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Local News

Emotional funeral for school shooter draws more than 1,000
The funeral service inside a sprawling gymnasium overflowing with crowds and grief was a farewell to a 15-year-old member of the Tulalip Tribes who was loved by his family, tribes and community despite his final murderous acts. Thu, 10/30
Remember to inspect Halloween treats; SPD doubts many pot tricks
Seattle police say to watch your children’s Halloween candy closely, but don’t be too concerned about pot-infused treats sneaking in. Thu, 10/30
Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service
Big projects and big taxes are on the menu as Sound Transit prepares for the 2015 Legislature and a likely 2016 regional ballot measure. Thu, 10/30
Truth Needle: Gun-rights ad misrepresents law enforcement
Opponents of background checks air a TV ad that scrolls a list of police associations — even after a law-enforcement umbrella group asked them to stop. Thu, 10/30
Washington Supreme Court shifts burden in rape cases
The Washington Supreme Court says the state cannot require rape defendants to prove, to escape conviction, that an alleged victim consented. In a 6-3 decision, the justices reversed what they described as the court’s “incorrect and harmful” earlier rulings. Thu, 10/30
After probe, Ferguson seeks limits on former AG staff lobbying
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he’s asked his staff to research legislation adding new restrictions on lobbying by former employees in his office. Thu, 10/30
Environmental groups sue over impact of reactor on Columbia
Three environmental groups are suing a state agency over the impacts of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. Thu, 10/30
Sarah Stuteville
Islander communities left out of food-assistance loop
Marshall Islanders are able to travel, live, work and attend school in the United Sates indefinitely and without visas. But if they need food help, their status suddenly becomes second-class. Thu, 10/30
More than 750 people turn out for meeting on oil-train study
Hundreds of people concerned about the increasing number of oil trains traversing the state came to a Thursday evening meeting in Olympia to comment on the preliminary findings of a state study on oil-train safety and spill response. Thu, 10/30
Seattle DOT creates information for those on the go
Seattle has unveiled the first of several big screens that display real-time information on transit schedules and the availability of Car2Go and Pronto bikes nearby. Thu, 10/30
Senator critical of FBI creating fake news story
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has written U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns that the Seattle office of the FBI created a fake news story to trap a teenage bomb-threat suspect. Thu, 10/30
High above city, crane workers get a million-dollar view
A visit to the top of a crane in Seattle’s bustling South Lake Union neighborhood finds workers with no fear of heights (but one who says he’s afraid of boats) and who take pride in their jobs and find the views are unbeatable.  Thu, 10/30

Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack
Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Thu, 10/30
Federal Way State Rep. Roger Freeman dies at 48
Federal Way State Rep. Roger Freeman, 48, died Wednesday morning after battling colon cancer. He remains on the Nov. 4 ballot. Thu, 10/30
Seattle weighs ‘game changer’: millions more to help homeless
Seattle officials are exploring ways to solve the city’s homelessness problem, but finding the money is a challenge. Thu, 10/30

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Nation & World

UPDATE - 06:20 AM
Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect
They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch. Fri, 10/31

