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Washington men’s basketball begin Pac-12 play Jan. 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:18
The Washington men’s basketball team will play its 2015-16 Pac-12 opener at home on Friday Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. against UCLA. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1. Here’s a the complete schedule. Date Opponent Location Time (PT) Results Media Thu, Nov 05 Seattle Pacific (exh.) Seattle, WA TBA Fri, Nov 13 […]

No, that’s not Kam Chancellor at Seahawks’ practice, that’s Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:08
The Seahawks hit the practice field again Thursday without strong safety Kam Chancellor, now into day 42 of his holdout with the Seahawks. But there was a No. 31 at practice today as Marshawn Lynch wore Chancellor’s jersey out to practice. As for Chancellor, he was declared out for Sunday’s regular season opener against the […]

Campfire deprived? This is your weekend, as many campfire bans are lifted

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:54
After a long, hot summer of campfire bans in state parks, on ocean beaches, and in some national parks and national forests across Washington, this weekend you can have your campfire — but not everywhere. Because of recent rains and cooler weather, many campfire bans were lifted by last weekend, just in time for Labor […]

Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:47
Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran, overcoming GOP opposition and delivering President Obama a legacy-making victory.

Starbucks to roll out mobile ordering and pay for Android in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:22
Starbucks is bringing mobile ordering and pay to Android users sometime in September, and also plans to roll out the feature across the U.S. to stores it operates by the end of this month.

Man dies in fire at home for homeless vets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:14
A 72-year-old man has died in a fire at a north Spokane house where several veterans were living.

Video: Chris Petersen on Huskies’ final preparations for Sacramento State

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 04:09
Here’s everything UW coach Chris Petersen had to say after practice Thursday in his final media availability before Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against Sacramento State: (How did practice go? What optimism do you see from your group trying to run the ball better?)  “We’re working hard, that’s all I can tell you. Let’s play the […]

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid returns to practice, will not travel to Saturday’s match in San Jose

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:50
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid returned to practice Thursday after missing last weekend’s match against Toronto with “health issues” but will not be traveling to the team’s Western Conference showdown in San Jose on Saturday. “On Saturday early morning, I had a health issue that required me to go to the hospital,” Schmid said after practice. “They […]

Fed upgrade El Nino to strong, but not as big as 1997-98

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:24
WASHINGTON — Federal forecasters upgraded this year’s El Nino to an unusual strong status, but said it’s probably not a record breaker or drought buster. Mike Halpert, deputy director of the federal Climate Prediction Center, said the current worldwide weather shifting event doesn’t match the monster El Nino of 1997-1998, nor is it likely to. […]

Seattle enlists legal help to fight NRA lawsuit over gun tax

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:23
Seattle says it has enlisted some high-powered legal help to combat a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups over the city's adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax."

Another warm weekend on tap, but wildfires need the rain

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:22
While a warm, dry weekend may be good news for Seattle residents, more rain is needed to dampen wildfires, the National Weather Service says.

Mayor wants to expand Seattle’s program of tax breaks for affordable housing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:17
Mayor Ed Murray wants to expand a program that gives tax breaks to Seattle developers in exchange for setting aside some rent-restricted apartments affordable to low- and moderate-wage earners.

Port Angeles man charged with hitting 2 bicyclists, trying to drive away

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:15
A Port Angeles man has been charged with vehicular assault and two counts of hit-and-run after witnesses said he drove erratically and hit two bicyclists on U.S. Highway 101.

Potential witness among 4 found dead in Chelan County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:15
Sheriff's officials say a potential witness in an earlier murder case was among four people found shot to death in central Washington state this week.

Ellen Pao dropping appeal of Silicon Valley bias case

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Thursday that she is dropping her appeal and ending the case that became a flashpoint on inequality in the tech industry. Ellen Pao said in a statement that she cannot afford the risk of […]

Game thread: Mariners aim for series split against Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 03:00
Felix Hernandez takes the mound after an extended break as the Mariners face the Rangers in a matinee Thursday at Safeco Field. Follow our live coverage.

Everett teen charged in shooting of boy, girl over gang colors

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:55
A 16-year-old Everett teen is being prosecuted as an adult for allegedly shooting another boy, 17, and the boy’s sister, 14, during a confrontation over gang colors a week ago.

3 women arrested after shots fired during Pioneer Square robbery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:25
Three women were booked into jail after one fired gunshots at a man during a robbery in Pioneer Square.

Airlines’ on-time performance rises in July, as do complaints

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airlines are posting better results for on-time performance and fewer cancelations but complaints are still rising. The Department of Transportation said Thursday that 78.1 percent of flights on the leading airlines arrived on time in July. That’s up from 74.8 percent the previous month and 75.6 percent in July 2014. Hawaiian […]

Search on for missing B.C. hiker in Olympic National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:13
David Galbraith of Victoria separated from companion on Tuesday on the park’s Storm King Trail.