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Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Feds say accused Russian hacker at SeaTac detention center may be plotting escape
Court filings show prosecutors are concerned that Roman Seleznev, an accused hacker and son of a prominent Russian politician, may be planning to tamper with witnesses in his prosecution, or even escape. Thu, 10/08
Final Hanford downwinder lawsuit settled after 24 years
As many as 5,000 people claimed their health was harmed by past radioactive releases from the Hanford nuclear reservation. All have either reached settlement agreements or dropped their claims. Thu, 10/08
UPDATE - 11:36 AM
Inslee orders another rewrite of clean-water rules
Facing pressure from federal regulators, Gov. Jay Inslee is taking another stab at updating clean-water rules partly tied to how much fish people eat. Thu, 10/08
UPDATE - 11:48 AM
Memorial services set for 17-year-old football player
The public is invited to memorial services for Kenney Bui, a high-school football player who died after suffering a head injury during a game.  Thu, 10/08
New York Times ponders the state of Seattle’s soul
The New York Times wonders: Is Seattle in danger of losing its soul?  Thu, 10/08
Portland declares housing emergency
The emergency declaration comes a week after Multnomah County and city leaders pledged to spend $30 million to tackle homelessness, as nearly 1,900 people remain without shelter in Portland. Thu, 10/08
NEW - 11:25 AM
State Sen. Mark Miloscia to run for state auditor
State Sen. Mark Miloscia will run for state auditor next year, saying indicted incumbent Troy Kelley has “brought shame and embarassment” to the office.  Thu, 10/08
UPDATE - 11:24 AM
Toxic road runoff kills coho salmon in hours, study finds
A new study shows that stormwater runoff from urban roadways is so poisonous to coho salmon that it can kill adult fish in as little as 2½ hours. Thu, 10/08
‘Ask Me Anything’: excerpts of District 5 candidates’ session
Seattle City Council candidates are joining The Seattle Times this week for Ask Me Anything sessions on Reddit. Wed, 10/07
Cars, big and small, at Seattle International Auto Show
The Seattle International Auto Show opens Thursday, Oct. 8, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Wed, 10/07
Charges: Driver was drunk when she killed woman in White Center crosswalk in April
A 50-year-old Burien woman has been charged with vehicular homicide, accused of driving drunk when she allegedly hit a pedestrian in White Center in April.  Wed, 10/07
Fish are caught, tagged and released
Fish are tagged at the Landsburg Diversion Dam and sent along their way on the Cedar River. Seattle Public Utilities wants water users to conserve so they can continue to provide enough water for salmon traveling up the river to spawn.  Wed, 10/07
Gates Foundation to keep pushing for teacher quality
In Bill and Melinda Gates’ first major retrospective since 2009 on their education giving, the couple acknowledged that trying to improve the nation’s schools has proved more complex than finding a cure for malaria.  Wed, 10/07
Governor takes another swing at state standards for water quality
Defeated so far in his efforts to pass legislation and write revised water quality standards, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday is expected to try again with a new rule that would restore state regulatory control asserted by the EPA. Wed, 10/07
Inslee asks for federal wildfire aid
Gov. Jay Inslee is seeking federal disaster aid after a record-setting wildfire season that killed three firefighters and critically injured a fourth, destroyed at least 146 homes and damaged an additional 476 residences. Wed, 10/07
Medical examiner identifies 16-year-old as victim of Tuesday’s Lynnwood-area homicide
Two men were arrested Tuesday night in relation to the early-morning shooting death of the teen in a Lynnwood-area parking lot, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Wed, 10/07
Obituary: Ruth Velozo, 86, a founder of NW Harvest
She started the hunger-relief agency almost a half-century ago, and it has since grown to serve 2 million meals to the hungry across Washington monthly. Wed, 10/07
State says idled Bertha may add $78M to its cost for tunnel
The state says it expects to spend $78 million extra on its own staff, consultants and road work because of tunnel-machine Bertha’s two-year delay, a letter to insurers says. Wed, 10/07
Teen suspected of setting cat on fire in Bremerton
Bremerton police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a disturbing case of animal cruelty. Wed, 10/07
The low-key lawyer behind Seattle’s ‘Grand Bargain’ on affordable housing
Even after his crucial role in Mayor Ed Murray’s “grand bargain” for affordable housing, Jack McCullough, a lawyer for developers, is little known. And he likes it that way. Wed, 10/07
Jerry Large
Trayvon Martin’s mother: The time to act is now
From old activists and new, the message is get involved in struggles for equality. Wed, 10/07
Two die in Lacey crash that toppled power pole
Investigators are trying to determine if driver was distracted. Wed, 10/07
NEW - 12:45 PM
Amazon moves into business of helping build Internet of Things
The company’s Web services unit announces rollout of tools that developers can use to build IoT applications. Thu, 10/08
Amazon takes on Etsy, launches craft site Handmade
The marketplace, part of the booming “makers movement,” goes live Thursday with more than 5,000 sellers and 80,000 products. Thu, 10/08
Ciscoe Morris
Best way to put some color in your garden this winter? Plant those early blooming bulbs now
Planting bulbs now can provide a nice splash of winter color in your garden. The first to bloom each year are snowdrops, with Chionodoxa not far behind. Thu, 10/08
NEW - 07:00 AM
Now & Then
Check out Seattle’s building boom of 1883
In 1880, Seattle was the second-largest city in Washington, with 3,533 residents (Walla Walla was No. 1). By 1883, Seattle’s population had more than doubled, to 7,500. Thu, 10/08
Rant & Rave: Sit down so we can see the concert
Readers thankful for found car keys, unhappy with Neil Young fans standing through concert Thu, 10/08
NEW - 11:46 AM
Russell Investments’ asset management arm sold for $1.15 billion
For Seattle-based Russell, the move marks the end of a long process of being shopped around. It comes a few weeks after Bloomberg reported that a tentative deal by a Chinese brokerage firm interested in buying the Seattle business for $1.8 billion from LSEG had fallen through.  Thu, 10/08
NEW - 07:00 AM
PNW Magazine
Searching for Edith Macefield
The owner of Ballard’s ‘Up’ house, who turned down hundreds of thousands of dollars to stay in her home until she died in 2008, remains a mystery.  Thu, 10/08
NEW - 07:00 AM
Dear Carolyn
When asked to be guardians, were they wrong to bring up money?
You were right to agree to be guardians; no, you weren’t wrong to bring up money; yes, you were wrong to attach a “but first” between the yes and the money.  Thu, 10/08
Amazon jumps into market for business-data analysis
The online giant announces a new service at its annual conference for Amazon Web Services.  Wed, 10/07
El Faro cargo ship was expected to make Tacoma-Alaska run this winter
It is still unclear how the missing ship will impact the TOTE Maritime Alaska operations, which offers twice-weekly cargo-ship service between the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Anchorage. Wed, 10/07
Moon-bound Israeli robot will ride Spaceflight’s SpaceX rocket
Seattle-based Spaceflight says an Israeli team aiming to be the first to land a privately funded robot on the surface of the moon is a primary customer for its 2017 Falcon 9 rocket launch. Wed, 10/07

