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Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. […]

Diner en Blanc: NYC leads world’s biggest popup picnic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world’s largest popup picnic — at a Manhattan location that was revealed only at the last moment. Guests for Tuesday’s Diner en Blanc (dee-NEH’ ahn BLAHN) — French for dinner in white — showed up at one of 24 designated city […]

2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:05
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state. Stephens Production and Devon Energy each voluntarily closed one well, and Stephens reduced operations at another well by […]

SUV hits, kills pedestrian pushing stroller in Spokane

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:05
An SUV swerved onto a sidewalk, striking and killing a 68-year-old woman who was pushing a stroller in Spokane.

FAA investigating airliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:03
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last […]

Northern California wildfire jumps line, forces evacuations

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:00
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 people were ordered from their homes Tuesday when a wildfire jumped a containment line east of California’s Napa Valley wine country in one of several blazes burning across the state. The week-old fire was given a burst of energy by rising temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity, said […]

Snohomish County settles lawsuit over inmate’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:00
A total of $2.4 million will be paid to the family of a man who died from medical complications while in the Snohomish County Jail in July 2012.

What lobbyists think about state lawmakers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:16
“They all sucked,” the “outcome shows a lack of understanding about governing” — lobbyists had harsh words about lawmakers and this year’s legislative sessions.

Neck deep in streaming, Netflix still loyal to mailing out DVDs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:16
Even as it has transformed mostly into a streaming service, Netflix has managed to maintain a profitable DVD operation despite having fewer customers getting those red envelopes in the mail.

Remains found on Mount Rainier could be missing Tacoma hiker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:11
Remains found on Mount Rainier may be that of a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking last year.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:11
Wednesday Pro baseball TV Radio 12:40 p.m. Arizona at Seattle ROOT 710 5 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston ESPN 6:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at El Paso 850 6:35 p.m. NWL, Everett at Salem-Keizer 1380 WNBA basketball 8:30 a.m. Seattle at Washington NBA TV MLS soccer 6 p.m. MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham FS1 Special Olympics 4 […]

Help your garden survive long stretches of hot, dry weather

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:06
Tips for helping plants thrive when it’s hot and how to use less water while gardening.

Catholic panel urges churches to continue sponsoring Scout troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:03
A Roman Catholic committee has urged Catholic churches to keep sponsoring troops despite the Scouts’ decision to permit openly gay leaders.

Housing affordability: Where’s the evidence for the mayor’s housing plan?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:59
The guest column by the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee’s co-chairs makes many assertions about the panel’s affordable-housing plan for Seattle without offering evidence that the plan would produce its desired results [“Housing will become even more unaffordable if Seattle doesn’t act now,” Opinion, July 27]. Saying that “deliberate planning is required to […]

Health-care spending to accelerate, U.S. report says

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:59
Spending on health care will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, threatening to make medical care increasingly unaffordable, according to new government projections.

Looking away from abortion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:54
In an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber […]

Undercover videos mislead, distort Planned Parenthood’s work

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:53
Providing fetal tissue for research is valid and contributes to the advancement of science and to improvement of medical care.

Pulling a Boeing 737 no problem for Russell Wilson, Joel McHale

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:09
Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson and actor Joel McHale competed in a friendly competition on Tuesday -- a team effort in pulling a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines' 737-800 plane in the fastest time -- to benefit "Strong Against Cancer" and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Baby rhinos find new home at South Africa orphanage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:49
More than 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers last year in South Africa, home to three-quarters of the world’s rhino population. Calves are often left behind when their mothers are killed.

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:38
FISHING REPORT Cowlitz River – 15 bank anglers at the barrier dam kept 3 adult spring Chinook and 3 summer run steelhead.  14 boat anglers sampled at the trout hatchery kept 12 summer run steelhead.  Fishing for steelhead was also reported very good in the Castle Rock area. During five days of operations at the […]