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Gun-rights activist pushes I-591 to curb background checks
Gun-rights activist Alan Gottlieb is leading efforts to pass I-591 to bar the state from enacting gun-purchase background-check laws. If it passes along with I-594, which would expand background checks, the issue could go to the courts.  Wed, 10/22

Noche Flamenca troupe puts a Spanish spin on Greek tragedy
The acclaimed Noche Flamenca troupe unveils its flamenco treatment of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” at Meany Hall at the University of Washington Oct. 23-25, 2014. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:22 PM
Seattle-area nurse monitored for possible Ebola infection
A Seattle-area nurse is being monitored for possible Ebola infection because she recently returned from Africa, where she was treating Ebola patients. Wed, 10/22
Complaints mounted against sheriff’s civilian watchdog
When Charles Gaither, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer turned police reformer, quit his job as King County’s first law-enforcement oversight director last month, his anger was evident. He alleges harassment; public records indicate others blame him for causing strife. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:39 PM
Judge sets March 16 for trial for mentally ill in jails case
A March trial date has been set in a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates who say they are waiting months for competency evaluations and treatment. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:55 PM
Panel overturns suspension of SPD officer in use-of-force case
The three-member panel, which included two fellow officers, unanimously found that Officer Eric Faust acted properly when he struck a suspect during a highly publicized incident in 2012. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:43 PM
Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess living in a triple-wide manufactured home in Oregon was sentenced to probation Wednesday in a cockfighting case. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:01 PM
Rain shatters record — and more is on the way
Seattle received 0.89 inches of rain Wednesday, breaking the 1985 record of 0.87 inches. More rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Thursday.  Wed, 10/22
Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:40 PM
Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family. Wed, 10/22
US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment
U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends. Wed, 10/22 asks high court to throw out lawsuit
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit filed against by three underage girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website. Tue, 10/21
Monorail campaign stalling? Even named backers not along for ride
Citizen Petition No. 1 would impose a $5 license-tab fee on used vehicles inside Seattle to extend the monorail but it’s questionable whether Century Transportation Committee would be capable of carrying out its mission.  Tue, 10/21
Police deny mistreating actress Misty Upham before her death
Auburn police deny allegations by relatives of Misty Upham that officers mistreated the Native American actress and didn’t take her Oct. 5 disappearance seriously. Tue, 10/21

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 08:58 PM
Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. Wed, 10/22

NEW - 06:48 PM
Dallas hospital under scrutiny over Ebola crisis
With the hospital’s two Ebola-infected nurses sent elsewhere, the 24/7 tension of caring for them abated, but scrutiny remains intense over how the hospital treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died there, and whether mistakes potentially exposed dozens more to the disease. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:00 PM
Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:20 PM
Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:00 PM
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. Wed, 10/22
Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime. Wed, 10/22
Report blasts rabbit massages among gov't waste
A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers' tab in his annual collection of billions of dollars of government waste, released Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
Swiss company apologizes for putting Hitler’s face on containers
Migros, a Swiss retail giant, said it did not know how the Adolf Hitler image came to be on the label. But it apologized for the “unforgivable incident,” and withdrew about 2,000 containers, some of which also featured the face of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Wed, 10/22
Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola
The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Wed, 10/22
Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California
One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Wed, 10/22
Kenny G stirs controversy with visit to Hong Kong protest
After weeks of accusations in China’s state media that foreign forces were behind the protests, the sight of the popular American musician openly fraternizing with protesters prompted a stern warning from the Chinese government. Wed, 10/22
Man missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond
A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar
Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Wed, 10/22
6 dead babies found in locker; woman arrested
Police have charged a 40-year-old woman for concealing human remains after the bodies of six infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Wed, 10/22
Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum. Wed, 10/22
Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:40 PM
Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him. Wed, 10/22
Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service
A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. Wed, 10/22
Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:00 PM
Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
Social Security benefits get another tiny increase
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:53 PM
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal
Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth. Wed, 10/22
Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. Wed, 10/22
Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner
A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage. Wed, 10/22
Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct
Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. Wed, 10/22
Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured
A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths
These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines -- prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical." Wed, 10/22
AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November
Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see. Wed, 10/22
Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. Wed, 10/22
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Wed, 10/22
Czechs to compensate sterilized Gypsy women
The Czech government is working on a plan to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will. Wed, 10/22
Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'
The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation. Wed, 10/22
No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:39 PM
North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. Wed, 10/22
Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. Wed, 10/22
Suspects retract confessions to killing British tourists in Thailand
Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
Sweden scales back submarine hunt
Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. Wed, 10/22
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:00 PM
White House says immigration plans not final yet
The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. Wed, 10/22
Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos
The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend. Wed, 10/22
Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state
Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wed, 10/22
Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels
Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. Wed, 10/22
Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. Wed, 10/22
FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis
Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. Wed, 10/22
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. Wed, 10/22
HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits. Wed, 10/22
IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. Wed, 10/22
Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp
A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody. Wed, 10/22
NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views." Wed, 10/22
North Korea detainee due back in Ohio
News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight. Wed, 10/22
Obama pitches for votes on black radio
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person. Wed, 10/22
Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk. Wed, 10/22
Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses
Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Wed, 10/22
2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane
A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found. Tue, 10/21
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. Tue, 10/21
S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe. Tue, 10/21

