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Afternoon Headlines

Friday, November 27, 2015

Top stories

Washington pummels No. 20 Washington State 45-10 in Apple Cup

SEATTLE — Myles Gaskin rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, Sidney Jones, Darren Gardenhire and Azeem Victor all returned turnovers for touchdowns in the second half and Washington became bowl eligible with a 45-10 win over No. 20...[Read more]


Sly shares the ring in cliche-riddled 'Rocky' reboot

Grumpy old Sylvester Stallone is back, generously sharing the ring in a bighearted “Rocky” reboot. Unbeknownst to me, “Rocky” movies have been...[Read more]

Assaults on staff at state psych hospital costing millions

LAKEWOOD — A psychiatric patient “head-butted” a nurse so hard she fell back and slammed her head on a door, causing injuries that kept her home for three...[Read more]

With low recidivism, mental health court shows progress

EVERETT — The city's initiative to divert people with mental health issues who are facing misdemeanors into a special court is starting to show good results....[Read more]

County Council sets hearing on Paine Field museums proposal

EVERETT — An aircraft collector’s dream of creating new museums and restoration hangars on the west side of Paine Field could be headed toward a real decision sometime soon....[Read more]

Local news

Mukilteo School District puts 6-year capital levy on ballot

MUKILTEO — For the past six years, the Mukilteo School District has had a steady flow of cash for technology upgrades and building repairs.It was used to replace floors, fix playgrounds and remodel classrooms.When pipes burst at Olympic View Middle school, the district could dip into the pot for emergency repairs.Now that source of money is drying up. It was part of a six-year capital levy that...[Read more]


Glacier Peak arson probe continues after 9 months

SNOHOMISH — Nine months later, the arsonists haven’t been caught.The softball dugouts at Glacier Peak High School were destroyed in two separate arsons days apart in February....[Read more]

Eyman has state lawmakers right where he wants them

The voters have spoken, and by a narrow margin they’ve given state lawmakers two choices: rock or hard place. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1366 says they have to either ...[Read more]

Police, parks in Lake Stevens’ 2016 budget

LAKE STEVENS — The City Council on Tuesday approved a 2016 budget that adds new police, planning and parks staff and focuses on projects to fix parks and streets.Council...[Read more]

Volunteers at Edmonds church assemble meal to be thankful for

EDMONDS — It was a longer shopping list than most people had for Thanksgiving.Sixty pounds of cranberry sauce, 371 pounds of canned yams, 275 pounds of frozen corn, 20...[Read more]


Retailers are pushing sales earlier, and consumers are buying

EVERETT — The lights have been strung, the sales banners have been hung and the chintz-pop holiday music is playing at stores and shopping centers. It’s Christmastime in retail America.It came even earlier this year. Stores have stretched holiday...[Read more]


Black Friday begins to fizzle out

NEW YORK — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day...[Read more]

States boost REI's Black Friday 'OptOutside' plan

Exactly one month ago, outdoor retailer REI announced its campaign to get its employees and customers outside for the day. And a number of states jumped on board. All 143...[Read more]

How Toyota uses NASCAR to sway loyal U.S. car buyers

One year into its NASCAR Sprint Cup experiment, Toyota took new driver Kyle Busch on a tour of its offices and plants. Not in Honshu or Hokkaido, but rather California, Texas ...[Read more]

Muddled thought behind Common Core is its undoing

There is a saying that goes, “A muddled sentence reflects a muddled thought.” When a messy sentence doesn’t work for the reader, most times it can’t be fixed by grammar...[Read more]


Silvertips assistant coach Love turns second chance into gold

EVERETT — Mitch Love saw opportunity rather than disappointment as he pressed “send” on the text message to Hockey Canada scout Ryan Jankowski. The Everett ...[Read more]

Running back Grimes helps keep Lake Stevens' offense rolling

LAKE STEVENS — On any other football team, Andrew Grimes may very well be THE star. The Lake Stevens running back rushed for almost 1,700 yards last season and scored...[Read more]

Gonzaga holds off No. 18 UConn 73-70

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Gonzaga coach Mark Few entered this season excited about the pieces he had to work with. The Zags’ performance at the Battle 4 Atlantis this week...[Read more]

QB Luke Falk not in uniform for Apple Cup

SEATTLE — Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was not in uniform for the No. 20 Cougars before facing rival Washington in the Apple Cup. Falk was on the field in sweats...[Read more]

Cowboys QB Romo out for the season

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a small fracture in the same collarbone that previously sidelined him for seven games...[Read more]

Northwest, nation and world

Everett man, 52, dies of natural causes in Skagit County jail

MOUNT VERNON — An inmate has died at Skagit County jail. The sheriff’s office has asked the Mount Vernon police to investigate the death but they say the 52-year-old Everett...[Read more]

Gunman in custody in Planned Parenthood shootings

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and...[Read more]

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number...[Read more]

Power restored to all 10 days after Washington windstorm

SPOKANE — Power has been restored to everyone in the Spokane area who was left in the dark by a massive windstorm more than a week earlier.Avista spokeswoman Debbie Simock...[Read more]

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

SAN FRANCISCO — A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has...[Read more]

Living and entertainment

Pixar’s foray into Jurassic world is all-out fun

Maybe because it’s a second-tier Pixar production — nobody’s gonna confuse this with a “Toy Story” installment — “The Good Dinosaur” gets a little loosey-goosey at times.Case ...[Read more]

Driftwood presents pair of holiday plays

EDMONDS — Two plays for the price of one. Sounds like a great gift.Opening tonight, Nov. 27, Edmonds Driftwood Players offers not only “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” but a ...[Read more]

‘Basement’ doc explores weirdness that lies underneath

“It’s my cozy room,” the man says, proudly touring his neatly-arranged basement. This is where he comes to relax and be himself, surrounded by the things that make him happy: ...[Read more]

‘Sound of Music’ hits the stage at 5th Avenue

SEATTLE — It was first a musical, then a movie. Quite possibly it’s best on stage.No matter how many times you’ve watched the 1965 movie “The Sound of Music,” you might...[Read more]

Everett Philharmonic plays to the imagination

EVERETT — Imagine.Imagine playing a cello. Imagine conducting an orchestra.If you have children who are about ready to play a musical instrument, this concert is for you....[Read more]


Who left room for initiatives?

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman was dishing up ice cream in the state capitol earlier this month, a chiding reference to a statement by the governor about the passage of...[Read more]

Charter schools can benefit low-income students

Even before the state Supreme Court ruled public charter schools unconstitutional in September, they were a topic that engendered heated debate (at least here in Washington;...[Read more]

Little reason on either side of refugee debate

The Syrian refugee debate has become a national embarrassment. It begins with a president, desperate to deflect attention from the collapse of his foreign policy, retreating...[Read more]

Allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives

Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birth control with their patients. The need for such a bill showed how...[Read more]

Three young Mid-East heroes work to build society, peace

If you're cringing this Thanksgiving at the homicidal youth gang that calls itself the Islamic State, you might consider the narratives of three young people in the Middle...[Read more]

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