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Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

seattletimes.com — Originally published January 24, 2015 at 6:18 PM | Page modified January 24, 2015 at 6:20 PM SEATTLE - A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.
Jan 25, 2015

Force of strike sheared off a rib, cut deep! RT@ianhinkle Gray whale killed by ship propeller. seattletimes.com/html/latestnew… #Seattle #SalishSea

Jan 25, 2015

Dead whale found under Seattle ferry dock struck by ship propeller: bit.ly/1ySrgTL

Pac-12 predictions: Washington has tough task at No. 12 Utah

blogs.seattletimes.com — The revenge motive never came up Saturday when coach Lorenzo Romar and Nigel Williams-Goss met with the media to talk about Sunday's game at No. 12 Utah. A year ago, the Utes knocked the Huskies out of the Pac-12 Tournament with a 67-61 first-round win at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Jan 25, 2015

Washington takes three-game win streak into Hunstman Center where No. 12 Utah is undefeated. Who you got? blogs.seattletimes.com/huskymensbaske…

8 Republican governors buck party line on raising taxes

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases - and backing off pledges to cut taxes - as they strike a decidedly un-Republican pose in the face of budget shortfalls and pent-up demands from constituents after years of budget cuts.
Jan 25, 2015

What's to come in Illinois?: Some Republican governors buck party line on raising taxes seattletimes.com/html/nationwor…

Fans line up early to send off Seahawks

blogs.seattletimes.com — The Seahawks aren't expected to pass through 188th St. in Sea-Tac on their way to the airport until 9 a.m. or so. But fans were already lined up along the street by 6 a.m. - roughy 100 or so had already set up camp along the street in front of Tyee High School and other spots,...

In school discipline, intervention may work better than punishment

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:03 PM Editor's note: School districts all over the nation are rethinking the way they discipline students, especially for minor infractions. This Education Lab story is the second in an occasional series that examines why school districts are asking hard questions and what they're doing to answer them.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @seattletimes: What’s the point of discipline? Burien school pushes students toward self-reflection, away from suspension. seati.ms/1td4KUH

Jan 25, 2015

RT @seattletimes: Some of the country’s toughest schools have done a turnaround on student discipline: from punishment to intervention seati.ms/1td4KUH

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner a reluctant star

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:28 PM LINDSEY WASSON / The Seattle Times LINDSEY WASSON / The Seattle Times MARSYVILLE - You see a top recruit with bulging muscles, a strong neck and broad shoulders. You see an aggressive football player with a penchant for running over people.

Seahawks to expand CenturyLink by 1,000 seats for next season, sources say

seattletimes.com — In the first significant expansion in the history of CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks are planning to add 1,000 seats in the upper level of the south end zone in time for the 2015 season, The Seattle Times has learned.

Mapping this year's Chips List

seattletimes.com — The annual Seattle Times' Chip List is determined by reporter Joshua Liebeskind with input from recruiting experts and high-school coaches. A blue chip player is considered the cream of the crop, one who could star, and start, at the Division I level. A red chipper is considered capable of starting in a major conference such as the Pac-12.

Report: Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks could be penalized for crotch grab in Super Bowl

blogs.seattletimes.com — Seattle's Marshawn Lynch has been fined twice in recent weeks for an obscene gesture - specifically, grabbing his crotch - after scoring touchdowns. Now, it appears the NFL wants to send an even stronger message about its desire that Lynch not repeat that act by reportedly informing the Seahawks that if Lynch makes an obscene...
Jan 24, 2015

RT @bcondotta: NFL reportedly has told Seahawks they could be penalized during games for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grabs: blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2015/…

Jan 24, 2015

NFL reportedly has told Seahawks they could be penalized during games for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grabs: blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2015/…

How Legion of Boom’s message of brotherhood helped save the Seahawks’ season

seattletimes.com — Earlier this season, Pete Carroll gave wristbands to Seahawks players emblazoned with the initials "LOB". The letters stood for "Love Our Brother." That is the guiding principle of Seattle's more prominent LOB - the Legion of Boom, the group of Seahawks defensive backs who say they are more closely bonded than they've ever been.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: .@StoneLarry column: The Seahawks defense has formed a unique bond over the years. Call it the legion of brotherhood -bit.ly/1BZiOUN

Marshawn Lynch under league scrutiny at Super Bowl

seattletimes.com — The Seahawks will arrive in Arizona on Sunday afternoon to begin on-site preparations for Super Bowl XLIX a week later. And as they do, there will be no player under a hotter spotlight from the NFL than running back Marshawn Lynch.

