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En garde! Fencing a sport for all ages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
Classes for beginners are offered every month at Seattle club Salle Auriol.

Designer Michael Cepress finds the ‘fab’ in fabric

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
The designer is making his mark on the Seattle style scene.

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ shines atop NW book sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16
“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” tops regional nonfiction book sales list.

London Symphony to close festive tour with Seattle stop

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:01
The orchestra, with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, wraps up its West Coast tour at Benaroya Hall with a program of Britten, Shostakovich and pianist Yuja Wang performing Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.

‘Emperor of All Maladies’ is truthful TV at its best

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:16
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book by an oncologist/physician was a moving, readable work about a tough subject; the Ken Burns-produced documentary, airing March 30-April 1 on public TV, is equally worth your time.

‘Beale Street Dynasty’: home of the blues and rock ’n’ roll

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:16
Preston Lauterbach’s new book “Beale Street Dynasty” chronicles the history of a Memphis neighborhood whose rich multiracial culture helped birth both blues and rock ’n’ roll.

Before ‘conversation on race’ we need education on race

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:16
When people think they’re talking about race, they really aren’t.

How your U.S. lawmakers voted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:31
How the state’s 10 U.S. House members and two U.S. senators voted in major issues during the week ending March 27.

Washington State baseball coaching great Bobo Brayton dies at 89

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:29
Brayton won 1,162 games with the Cougars

A mom’s tweet about Oreos in school stirs up culture wars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:16
A mom’s Twitter rant about a school permission slip touches a nerve.

Why NFL’s doing more than kick around major changes on PATs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:06
From narrower goal posts to snapping the ball from the 15-yard line, the NFL is considering a major overhaul of extra points.

Bellevue senior Sam Richmond is a leader on powerful track and field team

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:56
This spring, Richmond is one of the faces of the Bellevue track team that has previously relied on the likes of Budda Baker, Myles Jack and Sam’s brother, Max, to build a streak of three consecutive 3A state titles for the Wolverines.

Face transplants approved for UW Medical Center

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:46
The University of Washington Medical Center has been approved to start performing face transplants, hand transplants and more by the federal contractor that oversees organ donation in the U.S.

Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of Nashville plea-deal talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:43
Nashville’s district attorney has called a halt to coerced sterilizations, which evoke a time when minorities, the poor and those considered mentally unfit were forced to undergo medical procedures to prevent them from having children.

Tighter pilot screening urged after Germanwings crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:34
The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has raised questions about whether airlines and regulators are doing enough to detect pilots who are too mentally ill to fly.

Woman and 2-year-old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:33
A woman and 2-year-old boy were fatally shot in an East Bremerton mobile home park early Saturday. The boy’s mother was not hurt. A third shooting victim fled the scene and has been hospitalized.

Inslee: No special prosecutor for Pasco police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:12
Gov. Jay Inslee has declined — for now, at least — a call by a Latino activist group asking him to direct the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a man by three police officers last month in Pasco.

$6M Ellison Foundation gift to launch new UW Alzheimer’s project

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 05:58
A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer’s disease has donated $6 million to the University of Washington to focus on new research, diagnosis and potential treatments.