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Jerry Large

Fighting a quiet, nearly invisible brand of systematic racism

Duke professor says a new social movement is needed to combat racism.

Startup helps new college grads prep for that first real job

A Seattle startup aims to help new college graduates get their first jobs by helping them with networking and business skills.

Nordstrom opens first store in Canada

The Seattle retailer’s international debut in Calgary is its first step into a country whose consumers have shown they like Nordstrom, but also bring high expectations that have badly stung some U.S. merchants.

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

Bud Withers

Close as WSU came against Oregon, Mike Leach knows it’s not good enough

Oregon escaped with a 38-31 win over WSU. Considering where these two programs have just come from, this was consummate moral-victory stuff, but that was clearly a path coach Mike Leach wasn’t going down. No matter how enjoyable it might have been for fans, it was a stinging loss.

Bud Withers

Pac-12 conference play starts with controversy, excitement

In a mere four Pac-12 league games in 2014, there has been controversy and some exciting finishes.

Throw the ball more, says Huskies receiver Kasen Williams

UW, ranked last in Pac-12 in offense, plays No. 16 Stanford Saturday. Receiver Kasen Williams says he’s not OK with the production from the wideouts, himself included.

2014 prep boys golf preview

Interlake seeks its fifth consecutive state title in the spring.

2014 prep girls golf preview

As a junior, Ingraham’s Sarah Rhee secured second place in the Class 3A state golf tournament.

3 former Huskies are headed for top Tours

Three former Washington Huskies are headed for the top level of the sport. Nick Taylor and Alex Prugh secured PGA Tour cards for the 2014-15 season and Sadena Parks clinched her 2015 LPGA Tour card.

Arizona rallies past Niners, leads NFC West with 3-0 record

Cardinals outscore Niners 17-0 in second half and lead NFC West heading into bye week.

Broncos’ defense was hit and miss, but more competitive than the Super Bowl

Denver’s revamped defense, which includes three high-priced free-agent additions, performed much better against the Seahawks on Sunday than it did the last time it faced Seattle – a 43-8 defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. But it still fell short in overtime, 26-20.

Goin to the Window wins Emerald Downs feature

Goin to the Window rallies past stable mate Blueberry Smoothie in final career start for both.

Jameis Winston returns for top-ranked Florida State

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of last season.

NFL’s overtime rules are stupid: Both teams should get to touch the ball

All Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense could do was sit and watch as the Seahawks won the coin flip, then the game.

Return to form (almost) for the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom

Other than a last-minute touchdown and two-point conversion that tied the game, the Seahawks did a nice job against Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-powered offense.

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Jerry Brewer

Seahawks prove themselves in narrow escape against Broncos

The Seahawks made it hard on themselves in this Super Bowl rematch but then proved they were the better team by winning the game in overtime.

Seahawks’ defense successful in turning Broncos into a one-dimensional offense

Shutting down the Denver running game proved to be key for Seattle in 26-20 victory Sunday.

St. Louis clinches playoff berth

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season.

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

Monday Night Football: Bears vs. Jets

A quick look at Monday’s matchup

Emerald Downs results

Racing results for Sunday, Sept. 21

Friday’s prep water polo results

Water polo results for Friday, Sept. 19

Brier Dudley

Q&A: Takei talks about life, cool tech, his dream trek

As Commander Sulu in the old “Star Trek,” George Takei was part of a cast that inspired a generation of current space and technology figures. Now, Takei has become something of a technology advocate for older people.

Food Babe challenges companies on fast-food ingredients | In Person

Food Babe is the nom de blog for Vani Hari, a 35-year-old banking consultant turned food activist, who has built a loyal online audience by calling out companies from Starbucks to Chick-fil-A for ingredients she deems harmful.

Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 246-year-old company, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice.

Oracle promotion vindication for new co-CEO Hurd

Mark Hurd’s promotion last week to be co-CEO of Oracle marked the culmination of a comeback for the former Hewlett-Packard chief, who was unceremoniously ousted from the computer maker. “This is a vindication of Mark’s performance ... ,” said a former HP board member.

Monday Memo

A look at business events during the week

Sunday Buzz

Spurlock, Vulcan vow exciting econ series

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock are behind a series of short films that aim to educate Americans about the economy. Also, the Providence system puts $150M into a health-care venture fund.

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

Checkpoints around White House may be coming

The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.

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Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

Chinese naval ships make first visit to Iran for joint exercises in Gulf

The exercises are to focus on rescue missions, Iranian news media reported. China has been expanding the areas where its navy operates, recently joining the effort to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia.