High School Sports

blogs.seattletimes.com — I had the chance to sit down with Marysville-Pilchuck senior Austin Joyner this week for a story that will run Sunday. Joyner, a top defensive back prospect that chose Washington over Boise State and Washington State, had some interesting things to say about Huskies coach Chris Petersen, particularly his recruiting philosophies.

The Seahawks’ Legion of Boom uses its eyes to create a new defensive vision in the NFL

seattletimes.com — Watch the Legion of Boom and it's hard not to be awed by Earl Thomas' speed, Richard Sherman's instincts and guile and Kam Chancellor's, well, boom. But to Solomon Wilcots, who played six years as a defensive back and now is an NFL Network analyst, it's all about their eyes.

8 Republican governors buck party line on raising taxes

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases - and backing off pledges to cut taxes - as they strike a decidedly un-Republican pose in the face of budget shortfalls and pent-up demands from constituents after years of budget cuts.
Jan 24, 2015

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Reader Q&A: Searching for Pappy Van Winkle’s

seattletimes.com — Originally published January 21, 2015 at 4:12 PM | Page modified January 22, 2015 at 2:37 PM Photo Courtesy of Smith Last week, we wrote about the world's most sought-after whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle's, and thought we were done. Ruh roh. Apparently not.
Jan 24, 2015

Reader Q&A: Searching for Pappy Van Winkle’s | Music & nightlife | The Seattle Times seattletimes.com/html/musicnigh…

Recreating Seahawks win in Madden game proves a tough task

seattletimes.com — Originally published January 23, 2015 at 8:11 PM | Page modified January 23, 2015 at 8:38 PM RENTON - A short drive from the Seahawks' headquarters, inside an apartment, an experiment of no scientific or social consequence was conducted.
Jan 24, 2015

So @JaysonJenks got to play Madden with @Curtis_Crabtree for work to simulate Seahawks comeback against the Packers. seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @JaysonJenks: Inspired by Tony McDaniel's postgame comments I tried to recreate the Seahawks' comeback in Madden(Hint: It was hard) bit.ly/1BU6DZz

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Woman arrested after drive-by shooting in Belltown

blogs.seattletimes.com — A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. Officers were in the area when they heard shots around fired around 1 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street. A woman reported that a bullet came through her apartment window and witnesses reported seeing a white Camaro fleeing the...
Jan 24, 2015

Driver flees after Belltown drive-by, crashes car and leaves behind passengers: bit.ly/1xQHYi3

Seattle’s Elysian Brewing sold to Anheuser-Busch

seattletimes.com — Originally published January 23, 2015 at 10:55 AM | Page modified January 23, 2015 at 10:56 AM National beer giant Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle-based Elysian Brewing, the companies announced Friday. The 20-year-old local company, which includes four Seattle bars and the brewery in the Georgetown neighborhood, was founded by Joe Bisacca, Dick Cantwell and David Buhler in 1995.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @mattmday: What is craft beer? Better than mass market (and biz model agnostic)? Or is it explicitly local, and small scale? seattletimes.com/html/businesst…

Jan 23, 2015

What is craft beer? Better than mass market (and biz model agnostic)? Or is it explicitly local, and small scale? seattletimes.com/html/businesst…

Jan 23, 2015

Testing craft-brew loyalties. RT@BrownieScott Yikes - Seattle’s Elysian Brewing sold to Anheuser-Busch seattletimes.com/html/businesst…

Jan 23, 2015

Seattle’s Elysian Brewing sold to Anheuser-Busch @coralgarnick reports seattletimes.com/html/businesst…

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Live chat with area football recruits at noon Saturday

blogs.seattletimes.com — The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area January 24, 2015 at 11:55 AM Live chat with area football recruits at noon Saturday Join top football recruits, Newport lineman Calvin Throckmorton (Oregon commit), Bellevue linebacker Mustafa Branch (Stanford commit) and Federal Way running back Chico McClatcher (UW commit) for a live chat at noon.