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Business & Technology

UPDATE - 06:57 PM
Boeing shares fall on worries about 787 costs and cash flow
The company’s third-quarter earnings came in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast, but stock traders seemed focused on a couple of disappointing details. Wed, 10/22

UPDATE - 07:43 PM
Online home broker Redfin acquires walkability data site
National real-estate brokerage Redfin has acquired Walk Score for an undisclosed sum, the two privately held Seattle companies announced Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:22 PM
Kirkland’s popularity means office space is tight
Kirkland now has one of the lowest office-vacancy rates in the region, based on recent reports from commercial real-estate brokers. Wed, 10/22
AutoNation pays $107M for Barrier Motors dealership sites
AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive retailer, paid nearly $107 million Wednesday for the Bellevue properties on which Jimmie Barrier operates the Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche dealerships, public records show. Wed, 10/22
Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. Wed, 10/22
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. Wed, 10/22
Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:26 PM
Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains—not phones
AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:53 PM
'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach." Wed, 10/22
Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market
After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps. Wed, 10/22
Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.  Wed, 10/22
EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. Wed, 10/22
FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. Wed, 10/22
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:53 PM
US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 07:00 PM
Magic Johnson ready to assist tech industry in diversity efforts
Entrepreneur Magic Johnson says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry’s largely white and Asian workforce. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:53 PM
Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St
Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months. Wed, 10/22
The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. Wed, 10/22
Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk
Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower. Wed, 10/22
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet. Tue, 10/21
Tesla Model S — is it a car or an iPad?
In tearing apart a Tesla Model S to see what it’s made of, researchers are finding that the electronic architecture of the sporty electric car is dramatically different from the approach of other automakers and their parts suppliers. Tue, 10/21
Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat
Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Tue, 10/21

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UPDATE - 08:37 PM
Penalties continue to be a problem for Seahawks
After some relatively flag-free games early in the season, the Seahawks are back in their familiar spot atop the NFL in penalties, having been called for 51. The Seahawks been flagged 32 times in just the last three games. Wed, 10/22

