Friday, May 24, 2013
‘Miracles’: 3 survive I-5 collapse
An I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, sending cars and people into the water. Three people were rescued from the water and taken to hospitals.
2 full-time rangers added to patrol Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square parks
Seattle will add rangers to Cal Anderson and Occidental parks after a recent spate of violence.
Bridge collapse will cause holiday travel headaches
The collapse of the bridge on Interstate 5 across the Skagit River is sure to snarl traffic, upset plans and disrupt commerce this Memorial Day weekend.
It is harder to be a Husky this year; more turned away at UW
This year it was harder to get into the University of Washington for freshmen, even though the university increased the size of the class by 200, including 150 new spots for in-state students.
Mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck pushes livability
Seattle mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck answers a few questions about his background and plans for the city
Jesus Montero demotion was a no-brainer
You once feared that Montero, supposedly a hitting savant, would be a one-dimensional player. He has been a no-dimensional player so far this season.
Huskies softball team opens Super Regional with 2-1 win
The Huskies lead the best-of-three series 1-0 and can claim their 11th berth in the Women's College World Series with a win Friday.
Seahawks sign WR Justin Veltung, a Puyallup High grad
Editorials & Opinion
The Seahawks signed receiver Justin Veltung as an undrafted free agent on Thursday. Veltung is a graduate of the University of Idaho and...
UW's Austin Seferian-Jenkins labors in solitude as DUI case plays out
The Huskies' star tight end remains suspended from team activities as his high-profile DUI case drags on. Washington's opener vs. Boise State is Aug. 31.
Glacier Peak's Neale wins 1,600 for 6th state title | High-school track
She also won the event as a sophomore in 2011, but was injured just before last year's 1,600 final.
Editorial: Students help expand scholarship opportunities
Nation & World
Washington state’s Opportunity Scholarship program is right to turn to its scholars for help broadening and deepening the program’s reach.
The multiplier effect of skimping on higher education
Lawmakers must acknowledge the role of higher education in the state’s economy, and provide students relief from tuition hikes.
Guest: Repeal liquor fee for retailers to supply restaurants
The 17-percent fee when local retailers and grocers supply liquor to restaurants has left local businesses at a competitive disadvantage, according to guest columnists Anthony Anton and Joe Gilliam.
Trayvon Martin texted about guns, smoking pot
Business & Technology
The defense in the case of slain teenager Trayvon Martin released data from his cellphone that includes texts about fighting, smoking pot and being forced to move out of his mother’s house because of trouble at school.
Brave woman tried to reason with London attackers
A brave scout leader who may have prevented further violence has emerged as an unlikely hero in the apparent terror attack that left one man dead on the streets of London.
Report: Nation's kids need to get more physical
Reading, writing, arithmetic - and PE?
Cockroaches quickly lose sweet tooth to survive
For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.
Feds investigate after plane parts hit Ga. home
Federal authorities are investigating after a Boeing 747 on approach to Atlanta's airport lost parts from its right wing that landed on a woman's house.
Shopping-mall kiosks are little gold mines
Arts & Entertainment
These small-footprint retailers have come to be seen as possessing surprising potential.
McNerney: Boeing will squeeze suppliers and cut jobs
Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney, acknowledging that “I’m sounding like Darth Vader here,”
touted plans Wednesday to reduce costs by squeezing suppliers hard and cutting jobs across the company.
Drama is no-show at Amazon meeting
Amazon Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos presided over a brisk meeting at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Latest orders bring MAX total to 1,376
Boeing posted a net total of 83 new orders Thursday, with an estimated purchase value after discounts of $4.9 billion.
S. Korea trade deal has bleak first-year results for U.S.
In Washington state, where global trade is now linked to two of every five jobs, trade backers are happy. But across the nation, the picture looks far bleaker.
Learning the words for love in ‘The Language Archive’
A review of Julia Cho’s comedy “The Language Archive,” about a linguist who can’t articulate his feelings for his own wife. At Seattle Public Theater through June 9, 2013.
Killers in lingerie: Village’s snazzy ‘Chicago’
A review of Village Theatre’s smart staging of the musical “Chicago.” The show plays at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah through June 29, 2013.
SIFF 2013, week 2: 11 movies to see
Seattle Times recommendations for week two of the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival include the thought-provoking thriller “The East” and the Kathleen Hanna documentary “The Punk Singer.”
Washington works — and plays — at Northwest Folklife Festival
The Northwest Folklife Festival offers the usual round of world music, bluegrass, fiddlers, folk dance, ethnic dance and “indie folk” this year, with the added attraction of a cultural focus on jobs and labor, “Washington Works.” A highlight is a “Rosie the Riveter&rdqu
‘Love Is All You Need’: Grown-up romantic comedy delivers
“Love Is All You Need,” the latest film by Oscar winner Susanne Bier (”In a Better World”), stars Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm as different kinds of survivors forging an unlikely bond.