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Local News

As heroin fatalities rise, some see hope in ‘bupe’
The crackdown on prescription pain medication has boosted use of heroin, which is cheaper and easier to get. But few doctors have signed up to provide what’s called an effective treatment alternative to methadone. Sat, 11/22
Thanksgiving travel? Plan ahead, pack your patience
Patience and planning could come in handy this Thanksgiving week if you’re among the estimated 900,000 state residents taking to the highways, or the 600,000 people expected to pass through Sea-Tac Airport. Sat, 11/22
Ferries operations director fired
The operations director for Washington State Ferries, on leave and under investigation since July, confirmed late Saturday that he has been fired. Sat, 11/22
Program shields landlords willing to rent to the homeless
The new One Home campaign promotes a longstanding project that offers extra incentives and financial security for King County landlords who agree to rent to the homeless or formerly homeless. Sat, 11/22
State fines Metro over restroom issues for bus drivers
King County Metro Transit must pay the state a $3,500 fine for failing to provide bus drivers enough places — or time — to use the restroom. Sat, 11/22

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Bear cub burned in last summer’s Methow Valley wildfire is heading to Idaho
A black bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire over the summer is moving to a rehabilitation facility in Idaho for the winter, then likely released into wild. Sat, 11/22
Wildfire’s aftermath: 177 tons of junk metal and counting
Members of the Salcido family, who lost their home in the Carlton complex fires in July, have worked for three months straight to salvage metal from their own and other people’s property. Sat, 11/22

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 11:56 AM
Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision
Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Sun, 11/23
UPDATE - 11:56 AM
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. Sun, 11/23
UPDATE - 11:12 AM
As Cosby allegations spiral, fallout mounts
Since renewed allegations of sexual assault erupted in late October, Bill Cosby has seen a career resurgence begin to crumble. Here's what's happened since Oct. 31: Sun, 11/23
UPDATE - 11:56 AM
Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding
Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city's mayor said Sunday. Sun, 11/23
UPDATE - 10:22 AM
Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake
The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. Sun, 11/23
UPDATE - 10:07 AM
Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Sun, 11/23
37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. Sun, 11/23
City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off
The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff." Sun, 11/23
Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow
Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel -- along with hundreds of other volunteers. Sun, 11/23
Egypt to host major economic conference in March
Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy. Sun, 11/23
Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers
Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident. Sun, 11/23
Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision
Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Sun, 11/23
Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. Sun, 11/23
Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm. Sun, 11/23
‘Assassin’s Creed’ meets the French Revolution and the left rebels again
The French are fulminating over the video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” not because of excessive violence, as Americans might, but over its historical inaccuracy and political slant.  Sat, 11/22
Cultural shift showing with new surge of Cosby allegations
A key element in the cultural shift, some advocates say, has been a series of high-profile cases such as the Penn State molestation scandal, stories of abuse in the military or the Roman Catholic Church, and cases of date rape on university campuses.  Sat, 11/22
Leniency leaks into regulation of N. Dakota oil extractors
North Dakota, a small state that believes in small government, took on the oversight of the multibillion-dollar fracking industry with a slender regulatory system built on neighborly trust, warnings and second chances. Sat, 11/22
Odor-eating toilet seat offers breath of fresh air
The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that toilet makers have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. Sat, 11/22
U.S. orchestras play with fewer pieces, in tune with austerity
As some U.S. orchestras struggle in the post-downturn economy, they are taking a page from the corporate world and downsizing, shedding some full-time positions while making up the difference with less costly part-time musicians. Sat, 11/22
Bidding in government auction of airwaves reaches $34 billion
Several factors appear to have contributed to the airwave auction’s success, as the pent-up demand from years without an auction coincided with the explosive popularity of smartphones and mobile broadband. Sat, 11/22
Tapeworm in brain caused man’s four-year headache
Besides having a stunning number of vowels, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei needs no fewer than three hosts to mature to its adult stage. Sat, 11/22
University of Virginia suspends fraternities amid sex-assault probe
The University of Virginia president’s decision was in response to a Rolling Stone article in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at the Phi Kappa Psi house in 2012. Sat, 11/22
Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays
Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Sat, 11/22
Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go
It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms. Sat, 11/22
Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris
A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday. Sat, 11/22
Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city
One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city. Sat, 11/22

