And the ‘Principals on the Pitch’ contestants are...

Congratulations to two outstanding Northwest principals, Rick Harwood of Global Connections High School (Tyee) in SeaTac and Seth Adams of Issaquah Middle School. They’ll compete in the PEMCO-Sounders FC “Principals on the Pitch” halftime matchup when the Seattle Sounders FC meet the LA Galaxy on...

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United squeezed out in Delta-Alaska battle

The airline turf battle over Seattle between Alaska and Delta has further squeezed once-dominant United Air Lines to the sidelines.
   On Tuesday, United said its Seattle flight-attendant base – 264 people – will close in January. Employees can transfer to San Francisco or accept a retirement...

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'The Pick' set Ducks on new winning path

Twenty years ago, a crucial interception in a tight football game reversed the fortunes of the Oregon Ducks, triggering their transformation into a national powerhouse.
   With 1:02 left in the 1994 game and the UW Huskies driving for a game-winning touchdown at Autzen Stadium, Oregon cornerback...

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We fear online fraud, but don’t shred as much

Northwest residents worry about identity theft and online fraud, but not enough to keep them from paying their bills electronically.
   The latest PEMCO Poll reveals that although 87% of Washington and Oregon people are at least somewhat fearful their identity could be stolen, 47% say it’s safer to...

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Young mindset differs on risky driving

Sometimes when I talk to high school classes about car insurance, a few students will complain that teenagers are unfairly scrutinized for their driving.
   If you’re a teen driver who feels that traffic cops target you, please know that another source is outing you: teen drivers themselves, and...

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Cosmic Crisp apple rights won by 24 growers

Last April we told you about a new apple variety, later named Cosmic Crisp, bred specifically by WSU researchers for Washington’s soil and climate.
   The apple, a hybrid between Honeycrisp and Enterprise, earned rave reviews for its taste and texture.
   On Tuesday, 24 growers won a lottery to get...

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Evicted beavers put to work restoring streams

Yakima Valley residents don't like busy beavers. Sometimes the furry critters build dams – habitat to defend against predators – that block irrigation canals and flood homes and farming fields.
   No problem. Using funds from salmon-recovery grants, biologists are trapping the mammals and relocating...

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I-90 upgrades just the latest of many

Interstate 90 rock blasting and road closures alongside Keechelus Lake (photo courtesy WSDOT) will end Oct. 30 for the winter season.
   Blasting closures this week occur Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m.–7 p.m., moving up to 5:30–6:30 beginning Oct. 13.
   Oh, and if you haven’t heard, the Price...

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Hamster-ball racing principals to square off at The Clink

OK, we admit most people would think doughnuts or a nice potluck would be the best way to celebrate standout Northwest principals during National Principals Month. But that’s only because they can’t stuff them inside giant plastic hamster balls to race for cash during a Seattle Sounders FC halftime...

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Mom’s love letter to almost-teen driver

A mother of a teenage daughter soon to get her driving permit has published a cautionary love letter.
   It’s cautionary because the mom has anguished over recent fatal crashes involving teens in her community. She knows she needs to support her daughter’s big step toward adulthood, yet she’s also...

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