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Tacoma lighthouse coming down because of structural problems

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

TACOMA — A lighthouse that is supposed to be a beacon of hope above the Tacoma Rescue Mission is being taken down because of structural problems. KING-TV reports the 15-year-old structure has sunk about 5 inches into the ground. The mission is trying to figure out how to fix the situation and who should pay […] … Read More

Video: UW’s Deontae Cooper at Pac-12 media day

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

Huskies’ senior running back takes stage at Warner Bros. Studios. … Read More

Teen wounded in drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

Seattle police gang detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg early Thursday morning. … Read More

Video: UW’s Chris Petersen on QB competition, Cyler Miles’ hip, recruiting, return to Boise and more

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

Petersen: "It always seems like the media kind of thinks we play our cards close to the vest and we kind of know who the (starting quarterback) might be, but we really don’t know. We don’t. I wish we did." … Read More

Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to free two chimpanzees from a New York state university by arguing the human-like animals deserved “personhood” status. State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe writes in a decision made public Thursday that she is bound by a higher court’s decision from considering Leo […] … Read More

8 states probe slain man’s possible serial killer ties

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia. Police say the prostitute was attacked by 45-year-old Neal Falls on July 18 and she grabbed his gun and fatally shot […] … Read More

Suit filed over Eyman tax measure, just a day after it makes the ballot

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

Opponents of Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative are trying to block a public vote on it. They filed a lawsuit arguing I-1366 is unconstitutional. … Read More

Regional earthquake early-warning system gets a funding boost

By Alan Fram

Seattle Times

July 30, 2015

An additional $5 million in federal funding will upgrade seismic stations and help develop a public interface for earthquake alerts seconds to minutes before the ground shakes. … Read More

Obama Is Reinstating Pell Grants for Prisoners

By Bill Keller

The Marshall Project

July 30, 2015

But will politics eventually trump cost and data? … Read More

The Anomaly of Dylann Roof

By Bill Keller

The Marshall Project

July 30, 2015

White-on-black murders rarely result in a death sentence. Roof might be an exception. … Read More

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