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Your commute takes much longer, but the reason isn't clear — If you're serious about driving from Everett to Seattle in time for work, you need to reach Interstate 5 a full 18 minutes earlier than two years ago. That's one finding in the state's annual Corridor Capacity Report, which measured an astounding 57 percent increase in total hours of delay for the entire I-5 corridor...

How gun ranges poison workers and shooters — Part 1: Lead poisoning is a major threat at America's shooting ranges, perpetuated by owners who've repeatedly violated laws. → Part 2: The nation's worst known case of shooting-range lead poisoning happened in Bellevue. → Live chat: Join reporters Christine Willmsen and Lewis Kamb at noon Tuesday, Oct.
Oct 20, 2014

Youngsters who shoot at dirty ranges are put at risk of #leadpoisoning. Part 3 of our Loaded with Lead series.

No women among 25 best-paid Seattle city employees — There were no women last year among Seattle's 25 best-paid city employees, and there were just two women among city employees with the 25 highest base salaries in 2013, records show. Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco topped both lists despite having no overtime pay. His base salary for the year was $243,71.40.

Huskies still looking to get Kasen Williams more touches — Kasen Williams will go down as one of the most productive receivers in Husky history. The first half of this season has been the least productive stretch of his distinguished career. Williams has no catches and only one target over the past two games, and Monday he was listed on UW's official...

Ex-Northshore teacher charged with possessing child porn — King County prosecutors charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher on Monday with three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct after his computer was seized earlier this month when a technician allegedly found pornographic images of children on an iMac the man brought in for repair.
Oct 20, 2014

Former Northshore substitute teacher charged with possessing child porn:

High School Sports — Here are the latest state volleyball rankings from the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association. I will note that the person sending these out said there were no votes from Class 4A and 3A coaches for these this time around, so no changes were made.

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings - Week 7 — The top seven teams remain intact in this week's Class 4A state volleyball rankings. But there are newcomers - actually returners - in the next three spots after losses by No. 8 Curtis (to Bethel), No. 9 Mount Si (to Issaquah and Newport) and No. 10 Mead (to Gonzaga Prep).
Oct 20, 2014

RT @SandyRinger1: And here's my take on the 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings for this week… #stpreps

Satya Nadella's good karma: He earned $11.6 million in fiscal 2014 — Satya Nadella made $11.6 million in fiscal year 2014, which includes compensation both for his time as head of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division, and as CEO - a job he assumed in February. That's according to the company's proxy statement, filed Monday with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.

Readers, show us your Halloween pumpkins — A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events. October 20, 2014 at 3:37 PM Readers, show us your Halloween pumpkins We know you're creative. We know you'll have beautifully carved (or painted!) pumpkins on your doorstep this month. So, show them off!
Oct 20, 2014

RT @PaigeBCollins: I absolutely adore this pumpkin that a reader shared with us last year. This year's link:

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll with more on Harvin, and injury updates — Pete Carroll's Monday press conference served as both a post-mortem on Seattle's loss at St. Louis Sunday and the Percy Harvin trade and aftermath. Here are some of the high points: - Much of the press conference centered on the Harvin trade with this being the first chance for a lot of local media to ask Carroll...

Loaded with Lead: How to help prevent cross-contamination — Colleene Barnett, a firearm instructor who was poisoned by lead while teaching in Paris, Ky. in 2012, shows some of the steps she takes to remove lead from her skin and prevent cross-contamination.
Oct 20, 2014

Video: Kentucky firearms instructor who got #leadpoisoning now preaches about its dangers

Microsoft's revealing proxy shows Nadella payday — Now we know why Satya Nadella had so much faith in the corporate compensation system, at least until he was schooled on wage disparity at the Grace Hopper Celebration a few weeks ago. Take a look at the value of the Microsoft chief's inaugural compensation package, as revealed by a proxy report today: That includes the estimated value of long-term stock...
Oct 20, 2014

Microsoft's revealing proxy shows Nadella payday: Now we know why Satya Nadella had so much faith in the corpo...

Loaded with Lead: Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club — In 2010, blood tests showed 16 members of junior team at Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club were overexposed to lead. The private gun club club shut itself down to make several changes before restarting the program.
Oct 20, 2014

Video: How a gun range in Vancouver, Wash. changed its ways to protect young shooters from #leadpoisoning

The Seattle Times: Mike Siegel — Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is hit with Gatorade after the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

If healthy, Cyler Miles will remain UW's starting quarterback — Sophomore Cyler Miles will remain the Huskies' starting quarterback against Arizona State if he's able to recover from a 'concussion-like symptoms' that forced him out of Saturday's loss at Oregon, UW coach Chris Petersen said Monday. On a play in which he lost a fumble early in the fourth quarter,...
Oct 20, 2014

If healthy, Cyler Miles (concussion) will remain UW's starting quarterback vs. ASU:…