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Nation & World

A gritty San Francisco strip transformed by its food
A new culinary scene has been born seemingly overnight in the neighborhood now called Mid-Market, the child of a three-way love affair among real-estate developers, tech workers and food professionals that many say is unprecedented. Wed, 10/07
In light of massacre, Roseburg finds comfort in owning guns
Some Roseburg families touched by the violence and students who fled gunfire said they were planning to buy guns, seek concealed-weapons permits or think the college should allow its security guard to carry guns.  Wed, 10/07
Russian ships join alliance in 3-prong attack on Syria rebels
For Assad’s supporters and opponents alike, Russia’s increasing willingness to throw its full military power behind him amounts to a game-changer.  Wed, 10/07

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Business & Technology

How new mortgage-disclosure rules may affect buyers
New “Know Before You Owe” rules, which took effect Oct. 3, require lenders to provide borrowers with clearly laid out details on their loan and what it will cost them in an initial estimate and, closer to closing, a final summary. Wed, 10/07

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Zach LaVine, a Bothell High graduate, is named a starter by NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
Zach LaVine, 20, a Bothell High School graduate, has gone from league slam-dunk champion as a rookie to starting shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves before his second pro season. Thu, 10/08
Chicago Cubs shut out host Pittsburgh Pirates in NL wild-card game
Jake Arrieta pitched a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs beat the host Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the National League wild-card game. The Cubs advanced to face the St. Louis Cardinals in a best-of-five NL Division Series. Wed, 10/07
Larry Stone
How Keegan Cook went from math whiz to UW’s head volleyball coach
Washington’s Keegan Cook fell hard for mathematics and volleyball, and his love for analytics in the sport helped him become the head coach of one of the nation’s premier college programs.  Wed, 10/07
Issaquah soccer No. 18 in the nation
Claudia Longo, Catey Nelson lead 8-0-2 start for Eagles Wed, 10/07
Manager Lloyd McClendon’s status at top of new Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto’s offseason list
There have been no hints as to which way Dipoto is leaning. Baseball sources have indicated that a decision and an announcement on the manager position might not come until next week.  Wed, 10/07
New coaches get fast results with Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New York Jets
First-year coaches Dan Quinn of Atlanta, Gary Kubiak of Denver and Todd Bowles of the New York Jets are a combined 11-1 this season. Wed, 10/07
On the Air
 Wed, 10/07
Plenty of fall fishing options abound
Fall fishing opportunities abound, and the action will carry on well into the coming months for trout, salmon, squid and perch. Wed, 10/07
Toronto Blue Jays bring powerful offense into ALDS against Texas Rangers
Toronto hosts the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of a best-of-five American League Division Series. The Blue Jays led the major leagues in runs, home runs and walks this season. Wed, 10/07
Unbeaten Bishop Blanchet squares off with defending state champ Eastside Catholic
Under new coach Kyle Moore, Bishop Blanchet has freewheeled quite a bit. Blanchet is 5-0 with that mentality, including last Friday’s 31-22 win over O’Dea (the first over the Fighting Irish in 22 years for the Braves). Wed, 10/07
UW football gears up for Cody Kessler, dynamic USC offense
After being on the field for 39:49 against California, the Huskies’ defense prepares for a fast offense in USC as Pac-12 play continues for UW. Wed, 10/07
UW volleyball beats Arizona in four sets
The sixth-ranked Washington volleyball team dropped its first set before storming back to knock off No. 14 Arizona, 3-1, on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. The 17-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-17 victory helped the Huskies improve to 14-1 and 4-1 in Pac-12 Conference play. Wed, 10/07
Vancouver Canucks beat host Calgary on opening night in NHL
Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists to help the Vancouver Canucks open the NHL regular season with a 5-1 victory over the host Calgary Flames. Wed, 10/07
Wednesday’s prep golf results
Julien Lewis shot a three-under 33 to medal in Bush’s win over Seattle Academy.  Wed, 10/07
Wednesday’s prep tennis results
Redmond swept all three doubles matches to defeat Woodinville. Wed, 10/07
Wednesday’s prep water polo results
Michael Marr scored seven goals to help Stadium edge Peninsula. Wed, 10/07
WSU’s Falk sacked seven times — blunt Leach lays it on the line
Cougars’ coach Leach conceded that quarterback Luke Falk could have avoided two of the sacks, but he challenged the offensive line to take more pride in winning one-on-one battles. Wed, 10/07

