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Reichert says he'll consider run for governor or Senate in '16 — Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert says he'll consider a 2016 challenge to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, or maybe even a U.S. Senate bid. In an interview Wednesday, Reichert gently fanned the rumors about his future political plans, saying 'I have to keep my options open - that's something I've done for my entire career.'

UW safety Trevor Walker done for the season with knee injury — Sophomore strong safety Trevor Walker will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, Huskies coach Chris Petersen announced Thursday. Walker suffered the injury in UW's 24-10 loss to No. 14 Arizona State on Saturday night. Walker has played in all eight games for the Huskies this season, starting...

Sawant revised tax package for Seattle transit — Originally published Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM Seattle voters are weighing a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would raise $40 million for bus service, but City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says more money is needed.
Oct 30, 2014

Sawant proposes parking and employee taxes for more Seattle transit | Local News | The Seattle Times…

Oct 30, 2014

Sawant bringing back bid for head tax & commercial parking tax hike to buy more Seattle bus service…

Amber Alert for child allegedly abducted by mother in Thurston County — The Thurston County Sheriff's office has issued an Amber Alert after an 18-month-old was allegedly abducted by his estranged mother. Cassandra Wilhelm, 34, is driving a 2012 dark blue Dodge Avenger, Washington license plate AIE831, according to tweets from the Sheriff's office. She is reported to have taken her son, Mason, after allegedly assaulting his father...
Oct 30, 2014

Amber Alert canceled for 18-month-old allegedly abducted from Thurston County; child found safe in Olympia:

Video: Chris Petersen on Cyler Miles, Trevor Walker and Colorado — Plenty of news from Thursday's interview with Chris Petersen. The Washington coach announced sophomore strong safety Trevor Walker tore his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. He suffered the injury in UW's 24-10 loss to No. 14 Arizona State on Saturday night.
Oct 30, 2014

Video: Chris Petersen on Trevor Walker, Cyler Miles and UW's running back situation.…

Tell a story about how you got into college at our Nov. 15 Storytellers event — Do you have an interesting story to share about getting into college? Education Lab is recruiting current students and recent grads to share short, inspirational tales about how they made a successful transition to higher education. Selected speakers will get coaching and appear at our Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @educationlab: Know any college students with inspiring stories? Encourage them to submit a pitch for our next storytellers event:

Bellevue in the national rankings — Bellevue gained three spots to No. 9 in this week's MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rankings. It also jumped three spots to No. 10 in the CBS MaxPreps Composite rankings, with its highest spot at No. 7 by PrepNation and USA Today.

The Seattle Times — Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom. N ORMANBY ISLAND, Papua New Guinea - Katharina Fabricius plunged from a dive boat into the Pacific Ocean of tomorrow. She kicked through blue water until she spotted a ceramic tile attached to the bottom of a reef.

Hot Stove: Early list of 2015 free agents — Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are 32 more players may become free agents if the options on the contract are not picked up. MLB Trade rumors has this list with the possible option eligible free agents and the...

AP football rankings — This week's rankings.

Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash — Originally published October 30, 2014 at 9:22 AM | Page modified October 30, 2014 at 9:28 AM KAKE News / AP WICHITA, Kan. - Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.

Marysville-Pilchuck thanks Oak Harbor with trophy — Oak Harbor has twice made kind-hearted gestures toward the Marysville-Pilchuck football team in the wake of last Friday's tragic shooting. On Wednesday, the Tomahawks decided it was time they returned the favor. So, they surprised Oak Harbor at practice with the league championship trophy.
Oct 30, 2014

The Marysville-Pilchuck football team wanted to show Oak Harbor its kindness meant a lot, so it gave them its trophy:…

Truth Needle: Prop. 1B campaign overstates extent of preschool funding — Originally published October 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM | Page modified October 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM Campaign fliers for Seattle's prekindergarten propositions contain some misinformation. In the second of two companion stories, here's a look at a mailer for Proposition 1B.

Truth Needle: Prop. 1A mailer asserts rival pre-K measure leaves out low-income — Originally published October 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM | Page modified October 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM The Seattle Times political team investigates the claims of candidates and campaigns Some key differences in the two early learning proposals before Seattle voters: Proposition IA, backed by some child-care providers and their unions: * Would cover children from infancy through age 5 - not just 3- and 4-year-olds, and all providers.

Seattle weighs ‘game changer’: millions more to help homeless — Originally published October 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM | Page modified October 29, 2014 at 9:43 PM Alan Berner / The Seattle Times The crisis is hard to miss. Walk through many Seattle neighborhoods, including downtown, and you see people living on the city's streets, in vehicles and in tents.
Oct 30, 2014

Seattle weighs ‘game changer’: millions more to help homeless | Local News | The Seattle Times…

Chick-fil-A planning three Washington restaurants — Chick-fil-A is coming back to Washington state. The Southern fast food company held groundbreaking ceremonies this week for new outlets in Bellevue, Lynnwood and Tacoma. If all goes as expected, they'll open in the spring. The Bellevue branch at 715 116th Ave. N.E. will seat 48 inside and have outdoor seating for 46.

Seahawks rookie Brock Coyle will get the start at middle linebacker — RENTON - Brock Coyle may be from Big Sky country. But one thing that has impressed the Seahawks most about the rookie middle linebacker is that he's never had wide eyes as he's made the rise from undrafted rookie free agent to a member of the regular season roster for the defending Super Bowl champs.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SeaTimesSports: Brock Coyle, an undrafted free agent, slated to start for Seahawks at middle linebacker. @bcondotta's story:

Pac-12 media tabbed California as favorite in preseason poll — The Pac-12 press made its preseason predictions, selecting Cal to win the conference. Washington was picked to finish fifth while G Jazmine Davis was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 team. I had Stanford winning the conference in my poll entry simply because of history and having not seen anyone play or practice this season, which...

Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5 — Originally published October 30, 2014 at 5:59 AM | Page modified October 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM RICK BOWMER / AP SALT LAKE CTIY - A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.