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.
Seattle mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck answers a few questions about his background and plans for the city
Liberal Scout leaders — while supporting the proposal to accept gay youngsters — have made clear they also want the ban on gay adults lifted.
Wine was a second career for Dunham, who spent many years in the insurance industry. He owned Dunham Cellars with his son, Eric Dunham.
Seattle-area cocktail spots have lost as much as $1,000 worth of vintage Moscow Mule mugs.
A 19-year-old gang member with a previous conviction for a drive-by shooting was arrested Wednesday in Wapato and accused of shooting at four members of a family in Yakima.
The FBI has arrested a suspect in a case involving the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin and says investigators are working "around the clock" to address any remaining risks.
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.
The Seahawks signed receiver Justin Veltung as an undrafted free agent on Thursday. Veltung is a graduate of the University of Idaho and...
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.
She also won the event as a sophomore in 2011, but was injured just before last year's 1,600 final.
Veterans Temeka Johnson, Noelle Quinn and Nakia Sanford were signed by the Storm. Seattle will be without Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson, who are out with injuries, and Katie Smith, who signed with New York as a free agent.
LeBron James of Miami was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team, and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers earned his record-tying 11th...
Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans ranks the WNBA teams: Rank (2012 final)/Team (2012)/Comment 1. (11)/Phoenix (7-27)/Stars Diana Taurasi...
Western Conference playoff teams 1. Phoenix 2. Los Angeles 3. Minnesota 4. Tulsa Conference champion: Phoenix Eastern Conference playoff...
Ryan Palmer was standing in the fairway on his last hole Thursday when his longtime caddie and fellow Colonial member issued a challenge...
Storm bios Starters Noelle Quinn, guard Age: 28, born Jan. 3, 1985 in Los Angeles. Residence: Los Angeles. Height: 6 feet. What to expect expect:...
Starters Noelle Quinn, guard Age: 28, born Jan. 3, 1985 in Los Angeles. Residence: Los Angeles. Height: 6 feet. What to expect: Known for...
Get ready for a big home run in St. Louis. The three-acre estate of Cardinals icon Stan Musial is on the market for $1.795 million. The house features 5,286...
The schedule for this weekend's semifinals and finals.
Results and schedule for the boys soccer state playoffs.
Five things to watch in the tennis state tournaments this weekend.
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish. May 24 First race: 6:45 p.m. 1 5 ½ furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds...
Tony Lazzeri is 82 and living in a retirement home in Issaquah. He moves slowly these days, but his mind is still sharp, and he revels in memories of his father's career.
It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs - or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.
Friday Pro baseball TV Radio 7:05 p.m. PCL, Tacoma at Reno 850 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle ROOT 710 NBA basketball playoffs 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami TNT...
At Camas Meadows, Camas (par 72) Team scores — Eastlake 97, Kentridge 69. 5, Skyline 65. 5, Camas 59. 5, Bellarmine Prep 53. 5, Ferris 49, Union...
These small-footprint retailers have come to be seen as possessing surprising potential.
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.
Amazon Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos presided over a brisk meeting at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Boeing posted a net total of 83 new orders Thursday, with an estimated purchase value after discounts of $4.9 billion.
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.
The department store chain is awarding Michelle Gass a pay package that includes salary, stocks and signing bonus, according to a securities filing.
As the Federal Reserve slows its drive to keep interest rates low, it should be cause for celebration: It would mean policymakers think the economy is strong enough to accelerate with less help from the Fed.
Some of the country's largest retailers, including Target Corp. and Macy's Inc., on Thursday filed a lawsuit against MasterCard and Visa, rejecting a settlement reached last year over alleged fee-fixing.
The March foreclosure rate for the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area was higher than 12 months ago, but the number of delinquent mortgages dropped.
A prominent firm in the business of advising big shareholders on how to vote in elections for company directors is paying a $300,000 fine to settle federal civil charges of failing to protect clients' confidential voting information.
Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.
Some of the country’s largest retailers filed a lawsuit against MasterCard and Visa, rejecting a settlement reached last year over alleged fee-fixing.
The Hartman Group in Bellevue has launched HartbeatVista.com to share videos about food from its researchers and others.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a level consistent with solid job growth.