UPDATE - 06:25 AM
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola. Fri, 10/31
Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through
A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know
The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:20 AM
APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:21 AM
Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava
Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 04:22 AM
NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan
NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:20 AM
Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims
Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:26 AM
Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:26 AM
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing. Fri, 10/31
Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting 'predatory'
Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner. Fri, 10/31
Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Fri, 10/31
Official: Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China
A man in southeastern China slashed a first-grader to death and severely injured two others Friday in the country's latest violent attack on children. Fri, 10/31
UPDATE - 06:14 AM
Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower
Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. Fri, 10/31
Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 05:00 AM
Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people
A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants. Fri, 10/31
2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370
Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Fri, 10/31
Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect
They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch. Fri, 10/31
Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life
The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus. Fri, 10/31
Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. Fri, 10/31
Hawaii town shows how to live with lava
Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Fri, 10/31
Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Fri, 10/31
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola. Fri, 10/31
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing. Fri, 10/31
Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso
Anti-government protesters gathered again Friday morning in Burkina Faso's capital. Fri, 10/31
Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths
Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions, according to a statement released Thursday. Fri, 10/31
Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. Fri, 10/31
San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade
Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fri, 10/31
Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide
Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday. Fri, 10/31
Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers
Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results. Fri, 10/31
Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends
The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all. Fri, 10/31
Bentley the dog, officially Ebola-free, set to reunite with nurse
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel’s stool and urine were tested for Ebola one final time before the end of his 21-day quarantine and came back negative. Thu, 10/30
Control of U.S. Senate could turn on 2 independents’ moves
After the results of midterm elections are known next week, it’s possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate: Maine Independent Sen. Angus King and Greg Orman of Kansas, an independent candidate trying to oust Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Thu, 10/30
Former Navy SEAL investigated for best-selling bin Laden book
The lawyer for former SEAL Matt Bissonnette said the investigation was focused on whether he had disclosed classified information in the book, “No Easy Day,” published under the pen name Mark Owen in 2012. Thu, 10/30
Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently, study finds
The findings, published in Current Biology, show that the brains of liberals and conservatives may by wired differently — and shed light on the biological factors at play in political beliefs. Thu, 10/30
Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola -- chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. Thu, 10/30
Inmate freed in landmark capital punishment case in Illinois
Alstory Simon’s confession gained world attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter’s release less than 48 hours before he was to be executed for a double murder. Thu, 10/30
Too much information: Political campaigns swamped
The Big Data era of politics has left some campaigns drowning in their own sophisticated advances. Thu, 10/30
Viral video documents New York street harassment
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said. Thu, 10/30
7-week hunt ends; marshals nab Frein
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A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? Thu, 10/30
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Tim Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Thu, 10/30
Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps. Thu, 10/30
Dying woman, 29, completes ‘bucket-list’ Grand Canyon trip
Brittany Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans to take advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and end her own life Saturday, though she could change her mind Thu, 10/30
FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. Thu, 10/30
Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked
A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday. Thu, 10/30
Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. Thu, 10/30
Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group. Thu, 10/30
Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery
Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month. Thu, 10/30
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm. Thu, 10/30
Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71. Thu, 10/30
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. Thu, 10/30

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Business & Technology

UPDATE - 06:25 AM
Global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan
Global stocks spiked sharply higher Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a fresh stimulus to boost the country's flagging economy. Fri, 10/31
Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus
Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market. Fri, 10/31

L.A. watchmaker Cameron Weiss thinks his time has come
Cameron Weiss has entered a business that clings to conventions upheld by old-school firms like Rolex and Patek Philippe, whose hand-assembled timepieces are coveted for their intricacy and beauty, and he’s trying to restore American watchmaking to a place of prominence. Thu, 10/30
Starbucks shares slip after quarter’s sales miss projections
Sales in U.S. stores grew 5 percent on the company’s efforts to attract more later diners, but analysts had estimated a 6.2 percent increase in same-store sales. Thu, 10/30
Boeing sees rocket blast hastening end to Russia-engine reliance
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Expedia tops analysts’ 3Q forecasts
The Bellevue company exceeded Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations. Thu, 10/30
FCC chief wants to open pay-TV industry to online distributors
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed expanding the definition of a pay-TV distributor to include companies that transmit TV programming via the Internet. The move should give tech companies access to some of the most popular channels in television. Thu, 10/30
Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent. Thu, 10/30
Strengthening US growth reflects help from Fed
The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond. Thu, 10/30
Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. Thu, 10/30
For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule
For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. Thu, 10/30
Top Amazon ad exec leaving at end of week
Lisa Utzschneider, vice president of global-advertising sales at Amazon Media Group, had reportedly been recruited by Yahoo. Thu, 10/30