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‘Freeheld’ kicks off 2015 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
The 20th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival runs Oct. 8-18 at the Egyptian, Pacific Place and Northwest Film Forum, though some special events will be held elsewhere. Thu, 10/08
Movie review
‘Pan’ takes off with a newcomer, visual razzle-dazzle, mayhem
Movie review of “Pan”: This latest remake, starring newcomer Lev Miller as the boy who never wants to grow up, is uneven but full of visual razzle-dazzle and quirky riffs on familiar characters. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4. Thu, 10/08
4 more film festivals unspool
A roundup of film festivals in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Thu, 10/08
A jazz tribute to Richard Hugo, bard of the Duwamish
The poet, who grew up in White Center, has spurred many projects. The latest is a chamber-jazz work for septet, “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon: 11 Places for Richard Hugo,” by Seattle’s Wayne Horvitz. Thu, 10/08
NEW - 01:00 PM
After highs and lows, sax player Charles Lloyd is 77, still going strong
Lloyd grew up playing with Howlin’ Wolf, made a million-selling record, and crashed in the ‘60s — but he’s survived to become a jazz elder and will play this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival. Thu, 10/08
NEW - 01:00 PM
Modern Sky Music Festival hosts Chinese pop stars and Gang of Four (no, not them)
Punk band Gang of Four is an ironic headliner at Seattle’s first Chinese rock and pop music festival. Thu, 10/08
Oct 8 TV Picks: ‘How to Get Away with Murder’
Also airing Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015: “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW and “The Blacklist” on NBC. Thu, 10/08
NEW - 01:00 PM
What to hear at this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival
With a Colombian harpist, an Israeli clarinetist and the local premiere of Wayne Horvitz’s septet for poet Richard Hugo, there’s plenty of opportunity to find new sounds at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Thu, 10/08
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 9-15, 2015. Wed, 10/07
Decemberist outtakes EP ‘Florasongs’ excellent
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UPDATE - 11:32 AM
Restaurant review
Steelhead’s sibling Orfeo has room to grow
The new space from Kevin and Terresa Davis, founders of Steelhead Diner and Blueacre, has room for improvement in the kitchen and on the floor. They have dessert down pat, though.  Thu, 10/08

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Travel & Outdoors

An eerie October hike to downed B-17 and old mine site
Hike to an old plane crash and spooky tunnels in Olympic Peninsula wilderness. Wed, 10/07
Reader’s Lens | Posing at Picture Lake
Seattle Times reader Yoshiki Nakamura’s photo of a friendly bird at Picture Lake. Wed, 10/07
Tiger Mountain bike-trail system growing
New routes are opening for both uphill and downhill riding as cyclists join the state in building effort. Wed, 10/07
NEW - 12:08 PM
Museum of London displays tools of murder from Scotland Yard
For the first time, contents of the private Metropolitan Police crime museum (aka Scotland Yard) are on view — at the Museum of London.  Thu, 10/08
NEW - 11:50 AM
No free soda? Passengers love to hate low-cost airlines
Consumers love to hate airlines — especially those of the no-frills variety Thu, 10/08
New series of travel guidebooks — focused on where and what to eat
Going for the food? Anthony Bourdain and Lonely Planet both launches travel guidebooks, focused on helping travelers find the best bites.  Wed, 10/07

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Thomas Friedman / Syndicated columnist
Perils of a climate skeptic for president
 Wed, 10/07
Guest columnist
Shaping a low-carbon future for Washington includes putting a price on carbon
While one summer — or even a few — do not constitute a trend, what is abundantly clear is that this summer is a preview of what our state will look like with a changing climate. Wed, 10/07

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