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Business & Technology

Debt haunts young working couple after service in Marines
Now out of the Marines, James and Alexandra Magaña struggle with making ends meet for their family of four.  Sat, 11/22
In gaming, he’s No. 1 with a bullet
Matt Haag, 22, is pulling in a six-figure salary as a professional gamer with his own YouTube channel and sponsorships.  Sat, 11/22
Jon Talton
‘Battle in Seattle’ and the WTO legacy
It’s also worth considering other ways the world envisioned by the framers of the 1999 Ministerial Conference has and hasn’t worked out. Sat, 11/22
Sunday Buzz
Espresso maker for a mere $7,000
Seattle’s La Marzocco offers consumers a way to spend almost $7,000 on an espresso machine. Also, Black Friday keeps expanding at major retailers, and Eastside business leaders have high hopes for 2015. Sat, 11/22
When deferring benefits beats working
A reader gets answers to questions about Social Security benefits. Sat, 11/22
NEW - 08:00 PM
Your Funds
Advice from indexing’s patron saint, Jack Bogle
At age 85, Jack Bogle’s not about to change his ways now, not because he’s past learning new tricks or adjusting his thinking, but because decades of being right have created an unshakable courage in his convictions. Here are some things that he has learned. Sat, 11/22
Weekly spotlight on mutual fund performance Sat, 11/22
Money & Markets weekly review
Weekly roundup of stock market data  Sat, 11/22
Nation's Housing
Tighter standards on reverse mortgages
Applicants for reverse mortgages will undergo a “financial assessment” under new standards that will go into effect in March. Sat, 11/22
Ways to stay on sound financial footing
Excessive borrowing is like quicksand, and escaping debt can be difficult. Sat, 11/22
Claren Road hedge-fund firm hit hard on Fannie, Freddie news
The hedge-fund firm, which is majority owned by Carlyle Group, is facing $1.9 billion in redemptions for the end of the year, according to two sources. Sat, 11/22

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Larry Stone
Huskies show resiliency in satisfying 37-13 victory vs. Oregon State
Angst turned into bliss. Second-guessing was replaced by first-praising. And the only issues of clock management for the Huskies involved the need to contain their celebration until it hit zero. Sun, 11/23
Huskies bounce back in rout of Beavers, get bowl-eligible
All four of UW’s touchdowns came on plays of 36 yards or more, with junior receiver Jaydon Mickens scoring two of those.  Sun, 11/23
Jaydon Mickens helps make Huskies bowl-eligible
UW totals 481 yards on offense; Mickens scores twice in 37-13 win over Oregon State Saturday night.  Sun, 11/23
UW football honors its seniors before game against Oregon State
Before the final home game of the season, the Huskies honored 19 players during a Senior Night ceremony before Saturday’s late kickoff against Oregon State. Sun, 11/23
Bud Withers
Cougars find way to lose winnable game against ASU
The final was 52-31, or pretty much what it was a year ago on Halloween Night in Pullman against the Sun Devils, when it was 55-21. Sat, 11/22
Jerry Brewer
Montana’s new coach very much a product of Seattle basketball
Ask Travis DeCuire what Seattle means to him. He’ll reminisce for 10 minutes and take you on a trip throughout the entire metropolitan area. Sat, 11/22
New faces could have big impact on West finals series
The West finals series will also be decided by stars either still on the rise or henceforth overshadowed. Sat, 11/22
Huskies take on Furman in NCAAs
The Huskies lost three of their last five matches and finished third in the Pac-12 (after winning it last year). Sat, 11/22
Madison Schultz’s game-winner secures first state soccer title for Edmonds-Woodway
The Warriors also got a goal from Hailey Hull in a 2-1 victory over Southridge Saturday in the Class 4A championship match.  Sat, 11/22
Newport ousts Federal Way on road to ‘Dome’
Knights beat Eagles, 17-10, Saturday night in a Class 4A quarterfinal game. Newport will play Bothell next Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.  Sat, 11/22
Silvertips rally, then beat Seattle in shootout
The win puts Everett at 15-4-2-1, but the Silvertips left wondering about the status of leading scorer Nikita Scherbak. Sat, 11/22