NEW - 08:16 PM
Larry Stone
Mariners fans can look at Royals’ ride and be jealous
“Everyone in this organization I’ve talked to, players and staff, watch (Kansas City) and think what coulda, woulda, shoulda,’’ Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik says.  Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:57 PM
Royals get even in World Series, beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:53 PM
Sounders shifted their training regimen and that has helped
Routines can breed stagnation and after Seattle ended 2013 on a seven-game winless streak and another playoff ouster, a shake-up was necessary. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:24 PM
Cougars’ offensive line has been a strong point
The same offensive line combination has started every game for the Washington State Cougars this season. Wed, 10/22
Pac-12 basketball coaches pick Washington women to finish fifth
The Huskies were sixth last season and return Kelsey Plum, the freshman of the year, and three-time all-Pac-12 guard Jazmine Davis. Wed, 10/22
Prep football game of the week: Previewing Federal Way vs. Beamer
The SPSL 4A Northwest Division title is on the line. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:58 PM
Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings
The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:25 PM
Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly expected to return against UW
Although UW’s new coaching staff has never had to game plan against Taylor Kelly, first-year UW coach Chris Petersen is very familiar with the ASU quarterback. “We were in on the Taylor Kelly sweepstakes at one point,” said Petersen, who spent the past 13 seasons at Boise State Wed, 10/22
Five prep football games to watch this week
Oak Harbor gets a challenge from fourth-ranked Marysville-Pilchuck. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:37 PM
Georgia seeks reinstatement for Todd Gurley
Mark Richt said he was optimistic Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 08:19 PM
Judge rules that Goodell will testify in Rice appeal
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Wed, 10/22
Kennedy coach Bob Bourgette decides to stick around for 44th year | Prep notebook
The Kennedy Catholic football team was hoping to play on their new field, but it doesn’t have lights yet. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:19 PM
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell comments on Percy Harvin trade
The one specific complaint made by Percy Harvin after his trade to the New York Jets — that he wanted to Seattle to use him more as a deep threat — came as news to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Wed, 10/22
Jerry Brewer
Don’t expect Pete Carroll to change form on reclamation projects
Despite not being able to get to Percy Harvin, you can expect the Seahawks coach to make sure he gets it right with the next recalcitrant player.  Wed, 10/22
Huskies’ missed tackles were costly in loss to Oregon
Washington missed 30 tackles Saturday in its loss at Oregon, the most the Huskies have had in a game all season. The Huskies will hope to do better Saturday night against Arizona State.  Wed, 10/22
Giants beat Royals in World Series opener
San Francisco wins World Series opener 7-1 after scoring three runs in first inning and making Royals’ playoff mojo vanish. Wed, 10/22
Live chat with Sounders FC defender Zach Scott
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Rain curbs fishing options, but trout still in demand
Western Washington lakes got planted with 340,000 trout recently. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 08:57 PM
UW’s Hau’oli Kikaha on the verge of some notable sack records
Washington’s senior defensive end/linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha is on the cusp of breaking the school’s all-time and season sack records. He could accomplish both feats on Saturday when Washington (5-2, 1-2 Pac-12) plays Arizona State (5-1, 3-1) at Husky Stadium. Wed, 10/22
Blocks and books: Tutoring fullback helps Cleveland’s revival
Senior fullback Ramsey Castillo’s tutelage has the Eagles soaring again — on and off the field. Wed, 10/22
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NEW - 08:53 PM
UW volleyball team is 19-0 and ready for more
The Huskies and No. 1-ranked Stanford are tied for the Pac-12 lead at 8-0. Wed, 10/22
Sumner takes control in SPSL 3a girls soccer
Seventh-ranked Spartans win 1-0, avenge earlier loss to No. 4 Ravens Tue, 10/21
‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius gets 5-year prison sentence
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from a sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal. He will have to serve 10 months in prison before he is eligible to be moved to house arrest, legal analysts say. Tue, 10/21
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly reportedly won’t be fined by league
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, last season’s AP league defensive player of the year, reportedly will not be fined for actions that led to his ejection from Sunday’s 38-17 loss at Green Bay. The Panthers host the Seahawks on Sunday. Tue, 10/21
Drivers Joey Logano, Danica Patrick make peace
Driver Joey Logano said he isn’t worried Danica Patrick will intentionally wreck him to ruin his chances to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Logano spun Patrick during an Oct. 11 race. Tue, 10/21
NCAA, Oklahoma State say Sports Illustrated allegations ‘fundamentally unfounded’
The Oklahoma State program escaped its “day of reckoning” nearly unscathed. The NCAA and school officials announced allegations of widespread misconduct outlined in a Sports Illustrated exposé last year were “fundamentally unfounded.” Tue, 10/21
Vancouver Canucks lose in Dallas
Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and the host Dallas Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3. The Canucks, who started the season 3-0, have lost their last two games. Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller allowed five goals on Dallas’ first 13 shots before being replaced by Eddie La Tue, 10/21
Bud Withers
In the Pac-12, South has risen
Teams in the Pac-12 South are 7-4 against the North this season, featuring Arizona State’s win over Stanford and Arizona’s upset of Oregon.  Tue, 10/21
Monday’s prep boys soccer results
Boys soccer results for Monday, Oct. 20 Tue, 10/21
Monday’s prep golf results
Golf results for Monday, Oct. 20 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep boys soccer results
Boys soccer results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep swimming results
Swimming results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep tennis results
Tennis results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21
Tuesday’s prep water polo results
Water polo results for Tuesday, Oct. 21 Tue, 10/21

