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Local News

Region’s commute times worsen
Traffic congestion became much worse from 2011-13, even though the number of miles driven in Washington state barely changed.  Tue, 10/21
City Council votes to draft new affordable-housing plan
The City Council wants to charge builders to pay for affordable housing, but not all council members agree on the process. Tue, 10/21
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.  Tue, 10/21

Danny Westneat
Hey, we’re world class! For truly terrible traffic
Seattle’s got the traffic of a big-time city, but the spirit of a small town when it comes to doing anything about it.  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
Seattle drivers seeing red — as bus-only lanes installed
New red bus-only lanes are being installed in Seattle to keep car drivers from slowing transit. Tue, 10/21
Rewind: Live chat about lead poisoning at gun ranges
Readers joined reporters for a live chat about Times investigation into lead lead-poisoning issues at gun ranges. Tue, 10/21 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
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. Tue, 10/21
In 48th District Senate race, legislator, newcomer vie
Democrats in the 48th District hope they can elect a “real Democrat” in November now that state Sen. Rodney Tom is on his way out. Competing in the Eastside race are Democratic state Rep. Cyrus Habib and Michelle, Darnell, who calls herself a Republican, populist and libertarian. Tue, 10/21
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. Tue, 10/21
Not many women driving cabs — but ride services attracting plenty
In the traditionally male-dominated world of taxi driving, companies like Lyft and UberX are bringing in more female drivers. 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 - 06:28 AM
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

UPDATE - 06:24 AM
Investigators question Secret Service assignment
A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment 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
UPDATE - 06:25 AM
Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents
The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
$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
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
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 say has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:29 AM
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:24 AM
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
UPDATE - 06:11 AM
Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing
Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:27 AM
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
UPDATE - 06:27 AM
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 - 06:28 AM
US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work
A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama's new Ebola "czar" got to work trying to pull together a coherent national response to the deadly disease. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
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
NEW - 05:39 AM
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
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
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
UPDATE - 06:28 AM
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
NEW - 06:27 AM
Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home
A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 05:19 AM
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
NEW - 06:25 AM
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
UPDATE - 05:57 AM
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
UPDATE - 06:21 AM
Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:22 AM
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
'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
Drivers befuddled by warning over defective air bags
At the heart of the defect is faulty propellant inside the air bag that is unstable and can explode, sending metal shards flying into the cabin. Tue, 10/21
AbbVie scraps $52B Shire deal after U.S. tax changes
The scrapped $52 billion deal between drugmakers AbbVie and Shire is the largest casualty yet of rules announced last month by the U.S. Treasury Department to make tax-inversion deals more difficult.  Tue, 10/21
It’s health-care decision time for some big employers
Under the “employer shared responsibility” provision of the Affordable Care Act, businesses with 100 or more full-time employees or equivalents must offer affordable coverage to most of their workers by Jan. 1 or pay a penalty. Tue, 10/21
Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments
The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. Tue, 10/21
If no airport checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa
New study estimates three people per month would fly with deadly disease. Tue, 10/21
U.S. to route passengers from Ebola-hit nations to 5 airports
Airlines work to reroute passengers from stricken region. Tue, 10/21
'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools -- canines that can detect even small particles of human remains. Tue, 10/21
'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs
Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. Tue, 10/21
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
At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte
Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Tue, 10/21
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Tue, 10/21
China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown. Tue, 10/21
Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. 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
Insurer considers Ebola exclusion in some policies
Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude Ebola coverage from some of its general liability policies. Tue, 10/21
Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week. Tue, 10/21
Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators. Tue, 10/21
Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion
Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation. 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
Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect
With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains. Tue, 10/21
Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach
Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say. Tue, 10/21
Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday. Tue, 10/21
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. Tue, 10/21
US existing home sales rise in September
U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. Tue, 10/21
US says head of Gulf Cartel in custody
U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings. Tue, 10/21
Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say. Tue, 10/21

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Business & Technology

UPDATE - 06:28 AM
Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. Wed, 10/22
UPDATE - 06:29 AM
Stocks gain on Europe stimulus talk, China data
Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered global stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. Wed, 10/22
NEW - 06:28 AM
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
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 - 05:49 AM
Passenger jets push Boeing’s profit up 18 percent
Third-quarter earnings come in almost 10 percent higher than the average forecast. 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

