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Local News

UPDATE - 09:31 AM
Unease about Oregon first lady haunts governor’s re-election
With ethical questions surrounding the conduct of his first lady, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is campaigning to win an unprecedented fourth term. The controversy chips away at the reputation of one of the Northwest’s most prominent politicians of the past generation. Fri, 10/24


 
NEW - 09:57 AM
19-year-old wounded at Vancouver party
A 19-year-old shooting victim was dropped off about 1:45 a.m. Friday at the emergency room for PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Fri, 10/24
 
Serbian FA:|UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania but deducts 3 points
Serbian FA:UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania but deducts 3 points . Fri, 10/24
 
At KeyArena, they’re coming by the hundreds for free health care
At a free medical clinic at KeyArena, people begin lining up early to see more than 500 volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and other health professionals. Thu, 10/23
 
Billionaire Paul Allen pledges $100 million in Ebola fight
Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen pledged up to $100 million to fight Ebola in West Africa and urged others to follow suit. It’s believed to be the largest private gift yet to fight the disease. Thu, 10/23
 
Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after discovery of shells
The discovery of a deposit of shells Thursday halted the excavation of a repair vault for the tunnel machine known as Bertha. Thu, 10/23
 
‘It’s a relief,’ victim says, as alleged serial groper charged
A Level 3 sex offender whose face was broadcast across Twitter by the woman he allegedly groped is facing prosecution. Thu, 10/23
 
Garfield students, staff stage walkout over loss of a teacher
Students and teachers walked out of class at Garfield High School Thursday to protest a staff reshuffling that could leave the school with one less teacher. The district says Garfield did not meet its expected enrollment this year, and the teacher is needed elsewhere. Thu, 10/23
 
Sarah Stuteville
Looking at the plight and rise of undocumented immigrants
By increasing the visibility of undocumented immigrants, Americans will be forced to see the significant, even mainstream, contributions of this often-maligned population, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who “came out” as undocumented in 2011. Thu, 10/23
 
What’s with all the mysterious art on Denny Way?
All Rise, a 14-month rotating installation of public art on Denny Way in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, looks to engage passers-by. Thu, 10/23
 
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of man in Seattle
A 28-year-old Seattle woman entered a not-guilty plea Thursday to a second-degree-rape charge. Chantae Marie Gilman is accused of having sex with a man she didn’t know after somehow entering his residence and climbing on top of him while he slept. Thu, 10/23
 
Body found near White Center tied to earlier investigation
King County sheriff’s detectives looking for a missing woman found a female body near White Center Thursday in what was labeled a suspected homicide. Thu, 10/23
 
Collection of pictures of the wild weather in Washington state
Rain, hail and yes, a tornado. Thu, 10/23
 
Philanthropist left $1M to Spokane Mayor Condon
Spokane Mayor David Condon inherited $1 million earlier this year from Spokane philanthropist Myrtle Woldson who died in April at the age of 104. Thu, 10/23
 
Religious dagger OK at Auburn elementary school
An Auburn School District official said Thursday that students and staff of the Sikh faith are permitted to wear ceremonial knives for religious reasons. Thu, 10/23
 

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Nation & World

Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls
One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power. Fri, 10/24


 
UPDATE - 09:49 AM
Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama
A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected
Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. Fri, 10/24
 
EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Fri, 10/24
 
1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos
Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 07:48 AM
US to pay Philippines $2M after Navy damaged coral reef
A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet -- though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." Fri, 10/24
 
Stone tools reveal ancient settlement very high in Andes
The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers
Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:50 AM
WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Fri, 10/24
 
Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. Fri, 10/24
 
Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:18 AM
Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:47 AM
Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming
When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow. Fri, 10/24
 
Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin
Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home. Fri, 10/24
 
Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'
Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether. Fri, 10/24
 
1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali
Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead. Fri, 10/24
 
3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station
Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station. Fri, 10/24
 
Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues
The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 08:03 AM
Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles
Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. Fri, 10/24
 
Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily
Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening. Fri, 10/24
 
Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power. Fri, 10/24
 
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Fri, 10/24
 
EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions
European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Fri, 10/24
 
NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees
After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them. Fri, 10/24
 
Secret Service dogs hailed as heroes at the White House
Hurricane and Jordan, a pair of Secret Service dogs injured as they helped take down a White House fence jumper, emerged Thursday as furry stars for the beleaguered agency. Thu, 10/23
 
Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash
A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday. Thu, 10/23
 
Chicago cockroach drops in on city hall pest-control meeting
Large cockroach makes a timely entrance during hearing at Chicago City Hall. Thu, 10/23
 
Ebola doctor’s neighbors: ‘A nice guy’ who works a lot
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, has worked on projects in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Thu, 10/23
 
