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Entering their NCAA tournament opener, Zags face their demons

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:39
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.

Eastern Washington can’t net upset of Georgetown in NCAA tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:01
Tyler Harvey finished with 27 points but Eastern lost 84-74 at Portland.

Washington women’s program has rebounded to the point of reaching NCAAs once again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:01
Huskies are in NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007, and open against Miami

Man who killed grandparents found dead in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:17
Michael Chadd Boysen, who killed his grandparents a day after he was released from prison in March 2013, was found dead Thursday at the Washington State Penitentiary.

City officials seek ban on smoking in Seattle parks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:13
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.

Kennewick man charged with sexually assaulting girl

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:01
A Kennewick man is being held on $75,000 bail on allegations he sexually assaulted a pre-teen girl almost daily for at least a month.

Seattle mayor forming a team to tackle Capitol Hill hate crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:39
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will name a task force soon to address hate crimes on Capitol Hill and across the city, he said Wednesday.

Manolin: a clean, well-lighted place for a tasty meal

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:31
Run by a team of Renee Erickson alums, Wallingford’s Manolin infuses the maritime delights of the Pacific Northwest with a little island vibe.

Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd gives Bulldogs edge in foreign recruiting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:17
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.

How millions in donations eased burden after Oso slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:16
Charities took in more than $9.5 million after the Oso landslide last March claimed 43 lives. Here’s how that money is being spent.

U.S. warns Netanyahu has put its support for Israel at risk

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:46
Obama administration officials issue a chilly response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s successful re-election campaign.

Jai Courtney: No time for ‘mischief’ on ‘Insurgent’ set

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:34
An interview with the Australian actor who plays Eric in part two of the “Divergent” film series.

Seattle Shakespeare Company announces 2015-16 season

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:33
Seattle Shakespeare Company celebrates its 25th year with 2015-16 plays by Will of Avon, Brecht and Shaw.

March 19 TV Picks: ‘Vikings’ on History

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Thursday, March 19, include “Vikings” on History, “Scandal” on ABC and “The Slap” on NBC.

Medal of Valor awarded to Oso landslide communities

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:01
The somber anniversary of the Snohomish County landslide was commemorated Wednesday, as the Legislature awarded the Medal of Valor to the communities that endured the disaster that killed 43.

$900M levy: Seattle mayor asks homeowners to pay more for transportation

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:01
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.

Q&A: Chilean fire trees are worth the effort

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:16
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris says Chilean fire trees can be fussy to grow but offers several tips for success.

‘The Gunman’: It’s ‘Taken,’ with less blah and more bang

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:16
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.