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Afternoon Headlines

Friday, May 27, 2016

Top stories

Boeing concedes first KC-46 tankers will be delivered late

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. said today what many industry watchers suspected: The KC-46 aerial-refueling tanker will be delivered late to the U.S. Air Force.The company says it will deliver the first tanker by August 2017. That’s the date by which it...[Read more]


'Deadliest Catch' star returns with a Wizard's brew

EVERETT — Call it The Return of the Wizard. The crab boat helmed by Capt. Keith Colburn of “The Deadliest Catch” reality television show arrived in Seattle ...[Read more]

Bothell man accused of running over interloper with his truck

EVERETT — An argument about littering that led to a terrifying encounter that could cost an Everett man his lower left leg wasn’t the first time assault suspect Joshua...[Read more]

Memorial Day weekend traffic will test your patience

There are apps, websites, planning tools, even reservations to help out. But the best thing you can do to plan for Memorial Day weekend travel is just … be …...[Read more]

Sheriff: Snohomish County tax hike would help improve public safety

EVERETT — Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary sees a looming sales-tax vote as the best way to put more deputies on the road to address a spike in drug-related property ...[Read more]

Local news

Official: Oso couple was shot before being buried in hills

EVERETT — An Oso couple was shot before their bodies were buried in the hills near their home, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported Thursday.Monique Patenaude, 46, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Her husband, Patrick Shunn, 45, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Both deaths have been classified homicides, the medical examiner said.Their bodies were recovered Tuesday from a...[Read more]


State and tribes agree on fishing season; plan still awaits federal approval

EVERETT — After a nearly monthlong stalemate, the Department of Fish & Wildlife and Native American tribes have come to an agreement on a recreational fishing season for...[Read more]

Revised plan brings light rail to Everett 5 years sooner

EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders are backing a new plan that would bring light rail to Everett at least five years sooner than promised earlier.The South Transit Board on...[Read more]

Assistance League ensures kids can celebrate senior year

EVERETT — The handwritten notes answer why the women spend hours in the thrift store folding clothes and sorting dishes or why they take on cleaning out houses for...[Read more]

Kirk vs. Picard for best 'Star Trek' captain

In honor of the EMP’s new exhibit, our latest poll at wades into one of the galaxy’s never-ending debates: Who is the best “Star Trek”...[Read more]


Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

ATLANTA — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.“Wow. I mean, wow,” said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through...[Read more]


Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract

NEW YORK — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.About 39,000...[Read more]

Skagit Bank opens new loan office in Everett

EVERETT — Skagit Bank has opened a new Loan Production Office in Everett with the aim of growing the bank's presence in Snohomish County. The new office is located at...[Read more]

Lager law: Attorneys’ guild formed for craft brewers, others

DETROIT — A legal trade group has been formed for makers of craft beer and other alcoholic beverages, recognizing the rapid rise of the industry and a desire to deal with a...[Read more]

Sears seeks DieHard jolt, hopes to clean up with Kenmore

CHICAGO — Sears Holdings is looking to generate more cash from its trusty Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands than the sale of washers and dryers, tools and car batteries...[Read more]


Edmonds-Woodway’s run ends with loss to Mercer Island in 3A state soccer semis

PUYALLUP — No matter how much the Edmonds-Woodway High School boys soccer team huffed and puffed, it was unable to blow the Mercer Island goal down. Edmonds-Woodway's...[Read more]

Lynnwood's Pivec wins 3A state javelin title on final throw

TACOMA — Lynnwood's Mikayla Pivec was closing in on her first individual state championship in track and field on Thursday, leading the 3A javelin in the finals when...[Read more]

Scouts say it's time for M's ace Hernandez to adjust

SEATTLE — Even as the Seattle Mariners hold first place in the AL West with Memorial Day fast approaching, one question — one concern, really...[Read more]

Archbishop Murphy tops Sehome on PKs, will play for second straight 2A soccer title

SUMNER — Pressure? What pressure? There's no room for pressure when you're prepared. Archbishop Murphy goalkeeper Daniel Mycroft saved Sehome's first and last penalty...[Read more]

Shorewood's Diaz earns 3A state championship in 110-meter hurdles

TACOMA -- For the previous three years, Shorewood's Chris Diaz has been one of the premier hurdlers in the state at 110 meters, but all three of those years ended in...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Edmonds kayaker catches record 124-pound halibut off Neah Bay

A fish tale blending equal parts of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” and the classic “teach a man to fish” parable recently unwound in the Pacific Ocean near Neah ...[Read more]

Trump says he no longer wants to debate Bernie Sanders

SAN DIEGO — Republican Donald Trump says he’s not interested in debating Democrat Bernie Sanders after all.The billionaire mogul, who had previously said he’d “love to...[Read more]

In Hiroshima, Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of A-bomb victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan — President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on...[Read more]

Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows

CAIRO — The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on...[Read more]

Henry Heimlich uses Heimlich maneuver for first time

CINCINNATI — Henry Heimlich, a 96-year-old surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver, has used the emergency technique for the first time himself to...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Your guide to Pacific Northwest music festivals

Post-Fisherman’s Village, Everett’s big, three-day music fest, here are some of the upcoming Pacific Northwest music festivals:Northwest Folklife FestivalMay 27-30, Seattle...[Read more]

Bowie, David Bowie

Confession time: I’ve never been a rabid Bowie fan. Oh sure, his music is incredible and I’ll happily listen to it over and over, but only songs recorded between...[Read more]

‘Alice’ is a 3D eyeful but story line is flat

Lately I’ve been saying “I wish I hadn’t seen it in 3D” a lot, especially as regards action-heavy movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v. Superman.” In those...[Read more]

Five more ideas for energizing lackluster yards

I am a little late on my Boring Yard Busters column this month due to the usual distraction of it being the busiest month of the year in the nursery business. That being said,...[Read more]

Find your rhythm at Northwest Folklife

It’s four days with 6,000 performers of every kind of creative expression under the sun. Or rain.But in this case, it’s under the Space Needle.Northwest Folklife Festival...[Read more]


Be prepared or stay at home

If you are one of the thousands of people who commute along the clogged highways and streets in the Puget Sound region, staying home and out of the car just might sound like...[Read more]

Flying? Take a book — or two

So, how did you pass the time recently at the airport while waiting in line for your pre-flight security check? Solitaire on your smartphone? A book? The people-watching is...[Read more]

Vietnam brings out realist in Obama’s policy

How do you distinguish a foreign policy “idealist” from a “realist,” an optimist from a pessimist? Ask one question: Do you believe in the arrow of...[Read more]

In digging up Foster rumors, Trump buries the truth

If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule...[Read more]

Ryan’s choice on Trump could determine GOP’s future

On Tuesday night, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disparaged New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, probably the most prominent Hispanic Republican...[Read more]

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