A woman who gave birth at age 12 says she suffered 15 more years of abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend because the state failed to investigate properly. Her legal settlement is one of the biggest ever against the Department of Social and Health Services in a single-plaintiff case.
State lawmakers have reached a compromise on a bill that would eventually lead to the sealing of “the great majority” of juvenile-court records. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to a packed crowd of 1,200, mostly students, at the UW campus Monday.
With a deadline fast approaching at the end of March, government officials and advocacy groups are stepping up their efforts to get people to sign up for health insurance. The president also got into the act, making an appearance in an unconventional venue — an Internet talk-show parody.
“Vaping” is an odd and mysterious new industry, but the Legislature’s reaction to it we’ve seen before: Tax it to oblivion!
The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to build new greenways this year in Olympic Hills, the University District, Madison Park, the Central Area and the Atlantic area south of East Yesler Way. It will also build an extension to the existing greenway on 39th Avenue Northeast.
The Seattle Department of Transportation will make changes to Rainier Avenue South this year aimed at improving the traveling experience for many types of users.
Employees or volunteers from at least three Roman Catholic parishes and the Seattle Archdiocese’s chancery offices have been targeted by a tax-fraud scheme, according to the archdiocese.
15 Now activists are gearing up for a signature-gathering drive to place a minimum-wage initiative on the November ballot in Seattle if the mayor and City Council fail to deliver a strong proposal.
As deportations from the U.S. continue to rise and Congress fails to address immigration problems, a number of protests are under way by frustrated immigrant families and their advocates.
A Thurston County high school played a Justin Bieber song relentlessly as a fundraising tool. The music wouldn’t stop until the goal was reached.
The National Archives in Alaska is closing, the federal government says, and its documents will be coming to Seattle.
The Idaho Legislature has approved a bill that would raise the top speed limit on certain highways to 80 mph.
The Portland family that was trapped in a bedroom by their pet cat says they plan to get help for the animal.
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In 2010, lefty Nick Hill, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, had fulfilled his service requirements and could focus on baseball. What followed was two seasons lost to injuries. But this year he earned a spring training invite and still chases the dream.
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For the Mariners, Tuesday’s game at Tempe Diablo Stadium represented the first time the use of instant replay was available. And manager Lloyd McClendon put it to good use in the Mariners’ eventual 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Last year, as a high school senior, Nigel Williams-Goss watched the Huskies play in the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas, not far from his home. This year, he is UW’s point guard.
Seattle is journeyman forward Chad Barrett’s sixth team, and he hopes it’s his last stop in MLS.
Senior cornerback Travell Dixon, finally healthy, hopes to maintain hold of a starting spot during spring drills.
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The Redhawks, seeded third this season, hope to make up for loss in last year’s WAC tournament title game.
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Sources have told the Times that talks between the two basketball staffs have picked up recently, to the point that now it’s less a matter of friction between the two programs than finding when to fit the series back into both schedules.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has injured a ligament in his right elbow for the second time in less than four years, and team officials say it is too early to determine the extent of the damage. The 28-year-old has a 34-20 career record.
Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.
The Dallas Cowboys are moving on without franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware.
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One of 13 University of Iowa football players who were hospitalized after a high-intensity workout three years ago says his injuries were preventable but caused lasting harm, outlining his claims in the first lawsuit to stem from the incident.
American midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone another operation to repair ligaments in his right knee and will be sidelined for six to nine months.
Joshua Mayers ranks the Major League Soccer teams. 1. (5)Real Salt LakeNick Rimando was the start of Week 1 with nine saves, late PK stop to clinch win at L.A.2. (2)PortlandNewcomer Gaston Fernandez has a thriller late equalizer, too bad the broadcast missed it3. (6)Sounders FCImproved to 7-1-1 agai
Arizona is the top seed and is ranked at No. 4. UCLA is seeded second and was ranked for good parts of the season, while Arizona State and California will each get a bye for the opening round.
Spots in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are on the line this week as teams try to impress the selection committee with big wins in their conference tournaments.
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Gonzaga cruised to a 71-57 victory over Brigham Young on Tuesday afternoon in the championship game of the West Coast Conference basketball tournament.
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Defending champion Bayern Munich of Germany advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, tying Arsenal of England 1-1 to post a 3-1 aggregate victory in the home-and-home, total-goals series.
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Zags break out to big, early lead and secure their 16th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance with a 75-64 victory in Las Vegas.
2014 all-league prep boys basketball teams
2014 all-league prep girls basketball teams
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was turning into a mad dash on the Bering Sea ice for Nome early Tuesday, a scenario that was far from what most had expected.