County sheriff touts grenade launcher as key tool

Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it.

More drought forecast next year across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists

A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters.

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows down

Scientists say lava creeping toward rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island is slowing down.

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect

The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

Editorial: King County Metro Transit heeds the voters’ call on efficiencies

King County Metro is now doing the work it have before asking voters in April for a tax increase.

Guest: What to ask state candidates about education

With every election and every legislative session, we the voters are responsible for getting the schools we want for Washington’s students, writes guest columnist Lisa Macfarlane.

The myth about public schools

It’s hard to pinpoint why perceptions of national school quality seem to depart from reality, writes syndicated columnist Catherine Rampell.

Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist

What is and is not child abuse

I don’t believe all spanking is abuse, writes syndicated columnist

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Art review

Anything goes in Irene Kubota exhibition ‘Finding Our Way’

Painter Irene Kubota is having her first local exhibition since returning to Seattle after decades in New York, at Bryan Ohno Gallery. Her pieces are full of vivid colors and imaginative figures.

Book review

‘Robert Peace’: the tragic trajectory of a gifted young man

Jeff Hobbs’ nonfiction book “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” tells the story of Robert Peace, an academic prodigy who rose out of poverty to a dazzling academic career, only to have his life cut short by a drug-related shooting.

Book review

‘The Paying Guests’: illicit love an invitation to disaster

Sarah Waters’ new novel, “The Paying Guests,” is the page-turning tale of two women in post-WWI London whose secret love for one another beckons disaster. Waters appears Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Fall TV: More shows that everyone can watch together

Even as TV moves further into its Age of Exploration, pushing past the historic boundaries of content, form and delivery, the new fall season strengthens the broadcast networks’ noticeable return to their roots: family-inclusive programming.

Jacques d’Amboise helps lift PNB dancers to ‘a higher place’

An interview with famed dancer Jacques d’Amboise, who worked closely with George Balanchine at New York City Ballet, and is now coaching Pacific Northwest Ballet’s dancers in the season-opening “Jewels.”

Book review

‘Dr. Mütter’s Marvels’: bringing medicine out of the dark ages

In “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels,” Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz tells the story of Thomas Dent Mütter, a dedicated American physician who helped advance humane practice of medicine in the 19th century.

Book review

‘Excellent Sheep’: creating a corps of academic zombies

Ex¬Yale professor William Deresiewicz’s book “Excellent Sheep:The Miseducation of the American Elite,” is a condemnation of eliteAmerican colleges and universities and their role in shaping students intowhat the author fears are hyper¬focused academic drones with a cookie-

Quick takes on 23 new fall TV shows

A roundup of some of the new television shows premiering this fall on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other networks.

Sept. 21 TV Picks: Téa Leoni on the new ‘Madam Secretary’

TV picks for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, include the season premiere of “Madam Secretary” on CBS, “The Strain” on FX and “Masters of Sex” on Showtime.

Sunday Best: Courtroom chic on ‘The Good Wife’

A look at the sartorial style of CBS’ legal drama “The Good Wife,” which returns for its sixth season on Sept. 21.

‘Personal’ and ‘What If?’ top best-sellers lists

Lee Child jumps to the top of best-selling list with “Personal.”

‘The Long Way Home’ top seller at Parkplace Books

Louise Penny and Daniel James Brown have brisk sellers at Parkplace Books.

The Week Ahead: Sam Smith, David Mitchell, and Bug Blast

The week of Sept. 21 brings singers, artists, Antonin Dvorak celebration.

Waist trainers mark return of the corset, for better or worse

Women in search of hourglass shapes are foregoing personal comfort and donning corset-like devices that supposedly whittle their midsections, despite numerous reports that they can bruise internal organs or cause breathing problems.

On Nutrition

7 steps to an anti-inflammatory diet

Nutritionist Carrie Dennett offers tips for minimizing chronic inflammation — including satisfying your sweet tooth with small amounts of dark chocolate.

The People's Pharmacy

Acetone breath from a high-fat ketogenic diet

People’s Pharmacy on a side effect of a high-fat diet; memory loss and cognitive impairment as possible statin-related side effects; and coconut oil as a personal lubricant.

Fit & Fun

Celebrate the first phase of the Yesler Swamp Walkway

Free festivities will feature a Cajun band, food and guided walks of the early stages of the connection to a trail system along the Lake Washington shoreline.

Transistor Sister remakes vintage computer parts as circuit chic

At the hands of Seattle’s Transistor Sister, vintage computer parts get a new life as tech-chic jewelry.