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Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 06:10:00 -0700

 



Authorities: Woman drops purse, 1 hurt in accidental gunshot

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:04:05 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic in Mississippi caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander. WAPT-TV reports (http://www.wapt.com ) that the woman on the fourth floor of the Lakeland Family Medicine Center in Jackson when she dropped the purse around 11 a.m. Thursday. Authorities […]



Memorial Day 2017: What to read, watch this holiday weekend

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:57 -0700

What to binge on Netflix and go see in the theaters.



Podcast: debating Seattle’s proposed tax on sugary drinks – and diet soda too

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:41 -0700

Seattle is poised to join cities like Berkeley and Philadelphia in imposing a hefty sin tax on Coca Cola, Pepsi and other sugary drinks. The latest version of the proposal by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would put a 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on distributors of such beverages, raising an estimated $23 million a year. The Seattle City […]



7 things you might not know about Ramadan

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:08 -0700

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Regardless of your faith, you may well know that Ramadan is a holy period for Muslims that is marked by reflection and fasting during the day. The 30-day holiday is based on the lunar calendar and officially begins in the United States this year on May 27 but Muslims usually begin their practice of observation at […]



Proposal: Allow some tasting rooms, wineries in rural Sammamish Valley

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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King County is recommending some lands in the Sammamish Valley currently zoned rural be allowed to have tasting rooms, wineries and distilleries. The existing Agricultural Production District would remain protected and off-limits to retail uses, though.



Seattle reaches settlement with Mayor Murray’s former press secretary

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Rosalind Brazel, who was Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s press secretary when his term began in January 2014, was reassigned in March 2014 and let go from the city in May 2014. The city’s Information Technology department will now rehire her for $100,000 a year, to start.



5 movies open May 26; here’s how that rate

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Here’s what’s happening on the movie scene in Seattle during Memorial Day weekend.



Rant & Rave: I-90 onramp camp

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Readers rave about kayak help, rant about I-90 homeless camp



A trip to Taco Street will be a bright spot in your day

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Fill up on breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, burritos and more at Taco Street and your day will be a bit brighter. Just be careful with the orange salsa — it may be the spiciest in the city.



Commentary: On its anniversary, rethinking the Beatles’ ‘best’

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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A Los Angeles Times columnist writes that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” simply doesn’t “grab me the way the Beatles’ other records do, even (or especially) after hundreds of listens over dozens of years.”



Danube River cruise offers choices and chances

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Rivers rise and fall, low bridges make routes iffy, and the wait staff might not be veterans, but a European river cruise can still enchant.



How to beat altitude sickness (or, getting high isn’t always fun)

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a frequent companion for travelers to high elevations. Here are some helpful tips.



TV picks for Friday, May 26: ‘First Dates’ finale, and a look at how chef Alice Waters rocked culinary world

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

In ‘First Dates’ season one finale, a man admits he’s never been kissed and a secret wins over at least one heart.



Their last dance: Pacific Northwest Ballet stars will twirl one more time before retiring

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Batkhurel Bold and Carrie Imler, PNB audience favorites for their virtuosity and flawless partnering, will take the stage for the final time in June. The company, says Bold, “gave me everything in life that people can wish for or dream.”



Writer Scaachi Koul turns angst into success with book of essays

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The senior writer for BuzzFeed Canada will discuss her book of essays, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter,” at Seattle’s Central Library on May 31 with Lindy West.



Trump’s budget would likely kill West Coast earthquake early-warning system

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:58:56 -0700

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Scientists said the loss of federal funding would derail the early warning system, which officials hope would one day send public earthquake alerts to smartphones seconds or even minutes before a temblor.



BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:58:02 -0700

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they’re being driven. The recall covers cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door close options. BMW says the doors may appear to be closed […]



Washington state to let whale rot on beach — no dynamite needed

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:56:18 -0700

In the 1970s, Oregonians blew up a beached, rotting whale. Here in Washington, we'll do no such thing.



Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:52:03 -0700

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her “most likely to become a terrorist.” Certificates given to the 13-year-old girl and other students this week at a junior high school east of Houston were supposed to be lighthearted. But the Channelview Independent […]



Nursing assistant accused of breaking leg of 98-year-old

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:47:03 -0700

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a nursing assistant intentionally broke the leg of a 98-year-old woman, who later died during surgery. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2qVSfzT ) that 43-year-old Hakim Ogunkele was arrested Thursday after authorities determined he broke Edna Warren’s leg. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says Ogunkele was […]