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5 best Seattle happy-hour wing deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:01
We round up the best deals on the quintessential happy-hour nosh.

Orman seeks votes in Roberts' rural Kansas base

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:58
Standing in front of a 96-year-old barn on a south-central Kansas farm, independent challenger Greg Orman asserted Wednesday that Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts no longer represens the interests of small-town and farm voters who have long formed the bedrock of his political career.

Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:10
Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.

Small businesses can enroll in Obamacare statewide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:07
Small businesses throughout Washington -- those with 50 or fewer employees -- can now shop for and enroll in health insurance plans through the state's insurance exchange.

'House of Cards' actress Norment dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:07
Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old.

'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:07
A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals.

Federal Way State Rep. Roger Freeman, dead at 48

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:02
Federal Way State Representative Roger Freeman, 48, died Wednesday morning after battling colon cancer. He remains on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Officials honor Federal Way House member who died Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
Reactions have started hitting our inbox Wednesday afternoon regarding the death earlier in the day of Rep. Roger Freeman, D-Federal Way. Freeman was diagnosed with cancer in early 2013; you can read more about his death in Jordan Schrader's piece for the Tacoma News Tribune.

‘Transition time’ offers gorgeous alpine hikes, but be careful out there

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
Team up with an experienced hiker if you’re not one, for a glimpse of Northwest grandeur.

Source: Man killed daughter, granddaughter when accused of abuse

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
A South Seattle grandfather is believed to have killed his daughter and granddaughter on Monday night after being confronted about allegedly sexually abusing the 11-year-old girl, according to Seattle police.

Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right.

Judges hold state in contempt for jail waitlists

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
Washington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.

Record Northwest crop of sweet cherries

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:01
An unusually hot summer didn't stop Northwest growers from hand-picking their largest-ever sweet cherry crop this year.

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:09
NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

Alibaba gets a foothold in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:05
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group has opened a recruiting office in Seattle, but won’t divulge its plans.

After school shootings, reclaiming scarred space is part of the healing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:04
When Marysville students return to school next week, the cafeteria where a gunman shot five students before taking his own life will be closed. Experts say a school shooting scene needs more than a fresh coat of paint for a community to heal from the trauma.

Microsoft lays off 3,000 more; 638 of them in Puget Sound area

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:03
Microsoft on Wednesday notified 3,000 more workers -- 638 of them in the Puget Sound area -- that they're being laid off.

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:02
Houston-area authorities say they believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others.

Police: Man in zebra print dress robbed bank, held

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:02
A man accused of wearing a zebra print dress while robbing a New Hampshire bank has been arrested.

Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:02
A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.