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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Schools are locking up tracks and play fields to keep out vandals
EVERETT — The track at Cascade High School in Everett is part of Judy Sasges' routine. She jogs there at least three times a week, more in the summer, and sets a steady...

Would passenger flights succeed at Paine Field? Only one way to know
EVERETT — Getting between Everett and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport can be an hours-long slog. But convenience alone may not be enough to support passenger flights in and out...

Pivec leads Lynnwood girls over Central Kitsap in 3A regionals
EVERETT — Mikayla Pivec really wanted to miss some school.Uh, she means play basketball.The Lynnwood junior did all she could to help her Royals punch their...

Lynnwood woman killed in Snohomish crash
SNOHOMISH — A Lynnwood woman died in a two-car crash near Snohomish early Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Supporting sobriety: Everett Recovery Cafe opens March 20
The first time I met Wendy Grove was on a cold day in January 2014. She was helping as a volunteer for Snohomish...

Local news

Bothell crash victim, 41, dies
LYNNWOOD — A Bothell man died Saturday, five days after his car ended up in a Lynnwood drainage pond, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Former Bothell teacher’s aide investigated for inappropriate behavior
BOTHELL — An educational assistant at a Bothell junior high school has resigned after learning he was under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate emails to students and asking them...

Arlington Resource Center to open May 1
ARLINGTON — A community resource center that has been in the works for more than two years is scheduled to open by May 1.

Cascade High parents create ‘Steve Bertrand’ scholarship
EVERETT — A group of parents of Cascade High School students has established a scholarship fund, collecting more than $2,500 in donations.

2 injured in Camano Island crash
CAMANO ISLAND — An 86-year-old Mount Vernon man was flown to a Seattle hospital Saturday after a two-car crash on Highway 532 on Camano Island.

Business

Missing 777 sparks better plane tracking
SYDNEY — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines...

Not all baby boomers want to retire
For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course.

Berkshire Hathaway profit down 17 percent
OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts.

No federal water for California farms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal agency said Friday it will not release any water for Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or...

Volkswagen profits up 20 percent
FRANKFURT, Germany — German automaker Volkswagen says net profit rose 20 percent last year to 10.8 billion euros ($12.1 billion), but offered a cautious outlook for this year.

Sports

Defending champ Cleveland ousts Glacier Peak girls
BELLEVUE — For most 3A girls basketball teams in Washington State, drawing two-time defending state champion Cleveland in a loser-out state regional game would be an overwhelming...

BYU upsets No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70
SPOKANE — No. 3 Gonzaga has stumbled early in recent games, falling behind before rallying to beat West Coast Conference opponents.

Marshawn Lynch on Turkish TV: “I was expecting the ball” at the...
A month after the Seattle Seahawks came up 1 yard short in Super Bowl XLIX, running back Marshawn Lynch finally discussed the topic of not getting the ball on the game’s deciding...

Stanwood plays 'worst' game, falls 68-47 to Kennedy boys
MOUNT VERNON — The regional round of the state basketball tournament can be unforgiving.All it takes is one bad night and, poof, your season is over.That's...

USC blasts depleted Huskies 70-55
LOS ANGELES – With senior forward Shawn Kemp Jr. already ruled out of Saturday night’s game at USC due to a concussion, the already-struggling Washington Huskies knew their...

Northwest, Nation and world

Essay: ‘Jihadi John’ won’t have the same impact unmasked
LONDON — As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name...

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local...

Asian-Americans docked points on college admissions
LOS ANGELES — In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and searched through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint...

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for...

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the...

Living and Entertainment

Learn about local trees in Kevin Zobrist’s new book
EVERETT — A beautiful new guide book about native trees is garnering rave reviews for author Kevin Zobrist.As Washington...

Visit Mount St. Helens in winter for crowd-free hiking
Clifton Perkins had heard that the road to the Johnston Ridge Observatory was open, so he brought his family there from Puyallup on Presidents Day.When the family encountered...

Seeking out bargain red wines
Though we are still in the final throes of winter's feeble clutches, we begin to think about spring and the renewal of life that it brings forth.We also think about getting...

When watching birds, don’t love them to death
Warning: Birding and bird photography can be dangerous to one's health … if one is a bird."We are loving our birds to death," said Dan Stephens, president...

It's time to make reservations at popular parks for summer camping
SPOKANE — Winter is the season for thinking ahead to summer adventures that require a special permit or reservations.Campers seeking to stay at popular national park or...

Opinion

Stop looking for one 'cure' for breast cancer
I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know...

Progress that honors victims
We are just a few weeks away from the first anniversary of the Oso landslide. On March 22, after a winter of drenching rains, the hillside tore away from itself above the Steelhead Drive...

Permit process flawed for motocross project
The Snohomish County Council is now looking into the Granite Falls motocross project, focused on whether project developer Gary Strode proceeded legally during the review process.

Public pensions relying on paper promises
To the casual observer, the investment returns recently announced by the California pension system might seem like cause for celebration. The state's investments in firms that buy private...

Keeping up with the Kardashians, or not
Welcome to March, which this mild year comes in like a metrosexual lion, straight from the salon, stretching big and...

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