Lawmakers at both the state and federal level are searching for ways to help homeless students, and a program at a Tacoma school has served as a model for some of the legislation.
Fired gay Vice Principal Mark Zmuda of Eastside Catholic School said he filed a lawsuit against the school because he’d run out of other options.
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State legislators give themselves more time to decide on in-state tuition for out-of-state veterans and real-estate fees to help homeless residents.
While Bertha awaits repairs, there’s plenty of other work on the Highway 99 tunnel project, including construction of entrance roadways and a maintenance building.
The FBI has launched an investigation of the Corrections Corporation of America over the company's running of an Idaho prison with a reputation so violent that inmates dubbed it "Gladiator School."
Gov. John Kitzhaber has said he’ll pull the plug on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement if lawmakers don’t approve it this session. The governor set a March 9 deadline — this Sunday — for that to happen.
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has accused a Vancouver, Wash., grain terminal of unfairly locking out employees for more than a year.
Two bills aiming to help deliver information consumers need to make choices about insurance have run in to objections that they trample on companies’ proprietary information.
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The Natural Gardener
By the way, Nolan Rundquist is emphatic that we call the slice of lawn/dirt between sidewalk and street a planting strip, not a parking strip. “I don’t want people to park on them, I want people to plant out there,” he says.
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Veteran utility player Willie Bloomquist is back with the Mariners this season, at the age of 36. Bloomquist says he strives to prove he’s an everyday player while accepting a lesser role.
Huskies locked into No. 8 or No. 9 seed for Pac-12 tournament, but Lorenzo Romar says finale with USC still matters.
Arizona State, which lost to USC on Friday at the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament, has dropped six of its past eight games. Coach Charli Turner Thorne says she thinks the Sun Devils will make the NCAA tournament team.
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Bishop Blanchet will face defending 3A state champion Cleveland in the final.
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No. 1 seed Stanford trailed Colorado at halftime of a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament quarterfinal game Friday at KeyArena. But All-American Chiney Ogwumike hit a three-pointer to key a Cardinal comeback.
Lynnwood loses to Gonzaga Prep, 61-56, and falls short of playing for its first state title.
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Richland will face Garfield for the 3A boys state title after beating Beamer.
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Right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar of the Kansas City Royals will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the season. He had a 1.92 earned-run average last year.
Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Hunter Mahan were tied for the lead after two rounds of the Cadillac Championship at windy Doral in Miami. The average second-round score on the par-72 course was a fraction under 76.
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James Harden scored 28 points and the Houston Rockets used a huge third quarter to turn a close game into a blowout in a 112-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Houston has won four in a row, including a victory Tuesday over defending champion Miami.
The Utes entered the Pac-12 women’s tournament opening-round game having lost eight of their final nine games. But Thursday at KeyArena Utah knocked the Huskies out of the tournament with a 65-53 victory.
Inglemoor knocks off Arlington, 46-26, while Skyview beats Kentwood, 57-37.
Jackson rallies to beat Kentridge in overtime, 61-57, while Gonzaga Prep gets past Wenatchee, 65-51.
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Mariners coach John Stearns, who had surgery for hiatal hernia on Feb. 24, will be replaced by Rich Donnelly.
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Mercer Island falls to University of Spokane, 48-41, while Sunnyside beats Lincoln, 67-54.
O’Dea holds off University, 47-45, while Stanwood beats Shadle Park, 66-54.
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.
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Washington junior Cheng-Tsung Pan qualified for the British Open on Friday by tying for second at a 69-player qualifying event at Amata Springs Golf Club in Chonburi, Thailand.
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High school basketball scores for the week of March 3
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The U.S. women’s team had its unbeaten streak snapped at 43 matches when it lost 1-0 to Sweden — which is guided by former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage — in Algarve Cup play in Portugal.
A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified Friday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial that he always carried a firearm and that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he fatally shot last year.
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Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
Boeing announced Thursday that from 2016 it is freezing the traditional defined-benefit pensions of all nonunion salaried staff including managers and executives. The old pension plan will be replaced with a new defined-contribution retirement-savings plan.
Amazon.com is negotiating to lease all of 635 Elliott Avenue West, a vacant Seattle waterfront office building that’s far afield from the technology giant’s South Lake Union headquarters campus, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Esterline’s rapid acquisition of numerous defense contractors may have been a factor contributing to its lack of adequate oversight, investigators say.
U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
Coming off record profits and four years of revenue growth, L.L. Bean is ready to make the biggest single-year capital investment in the retailer's 102-year history, the company's CEO said Friday.
Q&A with Patrick Marshall
A community project called Android-x86 seeks to extend the useful lives of Windows XP computers, but the particulars remain unclear, writes Patrick Marshall. Other topics: getting Media Player on Windows 8.1 to play commercial DVDs, and security-certificate pop-up warnings.
Chinese authorities allowed the country's first corporate bond default on Friday, inflicting losses on small investors in a painful step toward making its financial system more market-oriented.
A federal judge in California on Thursday denied Apple's request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.
Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And this week's sudden departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress.
A retail watcher is predicting a rash of store closings this year. In some cases a weak performance is the cause, but in others, retailers have decided market dominance won’t be achieved with brick and mortar.
Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of What’sApp turned on a bright spotlight on mobile messaging services. This technology offers some advantages over older messaging services, but they have limitations, too.
