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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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UPDATE - 06:42 AM
Man shot while stopped at S. Seattle intersection Monday night
A man was hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot twice at a traffic light in South Seattle on Monday night.  Tue, 7/07
Body discovered in abandoned van in Renton
Renton police say the body of an unidentified person was found Monday and are investigating the case as a homicide. Mon, 7/06
Collapse at ice caves kills 1, injures 4
One person was killed and several others injured when an ice cave collapsed in Snohomish County. Mon, 7/06
First sites, providers announced for city’s subsidized preschool program
Seattle officials say the pilot program will serve more than 200 children in at least 12 classrooms starting in September, with some seats for 3- and 4-year-olds still available. Mon, 7/06
Gay cop creates ‘Safe Place’ on Capitol Hill
Jim Ritter, an openly gay officer with more than 30 years in the SPD, was selected as the department’s LGBTQ liaison in September. He started a campaign that politicians and community members think is helping restore the security of Seattle’s gay community.  Mon, 7/06
Hiker rescued after becoming lost on Pacific Crest Trail
Searchers have rescued a man near White Pass after he became lost while hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in central Washington. Mon, 7/06
Judge’s SPD review-board harangue on video
Video has been posted of last week’s court hearing in which U.S. District Judge James Robart slammed efforts to expand a citizen police-review board’s authority without court approval. Mon, 7/06
Little progress toward fixing Olympia’s last-minute meltdown
Nearly a week after the state Senate failed to suspend the K-12 class-size- reduction measure known as Initiative 1351, lawmakers have made little progress toward resolving the issue. Mon, 7/06
Pickup sought in Wenatchee fire; haze from other blazes hits region
An update on recent fires and air-quality concerns in the Northwest. Mon, 7/06
Seattle parks are now smoke-free, but in name only
The smoking ban in all public parks in Seattle began Monday, but its enforcement may take time. Mon, 7/06
NEW - 01:00 AM
Dear Carolyn
Boyfriend pushes for living together against girlfriend’s wishes
If you’re in for the life commitment, you can move in when it’s a life partnership, says Carolyn Hax. And the boyfriend should be OK with that. Tue, 7/07
Rant & Rave: Fireworks bans not enforced
Readers thank people who followed fireworks ban, complain about it not being enforced Tue, 7/07
Boeing leads Airbus in first-half deliveries, lags on orders
First-half order tallies for Airbus Group and Boeing showed a combined 41 percent drop from 2014, reflecting a slowdown in jet demand after airlines and lessors spent recent years gorging on new planes. Mon, 7/06
Starbucks prices here to rise 3.5 times as much as nationwide
Starbucks is raising the price of its typical coffeeshop purchase across the U.S. by 1 percent — and in booming Seattle, by three and a half times as much. Mon, 7/06

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Nation & World

Clinton’s campaign team wary as Sen. Sanders finds footing in Iowa
Some of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers acknowledged they were surprised by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum and said there were enough liberal voters in Iowa, including many who supported Barack Obama or John Edwards in 2008, to create problems for her there. Mon, 7/06
Female-libido drug is political land mine for FDA, advisers say
Three members of the FDA advisory panel warned that the agency’s decision about a proposed drug to enhance female sexual desire is being made in a “politically charged atmosphere.” Mon, 7/06
Greece aims to sell rescue that eurozone leaders will buy
As Greece raced to come up with bailout proposals palatable to its international lenders Monday before its banks run out of money, officials in various European capitals met to forge a common response.  Mon, 7/06
Greece options hinge on willingness to bend
What options are open to the Greek leader when he meets with European leaders at an emergency summit Tuesday? Mon, 7/06
Icy remnant of Boston’s brutal winter could outlast summer
Although it’s July, a 12-foot-high frozen mound is a reminder of the record 110.6 inches of snow that accumulated in Boston over the winter. Mon, 7/06

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Business & Technology

Median price for single-family homes hits $500,000 in King County
The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in June climbed to $500,000.  Mon, 7/06

