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Marijuana ad blitz battles stoner stereotypes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:16
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

Huskies morning links: On the demise of the fullback at UW

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:16
Links on this beautiful Wednesday morning:

Seattle Waterfront: Proposed aquarium expansion would hurt broader plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:16
We thank reporter Lynn Thompson for her thorough review  of plans for renovation of Seattle’s waterfront ["Seattle's new waterfront: What it might look like and why," Local News, Sept. 12]. Thanks to years of effort by many dedicated individuals on the Central Waterfront Committee and the

Wednesday Memo: Did you feel the earthquake? ... Microsoft layoffs ... Cool day

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:16
A 4.0 quake rattled parts of the Kitsap Peninsula early this morning, but was felt widely in Puget Sound. There were no reports of injuries.

Britain might learn from split of Czechoslovakia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:16
If Scotland says yes to independence in Thursday's referendum, there might be a lesson to learn from the amicable split of Czechoslovakia on Jan. 1, 1993. Known as a "velvet divorce," the breakup was nothing like the secessionist wars that raged in Yugoslavia. It was as peaceful and smooth as the 1989 Velvet Revolution that threw off oppressive communist rule in Czechoslovakia, and is considered a success even by its opponents.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Wes Welker eligible to play Sunday against Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:09
The day breaks with a bit of news, as the Broncos announced this morning that receiver Wes Welker will be eligible to play Sunday against the Seahawks. Welker is among the players whose suspensions are being ended due to the NFL's new drug policy. Welker also has been cleared after suffering a concu

US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:09
The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.

Recipe: Confetti Chili Sprinkle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
A simple way to preserve the bounty of summer produce for fall and winter.

Recipe: Grilled Zucchini for the Freezer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
A simple way to preserve the bounty of summer produce for fall and winter.

It's time to establish an independent Seattle transit district to stop gridlock

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
Danny Westneat got directly at the heart of the matter in his column “Carfree in Seattle, the living isn’t easy” [Local News, Sept. 12]. If our regional planners truly want to see their stated goal of making Seattle a high-density, world-class city without it becoming a traffic nig

Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

Daily Rant&Rave: Stay out of Green Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
RAVE For a spectacular jazz performance by a group of eighth-grade students from Eckstein Middle School, the delightful highlight of our recent visit to the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union.

Recipe: Agrodolce Roasted Tomatoes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
A handy way to preserve summer goodness into fall and winter.

Recipe: Smoky Tomato Purée

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:16
A handy way to preserve summer goodness into fall and winter.

Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:20
Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.

U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to N.Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:18
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

Round II: Another top teacher explains more of jargon you hate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:16
In our quest to illuminate some of the education jargon you've said confuses and confounds you, today we offer plain-spoken definitions of five more terms, provided by National Board Certified teacher Spencer Olmsted from Olympia. Thanks, Spencer!

Prep girls soccer: Issaquah takes on nation's No. 1 team

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:01
Clearly Tom Bunnell like challenges.

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:58
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:46
Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.