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Jerry Brewer
Seahawks need to find fun again
For all the sophisticated analysis about the Seahawks’ struggles, a portion of their problems is rather simple. They haven’t been loose. The Percy Harvin debacle weighed heavily on them. The scrutiny has bothered them. They weren’t used to the limelight being so harsh. Thu, 10/30
Huskies say they feed off Cyler Miles, and he’s back in charge
Miles will return as UW’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s 10 a.m. game at Colorado as the Huskies look to end a two-game slide. Thu, 10/30
Seahawks rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis makes a quick impression
Seahawks rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis played 33 percent of Seattle’s defensive plays against the Panthers, and showed the speed that had coaches and scouts raving about him during the combine and draft. Thu, 10/30
Bud Withers
WSU football has a tall task in salvaging 2014 season
WSU’s season has descended to 2-6, which means to return to the postseason, the Cougars would have to win four games in which they’ll be underdogs. That’s not realistic, but what is important is that they salvage every possible crumb out there so they don’t lose momentum from Thu, 10/30
Florida State rallies to beat Louisville, remain unbeaten
Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Thu, 10/30
New York spoils Cavaliers’ party
LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. Thu, 10/30
Saints take charge in NFC South with win over Carolina
Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road. Thu, 10/30
Baseball’s business season starts anew
Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Thu, 10/30
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
Blocked by Jordan, and then he dunks in your face
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you don’t talk trash with Michael Jordan. Thu, 10/30
Defending champ Ryan Moore fires 68, 3 shots off lead
Defending champion Ryan Moore from Puyallup finished his round with four successive birdies, shooting a 4-under 68 on Thursday in the opening round of the CIMB Classic. Thu, 10/30
Hisashi Iwakuma is coming back to Mariners for 2015
Hardly a surprise, but his contract option was automatically exercised at $7 million. Thu, 10/30
Lane Pederson scores twice and Thunderbirds win 5-2
Seattle next hosts Vancouver on Saturday night. Thu, 10/30
Seahawks practice with Patrick Lewis as only healthy center
With Max Unger and Stephen Schilling out with injuries, the Seahawks practiced with one healthy center, Patrick Lewis. There were other injury updates, including Malcolm Smith, who appears unlikely to play on Sunday. Thu, 10/30
Tahoma beats Jefferson, 10-7, to earn playoff berth
On a rainy night when it was tough to hold onto the football, Tahoma managed to secure a 10-7 victory over Jefferson Thursday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium to earn the SPSL North’s fifth and final berth into the Class 4A preliminary playoffs. The Bears will play second-ranked Camas. Thu, 10/30
N.Y. Red Bulls eliminate defending champ Sporting K.C.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final 13 minutes to rally host New York to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday night, eliminating the defending MLS Cup champion from the playoffs and sending the Red Bulls to the conference semifinals. Thu, 10/30
Sounders FC 2014 season at a glace
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Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm
Stefan Frei, like Sounders goalkeepers before him, knows all eyes will be on him as his team enters the MLS playoffs. But with Seattle the top seed, the pressure could be intense.  Thu, 10/30

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SPU’s 15-match unbeaten streak snapped
The Seattle Pacific men’s soccer team lost at Northwest Nazarene. Thu, 10/30
Thursday’s prep swimming and diving results
Swimming results for Thursday, Oct. 30 Thu, 10/30
Thursday’s prep water polo results
Water polo results for Thursday, Oct. 30 Thu, 10/30