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UPDATE - 07:22 PM
Weekend Highlight
Rainier Jubilee beer can to go on a jaunt
Rainier Beer R Day, Oct. 24, Seattle. Wed, 10/22

Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role
"Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner -- again. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 07:20 PM
Happy Hour
When in Green Lake, try the duck balls
Duck Island Ale House in Green Lake has a ramshackle charm that goes well with a game and a beer. Wed, 10/22
Oct. 22 TV Picks: ‘Web Therapy’ season premiere on Showtime
TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, include “Web Therapy” on Showtime, “Nashville” on ABC and “Top Chef” on Bravo. Wed, 10/22
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 24-30, 2014. Wed, 10/22

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Seattle baker hopes for sweet victory in Pillsbury Bake-Off
An interview with Elizabeth Bennett, of Matthews Beach, who has made the finals of the national Pillsbury Bake-Off with a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels.  Wed, 10/22

Spices of the world, at your table | Books for Cooks
With its new cookbook, Pike Place’s World Spice Merchants bring the savory flavors of the globe to your kitchen. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Fig- and Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
A stuffed chicken breast or other meat is an elegant way to change up the dinner menu. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Pork Schnitzel with Quick Pickles
Where veal schnitzel is delicate and lean, pork schnitzel is full-flavored and fatty. It is also more economical and forgiving than veal. Wed, 10/22
Recipe: Warm Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese
Goat cheese and lentils make a particularly good pairing; the little earthy-sweet legumes love a salty-umami complement, and goat cheese fits the bill. Here the combination is especially cozy, as the cheese melts into the warm lentils, bathing them in a creamy dressing. Wed, 10/22
Dear Carolyn
Unresolved grief over death of father paralyzes boyfriend
Is he using his father’s suicide as a “get out of jail free” card? Wed, 10/22

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Travel & Outdoors

Reader's Lens
Golden larches and snow’s first dusting
Seattle Times reader Selvakumar Srinivasan’s photo of autumn color at Maple Pass in the North Cascades. Wed, 10/22
What if Lewis and Clark rode cruiser bikes? (Try this trail)
The dune-hugging Discovery Trail is one of Long Beach Peninsula’s best-kept secrets. Wed, 10/22
Rare ray of sun in Egypt temple — and tourism
Tourists head to Abu Simbel in remote, southern Egypt to see the sun align to light colossal statues deep inside an ancient temple .  Wed, 10/22
No laughing matter: Miami flights delayed, passenger charged after bomb hoax
Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Wed, 10/22

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Editorial: Elect Kimi Kondo and Damon Shadid to Seattle Municipal Court
Keep Kimi Kondo and add Damon Shadid to Seattle Municipal Court. Wed, 10/22
Guest: Halt turnover in school administration to improve education
Throw a better model of governance, not money, at the problem of school performance, says guest columnist Donald P. Nielsen. Wed, 10/22
Guest: Seattle’s Metro Prop. 1 is not the right measure for today’s realities
The Municipal League wants continuing discussion of Metro’s long-term transportation requirements, writes guest columnist Ben Stafford. Wed, 10/22
Capitalism’s suffocating music
While recording devices have liberated many of us from commercials on television, the rest of our lives are awash in ads, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni. Wed, 10/22

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