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‘He didn’t deserve it’: Relatives testify in penalty phase of Carnation trial
Relatives of the six people murdered by Joseph McEnroe in Carnation in 2007 testified about their loss during a trial that will determine whether McEnroe is sentenced to life or death. Tue, 3/31
 
Amid outbreaks, measles shots surge 27 percent in state
Between December and February, vaccinations to prevent measles jumped 27 percent compared with the same period last year in Washington. A high-profile outbreak at Disneyland may have contributed, health officials said.  Tue, 3/31
 
As Seattle wage law takes effect, city’s watchdog not up to speed
Seattle’s much-hyped new minimum-wage law takes effect Wednesday, but the city agency created to supervise the law isn’t fully staffed and has yet to hire a director. Tue, 3/31
 
Auditor’s office created job for his ex-associate, emails show
Newly released emails show state Auditor Troy Kelley worked to find a job for a former business associate who is now tied to a federal investigation into Kelley’s previous business dealings. Tue, 3/31
 
Bertha’s mammoth cutter head emerges from tunnel vault
The front of tunnel-boring machine Bertha emerged from its deep access vault late Monday afternoon, after a trouble-free day of crane tests and hoisting, and is now resting on the surface of Seattle’s waterfront. Tue, 3/31
 
Crowd hears UW panel examine high cost of living in Seattle
In a panel discussion at the University of Washington, representatives of real-estate websites, a real-estate firm and a labor union discussed how Seattle came to be increasingly unaffordable and what can be done to change that. Tue, 3/31
 
Environmental study corrected, allowing Arctic oil deal’s review
The Department of Interior said Tuesday it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale.  Tue, 3/31
 
GOP senator stops minimum- wage hike in Olympia
A GOP state senator won’t allow a $12-an-hour statewide minimum wage to advance in the Legislature. Tue, 3/31
 
Gun in Marysville school shooting was sold despite check, court order
The father of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooter has been charged in federal court with buying the handgun that 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg used to kill four classmates and himself. Tue, 3/31
 
House, Senate budgets direct more money to education
How the Senate and House budget proposals compare on education spending. Tue, 3/31
 
Inquest into police shooting in Pasco unlikely for months
It could be summer before a coroner’s inquest is held in the February fatal shooting by Pasco police of an unarmed Mexican migrant, a prosecutor in Eastern Washington said. Tue, 3/31
 
Jury finds Molly Conley shooter guilty of manslaughter
Courtroom spectators reacted with tears and outrage Monday after a man who killed a Seattle teen during a drive-by shooting spree nearly two years ago was found guilty of manslaughter and nine other charges, but avoided conviction on a murder charge. Tue, 3/31
 
Danny Westneat
McMorris Rodgers should ask hometown folks about Obamacare
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is trolling the Internet for negative stories about Obamacare, while her constituents are signing up for the program at high rates. This disconnect is all you need to know about national politics these days.  Tue, 3/31
 
New juvenile jail: fewer beds, more help keeping kids out
The new youth-detention facility planned for 2019 will have fewer beds and a stronger emphasis on rehabilitation in an effort to address racial disparities in incarceration. Tue, 3/31
 
North Cascades Highway may open Friday
The mountain road in north-central Washington could reopen extra early this year, just in time for Easter.  Tue, 3/31
 
Police search Port Orchard home, car in probe of Bremerton slayings
Warrants were served on a residence and vehicle in Port Orchard in connection with last weekend’s double homicide in East Bremerton, authorities said Tuesday. Tue, 3/31
 
Safe Arctic drilling possible, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says
In a Seattle Times interview, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she believes Arctic offshore drilling can proceed without doing harm but her department is working to help improve the safety culture.  Tue, 3/31
 
Seattle City Council clears way for 3 new homeless camps
The Seattle City Council on Monday voted to regulate up to three new tent encampments for as many as 100 homeless people each. Tue, 3/31
 