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NEW - 06:15 AM
10 frighteningly fun things to do for Halloween
From a Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo to a pig roast at Bastille to trick-or-treating at Crossroads, we can help you plan a frighteningly fun Halloween weekend, 2014. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 06:15 AM
Baroque in Boston: Orchestra to play what the colonists heard
Seattle Baroque Orchestra, with guest conductor Matthias Maute, presents “The American Dream,” a sampler of popular music filling Boston’s private homes, churches and theaters during the 18th century. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 04:43 AM
Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site
Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick. Fri, 10/31
Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador
Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 06:15 AM
Oct. 31 TV Picks: ‘Ghost Adventures’ on Travel
TV picks for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, include “Ghost Adventures” on Travel, “Grimm” on NBC and “Blue Bloods” on CBS. Fri, 10/31
NEW - 06:15 AM
Art review
Some golden moments in Rachel Feferman retrospective
A review of “A Hole in the Heart,” a wide-ranging, sometimes cluttered retrospective of the work of late Port Townsend artist Rachel Feferman, at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Fri, 10/31
Restaurant review
Shiro’s: How does Seattle’s most talked-about sushi spot hold up?
In a “Second Helpings” review, our restaurant critic revisits Shiro’s Sushi — now without Shiro — to see if it lives up to its reputation. Thu, 10/30
Theater review
‘Blood Countess’: a tale of a vampire vamp
Seattle playwright Kelleen Conway Blanchard's new horror fable “Blood Countess” is about a mythical vampire countess. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Citizenfour’: a gripping look at Edward Snowden, surveillance
A review of “Citizenfour,” an absorbing and thrilling documentary on how Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency, leaked documents on the agency’s top-secret surveillance programs. Rating: four stars out of four.  Thu, 10/30
‘Sumo-size’ Rolling Stones art book to cost $5,000 — and up
There’s a $5,000 collectors’ edition; art editions at $10,000 each; and six separate ultra art editions, the first of which has sold out and was said to have cost either $15,000 or $20,000. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Whiplash’ is an acting tour de force, and all that jazz
The jazz-based film “Whiplash” stars Miles Teller as a student drummer and J.K. Simmons as his malevolent teacher. 3 stars out of 4. Thu, 10/30
Theater review
Some merrymaking, little romance in ‘Twelfth Night’
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s latest version of the comic romp “Twelfth Night” makes a little merry, but fizzles out on romance. Thu, 10/30
Orson Welles' last film may finally be released
Orson Welles's last film may finally be nearing release after decades as one of cinema's most storied unfinished creations. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Art and Craft’: Portrait of an art forger
A review of the documentary “Art and Craft,” which delves into the strange history of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in the country. Rating: 2.5 stars out of four. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Before I Go to Sleep’: Promising premise fades away
A review of “Before I Go to Sleep,” starring Nicole Kidman as an amnesiac who must relearn her identity each morning. Rating: Two stars out of four. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
2014 Sundance Film Festival shorts: 2 programs kick off
Two programs of short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival — one program animated, the other live-action — are a mostly successful batch of high achievement. Rating: three stars out of four. Thu, 10/30
Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Missionary’: Thriller gets into trouble after first kiss
A movie review of “Missionary”: Mitch Ryan is well-cast in the title role of this Southern Gothic thriller about a murderous religious fanatic who gets involved with a lonely single mother. Rating: two stars out of four. Thu, 10/30
Movie review
‘Young Ones’: Visuals, machine outshine humans in sci-fi drama
A movie review of “Young Ones,” a spare but potent tale of a small rural family struggling during a drought in a near-future America.  Thu, 10/30
At a Theater Near You
In the mood for big-screen aliens, zombies and monsters?
Some events during the week of Oct. 31: Longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker comes to the Seattle Art Museum for screenings of “Black Narcissus” and “Raging Bull”; the “Into the Black: Great Outer Space Films” series begins at SIFF Cinema Egyptian; and more. Thu, 10/30
No Bollywood at this festival, but plenty of compelling films
The Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts Friday, Oct. 31. Thu, 10/30
Movie bargains
Here are some movie theaters offering discounted ticket prices during the week of Oct. 31. Thu, 10/30
NEW - 06:15 AM
Book review
‘Falling from Horses’: bringing the Western myth down to Earth
Molly Gloss’ “Falling from Horses” follows two young dreamers fresh off the ranch, as they try making it in a Hollywood of Westerns and horse operas. Gloss appears Nov. 3 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and Nov. 5 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. Fri, 10/31

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NEW - 06:14 AM
Dear Carolyn
She’s stuck between breaking up and boyfriend’s bromance
A woman wanted to get engaged, but her guy insisted he wasn’t ready. So they moved in together and now, she says, he spends a lot of time with the man he used to live with. Fri, 10/31
X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant
The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant. Thu, 10/30

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Travel & Outdoors

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Editorial: Find the money to keep Public Health — Seattle & King County’s Auburn site open
Women's health has become a recurring theme in local campaigns, yet a lack of funding for public health clinics means new mothers are at grave risk of losing birth control and maternal services in King County.  Thu, 10/30
Guest: How the Seattle City Council could help underwater homeowners
To help Seattle families whose homes financially are underwater, the city must adopt a program to recalibrate local mortgages based on current market value, write guest columnists LeeAnn Hall and Will Pittz. Thu, 10/30
Froma Harrop / Syndicated columnist
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must go
Let’s properly assign blame for the recent financial mess, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop. Thu, 10/30

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