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May 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Obama to Seattle Seahawks: ‘I root for the underdog’

WASHINGTON — President Obama hailed the Seattle Seahawks as fellow underdogs during a White House ceremony Wednesday to honor the reigning Super Bowl champions. Speaking before a packed audience in the East Room, Obama singled out several players for notable achievements, including quarterback Russell Wilson, who despite his undersized stature has “been proving the doubters wrong for a…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Sports | Topics: President Obama, Seattle Seahawks, White House

March 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Head of Seattle-based OneAmerica to receive White House award

Rich Stolz The White House on Tuesday will honor Rich Stolz, executive director of Seattle-based OneAmerica, with its “Champions of Change” award for his work on immigration. Stolz is among 11 people from across the country who will receive the Cesar Chavez award for embodying the spirit of the late farm worker and civil rights…

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August 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

White House to honor Rainier Beach High’s PTSA president

Rainier Beach High School advocate Carlina Brown will be recognized as a 2012 Champion of Change Friday at the White House. Brown, president of the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association, was first notified in an email that her efforts to get more parents involved in the school and in their children’s education were being recognized…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Carlina Brown, PTA, PTSA

December 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Politics: The topic that drew the most comments in 2011

Demonstrators listen to comments from Rev. Jesse Jackson in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, Wis., on March 10. (Photo by John Hart / AP) The legions of regular commenters on seattletimes.com sure found plenty to argue about in 2011, thanks many times to politicians. Here’s the Top-10 list: (By the…

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Comments | More in | Topics: 2011 | A look back, comments, GOP