MOVIE REVIEW A dragon drives a story of action and love in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the second installment in the series. Despite some sticking points, there were plenty of things to enjoy.
UPDATE - 07:15 PM
Machinists reject Boeing's final offer
Negotiations to land the 777X work in Washington abruptly collapsed today as the Machinists union rejected what management called Boeing's final offer.
- UPDATE - 07:08 PM House passes federal budget; deal goes to Senate
- NEW - 07:12 PM State high court upholds $12.75M award to ex-Seattle firefighter
- NEW - 07:00 PM Belgium may be first to OK child euthanasia
- Coach at Seattle school charged with voyeurism
- Seahawks poised to break one of NFL's oldest, most obscure records
UPDATE - 05:35 PM About 179,000 enrolled on Healthplanfinder through November
UPDATE - 07:08 PM Missing American in Iran was on unapproved mission
UPDATE - 06:32 PM Fake signer at Mandela event says he was hallucinating
UPDATE - 06:33 PM Hubble telescope sees geysers on Jupiter’s moon Europa
UPDATE - 07:08 PM North Korea executes leader's uncle as a traitor
UPDATE - 07:06 PM Sentence in Texas teen's fatal DWI wreck stirs ire
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- Bainbridge School Data: Academics Lead State, Discipline Issues Spike Sharply | Inside Bainbridge
- West Seattle Christmas lights: More music and movement | West Seattle Blog
- Help make walking safer - Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members | Queen Anne View
- Boats invited to join weekend parades on Lake Union | Three Sheets Northwest
These big-brained and big-bodied animals need autonomy, huge spaces, companionship of their choosing and a warm climate.Judy Nicastro, guest column: "Move elephants at Woodland Park Zoo to a sanctuary"
- NEW - 04:05 PM Editorial: Celebrating the career of former Mayor Norm Rice
- Editorial: A federal budget deal, and no drama
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- Guest: How we can use nature to fend off flooding in Puget Sound
UPDATE - 06:16 PM Klinsmann to remain as US coach through 2018
UPDATE - 07:03 PM Ski report: More snow predicted for Cascade areas
UPDATE - 05:42 PM Boeing to shift 800-1,200 research jobs out of Seattle area
UPDATE - 06:11 PM Top Qualcomm exec said to be in running for Microsoft CEO
UPDATE - 05:46 PM Game sales jump as Xbox One, PS4 spar over who has biggest launch
Entertainment & Living
UPDATE - 06:42 PM '12 Years' and 'Hustle' top a varied Globes field
- 250 ways to enjoy the holidays in Seattle
- Holiday recipes: 14 dishes from some of Seattle's best chefs
UPDATE - 07:01 PM Whole Foods adds stores faster amid tougher competition
Movies, TV, Comics & Games
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Saving Mr. Banks | PG-13
The Punk Singer | NR