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Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Local News

Brush fire forces evacuation of Moses Lake trailer park
A Moses Lake trailer park has been evacuated after a brush fire swept through a nearby field on Sunday afternoon. Sun, 7/05
One missing after boats collide near Point Defiance
Two others were seriously injured in the crash, which are saying appears to be alcohol-related Sun, 7/05
Portland officer shoots stabbing suspect
Man shot in early morning encounter with officer; department says neither suffered life-threatening injuries Sun, 7/05
SPD investigating Lake City shooting death
Security guard noticed the man lying in a parking lot about 4:30 a.m. while doing his rounds. Sun, 7/05
‘Outlier’: Seattle doctor wants STD drugs for partners of gay men
A Seattle doctor is protesting a King County policy that restricts gay men with STDs from getting free antibiotics to treat their partners, a practice that is routine for heterosexual couples. But local health officials say it’s more complicated than that.  Sat, 7/04
Fire in landfill near Pasco continues to smolder
A fire has been smoldering underground at an old Pasco garbage dump since November 2013. The place is now a federal Superfund site, and the state’s going to try a more aggressive firefighting plan. Sat, 7/04
Obamacare improves health care in state, but could be better
It has been five years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, and new data and numerous real-life stories are beginning to reveal how close or how far the ACA has come toward meeting its objective in Washington state. Sat, 7/04
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Kingston
The man, 23, died at the scene, and a $10,000 reward is being offered for information. Sat, 7/04
Seattle sets heat record for the Fourth of July
Temperatures hit 92 degrees Saturday, and highs in the 90s are going to keep coming for a few more days, according to the National Weather Service. Sat, 7/04
Sound Transit boosts light-rail-expansion plans
Sound Transit has begun promoting a $15 billion light-rail-expansion plan, but still needs to work out crucial route details before presenting anything to voters. Sat, 7/04
The People's Pharmacy
Generic Celebrex leaves some patients in pain
Dozens of people have complained that the generic does not provide the same pain relief as brand-name Celebrex. Sun, 7/05
Fit & Fun
Outdoor Zumba, yoga for free at Seattle Center
Tuesday evening Zumba and midday Wednesday yoga sessions will be offered weekly through Aug. 19. Sun, 7/05
Rant & Rave
Rant & Rave: Big houses make bad neighbors; ‘Fantasia’ rocked
Readers rave about Bellevue Police approach to a young runaway, Seattle Symphony’s “Fantasia” and great service from a florist; rant about big new houses, feeling unsafe at Green Lake Park and neighbors who don’t pitch in on the cul-de-sac. Sun, 7/05
Dear Carolyn
She doesn’t trust guy’s female best friend
A couple’s relationship is swell, except she just can’t accept the close friendship her partner has with another woman. Sun, 7/05
3 better options than cashing out 401(k) when changing jobs
Cashing out your 401(k) when changing jobs means losing gobs of money to taxes and penalties, not to mention losing out on earnings that ideally should be compounding, tax-free, over decades. Sat, 7/04
House veteran proud to be ‘bad guy’ blocking Export-Import Bank doors
For more than eight decades, the bank has helped foreign customers buy U.S. exports by guaranteeing loans from commercial banks. That has been a profitable enterprise, both for companies — like Boeing and GE — and the federal government.  Sat, 7/04
Major automakers are investing in U.S., Canada and Mexico
Some examples of how automakers are also spending money in the United States and Canada as well as Mexico. Sat, 7/04
Missionary zeal for ethanol in roots of NASCAR sponsor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which administers the ethanol program, has proposed a sharp cutback in ethanol mandates that were expanded by Congress in 2007. Sat, 7/04
Subaru: The little car company that could
Since 2011, Subaru’s global sales have surged 45 percent, a pace bested only by a few burgeoning Chinese brands and Fiat Chrysler.  Sat, 7/04
The computer as a financial planner
There are pluses and minuses among the three dominant ways to use technology in personal investing. Sat, 7/04