Spring brings hail the size of BBs
Hail the size of BBs was reported as far south as downtown Seattle late Tuesday afternoon as storms associated with the Puget Sound convergence zone moved through the area. Tue, 3/31
 
State GOP budget allocates education money without new taxes
Senate Republicans released a budget proposal Tuesday to cover court-mandated education costs without raising taxes, a sharp contrast to the Democrats’ revenue-raising plan issued last week. Tue, 3/31
 
Suit challenges class-size measure approved last fall
A Kittitas County man is challenging the state over a legal technicality he says invalidates Initiative 1351, a sweeping class-size measure approved by voters last fall. Tue, 3/31
 
UW says lowest-paid workers are getting a raise to $11
The University of Washington will be increasing the wages of its lowest paid employees (not including students) to $11 an hour on Wednesday, when the City of Seattle’s minimum wage law kicks in. Tue, 3/31
 
WSU study: ‘Exploding head syndrome’ more common than once thought
Nearly one in five college students may suffer from “exploding head syndrome,” a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts. Tue, 3/31
 
Amazon gizmo makes order as easy as pushing a button
The online retail giant is rolling out the Dash Button, available by invitation. It lets customers place orders on a handful of frequently ordered products literally with the push of a button. Tue, 3/31
 
NEW - 06:15 AM
Dear Carolyn
Daughter, 17, wants to visit college beau ‘at least once a month’
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax tells a parent whose daughter has big long-distance-relationship plans to breath deeply.  Tue, 3/31
 
Dear Carolyn
Declined wedding invitation should not turn into resentment
Grace amid disappointment may help friendship survive missed milestone event. Tue, 3/31
 
Rant & Rave: Good Samaritans restore faith; flower thief disrespects veteran
Readers give thanks to good samaritans, infuriated by flowers stolen from grave site Tue, 3/31
 
Stiff whiskey law stifles town’s boozy revival, say upstart distillers
A saloon owner wants to bring the biker-party vibe back to his Tennessee hometown by catering to hot rods, custom motorcycles and live concerts on the main drag outside his distillery and visitors center. Tue, 3/31
 
Wall Street ends first quarter on down note
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had a meager gain of half a percent in the first three months of 2015. The Nasdaq gained 3.5 percent, but the Dow Jones industrials saw a slight loss. Tue, 3/31
 

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Nation & World


 Tue, 3/31
 
Backing Indiana law will dog Jeb Bush on visit to Bay Area
Bush arrives to criticism for defending Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican who set off a firestorm last week when he signed a bill giving businesses the right to refuse services on religious grounds. Tue, 3/31
 
Gary Dahl, inventor of the Pet Rock, dies at 78
The onetime advertising copywriter who grew up in Spokane and invented the Pet Rock during a conversation with a friend in a bar, complaining about the work involved in caring for a pet, died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on March 28 in Jacksonville, Ore.  Tue, 3/31
 
Indiana religious-freedom act: What’s behind the law, backlash
Here are a few key things to know about this controversy: Tue, 3/31
 
Nigeria votes for change
The former military strongman, Muhammadu Buhari, defeated Goodluck Jonathan, whose government has been criticized for its handling of the devastating Boko Haram insurgency. Tue, 3/31
 
Recent transplant from WA died naked on Minnesota golf course
Authorities believe exposure to the chilly weather killed a man whose naked body was found on a golf course near his home in northwestern Minnesota. Tue, 3/31
 
Scott Walker’s dog allergy could be a campaign hazard
Puppy love in presidential campaigns dates at least to Herbert Hoover, who loosened up his stiff and sober image by posing, paws in hands, with King Tut, his Belgian Malinois, on the way to victory in 1928. Tue, 3/31
 
Singer Joni Mitchell rushed to hospital
TMZ reported that paramedics were called to the 71-year-old’s Los Angeles home around 2:30 p.m. to treat an unconscious female. The woman was awake on the trip to the hospital, the website reported. Tue, 3/31
 
Uber driver tried to burgle passenger’s home after airport drop-off, police say
The driver took the woman to Denver International Airport on Thursday, then returned to her home and tried to break in Denver Police said. The woman’s roommate was home and confronted the man, who fled. Tue, 3/31
 