High school golf results for Tuesday, March 11
A new version of Starbucks’ iPhone app means the 5 million mobile payments the coffee giant handles weekly can now include tips for baristas.
The president will order the Labor Department to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others who many businesses classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime.
Investment firm’s president appointed as part of an agreement to prevent a proxy battle.
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches.
Despite its popularity, glucosamine’s effectiveness remains a topic of debate.
Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
Joblessness in January was lower than a year ago in all of Washington state’s 39 counties, data released Tuesday from the Employment Security Department show.
Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.
China is likely to ease controls on interest rates paid on bank savings within two years and will allow wider use of its tightly controlled currency for trade and investment, the central bank governor said Tuesday.
EBay is urging shareholders to support its directors and reject the pair put up by Carl Icahn.
McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. -- and all that snow didn't help.
Sbarro has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for the second time in just three years as the pizza chain struggles to turn its business around amid a drop in traffic at shopping mall food courts.
The Justice Department is investigating whether GM broke any laws with its slow response to a problem with ignition switches in compact cars. Two congressional committees are also looking into the matter.
In just eight years, the number of e-cigarette enthusiasts around the world has grown from a few thousand to millions.
U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months.
U.S. wholesale businesses in January suffered their steepest sales drop in nearly five years, yet they continued to increase their stockpiles. This suggests that companies expect the economy to rebound after experiencing an abrupt winter slowdown.
A man traveling with a stolen passport on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was an Iranian teenager trying to migrate to Germany, and is not believed to have any terrorist links, police said Tuesday.
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The Senate report at the center of the heated public dispute between Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and the CIA is a detailed investigation of the agency's rendition, detention and interrogation program that the George W. Bush administration started after 9/11 and which ended in 2009.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
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A Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells.
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A British man testifying in the terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law said Tuesday he flew on planes over the Middle East and Europe with explosives in a shoe after the Sept. 11 attacks but didn't detonate them because he was saving the bomb for an attack over America.
For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog -- the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.
A Swedish journalist was shot to death while he was out reporting in an affluent and well-guarded area in Kabul Tuesday, highlighting fears of rising violence ahead of a crucial election to choose a new leader for the country.
Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday called for the formation of a national guard and for the mobilization of reserves and volunteers into the country's armed forces to counter Russian military moves.
The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million -- more than half the country's children -- with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Tuesday.
Nearly half of Syria's school-age children -- 2.8 million and counting -- cannot get an education because of the devastation and violence from a civil war now entering its fourth year, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
"Mural," the brilliant Jackson Pollock painting that took 20th century American art in a new direction, has re-emerged from seclusion with a stunning face-lift that's given it a brighter look and an even more towering presence than it had before.
Two central Florida teenagers are accused in a throat-slashing attack on the mother of one of the teens.
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction Monday of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
The friend of Oscar Pistorius who was identified by witnesses as being with the athlete on two occasions when a gun was shot in public is testifying at Pistorius' murder trial on Tuesday.
Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.
The Syrian government says it freed only 25 prisoners in exchange for 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held by al-Qaida-linked rebels -- and not 150 as was reported earlier.
Lawmakers should ignore misleading arguments, preserve control of $40 million and pass a teacher evaluation bill.
The state needs more facilities to treat people with mental illness, writes guest columnist Abe Bergman.
Froma Harrop / Syndicated columnist
Though conservatives talk a big game in favor of shifting power downward, many can’t pass on an opportunity to meddle in the decisions state and local governments make, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
New books by Northwest authors: poetry by David Guterson and Susan Rich, a reissue of an Anderson Island memoir and the story of female nurses in World War II.
The filmmaker recently launched the cable network El Rey, aimed at a young, English-speaking Latino audience.
New DVD releases for Tuesday, March 11, include the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”; “Out of the Furnace,” starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck; the WWII drama “The Book Thief”; and Jason Statham’s “Homefront.”
TV picks for Tuesday, March 11, 2014, include “Growing Up Fisher” on ABC, “The Haves and the Have Nots” on OWN and “Justified” on FX.
What’s your favorite Miley moment? Discuss among yourselves. And who knows what’s yet to come in the 21-year-old’s red-hot career.
The annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, started in 1987 to showcase new talent, is now featuring big-name artists such as Lady Gaga and Coldplay. The 2014 SXSW runs through March 16.
American writer George Saunders won the 40,000 pound ($67,000) Folio Prize for literature on Monday with his humorous and disturbing short-story collection "Tenth of December."
May I print you a chocolate bar? At South by Southwest, the buzziest food panels have been about food technology, in particular the use of 3D printers to produce food like Austin startup piq Chocolate’s products.
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