SEATTLE (AP) — Dish Network will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state Attorney General’s Office. The Colorado-based company also will give existing customers who were charged the fee cash credit or access to free…More
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KING 5 has won a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for its work on “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets,” a series that exposed revelations about nuclear-waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford nuclear reservation. The KING 5 investigative team of reporter Susannah Frame, photojournalist Steve Douglas and executive Russ Walker received the award, considered the most prestigious and…More
Actor Edward Norton, singers Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson and four members of the NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks are among the top names slated to appear March 21 at Seattle’s second annual “We Day,” an inspirational program for students from across the state. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Derrick Coleman, linebacker Bobby Wagner and…More
Seattle Times staff reporter Jack Broom is at CenturyLink Field, checking on Seahawks fan fever as Sunday’s NFC Championship Game approaches. [do action=”scribblelive” chatid=”367772″ width=”600″ height=”700″/]More
HOQUIAM (AP) — The City of Hoquiam has decided it will honor Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by naming April 10 Nirvana Day. KXRO reports Mayor Jack Durney says the band, whose roots are from Aberdeen, have left a positive impact on all of Grays Harbor. Durney says the band members are…More
Larry Lujack, who from 1964 to 1966 was one of the top disc jockeys at KJR-AM, then one of the reigning Top-40 stations in the country, died Wednesday at age 73. But it would be on Chicago radio – at WLS and WCFL — for two decades beginning in the late 60s, that Lujack would gain national…More
A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who successfully recovers seven paintings by Seattle artist Whiting Tennis, which were stolen last week when a truck they were in was taken from a hotel parking lot.
The reward is being offered by Tennis’ gallery representative Greg Kucera.
Tennis is scheduled to open a show on Jan. 18 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Ore. and museum representatives were in town Wednesday to pick up the pieces from Tennis’ North Seattle studio.
They put the paintings in a rental truck, which was stolen overnight from the lot at a Holiday Inn Express where the museum representatives were staying.
Someone spotted the truck in West Seattle early Thursday morning, but didn’t report it to police until the weekend, after news about the stolen truck and artwork ran on TV.More
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will wean itself off its city subsidy and become a standalone non-profit in the next five years, according to a plan presented to the Seattle City Council this morning. The Central Area performing arts center, which has deep roots in the African-american community, is the only theater in town…More
What could be more boring than yet another public-service announcement reminding you how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters? Especially one with a crudely drawn cartoon? But Bellevue’s Office of Emergency Management is sending that familiar message in the form of a video that jumps out of the usual ho-hum genre. The words, delivered by a Sasquatch family…More
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A new mural in downtown Aberdeen will commemorate Kurt Cobain and his time growing up around Grays Harbor. KBKW reports artist Erik Sandgren told the city council Wednesday night he was excited about the project. The Cobain mural will be on the side of a building at the corner of Wishkah…More