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Business & Technology

Cheaper Microsoft Surface targets Google, Apple tablets
The Surface 3, which will sell for $499, offers a full version of Windows, putting an end to the Windows RT track that the two predecessors — Surface and Surface 2 — were on. Tue, 3/31
 
Rent hikes may be easing but the trend is still upward
The good news: Fewer landlords are planning rent hikes than last year. The bad news: Despite the ongoing eruption of apartment buildings across the region, rents are still rising. Tue, 3/31
 
Seattle-area home-price increases trail the 20-city average
Homes prices in the Seattle metro area posted solid increases in January, but at a slower pace than in December, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday. Tue, 3/31
 

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Sports

Felix Hernandez struggles in final spring start; Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Rays
Hernandez allows seven runs on five hits with two walks in 12/3 innings. Meanwhile, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery. Tue, 3/31
 
Former WSU Cougar Mark Hendrickson announces retirement from baseball
Left-hander Mark Hendrickson, who was in camp with the Baltimore Orioles this spring, announced his retirement. Hendrickson, 40, is a Washington State Cougar from Mount Vernon who spent 10 seasons in the major leagues and played in the NBA. Tue, 3/31
 
Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry
Global warming is everywhere as Cubbies’ odds are getting hotter every day
A correlation between Antarctica temperatures and Cubs’ odds? Tue, 3/31
 
Golden State Warriors extend winning streak to 10 games
Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 night for their 10th consecutive victory. Tue, 3/31
 
Jerry Brewer
Improved Mariners’ roster has better answers for left-handed starters
The Mariners had to rely on a left-handed dominant lineup last season, but with a half-dozen potential right-handed hitters, the options are much more diverse this season. Tue, 3/31
 
Jason Kerr back in the game, named head boys coach at O’Dea High
Jason Kerr played at O’Dea and was an assistant there before coaching Franklin for 14 years Tue, 3/31
 
John Augustavo out as Inglemoor girls basketball coach
Vikings placed second at 4A state this year. Tue, 3/31
 
MLS scheduling during FIFA dates hurts teams
Fans should be prepared for more disjointed matches between makeshift squads, often depleted because of national-team commitments.  Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NASCAR penalizes Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team of driver Ryan Newman
NASCAR officials Tuesday issued an unprecedented penalty to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Ryan Newman after determining it had altered tires used in a race March 22 in Fontana, Calif. Tue, 3/31
 
NFL
Patriots owner testifies Aaron Hernandez said he wasn’t involved in 2013 killing
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft testified his former standout tight end, Aaron Hernandez, told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez’s murder trial. Tue, 3/31
 
Rick Barnes becomes Tennessee coach
Barnes had begin talking with Tennessee even before his departure was announced by Texas, where he coached for 17 seasons. Tue, 3/31
 
Seattle Thunderbirds earn 5-2 win, grab 2-1 series lead on Portland
Taran Kozun stops 35 of 37 shots for the T-birds and Jerret Smith scores twice. Tue, 3/31
 
Bud Withers
This ground-breaking Gonzaga team just might be paving the path for even better teams
Zags could have one of the tallest squads in the country next season Tue, 3/31
 
U.S. men lose lead after Jozy Altidore’s ejection, settle for draw in Switzerland
The 32nd-ranked U.S. men’s team led No. 12 Switzerland before Jozy Altidore’s ejection in the 68th minute. The host Swiss scored 12 minutes later and the exhibition match ended in a 1-1 draw. Tue, 3/31
 
NHL
Vancouver Canucks win in a shootout at Nashville
Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata scored in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the host Nashville Predators 5-4. Tue, 3/31
 
Gonzaga edges Washington State, 5-4, in baseball
Taylor Jones lifts Zags with two-run homer, three runs batted in. Tue, 3/31
 
Tuesday’s prep golf results
The Meadowdale girls have the four best scores of the match in a win over Shorewood. Tue, 3/31
 