Frank Mankiewicz, aide told world Robert Kennedy had died
Frank Mankiewicz grew up with an Algonquin West round table in his Beverly Hills household, regaled by movie stars, famous writers and comedians like the Marx Brothers. Thu, 10/23
 
Gitmo prisoners in protest over women guards
The Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prisoners are Muslims, and their religious beliefs include a prohibition against physical contact with women who aren’t related to them.  Thu, 10/23
 
Noted examiner performs autopsy on St. Louis man
Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of President Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenét Ramsey, conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s family. Thu, 10/23
 
Attacks continue after Nigeria’s truce with militants
The fate of 219 schoolgirls abducted in April from the town of Chibok remains unclear.  Thu, 10/23
 
Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Thu, 10/23
 
Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy
Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said. Thu, 10/23
 
For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning. Thu, 10/23
 
Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display
A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Thu, 10/23
 
Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family
A 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday. Thu, 10/23
 
Rock paintings in national parks spark probe, anger
Eerie faces have been painted in parks across the West. The painter, who documented them on social media, could face felony charges.  Thu, 10/23
 
Headshot Truck takes actors’ portraits on the road
In a city where a head shot is an actor’s calling card, it used to be easy to get a studio-quality photo. But many of the traditional photo studios have closed, so Adam and Sylvia Hendershott decided to catch L.A.’s trendy truck wave — and carve out a niche for themselves in the he Thu, 10/23
 
Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him, New York City police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Thu, 10/23
 
AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola
Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far. Thu, 10/23
 
Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Thu, 10/23
 
Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled neighborhoods in decline. Thu, 10/23
 

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Business & Technology

Low mortgage rates enticing, but impact could be limited
This week the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 3.92 percent, and that is sparking a boomlet of homeowners looking to refinance. But it remains to be seen whether the uptick in refinancing will turn into an extended boom. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:58 AM
US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks
U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, helped by strong quarterly results from companies such as Microsoft and UPS. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. Fri, 10/24


 
UPDATE - 09:50 AM
Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier. Fri, 10/24
 
Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service. Fri, 10/24
 
Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year. Fri, 10/24
 
Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited
With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home. Fri, 10/24
 
Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. Fri, 10/24
 
Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news. Fri, 10/24
 
UPDATE - 09:50 AM
US new-home sales close to flat in September
U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. Fri, 10/24
 
Amazon’s stock tanks with weak earnings, holiday forecast
Shares in the Seattle online-retail giant slid nearly 11 percent in after-hours trading Thursday, to the lowest level since July 2013. Thu, 10/23
 
Microsoft results top forecasts, helped by cloud, consumer hardware
Microsoft handily beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal first-quarter earnings, reported Thursday. Thu, 10/23
 
Amgen will lay off 300 en route to next year’s shutdown
Almost half of the biotechnology giant’s 660 local employees face layoff by the end of 2015 as the company winds down its area operations; the rest are retiring, relocating or resigning, says a spokeswoman.  Thu, 10/23
 
Boeing sells manuals, charts to Iran Air under special license
Boeing’s quarterly filing Wednesday makes clear the deal was “authorized by a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control” and is “consistent with guidance from the U.S. Government.” Thu, 10/23
 
U.S. tech firm fined for underpaying workers from India
A company moving from Foster City, Calif., to Fremont, Calif., during a three-month period, used workers from Bangalore, India, for as many as 122 hours in a week without being paid overtime. As result, they received as little as $1.21 per hour, the U.S. Department of Labor found. Thu, 10/23
 
Amazon to refund Iowa customers over Prime subscription
Amazon and Amazon Services will give $122,000 in refunds and credits to Iowa customers.  Thu, 10/23
 
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop -- but don't expect fares to fall too. Thu, 10/23
 
Looking for cheap airline ticket? Buy on Sunday
Airlines Reporting Corp., a major company which handles airline ticket sales for travel agencies, has issued new study of airline ticket purchases and prices.  Thu, 10/23
 
Alaska Air beats 3Q earnings expectations
Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $198 million. Thu, 10/23
 
Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. Thu, 10/23
 
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. Thu, 10/23
 

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Sports

Seahawks deny reports of a divided locker room
Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor denied reports of a division within the Seahawks players in the locker room. “There’s none at all,” Wilson said. “If anything, I think that we have continued to build.” Thu, 10/23


 
QB Jake Browning could give UW football a jolt
Quarterback Jake Browning has been setting high school records in California, and he has plans on enrolling in January at UW. Thu, 10/23
 
Sounders countdown to ‘biggest game in club history’
The Sounders and L.A. Galaxy will play Saturday at CenturyLink Field in the final regular-season game of the MLS season, with one team emerging with the Supporters’ Shield.  Thu, 10/23
 
UW men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason poll
Quite predictably, Washington is saddled with modest expectations at the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season while the forecast is dim at Washington State and Arizona is the near unanimous pick to repeat as regular-season champions.  Thu, 10/23
 
