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Learning to love Death Valley in winter

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:28
The off-season can be one of the best times to visit the national park in California. And it might even rain in this famously parched desert.

Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:16
The National Marine Fisheries Service is studying how to revise habitat protections for endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters.

Anat Cohen brings reed genius to Seattle big band

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:05
The Israeli clarinetist/saxophonist nailed one solo after another in a highlight-packed Sunday show in Kirkland.

Google joins with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:58
The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google and Apple is extending beyond the technology industry’s traditional boundaries.

WTO to review European claims of illegal tax breaks for Boeing 777X

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:35
The World Trade Organization on Monday agreed to set up a panel to examine European Union allegations that Washington state’s $8.7 billion in Boeing tax breaks to land the 777X in Everett are subsidies barred under global trade rules.

Boeing stock falls as Goldman analyst recommends selling

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:31
Boeing stock fell Monday by the most in more than two months after Goldman Sachs Group recommended selling the stock that is leading the Dow Jones industrial average this year.

Seattle ranks high in suspending elementary-school students with special needs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 04:46
More than 18 million days of instruction are lost to school suspensions each year, including even the youngest students. A new report asks whether this makes sense.

California women win at Stanford

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:46
Visiting California beat No. 18 Stanford 63-53 to deny the Cardinal a chance at winning its 15th straight regular-season Pac-12 title. Stanford is three games behind Oregon State with two to play.

WSU defensive lineman Xavier Cooper puts on a show

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:46
A one-time sprinter, Cooper put his running skills to use well on Sunday when he turned in a time of 4.86 in the 40, the fastest of any defensive lineman at the combine who projects as primarily a tackle.

Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday still recovering from injury, eyes NFL draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:46
Halliday’s production — he was leading the nation in passing with 3,873 yards when he was injured — and arm intrigue scouts, and may be good enough to get him into the lower rounds of the draft if teams become assured that his injury won’t be a long-term issue.

Jydo simplifies audio, visual meeting technology

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:35
Pioneer Square company Jydo has developed universal control system for meeting rooms.

Monday Memo

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:34
A look at business events during the week

Personal Internet TV channels planned for celebrities

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:33
Whalerock Industries wants to shift the power — and the lion’s share of the profit — away from traditional media companies and toward talent by using subscription-based Internet TV channels.

New JetBlue CEO faces a delicate balancing act

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:32
Robin Hayes must try to increase profits at the New York-based airline without destroying the culture that has made it stand out.

Joey Logano wins his first Daytona 500

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:31
Joey Logano, 24, won the Daytona 500 for the first time and gave team owner Roger Penske his second victory in NASCAR’s showcase event.

Brad Brooks named chief marketing officer at DocuSign

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:31
Notable hires and promotions

Photoshop turns 25, facing challengers like Instagram

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:31
Photoshop attained the rare status of a product that became a verb — like Google and Xerox. Now Adobe is reinventing Photoshop, making it less acutely dependent on sales to a small group of professional customers.

Schools using new tools to make teachers better

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:31
How to help teachers improve? A new system of in-depth observation by trained evaluators and principals, soon to be required in schools across Washington, shows what can help.

Rodney Stuckey scores 30 points for Indiana for 2nd straight game

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:20
Rodney Stuckey, a former standout for Eastern Washington and Kentwood High in Covington, had his second consecutive 30-point game to help the host Indiana Pacers beat the league-leading Golden State Warriors 104-98.