Seattle Times journalists were honored Saturday with two major awards from the Online News Association for their coverage of the Oso landslide and for “Sea Change,” an in-depth series on ocean acidification. The landslide coverage won in the breaking news category and Sea Change won in the explanatory reporting category. The Online Journalism Awards…More
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The news that the NFL ousted Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancée has sparked a national conversation about domestic violence — and the league’s missteps in handling it. But for all those calling out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (including Seattle Times sports columnist Jerry Brewer), there are plenty…More
The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…More
Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.More
Don’t worry: This Independence Day, the flying saucers are coming from Earth.More
My my, there was a whole lot of inappropriate (or perceived-to-be-inappropriate) behavior around town this week: bears crashing parties, creepy people who aren’t really creepy, and creepy people who truly are. On the more tasteful side of things, there’s Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch, who’s planning to bare more to the media than ever before. Read on for…More