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Mountlake Terrace’s Chinne Okoronkwo highlights Seattle Times Top 10 performers of week

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:08

She had the second-best triple jump in the nation this year at 41 feet, 11¾ inches to win the Lake Washington Invitational.

Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:05

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey findings show the contaminant perchlorate was found in groundwater and surface water within the […]

Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:04

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a Somali refugee was critically injured when she set fire to herself at an Australian immigration camp on the pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest. The Nauru government and refugee advocate Ian Rintoul say the […]

Former Husky Jing Yan hoping a return to the Northwest kick starts her pro career

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:58

Former top recruit for Huskies looking forward to KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee next month.

Mariners at A’s: Follow live as Seattle begins its road trip in Oakland

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:58

After winning five straight series, the Mariners will look to get another series win started as they begin a seven game road trip starting Monday in Oakland.

Bothell software maker Vertafore sold to 2 investment funds

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:53

The Bothell company, which has 1,300 employees, including 500 in the Puget Sound region, develops software used in the insurance industry.

Mariners minor league report: James Paxton, Ed Lucas lead the Rainiers to a win in Las Vegas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:44

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

Mother of 2 children found in San Antonio child abuse case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:43

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio authorities report they’ve located the mother of two of the eight children found unsupervised in a major child abuse case. A spokesman for the Bexar County sheriff’s office told the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1SVvvGu ) that the woman was found in California. Authorities have already arrested the mother of […]

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to stealing suspected drug money

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:16

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Southern California has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $136,000 in suspected drug money that was seized during searches. Scott Bowman of Moreno Valley entered pleas Monday to federal charges. Authorities say Bowman was part of a San Bernardino-based task force on gang-related crime in 2014 […]

Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:08

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton faced some angry voters Monday during a campaign swing through West Virginia, a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago in her primary fight against then-Sen. Barack Obama. Bo Copley, an unemployed coal worker, asked Clinton why voters should believe her pledge to help revitalize the region’s economy […]

May Day protests: Police response is a standard for the nation; city overreacted in sending alert

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:07

Police response is a standard for the nation Congratulations to Seattle Police for a remarkable performance in its control on May Day [“Peaceful march by day; cops corral night protests,” Page One, May 2]. What we saw occur on the city streets should and will be the standard for riot control across our nation and […]

Spring chinook count jumps to over 10,000 at Bonneville Dam on Columbia River

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:05

The spring chinook counts have jumped to big numbers in recent days at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, which means anglers should see better catches very soon at places like the Wind River, Drano Lake and Klickitat River. On Sunday (May 1), 10,155 spring chinook were counted at Bonnveville, 6,728 on Saturday (April 30); […]

Maintaining transgender rights aligns with my Christian faith

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:03

As pastor, a Christian and a parent, I oppose Initiative 1515’s attempt to repeal our state’s nondiscrimination protections.

What’s needed in the next state lands commissioner: temperance

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:00

Protecting the environment is a top priority for Washingtonians. It can be accomplished by the next lands commissioner without extreme measures.

Brothers sought in Arlington slayings spotted several times in Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:54

Two brothers wanted for allegedly killing a missing Arlington couple have been sighted several times in Mexico as of April 21, and investigators believe one was using his girlfriend’s iPhone as recently as last week.

Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:50

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man’s sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert’s sister, Gwendolyn Smalls, and her attorney told The Associated Press that Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Quackenbush […]

Sister: No charges against officers in death of Virginia man shocked repeatedly by stun guns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:49

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sister: No charges against officers in death of Virginia man shocked repeatedly by stun guns.

Fleeing suspect shot, wounded by police in South Florida

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:41

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a stolen car was shot and wounded in South Florida while trying to flee police. The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/TJK29w) reports that a Boca Raton police officer spotted the stolen car at a restaurant Monday, and two West Palm Beach officers arrived moments later. […]

Mother’s Day: Every mom deserves to celebrate Mother’s Day with her children

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:11

The recent editorial for helping homeless kids to celebrate their moms is sweet inspiration [“No gift is too small on Mother’s Day — for a homeless child,” Editorial, April 30]. Why not have a small gathering to make the gift bags — we love to get together with our friends anyway. I plan to put a […]

Judge: Jail visitation restrictions on Suge Knight are valid

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion by Marion “Suge” Knight’s attorney to restore the former rap mogul’s jail visitation rights and access to mail and phone calls. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan ruled Thursday that jail officials properly obtained an order earlier this year to restrict Knight’s contact […]