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Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:19
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public […]

Manhunt under way in apple orchard in Central Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:16
ROYAL CITY, Wash. (AP) — A manhunt is under way in Central Washington for a gunman who has fired at police officers on two occasions. KOMO-TV reports that Grant County officials cornered David Santos on Saturday in an apple orchard west of Royal City. Deputies say Santos’ first run in with the law was on […]

Lake Chelan lake trout fishing just as hot as the summer weather

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:08
What’s hot is trolling for Lake Trout on Chelan early in the morning on the Bar. Also hot is trolling the face of Manson Bay in the evenings for Lake Chelan Lakers. Finally, when the wind lets you fish the early morning bite at Colyar Ledge, it is very good. There has been a nice sprinkling of […]

Game thread: Mariners at Athletics — July 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:00
Felix Hernandez (10-4, 305 ERA) takes the hill for the Mariners on Independence Day against Kendall Graveman (5-4, 3.47 ERA) and the A's.

Mariners pregame notes and lineups: James Jones, David Rollins and Mayckol Guaipe recalled from Tacoma

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:42
The Mariners made the expected corresponding roster moves following last night’s announcements. James Jones, OF, recalled from AAA Tacoma Mayckol Guaipe, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma David Rollins, LHP, reinstated from the restricted list Roenis Elias, LHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/3) Tom WIlhelmsen, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/3) Vidal Nuño, LHP, […]

Internet Truckstop to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:34
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Internet Truckstop Group is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The Idaho Statesman reports that the move by the parent company of Truckstop.com and other companies comes as pressure grows for a higher minimum wage in the U.S. Los Angeles and Seattle are increasing their lowest wages to […]

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reported

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:24
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, which struck at 8:42 a.m. Saturday. USGS Geophysicist Paul Caruso says there usually isn’t any […]

Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:19
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe” and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. With a nationwide televised address, President Beji Caid Essebsi officially reintroduced urgent security measures for Tunisia that […]

Riding Washington’s new cross-state bike route

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:04
Trying out the newly designated U.S. Bicycle Route 10 across northern Washington, a 416-mile biking trip.

Hang on to that holiday state of mind

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:00
Tips on keeping the post-vacation glow.

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory. Stonie, who finished second last year, downed 62 hot dogs and buns on Saturday, beating Chestnut by two. Both are from San […]

66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 23:50
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press no one was […]

Concerns of warm and low-level water prompt Grande Ronde fishing closure

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 23:08
The Grande Ronde River spring chinook fishery will come to an end one hour after official sunset on Sunday, July 5. The fishery is open from the mouth of Buford Creek (approximately half-a-mile downstream of the Highway 129 Bridge at Boggan’s Oasis) up to the Washington/Oregon state line. State Fish and Wildlife officials say the […]

Plenty of fishing on tap at Potholes Reservoir region

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 22:18
Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at the MarDon Resort: The weather forecast for Potholes Reservoir is ideal to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday.  God Bless Military men and women for providing our freedom we enjoy.  This being the Meseberg Family’s 43rd 4th of July Holiday here […]

Should gifts and cards stop at age 18?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 21:15
Readers weigh in on when — if ever — to stop giving gifts to young relatives.

Climate change: Cost of inaction is too high

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 21:00
In his recent guest opinion piece (“State and city climate policy is mired in symbolism,” Opinion, June 27) Todd Myers characterizes Seattle and Washington’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution as merely “symbolic.” While there is still much work to do and the author is correct that we didn’t meet an important goal, Seattle’s numbers tell […]

Rant & Rave: Point your illegal fireworks toward your house

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 21:00
Readers thank Fourth of July parking enforcement, rant about illegal fireworks

‘Thank You, Goodnight:’ never too old to rock

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 19:03
In Andy Abramowitz’s novel “Thank You, Goodnight,” a middle-aged lawyer is thrust back into his brief and shining moment as a rock star.

Seattle Sounders vs. D.C. United, post-match quotes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:05
Below is the full post-match quote sheet from Seattle’s 1-0 victory over D.C. United at CenturyLink Field on Friday night: POST-MATCH QUOTES: SOUNDERS FC 1 – D.C. UNITED 0 FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2014  SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID Opening statement: “Obviously, to get out of a slump, or the funk we were in a […]

Lacey motel closes amid reports of Legionnaires’ disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 14:10
Over the past month, three cases of the disease have been confirmed with a possible connection to the motel.