Here is an overview of a plan by a Republican leader in the House that would do away with some real-estate tax benefits that many have taken for granted and considered untouchable.
The U.S. economy created more jobs in February than in the previous two months, raising hopes that momentum in the labor market would pick up.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
Malaysia Airlines said it has lost contact with a 777-200 carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur To Beijing.
Consumers increased their borrowing in January on autos and student loans but cut back on their credit card use.
The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports.
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An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.
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A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
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Defense lawyers for an Amy general facing sexual assault charges say his accuser's testimony gave them plenty to challenge as they prepare to cross-examine her on Monday.
North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.
The Kansas Supreme Court averted for now a larger constitutional showdown by ordering a lower court to reconsider the most controversial part of the case: whether the public-school system statewide was adequately funded.
Residents of Lake of the Woods, Calif., are watering trees with discarded dishwater, running the washing machine once a week and letting carefully tended beds of flowers and trees wither.
Nobody saw the homeowner, but the grass was cut and the mail didn’t pile up. Some neighbors said they thought she had moved out of the country after the recession hit several years ago.
Although adults aged 18-33 are much more likely to call themselves political independents than their elders are, they are also far more likely to vote Democratic.
A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating "coffee shops" where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.
Now that prosecutors have persuaded a judge that a Texas man accused of setting an 8-year-old boy on fire as a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder, securing a conviction in a case where the victim died 13 years after the attack could prove difficult, legal experts say.
The early auditions for the Republican Party's next presidential contest are in full swing at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists, where some of the GOP's most prominent religious conservatives are facing off.
Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation Thursday to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of "the sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public.
Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
A document supporting attempted-murder charges against a South Carolina woman say her three children told investigators that “Mom tried to kill us” when she drove their minivan into the ocean Tuesday in Florida.
You're a 16th century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you're leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What's a guy looking for a tactical edge to do?
An Afghan provincial official says a motorcycle bomb was remotely detonated in a crowded market in the country's south, killing five people and wounding eight.
The Boeing 777-200, operating as Flight MH370, took off at 12:41 a.m. Saturday from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and air traffic control lost contact with the plane almost two hours later.
Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia.
It's soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying in Grand Rapids.
Recently announced changes in the SAT are laudable, but questions about the fairness and accuracy of any standardized test won’t go away.
Organized innovation is the key to bringing the U.S. ecosystem together of universities, businesses and government, according to guest columnists Steven C. Currall and Ed Frauenheim.
Ann McFeatters / Syndicated columnist
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine has prompted intense scrutiny of his motives. Columnist Ann McFeatters says the guessing game is growing tiresome.
Josh Henderson, who made Skillet into a nationally known brand name, has turned an old corner tavern in Woodinville into The Hollywood Tavern, a prototypic American roadhouse for the new century.
Peter Stark’s “Astoria” is a vivid recreation of an era when the Pacific Northwest was a vast unexploited wilderness, with Astoria as its main American colony. Stark appears March 12 at Town Hall and March 13 at Third Place Books.
The late Wendy Wasserstein’s final play, “Third,” about a feminist professor’s confrontation with a jock she accuses of plagiarism, is running at ArtsWest in West Seattle, through Saturday, March 22.
Amid the recent spate of new restaurants at University Village, old stand-by Pallino offers an Italian spin on fast food.
In its Seattle debut, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presents its visionary signature piece, “Songs of the Wanderers,” inspired by the choreographer’s visit to the village in India where Buddha attained enlightenment. Through March 8, 2014.
A review of Thursday night’s Seattle Symphony all-Strauss program, featuring conductor laureate Gerard Schwarz and pianist William Wolfram. Repeats Saturday, March 8.
A review of “At Your Service” at Bellevue Arts Museum, which features 10 artists’ versions of the humble plate.
Something for everyone on Seattle stages, starting this weekend: ACT/5th Avenue’s “Little Shop of Horrors”; “The Boy at the Edge of Everything” for kids; a rock-opera “Othello”; and a spotlight on young playwrights.
Violinist James Ehnes and the Seattle Symphony join forces on Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 — the latest attempt on Ehnes’ part to champion the Hungarian composer on both the concert stage and in recordings. March 13-15, 2014.
ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to "Grey's Anatomy" for a guest appearance in May, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama.
TV picks for Friday, March 7, 2014, include “Undercover Boss” on CBS, “Cold Justice” on TNT and “The Neighbors” on ABC.
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Fit for Life
Lindy Hop is the real-deal original swing, but it takes more time to learn. But in 30 minutes you can be dancing via East Coast swing.
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The Amanda Knox case and a new push to revive a stymied sister-city program
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Now & Then
Seattle’s original Unitarian Church, on Seventh Avenue, became a venue for concerts and political groups before it was razed in 1923 to make room for what is now home to ACT Theatre.
Nearly two years after the California giant bought the winery, we have a pretty clear picture of what Columbia Winery will look like. It is smaller, more nimble, more focused and poised for the national spotlight.
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Chef Bruce Naftaly came to Nancy Leson’s house to give her a lesson. Making crackers at home isn’t difficult, and you can freeze batches of unbaked crackers directly on a baking sheet and then bake them fresh for company.
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This project near Gig Harbor was a collaboration between the owners, landscape architects Phil Decker and Sarah Schroedel of AHBL, and the Nussbaum Group, responsible for construction, planting and now maintenance.
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