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Friday, July 31, 2015

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Anchorage population more diverse than you might think
Modern Anchorage enjoys a surprising amount of ethnic diversity, posing a challenge to the city’s culture, identity and services. Fri, 7/31
Ballmer friend gets NBA job after sex-assault complaint
A Seattle nonprofit backed by billionaire Steve Ballmer has suspended its operations. The organization’s founder landed a new job with Ballmer’s Los Angeles Clippers while facing a sexual-assault complaint earlier this year. Fri, 7/31
Bernie Sanders to headline Seattle rallies Aug. 8
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to speak at two rallies in Seattle on Aug. 8. Fri, 7/31
Ex-Everett firefighter who sought sex with teen sentenced to 8 months
A former Everett firefighter who arranged online to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl received an eight-month jail sentence Friday following a guilty plea last month. Fri, 7/31
Famed pilot, here for Seafair, introduces Puyallup teen to stunt flying
Sean Tucker, a renowned acrobatic pilot who is performing at Seafair, took 15-year old Carson Lobdell on his first acrobatic flight on Thursday as part of the “Young Eagles” program to inspire youth through flight. Fri, 7/31
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High art meets deep pockets at Seattle Art Fair
Major art galleries such as Pace, Gagosian and David Zwirner join Northwest art dealers at Seattle Art Fair, hoping to lure buyers from the area’s wealthy entrepreneurs and the Pacific Rim.  Fri, 7/31
Inslee sets aside clean-water draft rules
Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that he would set aside a draft rules for clean water standards that has been in the making for a year. Fri, 7/31
Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking release of Kurt Cobain death-scene photos
A King County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who sought the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain. Fri, 7/31
Judge says Port of Seattle free to host Shell rigs
The much-disputed lease of Port of Seattle property as a base for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet was affirmed Friday by a King County Superior Court judge who ruled that the Port didn’t need to conduct an environmental review to use Terminal 5 for that purpose. Fri, 7/31
Man convicted of killing 3 at Kent nursery
A man who was convicted last week of executing three men and leaving their bodies at a plant nursery near Kent in 2010 will face 75 to 95 years at his sentencing.  Fri, 7/31
Man killed in Federal Way drive-by shooting identified
The man killed Thursday in a drive-by shooting in Federal Way was identified as 20-year-old Muldhata U. Dawud. Fri, 7/31
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Mason County wildfire destroys eight homes
Large fires burned up to 150 acres in Mason County and 700 acres in Spokane County late Friday. Fri, 7/31
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Danny Westneat
Mayor Murray should have let sun shine on housing meetings
The mayor is blaming the media for the failure of part of his big housing and zoning plan. He should have let the sun shine in from the beginning. Fri, 7/31
Medical-pot dispensaries vie for space near Medford, Ore.
This spring, Jackson County commissioners adopted rules that dispensaries must be at least a half-mile apart — a more stringent standard than an Oregon law requiring dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet from each other. Fri, 7/31
Salmonella cases tied to pork jump to 90
At least 90 people in Washington state have been sickened by salmonella infections apparently tied to eating pork, health officials said Friday. A team from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is coming to help investigate. Fri, 7/31
Sammamish woman pleads guilty in deaths of husband, son-in-law
A Sammamish woman who mixed wine and sleeping pills before she through her lakefront home, killing her husband and son-in-law last year, pleaded guilty Thursday to three felonies and two gross-misdemeanor charges. Fri, 7/31
Woman found in duffel bag had been in drug-treatment program
A woman found dead inside a duffel bag in SeaTac had been in Seattle attending a drug-treatment program, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Fri, 7/31
Alberta may seek emission tax to clean up oil sands’ bad image
The challenge for the province’s government is to work with an industry, already struggling with price cuts, on ways to hold off environmental criticism of the tar sands. Fri, 7/31
Q&A with Patrick Marshall
Check first, but many programs are compatible with Windows 10
Use Microsoft’s Windows Compatibility Center to see if a program or device is compatible with Windows 10. Fri, 7/31
Eastside Girl Scout troop reunites 20 years later, at camp
Accomplished women, who met as gawky girls, find each other again. Fri, 7/31
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Fit for Life
Lift weights like an Olympian: You, too, can master the snatch, and the clean and jerk
After a few weeks of working on lifting and form, Fit for Lifie columnist Nicole Tsong is astonished by how strong she’s become. Fri, 7/31
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Dear Carolyn
Mom concerned about daughter’s embrace of college culture
You can’t ‘attempt to help’ someone who has neither asked for your help nor shown signs of needing emergency intervention, writes Carolyn Hax. Fri, 7/31
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The Natural Gardener
New hydrangeas range from ‘totally bizarre’ to snowy white; take a look
Even many of the more traditional-type plants offer new options in colors, blossom shape and size of plants. Fri, 7/31
Outerwall names new CEO amid second-quarter losses
Bellevue kiosk operator Outerwall has named a new CEO to help combat declining revenue from its Redbox business. Fri, 7/31
Rant & Rave: It’s a dog’s life
Readers thank Third Place Books for Jimmy Carter visit, scold people soliciting with pets Fri, 7/31
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Now & Then
See the first mansion built on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill, 1885
Clarence Bagley was 16 when he and his parents arrived on the first wagon to roll into Seattle, in 1860. Key word is “roll.” Find out why. Fri, 7/31
Shadow lenders push deeper into risky commercial real estate
Asset managers that operate outside the banking industry’s regulatory oversight are becoming more active in a market that burned traditional lenders in the 2008 financial crisis. Fri, 7/31
T-Mobile’s second-quarter profit beats estimates
The Bellevue wireless carrier also posts stronger than expected revenue and reported adding 2.1 million customers to its service. Fri, 7/31

