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Native mask that inspired Seahawks logo may visit Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:01
A $22,000 fundraising campaign has been started to bring to Seattle from Maine a piece of Northwest coast art that may have inspired the design of the Seahawks’ logo.

Fed up with barking, man kills neighbor's dog, which apparently was not the source of the barking

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:10
BELLINGHAM  (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking.

Q&A: Dan Stevens moves past ‘milquetoast’ Cousin Matthew

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:08
The “Downton Abbey” alum talks about breaking the hearts of fans of the hit PBS period drama; taking on unexpected roles in films, including “The Guest,” which opens Sept. 17; and his talents and interests beyond acting.

Man pistol-whipped during Beacon Hill home invasion

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:07
Seattle police say a group of armed, masked men pistol-whipped a homeowner during a Beacon Hill home-invasion robbery early Tuesday morning.

I-594: Clearing up misperceptions about the gun initiative

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:06
Initiative 594 requiring background checks for gun sales is a good idea. In The Seattle Times article “Group: Study shows benefit of gun checks” [Local News, Sept. 12], Dave Workman speaks out against it with incorrect information. He said that “there’s no evidence that backg

Microsoft bets on gold mine from ‘Minecraft’ purchase

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:02
Looking at the wildly popular game as a platform, the software giant is hoping to benefit from Minecraft’s passionate, young community of players.

Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:01
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.

Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:01
Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:57
Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Kiss raises $1 million for Oregon military museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:10
The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:10
Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

Seattle GDP posts strong showing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:10
Gross domestic product for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue totaled nearly $285 billion in 2013, making us the 11th largest metro in the nation by output. Growth was also relatively strong at 2.4 percent. By comparison, GDP adjusted for inflation for all 381 metro areas in the nation was only 1.7 percent.

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:08
Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.

Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:08
Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album.

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:08
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Tuesday Memo: Officer shot ... Seahawks fixes ... Med-school monopolizing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:01
Duvall officer shot: A Duvall police officer was shot and wounded in the leg last night when he responded to a call to a church.

Highline AD Terri McMahan announces retirement plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:01
Terri McMahan, athletic director for the Highline School district, has announced her plans to retitre at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Everett Coho Derby is this weekend, and timing looks good with more fish arriving

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:08
%%%2cfcf58f3b8f0d50db8421a3c6995e02%%%The Everett Coho Derby - the largest derby on the West Coast - is Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21), and coho catches have picked up this week.

College: Requiring liberal arts education is counterproductive for some students

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:06
Whether the aim of higher education is to provide vocational skills or to enrich lives through exposure to the arts has been a matter of controversy for decades. A recent letter to the editor proposed incorporating liberal arts into the curriculum of every discipline in an effort to instill in gradu