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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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UPDATE - 09:23 AM
2 injured in fire at RV camp in Seattle’s Interbay
Neighbors said two people were taken to the hospital with burns after a fire in an Interbay parking lot that serves as a temporary RV camp. Thu, 2/11
NEW - 08:34 AM
Hanford LIGO observatory key to discovery of gravitational waves
LIGO Hanford’s staff of 40 scientists, engineers and technicians are searching for gravitational waves from violent, astronomical events such as collisions between black holes or exploding stars.  Thu, 2/11
ACLU issues critical report on Pasco police year after shooting
The ACLU of Washington says Pasco police officers lack critical training, services for Spanish speakers are inadequate, and the community doesn’t have any meaningful input into police practices. Wed, 2/10
Amid Zika fears, local family shares reality of microcephaly
Leah and Travis Wright of Pasco had never heard of Zika virus when their daughter, Isla, was born with microcephaly two years ago. But they say the raging global outbreak has inspired them to share their experience of love and hope.  Wed, 2/10
Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct drills on Bainbridge ferry
Several law-enforcement agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct drills on the ferry Hyak between Seattle and Bainbridge.  Wed, 2/10
Conservation group reaches deal to buy Bothell golf course
The conservation group Forterra announced its purchase of the 89-acre Wayne Golf Course along the Sammamish River on Wednesday. Former Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed had bought the back nine year and planned to build luxury houses on it. Wed, 2/10
Driver who collided with school bus may have been distracted by cellphone
The driver of a car that veered into oncoming traffic and hit a school bus may have been distracted by her phone, police say. Wed, 2/10
EMP Museum’s battle of the bands ready to kick off
The 15th annual Sound Off! Battle of the Bands is under way at EMP Museum, with 12 bands competing in the semifinals on Feb. 13, 20 and 27 and finals on March 5. Wed, 2/10
Inslee appoints acting transportation chief
The appointment of state Deputy Transportation Secretary Roger Millar to the top post follows the Washington state Senate’s move vote to oust Lynn Peterson. Wed, 2/10
King County Metro boss takes transit job in Vancouver, B.C.
Kevin Desmond, King County Metro Transit general manager, is leaving to become CEO of the larger Vancouver, B.C., TransLink. Wed, 2/10
Oregon school shooter’s bid for shorter sentence denied
Kip Kinkel has lost his latest bid to reduce the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at a Springfield, Ore., high school. Wed, 2/10
Panel OKs Northwest power plan focused on energy efficiency
A regional council Wednesday approved a new power plan for four Northwest states that will place a big emphasis on energy efficiency to meet new electrical demand.  Wed, 2/10
Jerry Large
Pilots, astronauts help students see path to the stars
Aviation and space are part of the lifeblood of the Seattle area, and an event this past Saturday at the Museum of Flight was about changing the image of who can design, fly and manage those enterprises. Wed, 2/10
Police: ‘Putting all our resources’ into search for Mountlake Terrace woman
Police are checking surveillance video and phone records, as well as conducting interviews with those close to Cheryl DeBoer, who was reported missing Monday after she failed to arrived at work. Wed, 2/10
Seattle scientist still pushes to lift funding ban on gun-violence studies
Dr. Fred Rivara, of Seattle, has spent 20 years fighting to lift a federal freeze on funding for public-health research into gun violence. Opponents say “gun ownership is not a disease.”  Wed, 2/10
