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This Olympia house has been trucked, dragged and condemned, but it never looked better!

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:02
Interior designer David Bettencourt Goularte has lovingly brought the home, which once housed the governor, back to its full glory.

Dahlias rule: They’re the perfect summer flower

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:01
Are you crazy for this summer favorite? There’s a group for you: the Puget Sound Dahlia Association.

Robinson Cano’s dumb plays, Russell Wilson’s contract: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:00
Letters to The Seattle Times sports editor for July 6, 2015.

Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:42
Rural Greek communities have survival tactics that allow them to weather storms such as World War II deprivation and natural disasters. They will need to draw on them deeply, as Greece's current problems are unlikely to go away soon — whatever the outcome of the referendum on whether to accept the bailout proposals.

Greek voters confused by referendum wording as vote nears

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:39
ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country’s future in Europe can be forgiven for scratching their heads when they read the ballot question that has to be marked with a “yes” or a “no.” The question does not address the future of the euro currency — which […]

Yes or no? What Greece’s landmark vote might bring

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:38
The Greek people are preparing to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.

Northern Idaho resort to build new lodge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:35
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Officials with Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just north of Sandpoint, Idaho, say they plan to build a new summit lodge. The company’s board of directors approved the plans for a two-story, $3.8 million lodge late last month. Resort CEO Tom Chasse says the company is excited to move forward with the project, which […]

Before Seafair, there were Polatch festivities; see opening day in 1911

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:15
As the first citywide, multiday, summer festival, the several Potlatches (1911-14, 1935-41) were precursors for the now retirement-age annual Seafair celebration.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:02
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights […]

Chefs fall under the spell of black garlic; it’s sweet, earthy and mellow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:02
Black garlic results from the low and slow enzymatic breakdown of sugars that creates a Maillard, or “browning” reaction.

Pageant contestant concedes crown after miscount

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:58
WINSLOW, Maine — A Miss 4th of July pageant winner who got upset when told there was a miscount and she could share the title has decided to concede her crown. Seventeen-year-old Molly Lybrook was told that votes were miscounted in the Winslow, Maine, pageant last weekend and that 14-year-old Caitlin Grenier had a higher […]

Latest state Fish and Wildlife data shows good ocean salmon catches

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:38
Here is a rundown on coastal salmon catch figures gathered by state Fish and Wildlife on how fishing success fared: ILWACO 79,400 hatchery coho catch quota and 15,000 chinook: 134 anglers June 13-14 with 75 chinook and 120 hatchery-marked coho for 1.46 catch per rod average (0.56 for chinook and 0.90 for coho); 1,337 anglers […]

German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:29
Authorities seized multiple World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in Germany.

Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of beach-resort attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:24
LONDON — People around Britain paused in streets and workplaces, in churches and mosques, in railway stations and at the Wimbledon tennis tournament Friday to honor the victims of an Islamic extremist’s rampage at a Tunisian beach resort. Flags were lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. government buildings to remember those killed in […]

British police end Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:23
LONDON — British police say they have closed an investigation into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her. The 25-year-old TV personality, daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead on April 7, 2014, at her home outside London. Police discovered heroin and syringes in the house, and a coroner […]

India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:22
NEW DELHI — India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor. The data from India’s socio-economic and caste census was collected between 2011 and 2013. It’s the first time India has studied caste data since 1932. […]

Woman shot to death at San Francisco tourist attraction

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:19
SAN FRANCISCO — Kathryn “Kate” Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn’t know. The shooting occurred Wednesday evening while still light at Pier 14 — one of the busiest tourist destinations in the city, a […]

Russell Wilson talks baseball, contract and other stuff on Jimmy Kimmel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:09
Russell Wilson's appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday was entertaining, if not necessarily news-making.

Yakima setting record for days over 100 degrees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:08
Forecasters don’t have the high dipping below 100 until Wednesday, when a weak system may bring cooler air. Highs will remain in the 90s, though.

Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:00
Chicago's Soldier Field, which was the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played with the band before his death in 1995, is hosting the final three shows of the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" tour.