Boeing 777X to bring 10 percent more production jobs than today’s 777
Boeing broke ground in Everett on Tuesday for the new 777X composite wing facility and provided a few details on plans for highly automated production. Employment on the 777X line in Everett will be about 10 percent greater than on the 777 today. Tue, 10/21
T-Mobile, FTC in settlement talks over phone charges
T-Mobile improperly profited from subscriptions to content such as celebrity gossip and horoscopes, the FTC said . Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be put on hold for 90 days while they work out a deal, according to papers filed Monday in Seattle federal court. Tue, 10/21
New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
Both banks and borrowers stand to benefit from the new financial rules unveiled Tuesday by six federal agencies to revamp mortgage standards. 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
Yahoo's 3Q earnings soar on Alibaba windfall
Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years. Tue, 10/21
Buyer beware: The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Tue, 10/21
CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network
First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes. Tue, 10/21
America says no to cappuccino potato chips
America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Tue, 10/21
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
Kimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobs
Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient. Tue, 10/21
Monthly jobless rate ticks down on county level
Joblessness in September was lower than the previous month in 25 of Washington state’s 39 counties but all counties saw drops from a year ago. Tue, 10/21
Port of Seattle cargo traffic down from year ago
Port of Tacoma has handled 59.1 percent of container traffic between the two ports, while the Port of Seattle has seen the other 40.9 percent. 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 - 06:13 AM
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
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
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

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
Doug Baldwin benefits from move back to slot position
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who played mostly outside to make room for Percy Harvin, was back in the slot against the Rams after Harvin’s trade. Baldwin caught seven passes for 123 yards at St. Louis.  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
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
Matt Pentz’s MLS power rankings
Matt Pentz ranks MLS teams.  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
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
You could say he was driven to bring down his quarry
Olympic wrestler gets a little eager stalking a deer through a Lexus dealership. Tue, 10/21
Seahawks fan finds himself in a house divided
Not only does Patrick DeLorenzo live in 49ers country, but the pastoral associate is the only Seahawks fan among his wife and their four children. Tue, 10/21
Washington State men finish third in Bill Cullum golf invitational
Cougars shoot 3-under 861 to move up four spots and place behind USC and Arizona State. Tue, 10/21
Marco Pappa provides energy for Sounders in draw with Los Angeles
Perhaps coincidentally, but the Sounders scored twice in three minutes after Marco Pappa entered the lineup Sunday against the Galaxy.  Tue, 10/21
Monday’s prep boys soccer results
Boys soccer results for Monday, Oct. 20 Tue, 10/21
On the Air
 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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NEW - 06:15 AM
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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NEW - 06:05 AM
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
NEW - 06:04 AM
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
NEW - 06:04 AM
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
NEW - 06:02 AM
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
NEW - 06:15 AM
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
Tired? Try these sleep tips
If you’re tired all day, your sleep habits need work. Avoid daytime napping, exercise before bedtime and checking your email in bed. Tue, 10/21

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Travel & Outdoors

Rick Steves' Europe
Europe's 10 worst tourist traps
A travel writer’s duty isn’t just to recommend where to go — but where not to go. Tue, 10/21
Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike
Latest in string of walkouts over retirement benefits  Tue, 10/21
Event celebrates new Sno-Park site near Cle Elum
New area provides access to more than 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Tue, 10/21
Nepal vows new rules after nation’s worst trekking disaster
Government plans stricter rules after dozens die in last week’s blizzard and avalanches. Tue, 10/21
Airlines have not updated ticketing policies for possible Ebola carriers
Rebooking or refunds, when available, often apply only if traveler is already ill and has doctor’s note. Tue, 10/21
Shark bites into Maui man’s stand-up paddleboard
Second attack in three days in murky water from hurricane. Tue, 10/21

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Editorial: Time for police to drop opposition to federal consent decree
Consent decree appeal should end with court rejection. Tue, 10/21
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. Tue, 10/21
Froma Harrop / Syndicated columnist
‘Death with Dignity’ law is least slippery slope
Terminal illness does not come with simplistic guidelines, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop. Tue, 10/21

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