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Nation & World

Hillary Clinton’s speech on race upsets Jeb Bush’s plans
As Jeb Bush waited to speak before the National Urban League, Hillary Rodham Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite who had set back the cause of black Americans. Fri, 7/31
Pacific trade-deal talks falterover disputes in 2 key areas
The failure to complete the deal — eight years in the making — means the next round of trade negotiations will push the U.S. ratification fight into 2016, a presidential election year. Fri, 7/31

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Business & Technology

Brazilian college students take top honors at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup
Microsoft, looking for the next generation of technology stars, found a few in the company’s annual event that brought to Seattle groups of high-school and university engineers. Fri, 7/31
Costco purchases land in southeast Redmond for long-delayed project
Costco Wholesale has bought a big chunk of land in southeast Redmond, signaling that plans to build a warehouse there could be moving forward after being on hold since 2009.  Fri, 7/31
Jon Talton
Rent-control discussion won’t be ‘Seattle nice’
Almost all economists agree that rent control is a bad idea. Yet it seems inevitable that Seattle is going to have a “conversation” about the policy. Fri, 7/31

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Art Oberto enjoys his moment in the sun at Seafair hydros
The 88-year-old Art Oberto is a hydroplane racing legend in Seattle. His sausage-and-jerky company — Oh Boy! Oberto — has sponsored a boat almost every year since 1975. Yet, until Friday, he had never even taken a boat for a test drive. Fri, 7/31
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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing will be the first city to host the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics. It won the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, after hosting the 2008 Summer Games. Fri, 7/31
UPDATE - 10:20 PM
Clint Dempsey ‘ready to go’ for Sounders’ crucial match vs. Vancouver
Seattle has scored just two goals in seven games (six losses) since Dempsey tore up a referee’s notebook on a fateful night in Tukwila — earning him a three-game MLS suspension. Fri, 7/31
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Emerald Downs results and entries
Race results for Friday, July 31; entries for Saturday, Aug. 1. Fri, 7/31
Jack Zduriencik says Mariners’ moves before trade deadline ‘more about the future’
Though not mathematically eliminated from contention, common sense and logic point to the Mariners moving forward with thoughts of 2016 as they play out the string of 59 remaining games this season.  Fri, 7/31
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Maya Moore leads Minnesota to victory
Maya Moore had a double-double to help league-leading Minnesota beat the visiting Atlanta Dream. Fri, 7/31
Minnesota gets to J.A. Happ in 9-5 victory over Mariners
Happ allows three home runs and lasts just 31/3 innings as Seattle loses its fourth in a row. Fri, 7/31
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Ronda Rousey to fight in Brazil on Saturday night
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will fight Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia in UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night. Both are undefeated. Fri, 7/31
Seahawks camp: Day 1
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Seahawks’ Michael Bennett sets contract unhappiness aside to focus on being a team leader
Defensive lineman Michael Bennett has made it clear that he wants a new contract, but he decided not to hold out and, instead, “be the leader that I’ve always been.” Fri, 7/31
UPDATE - 09:50 PM
Storm drops close one to Sun, 67-66
Shekinna Stricklen scored off a rebound with 8.2 seconds left to give Connecticut the lead and finished with 15 points in the Sun’s 67-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Friday night. Fri, 7/31
NEW - 09:55 PM
Tacoma hands El Paso 7-3 loss
Rainiers win three of four games in series. Fri, 7/31
UPDATE - 09:45 PM
Taijuan Walker cruises through Twins with one-hitter
Walker strikes out career-best 11 in first complete game, allowing just a homer by Miguel Sano, and Seattle snaps a four-game losing streak. Fri, 7/31
UPDATE - 09:29 PM
Tiger Woods is tied for 5th in event he hosts
Tiger Woods was tied for fifth place halfway through the Quicken Loans National, a PGA Tour event he hosts. Ryo Ishikawa leads by one stroke over Kevin Chappell, who owns a home in Kirkland, and Rickie Fowler. Fri, 7/31
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Washington adds former Saint Junior Galette
Less than a week after being released by the New Orleans Saints because of off-field problems, outside linebacker Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington team. He has 22 sacks over the past two seasons. Fri, 7/31
