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January 16, 1989
In response to "How Seattle Grew Up to Its Scenery," Part I, Jan. 5: Having just read your article proclaiming Seattle the "hub of a booming Pacific Northwest," I was amused to read in our local Seattle newspaper recently that: "Bankruptcy filings continue to set records in Seattle, home to one of the busiest U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the nation." In short, if you must mention the boom then please don't forget the bust. DAVID A. HERRICK Seattle
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4, and Indianapolis will play at the Broncos in the opening Sunday night game. Packers-Seahawks is a rematch of a 2012 "Fail Mary" game won by Seattle on the final play, a controversial touchdown pass that from every camera angle looked to be an interception by Green Bay. Replacement officials called it a touchdown for the Seahawks, however, and that game proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
May 3, 2012
Re "Vandals lash out in Seattle," May 2 Kudos to Occupy Seattle for smashing windows at an American Apparel store. This U.S.-based company keeps its manufacturing in the country (Los Angeles, to be exact), creating thousands of U.S. retail and manufacturing jobs. It struggles for a profit. The protesters also targeted Starbucks, a U.S.-based company with several coffee bean roasting plants across the country. It plans on building a new plant in Georgia and reactivating a once-dormant factory in Ohio to make mugs.
April 22, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl champion. He's the face of the Seattle Seahawks. He's a superstar who has endorsement deals with Nike, EA Sports and Levi's, to name a few. And he is now the third-highest paid quarterback on the Seahawks' roster. On Monday, Seattle traded for former Oakland Raiders starter Terrelle Pryor, who is set to make $705,000 next season. He will compete for the No. 2 quarterback spot with Tavaris Jackson, who will earn $1.25 million. Wilson is locked in next year for $662,434 -- and there's nothing anyone can do about it because rookie contracts cannot be renegotiated until after the player's third season.
January 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the NBA confirmed in a statement Monday morning. The deal is still pending a vote by the NBA Board of Governors. Hansen's group will buy 65% of the franchise for $525 million and will probably move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name. The Maloofs will get a $30-million non-refundable down payment by Feb. 1, according to the deal. They will be allowed to receive other offers until the league approves the sale.
May 20, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
CHELAN, Wash. - Just say the words "summer at the lake" in certain company, and you'll get a wistful smile, possibly followed by stories about fishing contests, belly-flops, mosquito bites, campfire songs, sexual awakening, lingering regret, family feuds, winterizing expenses and the prospect that the mortgage interest tax deductions for second homes might someday be disallowed. Now, say "summer at the lake" to a room full of Seattleites, and talk will likely turn to Lake Chelan.
September 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Aaron Curry, Seattle's prized fourth overall draft pick, took advantage of being the only starter on the field Thursday night in Seattle. He made four tackles, two for losses, hit Oakland quarterbacks twice, then sacked one and forced a fumble to set up a field goal. And that was just in the first half. Curry's surge was the Seahawks' most important development in their 31-21 victory over the Raiders. The Seahawks had 12 starters skip the exhibition in the name of preservation.
September 15, 2002
Kim Murphy must have sipped a curdled latte the day she wrote "The Decline and Fall of Seattle" (Aug. 4). Her article described a Seattle "under siege"--so battered by events that started with Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide that our town lost "its place deep in America's restless heart." She found a city awash in "the human driftwood of the dot-com implosion." Wait a minute. Like most cities in America, Seattle is pinched by the recession. We see the signs in shrunken payrolls, diminished tax revenue and humbled dot-comers.
May 22, 2012
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Time Warner Cable 101. Records: Sparks 1-0, Storm 0-1. Record vs. Storm: 1-0. Update: This will be the home opener for the Sparks, who overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Storm, 72-66, in the teams' season opener Friday at Seattle. Kristi Toliver, who came off the bench, led the Sparks with 25 points, six assists and three steals. Candace Parker had 11 points and four rebounds.