Young Cougars secondary is getting tested by stellar Pac-12 quarterbacks
It’s been a heart-stopping sort of season for Washington State fans as the Cougars weekly throw out one of the youngest secondaries around. Thu, 10/23
 
Broncos move to 6-1 with victory over Chargers
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Thu, 10/23
 
It’s World Series time but not many are watching
Baseball may be America’s national pastime, but it has never felt less national. Thu, 10/23
 
UW men’s soccer falters against UCLA in 2-1 loss
In a battle for the top spot in Pac-12 standings, UCLA was able to gain control with a 2-1 win against Washington on Thursday at Husky Soccer Field. Thu, 10/23
 
Rewind: UW football live chat
Huskies looking to rebound in a likely-to-be-soggy Husky Stadium. Thu, 10/23
 
Erik Compton, 3 others tied for the lead
Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he’s not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic. Thu, 10/23
 
Ernie Kent brings energy to WSU men’s basketball
Since taking over at Washington State in April, new coach Ernie Kent underwent the monumental task of rebuilding the battered psyche of a men’s basketball program that’s finished in the bottom half of the Pac-12 the past six seasons. Thu, 10/23
 
Junior Ngauamo leads Kennedy Catholic past Foster, 49-0
Junior Ngauamo rushed for 167 yards and scored three touchdowns as 10th-ranked Kennedy Catholic defeated Foster, 49-0, in a Seamount league matchup Thursday night at Highline Memorial Stadium. Kennedy must now beat Hazen on Oct. 31 to clinch a playoff spot in Class 3A. Thu, 10/23
 
Oregon, Cal play first college game at Levi’s
Marcus Mariota hasn’t given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi’s Stadium. Thu, 10/23
 
Receiver Mario Bailey, others inducted into Husky Hall of Fame
Bailey is third on the Huskies’ career receiving yards list with 2,093 yards. Thu, 10/23
 
Ryan Miller, Canucks thwart Blues
Ryan Miller was looking forward to his return to St. Louis with his new team, and the former Sabres and Blues goaltender made the most of it. Thu, 10/23
 
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
Vereen brothers put on the pads for this family feud
The NFL’s Vereen brothers — Patriots running back Shane, 25, and Bears safety Brock, 22 — will finally meet on a football field for the first time Sunday when Chicago visits New England, and family members will be in the stands to witness it. Thu, 10/23
 
Pac-12 men's basketball media day live updates
 Thu, 10/23
 
Jerry Brewer
Cassie Strickland brings intensity to UW volleyball
Cassie Strickland’s maturation is one of the most interesting stories on a team full of them. The Huskies are as balanced, as star laden and as well coached as any team in the country. Among the standouts is Strickland, who has made a successful transition from outside hitter to libero. Thu, 10/23
 
Why the Seahawks’ pass rush hasn’t been as good this season
The first pass rusher is still getting there with some consistency this season, but the Seahawks haven’t been nearly as good at getting a second or third guy around the quarterback. Thu, 10/23
 
On the Air
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Steve Nash will miss season
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time MVP’s career in doubt. Thu, 10/23
 
Thursday’s prep soccer results
Soccer results for Thursday, Oct. 23 Thu, 10/23
 
Thursday’s prep swimming results
Swimming results for Thursday, Oct. 23 Thu, 10/23
 
Thursday’s prep tennis results
Tennis results for Thursday, Oct. 23 Thu, 10/23
 

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Entertainment

Book review
Cyberpunk author William Gibson pens dazzling ‘Peripheral’
William Gibson’s latest novel, “The Peripheral,” merges past, present and future, in the rural South and quasi-contemporary London, in a dazzling tale of murder and alternate realities. Gibson appears Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Seattle’s University Book Store. Fri, 10/24
 
Mathew Wright ushers in new ArtsWest era with ‘Dogfight’
Mathew Wright, the new artistic director of West Seattle’s ArtsWest Playhouse, opens the company’s new season with the musical “Dogfight.” Fri, 10/24
 
Art review
A taste of ‘Home Depot Baroque’ at Suyama Space
A new piece at Suyama Space in Seattle’s Belltown, “Never Finished,” is alight with hundreds of fluorescent tubes that offer a buzzy contrast to the venue’s rustic interior.  Fri, 10/24
 
Bill Irwin visits Seattle Beckett Festival
There are several events remaining in the citywide homage to dramatist Samuel Beckett, including an Oct. 27 lecture-performance by Bill Irwin. Fri, 10/24
 
Dining Deal
Mary’s Kitchen: Move over Ezell’s, there’s a new head chicken in town
The chicken at the new Cascade takeout window Mary’s Kitchen is among the best in town.  Fri, 10/24
 
NWSO season blasts off with ‘Planets,’ spaced-out images
Northwest Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” on Oct. 25, with accompanying images on a big screen from NASA and local astrophotographer Andy Ermolli. Fri, 10/24
 
