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Use the courage of your contract to end clinging co-worker’s chats

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:15
What’s the best way to discourage a co-worker whose conversation is cutting into your productivity?

‘Jacques Brel’ lives again in ACT/5th Avenue coproduction

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:01
A review of “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well,” directed by David Armstrong at ACT Theatre.

At SXSW, Rand Paul makes play for “leave-me-alone coalition”

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:46
The Kentucky senator and potential Republican candidate for president tries to reach younger voters in a question-and-answer session at the tech and entertainment festival.

Rhetoric doesn’t square with reality in Alaska drilling debate

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:18
Some places in Alaska are simply too special to open up for oil drilling.

State’s plan for I-405: 3-person carpools, peak HOT-lane tolls of $10

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:16
With tolled express lanes set to open on I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood this fall, the state is considering variable pricing of up to $10 a trip as well as changing the number of people for a carpool from 2 to 3.

Whale-hunt scolds are off target

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:01
Patronizing the Makah Indians or portraying them as somehow not real Indians isn’t going to stop them from hunting gray whales. A more respectful approach would be to make them a better offer.

Starbucks as citizen: Schultz acts boldly on social, political issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:31
The world’s biggest coffee company is increasingly speaking out on political and social issues — an approach experts say may end up giving American capitalism a new flavor.

Can superintendents, school boards get along? This group wants to help

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 04:01
A new group of local education advocates, School Board Leaders for the Future, is sponsoring free training for potential school-board candidates, saying they want to build a consensus around how school boards should operate.

Five memorable moments from the Washington state boys basketball tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:16
Issaquah’s Ty Gibson, Seattle Prep and Woodinville highlight five memorable moments from the Washington state boys basketball tournament.

Five memorable moments from the Washington state girls basketball tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:16
Lynnwood’s Mikayla Pivec, Laura Stockton of Gonzaga Prep and Inglemoor highlight the five most memorable moments from the Washington state girls basketball tournament.

Seattle Times’ girls state basketball player of year: Laura Stockton

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:16
Laura Stockton filled up stat sheets, doing whatever was necessary for Gonzaga Prep to win. A four-year regular and three-year starter, she averaged 17.4 points per game this season,

Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix track for 4th straight time

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:17
Kevin Harvick, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, won at Phoenix International Raceway for the fourth time in a row. Overall, he has won four of the last six races at NASCAR’s highest level.

Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea prove masters know how to have fun

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:01
The pair kicked off their world tour at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, referring to the evening as a “first rehearsal.”

Criticism of Common Core is misdirected

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:01
Common core is turning into a divisive issue in education and politics, but opponents should give the standards a chance to work before writing them off.

City Hall is MIA in saving zoo elephants

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:01
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council have failed the public on overseeing the zoo and its elephants.

Chantel Osahor and UW women await NCAA tournament fate

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:47
Chantel Osahor has provided the Huskies plenty of intangibles this season, one in which they are expected to reach their first NCAA tournament since 2007.

Change unfair rules to reap rewards for all

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:46
A state Supreme Court decision issued last week recognizes the discriminatory role of institutional practices.

Israeli Arabs may play power brokers in Tuesday’s elections

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:28
Polls in the Israeli media suggest the Arab alliance is likely to become the third-largest faction in Parliament, potentially preventing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from cobbling together a coalition to stay in power.