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Nation & World

NEW - 05:49 PM
Colorado’s push against teen pregnancies proves huge success
Teenage births have been declining nationally, but experts say the timing and magnitude of the reductions in Colorado are a strong indication that the state’s program using a long-acting method of birth control was a major driver. Sun, 7/05
NEW - 05:14 PM
Mormons a key bloc of voters up for grabs in Nevada caucus race
In Nevada, Mormons constitute roughly 4 percent of the population and a larger share of those who vote in the state’s Republican presidential caucuses, which are among the first contests in the presidential nominating campaign. Sun, 7/05
NEW - 05:29 PM
New, simple ‘buy’ buttons make it easier to shop by phone
Several companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, are trying to bridge the gap between mobile browsing and desktop purchasing with a simple “buy” button. Sun, 7/05
NEW - 04:38 PM
SpaceX expected to quickly rebound after rocket failure
Boeing Aerospace may gain an advantage with NASA in the space agency’s next big venture: hiring private companies to carry astronauts to the space station. Both SpaceX and Boeing have won approval to provide those trips, probably starting in 2018. Sun, 7/05

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Business & Technology

Fibbing on your abode
Lenders increasingly are using more sophisticated methods to sniff out lies — and they are coming after perpetrators. Sat, 7/04

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UPDATE - 05:38 PM
Gametime, a mobile-phone application designed to simplify the purchase of last-minute tickets, aims to capture a share of the ticket-resale industry
 Sun, 7/05
UPDATE - 05:17 PM
Mariners finish trip with 2-1 victory at Oakland; 3rd straight win for Montgomery
Mike Montgomery earns his third consecutive victory, and Seth Smith’s two-run single provided the difference.  Sun, 7/05
UPDATE - 05:03 PM
Storm’s late rally falls short in Atlanta
Seattle falls to 1-6 on road after 72-64 loss. Sun, 7/05
NEW - 05:04 PM
U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd is determined goal-scorer
In the 2012 Olympics, she had both goals in the gold medal game. Sun, 7/05

 Sat, 7/04
Analysis of strengths pits Japan’s midfield vs. U.S. defense, forwards
An in-depth look at the strengths of the U.S. and Japanese Women’s World Cup finalists give Japan the edge in the midfield and in coaching, while the U.S. has superior defense and forwards. Sat, 7/04
Chile claims Copa America title at home
The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Sat, 7/04
David Rollins’ big-league debut comes after a personal journey that began with suspension
It was a short jog for David Rollins from the bullpen to the pitcher’s mound, but a longer personal journey that began with an 80-game suspension. Sat, 7/04
Defending women’s Wimbledon champion ousted
Jelena Jankovic put together a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory Saturday over the second-seeded Petra Kvitova, who claimed the 2011 and 2014 titles at the All England Club. Sat, 7/04
Emerald Downs results and entries
Race results for Saturday, July 4; entries for Sunday, July 5. Sat, 7/04
England beats Germany, 1-0, in extra time to finish 3rd
England rebounded from Wednesday’s wrenching loss to Japan and earned third place in the Women’s World Cup by beating Germany, 1-0, on an extra-time penalty kick.  Sat, 7/04
Ex-Mariner of the week and prospect watch
Forrest Snow is having success with the Rainiers and ex-Mariner Justin Smoak is making the most of his limited playing time.  Sat, 7/04
Hot-and-cold Mariners bats go cold again in 2-0 loss to A’s
A day after exploding for four two-run homers in a 9-5 win over the Oakland A’s, the Seattle Mariners’ offense fell silent again as they lost to the A’s, 2-0. Sat, 7/04
Huskies to meet Yale in two finals at Henley Royal Regatta
Varsity eight crew from Washington beats Melbourne University Boat Club to reach final at Henley-on-Thames Sat, 7/04
Jason Bohn shoots 61 at Greenbrier Classic to join four-way tie for top spot
Tied going into the final round are Jason Bohn, Sean O’Hair, Sung Joon Park and Bryce Molder Sat, 7/04
LaMarcus Aldridge says he’s joining Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. Sat, 7/04
Matt Stonie upsets Joey Chestnut
Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory. Sat, 7/04
Now a driver, Austin Dillon earns first victory at Daytona
Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. Sat, 7/04
Rohan Dennis impressive in 1st stage of Tour de France
Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals. Sat, 7/04
Ryan Divish’s All-Star picks
Mariners' Nelson Cruz should be a lock at DH; otherwise, current leaders are a touch off from my projections.  Sat, 7/04
Tacoma’s Sam Gaviglio rocked as Rainiers drop 10-3 decision at Fresno
Jesus Montero has homer among his three hits to raise average to .327 Sat, 7/04
The U.S. women’s national soccer team is driven to erase memory of heartbreaking 2011 defeat
The U.S. women’s national soccer team has been working for four years for the chance to erase the heartbreaking memory of its loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup final. Sat, 7/04
Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to disabled list with strained calf muscle
Batting leader in the AL goes on DL for first time in his career Sat, 7/04
Larry Stone
Women’s World Cup final is latest ripple from America’s 1999 soccer splash
As the United States faces Japan on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C., in the Women’s World Cup final, the boom in U.S. women’s soccer can be traced back 16 years. But will the game’s slow, steady growth be enough to ensure the survival of women’s pro soccer in America?  Sat, 7/04
NEW - 05:28 PM
On the Air
 Sun, 7/05

