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12/09/2019   NW News Network
In this season of holiday shopping, now is about the time when many of us get stuck and don't know what to get for someone on our gift list. There are at least three Pacific Northwest companies who may come to your rescue with ideas for unconventional presents. A hint: they involve used dolls, a precious, exotic spice and a different kind of gift card. Unsettling Toy Removal and Rehoming A Portland-based startup seems to have found inspiration on Rudolph the Reindeer's Island of Misfit Toys, because misfits and more is what you'll find at UnsettlingToys.com . "Maybe what it should be called is the attic of misfit toys," joked co-founder Sara Derrickson about her business' inventory. Derrickson started the e-commerce business with partner Brian Jillson of Portland earlier this year. They describe it as a "rehoming and adoption" service for unusual dolls, clowns and stuffed animals. "Many of the toys have already been not a good fit for another person or family because they found it
12/08/2019   NW News Network
Just off the highway near Washington’s Tri-Cities, 20 miles southeast of Pasco, Steve Angster steps into a giant trench. In it, the U.S. Geological Survey geologist is hoping to find evidence of a fault line. He looks out through the morning fog. It’s hard to see the surrounding landscape, but Angster knows it well. “On a clear day you could see Rattlesnake Mountain, and then, we have what we call the rattles, which are those little buttes along the way,” Angster says. Those buttes and the basin south were formed thousands of years ago from a fault – a fault geologists know very little about. But they’re trying to learn more. Worried About Cascadia, But... “Everybody’s worried about (the) Cascadia (Subduction Zone),” Angster says of the fault that’s predicted to one day rupture and cause “The Big One.” It’s predicted to catastrophically damage land and infrastructure west of Interstate 5 in Washington and Oregon. “But we have a lot of faults closer to home that pose a pretty
12/05/2019   NW News Network
Thursday was supposed to be the day that a Washington state ballot measure to lower car registration fees took effect. But the state Supreme Court has let an injunction stand against what is known as the $30 car tabs initiative. That means hundreds of thousands of drivers will get full price bills in the coming months that they thought they had voted to reduce.

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12/09/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

Senior wide receiver Brandon Arconado was honored for his 3.65 grade-point average.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

Jo Ann Washam, a three-time LPGA Tour winner from Auburn who turned pro after playing basketball and golf at Washington State University, died Friday night at age 69 in a South King County hospital.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

A little less than a month after the Sounders won their second MLS Cup title, the league honored Garth Lagerwey, Seattle's general manager and president of soccer, with its MLS Sporting Executive of the Year award.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The players changed, but the result was still the same when Washington played Gonzaga — an 83-76 defeat. If the Huskies want to avoid a seventh straight loss to the Bulldogs, then maybe they should try new approach the next time they face their in-state rival.
12/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Washington women's basketball team had plenty of shot opportunities against Hawaii but could not get most of them to fall in a 62-50 defeat at Alaska Airlines Arena.
12/08/2019   Seattle Times Cougars

LeeAnne Wirth had game-high totals of 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Zags (8-1).
12/08/2019   Seattle Times: Huskies

The Huskies had a packed house ready to explode but could never quite get over the hump in a loss to in-state rival Gonzaga.
12/05/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders will begin defense of their MLS Cup at noon on March 1 against the Chicago Fire, the league announced Thursday.
12/03/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Prolonging the season and winning the MLS Cup is cited as the main reason the club didn't have it usual in-person meeting.
11/25/2019   Seattle PI Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Evan White earned a $24 million, six-year contract from Seattle Mariners before playing a game above Double-A.

Seattle announced the contract Monday after the first baseman completed a physical. The agreement includes options for 2026-28 and likely will cover all the years White would be eligible for salary arbitration.

“I believe in the organization and where we’re going and it’s something I want to be a part of,” White said.

The 23-year-old was the 17th overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft out of Kentucky. From the time he joined the Mariners’ system he’s been regarded as the club’s first baseman of the future because of his excellent defense and a solid bat at the plate.

“For us to be able to do this with a player who has yet to play in the big leagues but we have become so comfortable with, not just with what we believe his upside as a player to be, but who he is as a person, I think all of that has gone into making this a very easy thing for us organizationally,” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said.

Philadelphia infielder Scott Kingery ($24 million for six years) and Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez ($43 million for six years) agreed in March to lucrative contracts before their big-league debuts, but both had played at Triple-A.

It’s the largest contract for an American player who has not played above Double-A, and Seattle added White to its 40-man roster in order to sign him to a big league deal. White said the first conversations started a little over a week ago.

“I didn’t take this lightly. It’s something took a lot of time thinking about and I think this is the best thing for us,” White said.

Seattle envisions White as a major part of its future core, along with fellow top prospects Jarred...


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12/10/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Theo Epstein has made no secret that one of his major goals this off-season is to sign Kris Bryant or Javy Baez to a long-term contract, securing their future at Wrigley Field beyond 2021.
12/10/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Jumanji: The Next Level, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Awkwafina, is even better than its surprisingly winning predecessor.
12/10/2019   Forbes Latest Headlines
Winners of five out of the last six Primeira Liga titles and mainstays in the Champions League, SL Benfica is Portugal’s most dominant and resonant team. It's been able to sustain that success through its develop and sell strategy.
12/10/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
The damage James Comey did, the drama and expense he put our country through, is truly breathtaking. 
12/10/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Tuesday that House Democrats' unveiling of articles of impeachment against President Trump was inevitable. 
12/10/2019   USA Today Top Stories
An underage figure skater has accused a French Olympian of sending her inappropriate photos, and alleges three coaches pressured her into being quiet.
      
12/10/2019   Fox News Latest Headlines
Campus Reform Editor-in-Chief Cabot Phillips said Tuesday that a new survey showing half of conservative college students claim their professors rant against President Trump is not surprising.
12/10/2019   UPI Latest News
PlayStation released a new episode of State of Play Tuesday, which announced that a remake of "Resident Evil 3" is set to be released on the PlayStation 4 on April 3.
12/10/2019   UPI Latest News
Paul McCartney will produce and create original songs and music for an adaptation of his children's book "High in the Clouds."
12/10/2019   USA Today Top Stories
Bill Cosby's effort to persuade Pennsylvania judges to overturn his 2018 sex-crimes conviction has been rejected.
      
12/10/2019   USA Today Top Stories
Steele told investigators the idea he was biased against Donald Trump was "ridiculous" because he was friends with a member of the Trump family.
      
12/10/2019   UPI Latest News
Celebrities strike unusual poses on the red carpet.
12/10/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
Translation issues have delayed the verdict in the doping case of Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang
12/10/2019   Google Sports
12/10/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
Tiger Woods already is the first playing captain at the Presidents Cup in 25 years
12/10/2019   Fox Sports:College Football
The NFL’s hottest topic of conversation is the NFC East, where the Eagles and Cowboys are collapsing over the finish line.
12/10/2019   Google Sports
12/10/2019   Google Sports
12/09/2019   ESPN College Sports
This year's 78 bowl-bound college football teams met overall academic achievement, but there is still progress to be made when it comes to narrowing the graduation gap between white and African-American student-athletes.
12/09/2019   ESPN College Sports
Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.
12/09/2019   ESPN College Sports
Stanford's Catarina Macario is undoubtedly the espnW player of the year. But who joins her on the All-America team?
12/02/2019   Yahoo! Sports

Live animal mascots: Cute or exploitative?Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?