Oct. 24 TV Picks: ‘Constantine’ series premiere on NBC
TV picks for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, include the new “Constantine” on NBC, “The Amazing Race” on CBS and “America’s Next Top Model” on The CW.  Fri, 10/24
 
SSO presents Mozart’s Requiem Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Seattle Symphony, the Symphony Chorale and vocal soloists will perform one of Mozart’s best-loved and most heartfelt works on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, 2014. Fri, 10/24
 
Haunted houses, pumpkin patches: 20 fun Halloween happenings
A list of haunted houses, carnivals, pumpkin patches and corn mazes for Halloween fun in the Seattle area. Thu, 10/23
 
Restaurant review
Is Independent Pizzeria Seattle’s best pizza?
At The Independent Pizzeria in Madison Park, some of Seattle’s best pies are coming out of the oven. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
Seattle co-stars with Keira Knightley in likable ‘Laggies’
A review of Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies,” starring Keira Knightley as a young woman who doesn’t want to grow up. Rating: Three stars out of four. Thu, 10/23


 
Movie review
‘Dear White People’: a smart campus satire about race
A 3.5-star (out of 4) movie review of “Dear White People,” a smart, sexy satire that takes place at a university where it’s possible to minor in jive. Dennis Haysbert has a key role, but the movie belongs to the talented young actors who play the students. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’: beautifully animated
A movie review of “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”: This exquisitely drawn Japanese folk tale, directed by Studio Ghibli stalwart Isao Takahata, follows a foundling country girl who can’t shake a sense of being out of place. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘White Bird in a Blizzard’: Shailene Woodley takes wing
Shailene Woodley prepares to leave the teen-coming-of-age-movie nest with a compelling performance in “White Bird in a Blizzard,” which received 3.5 stars out of 4.  Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘Awake: The Life of Yogananda’: a reverential look at yoga guru
A two-star (out of four) movie review of “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” a documentary on Paramahansa Yogananda, who imported yoga and meditation to the United States. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘Listen Up Philip’ is the film version of an annoying friend
“Listen Up Philip,” a tale of a frustrated novelist, grows as tiresome as its self-absorbed protagonist (played by Jason Schwartzman). 2 stars out of 4. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘Stonehearst Asylum’: Nevermore, please
A two-star (out of four) review of “Stonehearst Asylum,” a surprisingly dull take on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy classics. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘The Good Lie’: Sudan’s ‘lost boys’ find their way in well-told tale
A three-star (out of four) movie review of “The Good Lie,” a tale that illuminates the experiences of the 20,000 “lost boys” (and girls) of Sudan. It focuses on three young men who make it out of the Kenyan refugee camps and land in Kansas. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
A cool, tidy ‘Blue Room’
A review of “The Blue Room,” a brief, taut thriller directed by Mathieu Amalric. Rating: Three stars out of four. Thu, 10/23
 
A toast to series finale of ‘Boardwalk Empire’
HBO’s Prohibition-era crime drama comes to an end after five seasons on Sunday, Oct. 26. Thu, 10/23
 
Back to the Beltway with Season 2 of ‘Alpha House’
New episodes of the series about lawmakers sharing a house in Washington, D.C., created by Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman and Mark Consuelos, will be available on Amazon Instant Video Oct. 24. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie review
‘Swim Little Fish Swim’: Couple struggles to stay afloat
A movie review of “Swim Little Fish Swim”: This tale about young New York artsy types follows a mismatched couple who have a small child and nothing else in common. Thu, 10/23
 
At a Theater Near You
Silent ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and other scary flicks
Lots of things going bump in the night at Seattle-area theaters during the week of Oct. 24. Thu, 10/23
 
Movie bargains
Places to see discounted films in the Seattle area during the week of Oct. 24. Thu, 10/23
 

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Living

Dear Carolyn
When is best time to tell kids they have another sibling?
Husband is willing to reveal his secret, but wife doesn’t want to tell their children. Fri, 10/24
 

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Travel & Outdoors

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Opinion

Editorial: Another American released from North Korea, so why not Kenneth Bae?
North Korea released one U.S. citizen this week. The reclusive regime should also return Kenneth Bae to his family. The former Washington state resident is nearing two years in captivity.  Fri, 10/24
 
Guest: Proposition 1B wouldn’t help at-risk children
Seattle voters should reject City Hall’s narrow preschool experiment of Proposition 1B and support the more-comprehensive approach of Proposition 1A, writes guest columnist Rita Green. Thu, 10/23
 
Gail Collins / Syndicated columnist
What women want this election season
To rise to the level of hard-core pandering, a candidate has to float free of issues and waft into the ether of personal feelings, writes syndicated columnist Gail Collins. Thu, 10/23
 


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