Senate investigator in prisoner releases notes DOC knowledge of ‘ongoing issue’
The brief meeting with a state Senate committee was attorney Mark Bartlett’s first public session with lawmakers since being hired to investigate the mistaken early release of prisoners. Wed, 2/10
SPD: Boy, 15, targeted robbery victims through Craigslist
Seattle police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of robbing people of high-end sneakers after meeting them through Craigslist. Wed, 2/10
State Senate won’t change new transgender bathroom-access rule
In a close vote, the Senate rejected a bill to eliminate Washington’s new rule allowing transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. Wed, 2/10
NEW - 07:00 AM
Northwest Living
A challenging hillside garden space is turned into an entertainment center
A couple created a dream garden space, complete with a pizza oven and conversation pit, on a steep, hillside property.  Thu, 2/11
NEW - 07:00 AM
Northwest Living
A Whidbey Island garden built on a kettle
Three wild acres on a sloping hillside feature a 70-foot-deep kettle as the centerpiece. The kettle was created by a receding glacier.  Thu, 2/11
NEW - 07:00 AM
The Natural Gardener
Creating gardens out of our steep hillsides can be a challenge — a rewarding one
Seattle’s steep slopes can make it difficult to garden. The payoff: spectacular views and out-of-the-ordinary spaces.  Thu, 2/11
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Northwest Living
It’s a great garden if you like hiking and views — or you’re a mountain goat
Gary Necci’s love of hiking in the high alpine meadows at Mount Rainier inspired him to turn a mess of a steep backyard hillside into a tapestry of textural plantings in his West Seattle garden.  Thu, 2/11
Job cuts planned as Boeing hunkers down to compete with Airbus, consider new plane
Fierce competitive pressure is forcing Boeing Commercial Airplanes into a new cost-cutting push that will include eliminating jobs, BCA Chief Executive Ray Conner announced at a senior leadership meeting Wednesday morning and in a webcast to all employees. Thu, 2/11
Ciscoe Morris
Kordes roses are fragrant and disease resistant
Fragrance is often sacrificed by breeders seeking to create disease-free roses. But Kordes roses, in addition to high marks for being disease resistant, also produce beautiful fragrance and colors.  Thu, 2/11
UPDATE - 07:27 AM
Nordstrom shows plans for elaborate Manhattan flagship
Nordstrom unveils the footprint and exterior design of its planned Manhattan flagship store. Thu, 2/11
Rant & Rave: Kindness after car accident
Readers rave about help after collision, rant about nails in the street Thu, 2/11
NEW - 09:26 AM
Report: Boeing faces SEC probe of Dreamliner, 747 accounting
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Boeing properly accounted for the costs and expected sales of two of its best known jetliners, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Thu, 2/11
NEW - 07:00 AM
Now & Then
Work started on the Ballard Bridge more than a century ago
Before the bridge was built, Ballard had campaigned for a canal — not to reach Lake Washington but for dredging to deepen Salmon Bay in order to move more lumber off its waterfront. Thu, 2/11
Amazon exec to run digital efforts of Italy’s government
Diego Piacentini, who heads Amazon’s international consumer business, is taking a leave of absence from Amazon to take the Italian position.  Wed, 2/10
Boeing Machinists getting annual bonus of 3 percent
Boeing will pay out a total of $77.6 million in annual bonuses next week to almost 34,000 employees in Washington and Oregon represented by the Machinists union. Wed, 2/10
Florist-friendly marketplaces help local flower shops hang on
Florists say one of their biggest challenges is a behind-the-scenes margin fight that plays out every time a buyer goes online to arrange a flower delivery. Wed, 2/10