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13th-ranked Gonzaga men overwhelm St. Thomas Aquinas
Angel Nunez scored 24 points and Domantas Sabonis added 19 in 19 minutes to help No. 13 Gonzaga beat Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College 109-55. Sat, 11/22
About the Seahawks opponent: Arizona Cardinals
A closer look at the Arizona Cardinals  Sat, 11/22
Brandon Wellington’s late TD caps 14-point comeback for Eastside Catholic
Crusaders beat Lincoln, 28-21, and will play in the Class 3A semifinals.  Sat, 11/22
Browns activate Josh Gordon after he serves 10-game suspension
He’s powerful and physically imposing, but his movements are smooth and graceful. His speed and agility are glaring when he glides down the field and maneuvers in and out of breaks.He makes difficult plays seem routine. Sat, 11/22
Eastern Washington loses by 9 at 22nd-ranked SMU
Southern Methodist, ranked 22nd in the nation, beat visiting Eastern Washington 77-68. Tyler Harvey scored a game-high 24 points for Eastern (3-1). Sat, 11/22
Girls state soccer rewind: Photos and Videos
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Holiday gift guide for the outdoors enthusiast
From books to jackets to binoculars, here’s a list of 18 gifts for your favorite adventurer. Sat, 11/22
Houston Rockets end Dallas’ winning streak at 6
James Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Houston Rockets rally for a 95-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Sat, 11/22
Julieta Granada leads event, but Stacy Lewis is in best spot for $1 million bonus
Julieta Granada kept in front of a pack of challengers with a 2-under-par 70 and a one-stroke lead in the CME Globe Tour Championship, one part of what was shaping up as a tense conclusion to the LPGA Tour season. The race for a $1 million bonus was tighter, with Stacy Lewis the projected leader. Sat, 11/22
Kelsey Turnbow’s four goals gives Central Valley back-to-back state titles in 4A
Central Valley beat Jackson, 5-2, in the finals Saturday. Megan Dimmler also scored for CV.  Sat, 11/22
Keys to the game
A closer look at Sunday’s Seahawks-Cardinals matchup Sat, 11/22
Klahowya takes crown in 1A
Eagles beat King’s, 1-0, in 1A state finals on Saturday.  Sat, 11/22
Lionel Messi sets Spanish-league record for goals
Lionel Messi was raised aloft by FC Barcelona teammates after becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer. The 27-year-old superstar from Argentina has 253 goals in La Liga. Sat, 11/22
Luke Falk laments five-turnover performance in WSU’s loss to ASU
On a long walk from the playing field to the Washington State locker room at Arizona State, WSU quarterback Luke Falk gripped the front of his shoulder pads and seemed lost in thought as he strode alone. Some teammates offered encouragement as they walked by. Sat, 11/22
Meet a Seahawk: Travian Robertson
Defensive tackle Travian Robertson says he’s glad to get a chance with Seahawks after being cut by Falcons.  Sat, 11/22
Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine rushes for major-college record 427 yards
The Sooner freshman, who scored five touchdowns, establishes the mark one week after Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards. Sat, 11/22
On familiar territory, Bothell beats Bellarmine Prep to advance to Class 4A semifinals
Cougars top Lions 37-14 at Mount Tahoma Stadium in quarterfinals. Will face the winner of Newport and Federal Way next Saturday. Sat, 11/22
Seattle U falls in WAC volleyball title match
The Seattle University volleyball team lost to host Cal State Bakersfield 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Saturday night. Sat, 11/22
Sounders vs. Galaxy: Inside the matchup
Seattle plays at L.A. at 2 p.m. Sunday. The match will be televised on ESPN. Sat, 11/22
Squalicum takes 2A title on Shorecrest’s turf
Storm comes from behind to beat Shorecrest, 2-1, Saturday.  Sat, 11/22
Tiger Woods hires Chris Como as a swing consultant
Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition. Woods announced on Twitter that Texas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working with him. Woods, a winner of 14 major titles, did not identify Como as his swing coach. Sat, 11/22
Top-ranked Florida State squeaks past Boston College
Seminoles win 20-17 on field goal by Roberto Aguayo with three seconds remaining. Sat, 11/22
UCLA hands USC 38-20 loss
Brett Hundley throws for three touchdowns and runs for another as Bruins throttle Trojans. UCLA can win the Pac-12 South with a victory over Stanford on Friday. Sat, 11/22
Marshawn Lynch is impossible to understand but beloved by Seahawks teammates
As out-there as some of Lynch’s behavior can seem, as defiant and individualistic as he can sometimes appear, teammates say Lynch is nothing if not real. “I think his rough edges are what makes him a good player,” says defensive lineman Michael Bennett. Sat, 11/22
Seahawks might not admit it, but Sunday’s game is a must-win
To reset the stakes, Arizona comes in at 9-1, the best record in the NFL. Seattle is 6-4, which this week would have been good for the No. 8 seed in the NFC --- just six make the playoffs. Sat, 11/22
WSU falls apart in second half, loses to Arizona State, 52-31
A promising effort by Washington State collapsed in a hail of turnovers and defensive breakdowns, and the Cougars fell heavily to Arizona State, 52-31, in a Pac-12 football game. Sat, 11/22
Madison Schultz’s 3 goals lift Edmonds-Woodway to Class 3A state title game
Warriors will play Southridge of Kennewick at 2 p.m. Saturday in the championship match.  Sat, 11/22
Raiders dance too early, nearly step on their own toes
“You know how they say ‘act like you’ve been there before’?” Moore cracked to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I haven’t.” Sat, 11/22
On the Air
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Statewide prep football scores
Scores for the week of Nov. 17 Sat, 11/22

