Is this the year for Gonzaga to go deep — to the Final Four? Maybe, maybe not. At least it’s Gonzaga’s best combination of offensive and defensive efficiency in program history. The Zags face North Dakota State in Seattle at 6:50 p.m. Friday.
The new rule would go further than Seattle’s current ban, which prohibits smoking, chewing or other tobacco use only within 25 feet of other park patrons and in play areas, beaches or playgrounds. Portland recently passed a parks smoking ban.
Tommy Lloyd may be the most canny college recruiter of prospects outside U.S. borders. Aided by the stream of imports, Gonzaga has been able to cobble together an unlikely string of 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposed property-tax levy Wednesday to collect $900 million for transportation spending over nine years. Murray’s November ballot proposal would more than double the amount voters approved in 2006.
A movie review of “The Gunman”: Director Pierre Morel swaps out Liam Neeson for a younger, buffer Sean Penn but leaves the “Taken” formula intact: less blah blah, more bang bang. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.