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:35
Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

Jon Stewart mixes tears, message in ‘Daily Show’ farewell

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:19
In an hourlong farewell that kept the fake news to a minimum, Jon Stewart hosts his last “Daily Show.”

Tacoma handles Reno Aces, 8-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:13
Ramon Flores’ homer starts five-run third inning for Rainiers.

Kerry links better US-Vietnam ties to rights on anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:07
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday celebrated the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam but said ties would not reach their full potential without improvements in the communist nation’s human rights record. Speaking in Hanoi, Kerry extolled the virtues of reconciling with former enemies […]

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:03
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Aug. 8.

‘The Wanted 18’: a serious, and seriously funny, cow incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:00
Movie review of “The Wanted 18”: Stop-motion animation, interviews and re-enactments are employed to tell the true-life tale of a Palestinian, Israeli conflict over cows.

Washington state trooper dies on duty near Yakima

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:51
A state trooper from Whatcom County died Thursday from an apparent medical emergency while on duty near Yakima.

What the said: Doug Baldwin, Frank Clark, Jesse Williams

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:49
Seattle players Jesse Williams, Doug Baldwin and Frank Clark talked to the media after practice Thursday, Here are the transcripts of what they said: First, DL JESSE WILLIAMS On how it feels to be back on the field: “It feels good, man. I was running around moving around with the team. Today was the like […]

Surging Blue Jays have won five straight headed for N.Y.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:44
Mark Buehrle has a “special feeling” about the Toronto Blue Jays these days.

Major winners open with 70sat World Golf Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:38
Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them.

Mercer Island golfer Charlie Kern wins Washington State Men’s Amateur

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:31
Over three rounds played in difficult windy conditions, no player in the field finished under par at Suncadia.

Top primary candidate for City Council seat pleaded guilty to DUI

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:27
Debora Juarez, top vote-getter in the Seattle City Council’s District 5 primary, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence in 2012.