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October 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE - Just when it looked like the race for governor in Washington state couldn't get any more contentious - polls show Democrat Jay Inslee running dead-even with Rob McKenna, the Republican attorney general - the local newspaper decided to weigh in. Not just with an editorial. The Seattle Times in June endorsed McKenna, much the way hometown newspapers across the country usually pick sides during election season. But since last week, large advertisements touting McKenna's "new direction for Washington" have been appearing in the Times.
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.
December 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Striking workers at the Seattle Times rejected the newspaper's latest contract offer, saying they weren't willing to accept layoffs that could last as long as a year. The vote, coming in the sixth week of the strike, was 348 to 87, according to the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. Union leaders had recommended that their members reject the offer. Employees at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who also went on strike Nov. 21, voted Thursday to accept their paper's contract proposal.
March 27, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill's foot lacks the strength to fight the pull of gravity. Rain and logging add to the river's offense. In this deep-seated recess, landslides are inevitable. They send sediment surging into the river, deforming it for years until the cycle repeats. DOCUMENTS: Warnings about landslides in Snohomish County This ongoing battle exploded Saturday in a catastrophic geological event as a wall of mud, trees and rocks slammed into the river below, blocking the flow.
November 24, 2000 | From Reuters
As this city's newspaper strike entered its second day Wednesday, a major news organization said it had offered to buy all of the Seattle Times that it does not already own, saying it was poorly run. Frustrated with subpar profits at the Times, Knight-Ridder Inc., which owns a 49.5% stake in the paper, has offered repeatedly to buy the founding Blethen family's 50.5% controlling stake, Knight-Ridder spokesman Polk Laffoon said.
Four years ago, editors at the Seattle Times were instituting a "pay-for-performance" salary system when they discovered what they thought was a troubling disparity--many minority staffers generally appeared to be paid less than their white colleagues. Most editors--most executives in any business--would probably have concealed that data or, perhaps, tried to quietly correct the situation.
August 12, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
Many people who encounter Mikael Moore, the chief of staff for Rep. Maxine Waters, see a typical Capitol Hill aide: a young, serious, BlackBerry-toting workaholic in a business suit with an intense belief in the importance of his work. If they know he is also Waters' grandson, making him a rarity in Congress, it is not because he talks about it much, if at all. Colleagues say Moore rarely offers information about his family connection, and that they have instead come to know him as a talented, politically gifted peer who has brought order to a sometimes tangled office and quickly grasped the intricacies of Washington.
January 10, 1985
Frank A. Blethen, son of a former president of the Seattle Times, will become president and chief operating officer of the paper March 1, succeeding W. J. Pennington, president and publisher.
March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
A business executive who stole nearly $400,000 from the rock band Pearl Jam was sentenced Friday in Washington state to 14 months in prison. Rickey Goodrich, former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, pleaded guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft "for using company accounts to pay personal debts and fund lavish family vacations, spa treatments, life insurance and pricey California wines," according ...
February 17, 2014 | By David Horsey
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors - taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations - is a job killer.
February 7, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena for violating the morality clause of her contract, the diocese said. “As with any Catholic school, we have the obligation to provide an authentically Catholic learning environment,” Supt.
February 5, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - First came the Seattle Seahawks' blowout victory, one of the most lopsided final scores in Super Bowl history. Then the unofficial celebration burbled up, a little Sunday night mayhem in polite Seattle fashion - a few torched sofas, a damaged historic building, maybe half a dozen arrests. A Twitter hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) followed, with tweets mocking the ways a laid-back citizenry goes crazy when its home team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time: “Throw garbage in the compost-only bin.” “The Priuses are honking.” “Wearing sandals without your socks.” Tuesday, the president called.
January 15, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Tosh Lupoi, a former Washington defensive line coach who is under investigation by the NCAA for allegedly violating rules while working as an assistant under Steve Sarkisian, will receive $300,000 as part of a mutual separation with the school, a Washington spokesman said Wednesday. The allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, surround the recruitment of defensive lineman Andrew Basham, who signed a letter of intent with the Huskies in February 2013 but did not qualify academically to enroll.
December 30, 2013 | By Gary Klein
New Washington football Coach Chris Petersen announced his coaching staff Monday and Tosh Lupoi wasn't on it. Lupoi, Washington's defensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian the last two seasons, "has been reassigned to other duties within the athletic department," the school said in a news release The NCAA is investigating allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, that Lupoi paid for tutoring and online classes for Andrew Basham, a...
December 29, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian has already hired three former Washington assistants, and he is apparently adding two more. Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to coach tight ends at USC, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Sunday night , citing multiple unnamed sources. USC also is expected to announce the hiring of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Jude reported, citing sources. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach last season and was the Huskies' interim coach for their Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU on Friday.
December 12, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled. I didn't cry, but I sniffled. The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form or long-form version, but it was always long-form for me because I wanted to soak up every nutty nuance of the standings. In the old days, one of the categories that helped pick the finalists was called "Quartile Rank. " Tennessee finished No. 1 the first year, 1998, with a quartile rank of 0.80, yet I don't remember Volunteers students printing T-shirts celebrating "We're No. 0.80!"
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