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‘All the Light We Cannot See’ leads NW fiction sales
“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” retains its local popularity. Sun, 7/05
‘Last Tango in Halifax’ returns for third season
“Celebrity Family Feud” on ABC, and TNT’s “Falling Skies” on Sunday’s TV menu. Sun, 7/05
Book review
‘Summerlong’: too hot to handle in a Midwestern summer
Dean Bakopoulos’ new novel “Summerlong” tells the story of four adults who go off the rails in a small Midwestern college town, as the shade of Shakespeare lurks in the bushes. Sun, 7/05
Book review
‘The Rocks’: romance and regret on a vacation island
Peter Nichols’ novel “The Rocks,” set on a glamorous vacation island, promises heat, romance and sex, but darker currents run beneath. Sun, 7/05
‘The Wright Brothers’ soars atop best-sellers list
“Finders Keepers” stays on top of fiction sales list. Sun, 7/05
Book review
‘Vendetta’: Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa at war
James Neff’s engrossing “Vendetta,” the history of the blood feud between Robert Kennedy and Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, is as riveting as any courtroom thriller. Neff reads Monday, July 13, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. Sun, 7/05
12 top entertainment events in Seattle the week of July 5
The week of July 5 is packed with summer activities, including Ballard SeafoodFest, Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Steely Dan/Elvis Costello at White River Amphitheatre, “Wicked” and more. Sun, 7/05
Baritones in the shower: Surprising perks of hosting Chamber Music Society players
One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s twice-yearly festivals is the placing of musicians in private homes, not hotels. A chef is hired to cook their meals; homes are opened for rehearsals. Meet the woman who helps make it happen. Sun, 7/05
Director of Amy Winehouse documentary didn’t ‘start off as a fan’
An interview with Asif Kapadia, whose new documentary, “Amy,” reveals a different Amy Winehouse than the one the public and the tabloids knew. Sun, 7/05
Lit Life
Q&A: Don Winslow, on writing the real-life horrors in ‘The Cartel’
Winslow, a journalist who became a P.I. then an author, has written a sequel to his powerful book “The Power of the Dog” called “The Cartel,” about the ongoing savage Mexican drug war. Sun, 7/05
Sandra Bullock sports eye-opening shoes at ‘Minions’ premiere
Sandra Bullock’s wide-eyed Rupert Sanderson pumps made a big impression on the yellow carpet at the L.A. “Minions” premiere. Sun, 7/05
The List: Three leading men with dance in their pants
In honor of Channing Tatum in “Magic Mike XXL,” a very short list of recent memorable dancing men in the movies. Sun, 7/05

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Deluxe doggy dining: Chefs’ recipes for canine cuisine
How to cook healthful, tail-wagging treats for your best furry friend.  Sun, 7/05

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Travel & Outdoors

Victoria: Off the beaten track
Go beyond the Empress hotel, Butchart Gardens and other well-known sights in the British Columbia capital and explore lovely small museums, gardens and even a castle.  Sun, 7/05
GeoQuiz: What states does Oregon border?
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NEW - 04:01 PM
Guest columnist
Pope Francis, science and government are reframing climate change
The papal encyclical and the Lancet Commission report are reframing the climate issue, putting people at its center.  Sun, 7/05
NEW - 04:03 PM
Trudy Rubin / Syndicated columnist
Stand firm on nuke inspections
 Sun, 7/05
Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
The Girl Scouts’ inspiring example of moral courage
 Sun, 7/05

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