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Time to reinstall Firefox, but bookmarks can live on

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:46
Go ahead and reinstall Firefox to get it working again, and then import the profile file where bookmarks are stored, Patrick Marshall tells a reader. He also addresses trouble with an external hard drive and a question about “closed” applications that seem to keep running.

China accuses Obama of hypocrisy in remarks on South China Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:40
Satellite photos published this week showed that Chinese dredgers are effectively building an island of sand on a reef in the Spratly Islands, which the Chinese call the Nansha Islands.

Mao song parody draws harsh reaction in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:30
With the weekly talent show of a popular TV host suspended, the episode has provoked a national discussion about freedom of speech, social media, privacy and trust.

Craft beer brewers need tax relief

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:09
Small brewers need a tax code that furthers economic development and job growth.

Approve King County Prop. 1 to upgrade aging public-safety radio network

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:05
King County voters should protect public safety by approving Proposition 1 on the April 28 special election ballot. Replace an antiquated radio network used by first responders.

Rep. Dave Reichert gets alleged death threat after too many mailings, emails

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:05
Saying he was tormented by political fliers and emails, Michael R. Bocatch, 75, of East Wenatchee, was charged with harassment after allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert and his congressional aide who answered the phone.

Spring wildflowers add beauty on tour of Columbia River Gorge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:31
Towering basalt, sheaths of shooting stars (of the floral kind) and surging waterfalls set the scene.

Boeing unveils order from Panama for 61 MAX 737s

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:46
Boeing announced a big order for its forthcoming 737 MAX jets from Panama’s Copa Airlines to coincide with the attendance of President Barack Obama at a political summit in Panama City.

At coffee convention, talk of rebranding the lowly robusta

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:22
As the market for high-quality java reaches new heights, the world’s most pedestrian coffee variety is itching for a makeover.

France re-creates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:03
Since most modern humans will never get to see the masterpieces in the Chauvet Cave, scientists, artists and the French government have created the next best thing: a near-exact replica of the cave about a mile away.

Bracing for onslaught of mushroom hunters in Wash. forests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:01
A boom is expected in morel-mushroom hunters, both commercial and recreational pickers, on the wildfire-scorched lands of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Amazon receives new approval for drone testing in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:16
The latest approval appears to catch up with the online retail giant’s designs.

Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:16
Competing proposals by the House and Senate would change how tax revenue from legalized marijuana is spent. The Senate would have the bulk go to education; the House would have it spent mostly on programs the voter-passed initiative had in mind.

Bruce Barcott’s book on legal weed: ‘This is far past high. This is stoned. And it is quite pleasurable’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 03:01
For his new book, “Weed the People,” Bruce Barcott took a clear-eyed look at the marijuana legalization issue and how it played out in Washington and Colorado, and in his own thinking.

UW regents consider letting public meet candidates for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 02:31
University of Washington regents gave the first look at what qualities are most important to them and what kind of search they’d like to conduct.

Like magic, housing glut vanishes around Harry Potter theme park

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:16
Foreclosed homes in Orlando, Fla., made up about 29 percent of sales in February and 34 percent in January, the two highest levels since 2011.

New CEO at struggling Kodak is mining film legacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:16
Kodak is digging deep into a legacy of innovation in the photography business and to see if its remaining talent in optics and chemistry can be turned into new money in other industries.

GE pares off financial unit and returns to industrial roots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:01
General Electric will sell most of GE Capital as it turns its focus more to its industrial business and away from a big money generator that also made some investors nervous.

Rising soul singer Allen Stone: ‘My life has changed dramatically’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16
Seattle’s favorite blue-eyed soul singer is launching his Capitol Records debut, “Radius,” with an ambitious, weeklong stretch of concerts here, a series he calls ‘Evolution of an Artist.’