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Holiday activities 2014: Things to do in and around Seattle
Holiday music, dance, arts-and-crafts fairs, light shows and more, happening around the Puget Sound region during the holiday season of 2014. Sun, 11/23
Book review
Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe back in poignant new collection
Richard Ford’s new novel “Let Me Be Frank with You” brings back Frank Bascombe, the iconic character created by Ford for “The Sportswriter,” for four more stories of Frank’s life. Ford reads Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Seattle Public Library. Sun, 11/23
Book review
Denis Johnson’s ‘The Laughing Monsters’: an African nightmare
Denis Johnson’s new novel, “The Laughing Monsters,” follows a man with a shape-shifting identity into a nightmare world of shadows and spies, in a story set in post-9/11 Africa. Sun, 11/23
Nov. 23 TV Picks: ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ on Food
TV picks for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, include “Holiday Baking Championship” on the Food Network, the “2014 American Music Awards” on ABC and “The Walking Dead” on AMC. Sun, 11/23
Sunday Best: Designer Colleen Atwood heads ‘Into the Woods’
Three fairy-tale looks designed by Washington state native and big-time Hollywood designer Colleen Atwood for the holiday release “Into the Woods.” Sun, 11/23
‘The Boys in the Boat’ remains top seller at Queen Anne Book Co.
Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” paces the fiction menu. Sun, 11/23
Christmas Ships 2014: Ready to set sail
How to enjoy the season by riding on, or just watching, lighted Christmas Ships from Argosy as they visit various communities around Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Lake Union. Sun, 11/23
Grisham’s ‘Gray Mountain’ stays atop fiction sales list
“Make it Ahead’ leads nonfiction book sales. Sun, 11/23
Holiday Arts & Crafts 2014: 33 shows/sales
A list of arts & crafts shows and sales around the Puget Sound region for the 2014 holiday season. Sun, 11/23
Holiday classical music 2014: 99 uplifting concerts
A list of classical music happening around the Puget Sound region during the 2014 holiday season. Sun, 11/23
Holiday dance 2014: 20 festive performances
A list of dance performances taking place around Puget Sound during the 2014 holiday season. Sun, 11/23
Holiday festivals 2014: 69 ways to enjoy lights, trees, more
A list of places to see lights, decorated trees and gingerbread houses, and have other holiday fun around the Puget Sound region in 2014. Sun, 11/23
Holiday pop music 2014: 37 festive concerts
A list of pop/rock concerts happening around the Puget Sound region during the 2014 holiday season. Sun, 11/23
Holiday theater 2014: The Grinch and 62 more shows
A list of stage productions around the Puget Sound region during the 2014 holiday season. Sun, 11/23
For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self
The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. Sun, 11/23

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7 healthful foods for your holiday feast
Turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes and other Thanksgiving staples are more healthful than you think.  Sun, 11/23
How to treat arthritis pain with gin-soaked raisins
People’s Pharmacy on a popular home remedy for arthritis; the antimicrobial properties of “lamb’s ear” leaf; an anti-constipation recipe; and turmeric allergy. Sun, 11/23
Dear Carolyn
Give yourself, beau time to digest unplanned pregnancy
Prepare for the possibility of singe parenthood, says advice columnist Carolyn Hax. Sun, 11/23
Fit & Fun
Work up an appetite with Turkey Day races
There are several runs scheduled Thanksgiving Day. Sun, 11/23

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Travel & Outdoors

From apples to wine around Lake Chelan
Almost two dozen wineries, including some award-winners, put it on the map. Sun, 11/23
Lake Chelan becomes getaway for all seasons
Wineries, snow sports and winter festivals have turned the iconic summer party town into a year-round retreat. Sun, 11/23
Travel Wise
‘Travel hacking’ can slash hotel, airline costs
How to get airline miles, points or elite status to travel for free or at big discounts.  Sun, 11/23
Lost in time in northern England
Novelist Jane Smiley revels in the quiet, historic beauty of Durham and other places in northeast England.  Sun, 11/23
GeoQuiz: Which Roman emperor built a wall across northern England?
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Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That’s a lot to forgive
Yes, America is a forgiving nation. But the allegations against Bill Cosby are a lot to forgive, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Sun, 11/23
Editorial: President Obama did what Congress would not and acted on immigration
America has waited long enough. President Obama must push forward to reform the nation’s immigration system after Congress has failed to take action.  Sat, 11/22
Nicholas D. Kristof
If politicians love kids, they would invest in early education
So if politicians are genuinely looking for a bipartisan issue to break through the Washington gridlock, here’s a suggestion: invest in early education, writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof. Sat, 11/22
David Brooks / Syndicated columnist
Love and the power of gravity
I suspect “Interstellar” will leave many people with a radical openness to strange truth just below and above the realm of the everyday, writes syndicated columnist David Brooks. Sat, 11/22
Trudy Rubin / Syndicated columnist
Ukraine: The invasion that dare not say its name
It’s time to stop enabling Vladimir Putin by refusing to call his invasion by its rightful name, writes syndicated columnist Trudy Rubin. Sat, 11/22