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Nation & World

NEW - 09:23 AM
Oregon reports Zika-virus case
Stressing that there is no danger to the public, Oregon health officials say a woman in Oregon has been diagnosed with a travel-associated Zika-virus infection. Thu, 2/11
Gov. Kasich is touting his moderate message
John Kasich’s team hinged its entire strategy on New Hampshire, stringing together town-hall-style events while other candidates devoted much of their time and resources to Iowa. Wed, 2/10
New Hampshire lessons: Clinton is vulnerable; Trump’s support is real
The New Hampshire primary results tell much about the electorate and about the challenges the presidential-nomination contenders are facing. Wed, 2/10
Parliament turns the page on parchment
Parliament’s use of vellum, which has been a contentious issue for more than a decade, has fallen victim to austerity. Wed, 2/10

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Business & Technology

NEW - 09:24 AM
Microsoft shows off app that ID’s your dog’s breed
The tool is the latest attention-getting efforts to display developments in artificial intelligence. Thu, 2/11

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Big Air winter sports event takes over at Fenway Park
More than 75 athletes from 25 countries will compete in men’s and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing Thursday and Friday nights at Fenway Park. Wed, 2/10
Canucks down Coyotes in battle to stay in playoff race
Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to end a five-game losing streak and extend his dominance over Arizona, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes on Wednesday night. Wed, 2/10
Cavaliers win as superstars Kobe and LeBron embrace
With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. Wed, 2/10
Former Storm star Jackson still hoping to play in Olympics
Former Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson will wait until March to make a final decision on whether to play in her fifth Olympics for Australia. Wed, 2/10
Huskies men’s basketball team shows little defense, loses at Utah
The Utes normally ride on the shoulders of 7-foot star Jakob Poeltl, but during Wednesday’s 90-82 victory at the Huntsman Center they rained a tsunami of three-pointers on the unsuspecting Washington men’s basketball team. Wed, 2/10
Michael Bennett earns Seattle Male Sports Star of the Year, deserves another title: Quintessential Seahawk
Defensive end Michael Bennett embodies this outspoken, talented Seahawks team with his outrageous quotes and off-the-charts ability. Wednesday he was honored as the Seattle Sports Male Star of the Year.  Wed, 2/10
MTR Western Sports Star awards highlights Michael Bennett and host of Huskies
Even though Seahawks colors glowed throughout the room, the UW Huskies made their presence felt as well. UW men’s crew won sports story of the year and UW women’s basketball player Katie Collier won the inspirational award. Wed, 2/10
NFC West offseason report: Chip Kelly gets second chance, set to begin rebuilding 49ers
As we continue our review of the Seahawks’ opponents in the NFC West, here’s a look at the 49ers entering the offseason. Wed, 2/10
North Carolina’s Roy Williams back at work after vertigo at Tuesday game
North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team’s next practice and game after a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday’s win at Boston College. Wed, 2/10
On the Air
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Opportunities abound for anglers, clammers
Spring is more than a month away, but fishing activities are blossoming for trout, spring chinook, salmon and razor clams. Wed, 2/10
The guide to the Sounders’ formation change
The Sounders are switching to the new formation to give forwards Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Nelson Valdez and Jordan Morris enough playing time.  Wed, 2/10
U.S. wins Olympic qualifying opener
Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Wed, 2/10
Women’s PGA Championship organizers pleased with ticket sales, volunteer sign-ups
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club is less than four months away, and tournament organizers say everything is going well, from tickets sales to volunteer sign-ups. Wed, 2/10

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‘#RACEish’: Spectrum’s 2016 season has black heritage and headlines on its mind
Theater legend Anna Deavere Smith joins Spectrum Dance Theater for its 2016 season “#RACEish,” which promises to “boldly disrupt the current conversation around race.” Thu, 2/11
Movie review
‘Deadpool’: violent, potty-mouthed ­— and, yes, funny
Movie review: “Deadpool” is a very different kind of Marvel superhero movie. Maximally cheeky. Perversely potty-mouthed. Riotously funny. Insanely violent. Uneven as all get out. And fun, fun, fun. Rating: 3 stars out of 4. Thu, 2/11
Movie review
‘Where to Invade Next’: Michael Moore seeks greatness in other lands
Review of “Where to Invade Next”: Michael Moore travels around the world telling the people he interviews that he’s come to their nations as an invader to take the best features of their societies and bring them to the U.S. Rating: 3 stars out of 4. Thu, 2/11
Feb. 11 TV Picks: ‘Project Runway: All-Stars’
Also airing Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016: “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC and “Elementary” on CBS. Thu, 2/11
Movie review
‘Zoolander No. 2’ is all dressed up with nowhere to go
“Zoolander No. 2”: Even its parade of celebrity cameos — Willie Nelson, Susan Sarandon, Anna Wintour, Tommy Hilfiger, et al. — can’t save this movie. 2 stars out of 4. Wed, 2/10
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Feb. 12-18, 2016. Wed, 2/10

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Travel & Outdoors

Avalanche educators target safety message at younger crowd
In this winter with a high death count, teaching Northwest teens about backcountry is strategy for a safer future. Wed, 2/10
Reader’s Lens | Waterfall in winter
Seattle Times reader Selvakumar Srinivasan’s photo of Franklin Falls surrounded by snow. Wed, 2/10
Travelers rethink wedding, babymoon plans in light of Zika virus
Destination weddings, babymoons and other getaways to the Caribbean and Latin America are being rescheduled, due to fears about the Zika virus.  Wed, 2/10

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Don’t change transgender law protecting bathroom choice
Transgender people in Washington state should be able to use restroom facilities consistent with their gender identities.  Wed, 2/10
David Brooks / Syndicated columnist
I miss Barack Obama
 Wed, 2/10
Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
Police officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit an act of gall
 Wed, 2/10
Schedule workers as you would have them schedule you
Smart scheduling laws make for more productive workers and more engaged consumers, benefiting business at every level. Wed, 2/10

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