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Washington advances to LL Softball World Series
Makayla Miller pitched a shutout as Washington defeated Northern California 3-0 Friday night in the championship game of the Little League Softball West Regional in San Bernardino, Calif. Fri, 7/31
Larry Stone
With $87.6M deal, Seahawks’ Russell Wilson happy to get past the ‘noise’
For Seahawks fans, it couldn’t get much better than Friday’s news that Wilson had signed a four-year extension. That means no more fretting over how an impasse would have affected the mood of a Seahawks team that opened training camp Friday. Fri, 7/31
WSU football looking to bounce back from 3-9 season
Luke Falk, who stepped in after Connor Halliday broke his leg, seemed to solidify his hold on the Cougars’ starting job during spring drills. WSU coach Mike Leach, however, stopped short of declaring Falk the starter entering fall camp on Aug. 8. Fri, 7/31
Yoenis Cespedes dealt to Mets
Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Fri, 7/31
On the Air
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‘Descendants,’ the Disney version, a July 31 highlight
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Theater review
‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ unfolds outdoors
A review of Theater Schmeater’s rollicking outdoor production of an ancient Sumerian tale, adapted by Julia Leonas and directed by J.D. Lloyd.  Fri, 7/31
Book review
‘The Secrets She Keeps’: family stories in the Nevada desert
Seattle-area author Deb Caletti’s new novel, “The Secrets She Keeps,” traces the lives of two women, aunt and niece, as they revive their familial bonds on a Nevada “ranch.” Caletti reads Friday, July 31, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.  Fri, 7/31
A midsummer feast of shows due to open in Seattle
Theaters and musicals ranging from an acclaimed bio-solo play about Japanese-American activist Gordon Hirabayashi to a new comedy about the absurdity of “whiteness” (“Is She Dead Yet?”) are on the Seattle theater roster. Fri, 7/31
Home viewing: ‘Home,’ ‘The Water Diviner,’ ‘Wrecking Crew’
A list of titles available for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, July, 31, 2015. Fri, 7/31
Orcas chamber fest is one big circle of friends
“I don’t want to have artists who are great players, but who don’t gel personalitywise,” says Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival artistic director and violinist/violist Aloysia Friedmann. Fri, 7/31
Seattle reading of ‘Stories for Chip’ honors Samuel Delany
Seattle editors and writers will discuss “Stories for Chip,” a new collection honoring science-fiction author Samuel Delaney, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the University Book Store. Fri, 7/31

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Northwest Living
A downtown Seattle apartment is elevated with imagination, instinct and tough choices
Take a tour of one couple’s urban downsize, 850 square feet. The method here is, “everything counts.” Fri, 7/31
NEW - 10:03 AM
Kuku, an Iranian omelet, is a tasty, healthy staple in Persian homes: You can make it, too
Kuku is easy to have on hand. It keeps in the refrigerator for a few days. You can serve it to unexpected guests. You can reheat it, eat it cold or at room temperature. Fri, 7/31
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The Grapevine
The few, the brave: Here’s to the grape growers of the Puget Sound AVA
You can’t get much more local than the 40 or so wines made in places like Bainbridge, Lopez, San Juan or Vashon islands. Fri, 7/31

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Travel & Outdoors

3 places to stay on the Oregon Coast
A range of prices and a wide assortment of fun Fri, 7/31
Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions
Protests expected outside Honolulu convention as construction proceeds atop Big Island’s Mauna Kea, considered holy ground by natives. Fri, 7/31
Coming up: Events beyond Seattle
Plan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations. Fri, 7/31
Glacier park wildfire 63 percent contained
Five square miles have burned in Montana national park. Fri, 7/31
It’s time for an Uber of the skies
Can competition and easy access do for air travel what it’s done for rides to the airport? Fri, 7/31
Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet
She had been barred from boarding flight because dog wasn’t properly contained. Fri, 7/31

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Sold: National parks go to the highest corporate bidder
 Fri, 7/31
Guest columnist
State transportation plan demands performance from WSDOT
House Republicans wanted to assure taxpayers that their gas-tax dollars would be maximized. Fri, 7/31

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