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January 9, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - Chalk up another successful reverse to Percy Harvin. The Seattle Seahawks receiver said Thursday that he would play Saturday in a divisional playoff game against New Orleans, less than two weeks after the Seahawks flirted with the idea of putting him on injured reserve. Harvin, among the league's splashiest off-season acquisitions, missed the first 21/2 months of the season after undergoing hip surgery in August. He returned in Week 11 for a game against Minnesota, his old team, but was sidelined because of soreness and swelling after that game.
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January 7, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - Michael Bennett, starting defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, was not bowled over watching Philadelphia's defense in the first round of the NFL playoffs. "They didn't want to tackle," Bennett said of the Eagles in their 26-24 loss to New Orleans. "They wanted to go to Turks and Caicos. It's cold in Philly; they were ready for the off-season. "It was amazing to see. It was such a championship moment and I think in the playoffs you've got to take those jumps, you've got to make those tackles.
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January 6, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - After battling for months with Boeing Co.'s leadership, the company's largest union approved an eight-year contract that trades hard-fought pension benefits for the right to build the 777X airliner - a bitterly fought concession that underscores unions' uphill battle at the bargaining table. The contract approved late Friday was negotiated not with a bankrupt city or a struggling manufacturer, but with a company that delivered a record 648 planes last year and whose shares traded at all-time highs on the New York Stock Exchange.
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December 27, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A closely watched ballot measure that would set the minimum wage at $15 an hour for certain workers in the small city of SeaTac was dealt another setback late Friday, when a superior court judge ruled that the proposition would not affect employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Proposition 1, which passed Nov. 5 with a 77-vote margin and survived a recount, would have given more than 6,000 workers at big hotels, airport concessions, airport parking lots and large rental car companies a 63% raise and granted them paid sick leave.
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December 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels have agreed to terms with Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract to be their designated hitter. The contract would guarantee Ibanez $2.75 million, with incentive bonuses that could make the deal worth $5 million. Ibanez would earn all the bonuses if he remains in the lineup all season. The signing would leave the Angels with one major item on their off-season shopping list: a veteran starting pitcher. The team appears to have about $13 million to $15 million under the luxury-tax limit - incentive payments count toward a luxury-tax bill - which should allow them to be competitive in bidding for Matt Garza and Masahiro Tanaka, assuming Tanaka becomes available.
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December 13, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
Zachary Bisiar had beenĀ  airborne for only about 30 minutes when the 16-year-old's lips started turning blue. Zachary and members of his family were traveling from Seattle to Atlanta on a Delta flight on Dec. 7 to visit family when the boy, who suffered from cerebral palsy, suddenly stopped breathing. For family members who were expecting to reunite with Zachary over the holidays, the death came as a shock. "It was very out of the blue," said his uncle Steven Leahy, 40, of Sugar Hill, Ga. "It's really hard.
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December 9, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga and W.J. Hennigan
MILL CREEK, Wash. - Shannon Ryker is a third-generation employee of aerospace giant Boeing Co. She followed her grandfather into the huge plant in nearby Everett. And her father. And her Uncle Bob. Her youngest sister worked at Boeing until she became pregnant. Both of Ryker's brothers-in-law and one of their dads work there. Her other sister's stepson has applied for a Boeing job. So it wasn't easy for the 37-year-old mechanic to sit down in her crowded apartment here on a recent Sunday and write to Boeing management about her growing disappointment.
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December 7, 2013 | BILL SHAIKIN
The team had won 71 games, finishing a distant fourth in the American League West. The fans had gotten impatient. The best player in free agency had decided this would be all about the money, and that fourth-place team got him with a blowout bid. In 2000, that team was the Texas Rangers. They signed Alex Rodriguez for $252 million, won 73 games the following year, and dumped him on the New York Yankees two years later. On Friday, that team was the Seattle Mariners. They agreed to sign Robinson Cano for $240 million.
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December 7, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A 16-year-old boy died Saturday morning while aboard a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Atlanta. Shortly after taking off from Seattle at 8:25 a.m., Delta flight 128 made an unplanned stop in Spokane -- about 300 miles east of Seattle -- because of a medical issue with a passenger on the plane, Delta spokesman Michael Thomas told The Times. The flight, which touched down in Spokane at 10:20 a.m., was scheduled to arrive in Atlanta at 4 p.m. There were 258 passengers aboard the Boeing 767, Thomas said.
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November 12, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Bellevue, the tech-savvy bedroom community across Lake Washington from Seattle, has had a tremendous impact on UCLA football. The city is just a short drive over the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge from the University of Washington, but two of its favorite sons drifted south to Westwood. Jim Mora, the pre-Starbucks kid who played at Bellevue Interlake High, has created a football renaissance at UCLA. He has the Bruins back in the rankings at No. 13 and also in the Rose Bowl race.
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