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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:18:28 -0700

 



Police think there might be more to road-rage killing of young dad in Federal Way

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:18:28 -0700

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Police say they don’t want to discount the possibility that Dennis Sloboda could have been the victim of an unusual road-rage incident. But they’re still investigating.



Razor clam digs depend on test results

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:01:33 -0700

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Razor clam diggers are anxiously waiting for the next marine toxin test results that could determine the fate of opening coastal beaches for fall digging on Oct. 14.



Golf great Arnold Palmer was also a pioneering pitchman

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:54:57 -0700

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For all his success on the golf course, where he won seven major titles, Arnold Palmer’s most enduring influence may be on the multibillion-dollar sports-marketing industry



Mitsubishi’s first MRJ plane reaches Moses Lake testing site

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:52:32 -0700

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The first of four Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) airplanes arrived Wednesday afternoon at Moses Lake, where the Japanese company will conduct flight tests for more than a year ahead of first delivery in mid-2018. Seattle-based AeroTEC will support flight test and certification.



Supplement giant NBTY agrees to genetic testing of its herbal products

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:32:29 -0700

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The agreement affects several popular brands, including Solgar, Nature’s Bounty and Sundown Naturals.



Snohomish River opens for coho Thursday after run size deemed strong enough

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:32:10 -0700

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The Snohomish from mouth at Burlington-Northern Railroad bridges up to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie opens for coho from Thursday through Sunday, and Oct. 6-9. Daily limit is two coho with a minimum size limit of 12 inches. Fishing was originally closed to protect coho salmon, but state and tribal fish managers agred the […]



Seahawks’ rookie Germain Ifedi excited for chance to make NFL debut against Jets Sunday

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:32:03 -0700

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There will be no soft landing into the NFL for Seahawks rookie right guard Germain Ifedi. If all goes well in practice this week, then Ifedi is likely to play — if not start – at right guard for Seattle against the New York Jets Sunday, taking on a defensive line some think is as […]



The military’s ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:27:02 -0700

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn’t salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the […]



Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:18:12 -0700

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members are calling on the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s businesses nationwide because he isn’t negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his high-rise Las Vegas hotel. UNITE HERE announced the effort this week. The group is the parent organization of the Culinary […]



Russell Wilson a full participant in practice Wednesday in taking another step closer to playing Sunday against Jets

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:11:25 -0700

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Quarterback Russell Wilson was a full participant in practice on Wednesday with coach Pete Carroll saying afterward that 'he looked good.'



Mayor’s group rejects commercial rent control

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:05:36 -0700

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A committee convened by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recommended several steps that could help small businesses find affordable space in the city, but it opposed the idea of commercial rent control floated by some on the city council.






Our political divide makes dialogue crucial, but difficult

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:01:59 -0700

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At a Seattle Town Hall forum with local scholars, some acknowledged polarization driven by rapid social change makes good politics difficult.



Mariners manager Scott Servais discusses his team’s 12-4 win over the Astros

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:01:06 -0700

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Mariners manager Scott Servais discusses his team's 12-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday and their chances for the American League wild card.



Remembering to register to vote, and those who may still be barred

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:42:21 -0700

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Voting is a fundamental right in this country, and to continue to bar or discourage formerly incarcerated individuals from exercising this right is tantamount to a life sentence of exclusion from being a full-fledged member of our communities. We must make a concerted effort to inform people of their rights and encourage them to get […]



Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:41:02 -0700

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday threatened to strike if no agreement is reached on a contract with Chicago Public Schools by Oct. 11. Saying it’s time to move contract talks along, union president Karen Lewis said teachers will “withhold our labor” if an agreement isn’t reached to replace a contract that […]



21 oil pipeline protesters arrested at construction sites

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:40:02 -0700

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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota say 21 people protesting at two construction sites of the Dakota Access pipeline have been arrested. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges including resisting arrest, criminal trespass on private property and possession of stolen property. The sheriff’s office […]



Police say Maine man drove 146 on I-95

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:28:02 -0700

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PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they’ve charged an 18-year-old Manchester man with driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph on Interstate 95, more than twice the 70 mph speed limit. Police say 18-year-old Tyler Barrows was stopped in Pittsfield, Maine, on Wednesday and was charged with criminal speeding, a misdemeanor punishable by […]



With Stanford coming to town, UW’s Jake Browning starting to generate Heisman buzz

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:26:22 -0700

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Sports Illustrated has Christian McCaffrey second in its Heisman Trophy watch this week — and Browning fifth.



Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:22:11 -0700

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president’s desk. The measure, approved by voice vote in the Senate, would ensure that survivors in federal criminal cases have the right to a sexual assault evidence collection kit, to be told […]