Tuesday’s prep lacrosse results
Jack Delich (three goals, four assists) and and Jeremy Smith (nine saves) help lead Stanwood past Snohomish, 8-6. Tue, 3/31
 
Tuesday’s prep tennis results
The Stanwood girls get past Oak Harbor, 4-3. Tue, 3/31
 
On the Air
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Entertainment

New DVDs
‘Interstellar,’ ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘The Rewrite’
New DVD releases for Tuesday, March 31, include two Oscar winners: “The Imitation Game” (for best adapted screenplay) and “Interstellar” (visual effects). Tue, 3/31
 
‘Olympus’ tops TV Picks for Thursday
 Tue, 3/31
 
Movie review
‘Woman in Gold’ sparks interest in true tale of stolen art
A movie review of “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren as a woman who spent many years fighting the Austrian government to reclaim paintings stolen by the Nazis. Rating: 3 stars out of 4. Tue, 3/31
 
24 egg hunts and other Easter events in the Northwest
Egg hunts,parades and visits from the Easter Bunny abound the weekend of April 3-5, 2015. Tue, 3/31
 
Capitol Hill Block Party lineup: TV on the Radio, The Kills
The lineup for the 2015 party includes RATATAT, TV on the Radio, The Kills, Built to Spill, Shabazz Palaces and The Julie Ruin. The three-day festival takes place July 24-26 in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Tue, 3/31
 
How ‘Lizard Boy’ was born at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Justin Huertas recounts the “amazing and supercool and crazy” opportunity he was given by the late Jerry Manning to create “Lizard Boy” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.  Tue, 3/31
 
March 31 TV Picks: ‘The Dovekeepers’ on CBS
TV picks for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, include “The Dovekeepers” on CBS, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” on KCTS and “Cougar Town” on TBS. Tue, 3/31
 
Spend April Fools’ Day laughing with ‘Family’ or get serious with other TV Picks
 Tue, 3/31
 
Two Seattle actors named 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows
Timothy McCuen Piggee and Gretchen Krich were selected for a prestigious acting residency. Tue, 3/31
 

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Living

NEW - 12:00 AM
Roast lamb can be the lush center of your holiday feast
Lamb has ancient connections to Easter, Passover and springtime in general. Wed, 4/01
 
NEW - 08:30 AM
Gremolata with horseradish brightens Passover brisket
A little horseradish gremolata, inspired by Passover, adds bright tones to a humble platter of pot-roasted brisket. Tue, 3/31
 
Spice up Passover meals with some fresh ideas
If you’re finding holiday menus a bit ho-hum, turn to the latest batch of Jewish cookbooks for some vivid flavors, such as Jalapeño-Shallot Matzo Balls or Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs. Tue, 3/31
 
NEW - 08:31 AM
Thumbprints and raspberry jam a new twist for almond macaroons
Recipe for almond-walnut thumbprint macaroons. Tue, 3/31
 
Delta offers real-time tracker for traveling pets
Owners will be able to monitor pets, before and after flight (but not in the air), with GPS gadget  Tue, 3/31
 

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Travel & Outdoors

Rick Steves' Europe
Eat like a local with picnic dinners
Make some meals, and save a lot of money, by shopping at street markets, bakeries and delis, recommends European travel specialist Rick Steves.  Tue, 3/31
 
Looking back on air-travel changes — and a brush with death
Over 16 years, columnist Joe Sharkey has written about changes in business travel and the airline industry, and a plane crash he was very lucky to survive.  Tue, 3/31
 

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Opinion

Guest columnist
An alternative for Yakima to comply with the Voting Rights Act without dividing the city
Under court order, Yakima must change how it elects city leaders. Tue, 3/31
 
Guest columnist
Jailing immigrants is inhumane, costly and unnecessary
Setting detention goals for immigrants is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Tue, 3/31
 
David Brooks / Syndicated columnist
Understanding religious liberty and equality during the Indiana firestorm
 Tue, 3/31
 


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