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Britain’s Chris Froome captures yellow jersey
British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit. Mon, 7/06
Felix Hernandez named to his sixth All-Star team, a record for a Mariners pitcher
Felix Hernandez honored to again be chosen for the All-Star Game Mon, 7/06
Larry Stone
First half of the Mariners’ season has been frustrating, but there’s still a glimmer of optimism
Despite their up-and-down, back-and-forth first half of the season, the Mariners aren’t that all far away from a playoff berth. Mon, 7/06
Grand slam sends Tacoma to defeat, 8-2, at Fresno
Fresno takes early lead and then adds to Rainiers’ woes Mon, 7/06
Horrific crash puts safety in spotlight for NASCAR
Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. Mon, 7/06
Manu Ginobili returning to Spurs
Manu Ginobili said he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season. Mon, 7/06
MLB rookies Pederson, Bryant get All-Star nods
Chris Sale’s strikeout streak ends; Cubs’ Lester loses no-hit bid in seventh inning against Cardinals.  Mon, 7/06
Rory McIlroy suffers ruptured ligament
Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. Mon, 7/06
Seattle has one less competitor in NHL expansion process
On NBA front, Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin told the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee that unless a new $500-million arena is approved within weeks, the NBA has a deal to buy back the team at a $25 million profit and relocate to Seattle or Las Vegas. Mon, 7/06
Serena Williams defeats Venus
In the 26th all-Williams contest on tour but first at a major in six years, top-seeded Serena played solidly enough to beat No. 16 Venus 6-4, 6-3 and reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Mon, 7/06
Tigers take advantage of Hisashi Iwakuma’s return to Mariners’ rotation in 12-5 win
In his first action since April, Hisashi Iwakuma gives up four solo home runs Mon, 7/06
Will women’s World Cup victory translate into sustained growth for U.S. pro league?
Huge TV numbers and interest were generated by the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup, but as men’s soccer has learned, that doesn’t guarantee American pro soccer can capitalize on the bump.  Mon, 7/06
WNBA Talk: Reliving the memories of being courtside in Seattle
Bill Olden is retiring after keeping the official scorebook for the Sonics and the Storm for four decades Mon, 7/06
Women’s World Cup final caps a weeklong U.S. celebration in Canada
In front of more than 53,000 at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. routed defending champion Japan 5-2 to win its record third Women’s World Cup title. And though the game was the crescendo, the celebration actually had been going strong all weekend long.  Mon, 7/06
On the Air
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2 workshops for aspiring writers in Seattle, Port Townsend
Two prominent writers conferences, designed for aspiring authors of all levels, are coming to the Seattle area and Port Townsend. Tue, 7/07
Free fun all season at Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle artist Dan Webb will spend the month of July carving a Douglas fir that used to stand in the park, creating a sculpture gallery that changes nearly every day. It’s part of the “Summer at SAM” series of free public programs. Tue, 7/07
NW books
New to read: 25th-anniversary edition of ‘Middle Passage’
Books by Seattle-area authors include a new edition of Charles Johnson’s “Middle Passage,” a survey of Western Washington geology and a guide to watching and appreciating birds and other flora and fauna. Tue, 7/07
Tuesday TV Picks: ‘Hollywood Game Night,’ ‘Sharks of Cuba’
TV Picks for July 7 include the Jane Lynch-hosted “Hollywood Game Night,” Detroit vs Seattle and “Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba.”  Tue, 7/07
Snoop Dogg music video sparks legal battle with India religious group
A music video for the song “King” featuring the rapper Snoop Dogg and an Iranian pop singer has become the subject of a legal battle in India. Mon, 7/06

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Home on the range with pinto beans and bacon
Plain, brothy pinto beans and bacon is the quintessential cowboy meal.  Tue, 7/07
Paul Allen unveils sustainable seafood program for restaurants
Smart Catch will help track whether your dinner is environmentally sound. Mon, 7/06
Picky eater in the bunch? You are not alone
Tips on feeding picky children, beyond sneaking veggies into dishes where they are unexpected.  Mon, 7/06

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Travel & Outdoors

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Seattle weather is an early peek at the future
The current heat is a precursor, an early peek at a scary tomorrow. Mon, 7/06
Guest columnist
Why state Democrats held up a budget deal over I-1351
State Sen. Sharon Nelson explains the strategy behind why Senate Democrats resisted efforts to delay Initiative 1351. Mon, 7/06

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