April 27, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The biggest shocker of the first round -- and probably of the NFL draft -- came when Seattle used the 15th pick on West Virginia linebacker Bruce Irvin, a player who almost nobody projected would go in the opening round. Irvin, who played two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut before transferring to West Virginia, has had several run-ins with the law, most recently an arrest in March for disorderly conduct and destruction of property. Irvin told reporters he was in court earlier this week, where the charges were dismissed.
April 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Boy Scout troop in Seattle that was chartered in November lost its affiliation with the national organization last week after refusing to remove a scout leader who is gay, Boy Scouts of America said. Geoffrey McGrath first announced his sexual orientation in 1988. But last month, his personal life caught the Boy Scouts' attention. McGrath had answered a news reporter's question about his sexual orientation during an interview about his troop, and the reporter in turn checked in with Boy Scouts officials.
April 18, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 1220. Records: Chivas USA 1-2-3, Sounders 3-2-1. Record vs. Sounders (2013): 0-0-3. Update: Chivas USA has gone five games without a win since opening its season with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire, and now faces a Seattle team that defeated Chivas USA in all three of their matches last season. But after playing to a 1-1 tie against the Timbers in Portland a week ago, Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said his team took a "good step forward" after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Galaxy on April 6. Erick Torres leads Chivas USA in scoring with five goals.
April 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Infielder Adam Bedrossian, a junior at Alemany, has committed to Seattle University.  
April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: Of the 41 runs given up this season by the Angels, 28 have come with two outs, including 23 by the Mariners, who were poised to strike again in the third inning when they put runners on second and third with two outs. But right-hander Garrett Richards struck out cleanup hitter Justin Smoak swinging at a nasty curve in the dirt to snuff out the threat. AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols crushed his second home run in as many days, a two-run shot to left field in the third inning that moved the slugger past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff and into 26th on the all-time list with 494 home runs.
April 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Mariners 5, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: Angels left-hander Hector Santiago struck out Brad Miller for what appeared to be the third out of the third inning, but his strike-three wild pitch went to the backstop, allowing Miller to reach base. That sparked a four-run rally, as Robinson Cano walked, Justin Smoak hit a run-scoring single and Corey Hart hit a towering three-run homer to left on an 0-2 fastball for a 4-3 Seattle lead. BOX SCORE: Mariners 5, Angels 3 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout singled, Albert Pujols crushed a two-run homer to left, and David Freese followed with a solo shot to center for a 3-0 Angels lead in the first.
April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Josh Hamilton nearly scolded a reporter for asking if, in light of the Angels' brutal Aprils of 2012 and 2013, there was concern that a "here-we-go-again" mentality could creep into the clubhouse with another sluggish start. "We haven't thought about that, so stop thinking about it," the Angels left fielder said. "Talk to me in a like a week and a half. Guys are getting their feel, getting settled in, not only here but at home. We'll be good. " Getting their feel? Getting settled in?
April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: The Angels put the first two runners on base in the first inning when Kole Calhoun doubled to right field and Mike Trout walked. But Albert Pujols grounded into a double play and David Freese lined out to center field, killing the rally and setting the tone for a frustrating evening. The Angels scored twice in the ninth on Trout's run-scoring triple and Freese's sacrifice fly. AT THE PLATE: Justin Smoak capped a superb series with a ninth-inning home run, giving the Seattle first baseman six hits, including two home runs, and seven runs batted in. Corey Hart also singled and homered, and Brad Miller, Robinson Cano and Stefen Romero each had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners.
March 30, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball's strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three teams west of the Rockies - the team and the mountain range - have won a World Series. In 17 of those seasons, a team from the Pacific time zone didn't even advance to the game's biggest showcase. However, the tide may be turning. In the National League, San Francisco has won two of the last three championships and the Dodgers, with the game's highest payroll and best pitcher in 26-year-old Clayton Kershaw, seem poised to begin a dynasty.
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