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takes regional awards - Mon, 20 May 2013 PST
The Spokesman-Review took top honors in long feature writing, commentary and sports photography among the region's largest newspapers in the 2012 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest presented by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Highline Times
What can we expect walking into a pot shop for the first time?
On May 16 the Washington State Liquor Control Board released their initial draft of rules for I-502 implementation, the framework for legalization of recreational marijuana.
Fri May 17, 2013
Alaska cruise: You're on vacation, is alcohol on your mind?
You're on vacation. You're ready to let down your hair, kick up your heels, even do the funky chicken if the spirit moves you.
Washington serial killer appealing death sentence
Serial killer Robert Yates, whose death sentence has been upheld by the state Supreme Court, is seeking an appeal through the federal court system.
Red tide spotted at Carkeek Park
Don't worry, though, it's not the toxic kind, according to the Seattle Times , which reported on its appearance first near Edmonds.
Thu May 16, 2013
Sherlock Holmes lecture examines the detective's cultural staying power
Solve the mystery behind the allure of Sherlock Holmes - the most enduring character from literature, radio and film over the past century - during a special free lunchtime lecture.
Wed May 15, 2013
Treat gun violators like DUI and punish the perpetrator
Today's Seattle Times reports that the National Transportation and Safety Board wants to ratchet down on the legal limit for blood alcohol to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents involving drunk drivers, leading some gun rights advocates to wonder why gun crime is treated differently.
Fatal confrontation may help explain boost in gun ownership
While today's Seattle Times reports the identity of a 48-year-old man killed in a home invasion confrontation in North Bend early Monday morning, a spirited discussion by gun owners about the incident is unfolding on the Northwest Firearms forum and in the reader feedback section.
Our sincere best wishes to state senator Mike Carrell as he recovers from a bone-marrow transplant.
Tue May 14, 2013
Alaska cruise: All about my cozy cabin on Star Princess
It's an interior room with no windows, the lowest-priced cabin, and I like it just fine.
Alaska cruise: Waking up in the 49th State, and visiting Juneau's calving glacier
I stepped out on deck this morning around 8 to find we'd left behind the foggy ocean - and the rolling seas - and were plowing through scenic Frederick Sound.
Judge Rules in Favor of Developer in Suit Over Potala Village Proposal
A judge has ruled that the city of Kirkland must allow the developer of the controversial Potala Village apartments project on Lake Street to build the project at the higher density rate that was in effect when he applied for a shorelines permit, the Seattle Times reports.
Growing Pot May Not Be So Green
Plenty of pot-smokers have an eco-friendly, back-to-nature aesthetic, but the stuff they smoke may not be so green, according to the Seattle Times .
Outside study of 3 DOT megaprojects may hit $475,000
The price tag could reach $475,000 to have a former state Department of Transportation administrator and another expert study how managers tackle the Highway 520 bridge, Highway 99 tunnel and I-5 Columbia River Crossing.
Court official temporarily blocks release of key video in assault case against SPD officer
A King County court commissioner on Monday temporarily blocked the release of patrol-car video considered to be key evidence in an assault case brought against a Seattle police officer.
Mon May 13, 2013
Alaska cruise: The crew is very, very, very nice
Kids in the candy store? Looking out toward the pool and the Jumbotron screen, you can easily see the parallel between a cruise ship and Disneyland.
Seattle-area schools score big at Essentially Ellington
Seattle area high school jazz bands dominating at the Essentially Ellington jazz-band competition in New York City is a tradition we've grown to expect but get excited about nonetheless.
Boeing cutting 1,500 IT jobs in Seattle
The Boeing Co. is planning to eliminate about 1,500 IT jobs in the Puget Sound region - almost one-third of the total IT jobs in that area.
Sun May 12, 2013
Alaska cruise: Fancy dinner plans
When it comes to dining options on my Alaska cruise, things have changed a bit since the days of "The Love Boat" and Titanic.