U.S. sales of new homes rose in April and nearly matched the fastest pace in five years, driving the median price to a record high. The gains suggest the housing recovery is strengthening.
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.
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.
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.
Reading, writing, arithmetic - and PE?
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.
Jude Kenan Mohammad, who was born in Florida and raised in Raleigh, N.C., is the least known of the four U.S. citizens whom the Obama administration acknowledged it had killed in drone attacks overseas since 2009.
Lawmakers from both parties said senior IRS officials had requested Lois Lerner’s resignation but she refused, forcing them to put her on paid administrative leave instead.
Jacqueline Goldberg, who lost her fight against Donald Trump, said she felt good about “exposing” him and offered this advice for anyone going into business with him: “Read the contract.”
In as little as five years, the sugar-rejecting trait in certain cockroach populations had become so widespread that the bait had been rendered useless.
An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman who uses an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking.
Data released Thursday by the defense from slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin's cellphone includes texts with a friend about fighting, smoking pot and being forced to move out of his mother's house because of trouble at school, as well as photos of a gun and what looks to be a potted marijuana plant.
An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday.
Lying about receiving a military medal could become a crime, under a bill headed to the president's desk.
Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing 26 people and injuring 30, according to officials in Niger and France. A surviving attacker took a group of soldiers hostage, and authorities were attempting to negotiate their release.
Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. He found a much more supportive reception in his first day of campaigning than he did from the state's top Democrat, who bluntly criticized his candidacy a day earlier.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
President Obama set restrictions on using drones to kill terrorists and lifted a ban on sending Gitmo prisoners back to their home countries.
The Institute of Medicine report calls on the federal Department of Education to recommend that physical education be adopted as a core subject in the nation’s public schools.
The father of a Chechen immigrant shot dead by U.S. law enforcement agents while being questioned about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect said Thursday that he regrets allowing his son to go to the United States.
Having lived most of her life in this Oklahoma City suburb, Barbara Bryen never feared twisters. They were just part of life in a particularly deadly stretch of Tornado Alley.
An Iranian pro-reform website is reporting that former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has strongly criticized the policies of the country's ruling clerical establishment, days after a constitutional watchdog disqualified him from running in the June 14 elections.
In some early versions of a story May 22 about damage estimates from the tornado in Moore, Okla., The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city's mayor. He is Glenn Lewis, not Glen.
The British government's emergency committee met Thursday after two attackers butchered a British soldier in a daylight attack in London that raised fears terrorism had returned to the capital.
A Chechen immigrant shot to death in central Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent had several ties to that of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who authorities were questioning him about at the time.
Washington state’s Opportunity Scholarship program is right to turn to its scholars for help broadening and deepening the program’s reach.
Lawmakers must acknowledge the role of higher education in the state’s economy, and provide students relief from tuition hikes.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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,” 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.
A movie review of “Venus and Serena,” which lifts a veil on the tight-knit Williams clan and largely allows the tennis champions to tell their story themselves.
Fit & Fun
Volunteer naturalists will be at Puget Sound-area beaches the Memorial Day holiday weekend of May 25-27, 2013, for low-tide exploration.
Activities for the Memorial Day Weekend of May 24-27, 2013, include the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center and Kite Day at Pt. Robinson Lighthouse Park on Vashon Island. Films opening include “The Hangover Part III” and “Epic.”
“Frances Ha” paints a portrait of a woman trying to leave youth behind. It’s a relatively lighthearted film for Noah Baumbach, who also directed “The Squid and the Whale” and “Greenberg.”
TV picks for Thursday, May 23, 2013, include “Showville” on AMC, “The Graham Norton Show” on BBC America and “Save Me” on NBC.
At a Theater Near You
The movie “Greetings from Tim Buckley” attempts to reunite father and son (the late, great musicians Tim and Jeff Buckley), if only in spirit, through two strategies that don’t quite gel into a unifying whole, says movie reviewer Jeff Shannon.
Matthew Miele’s documentary “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” is essentially a commercial for the famed department store, writes Moira Macdonald — but a very entertaining one.
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris answers questions about sooty mold on camellias and care of the lovely Brugmansia, or angel trumpet.
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Hearing nightly grousing about work is likened to having to watch “The Wizard of Oz” yet again after seeing it every night for years.