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…More
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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | For the 75 fans who, in some cases, waited for 5 hours to see the Hawks, it was worth it. They were allowed to wait by the buses transporting the team. Bobby Wagner, Michael Bennett, and Jermaine Kearse were among those signing autographs. Pete Carroll spent a long time with…More
Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, an Army soldier who was born in Spokane and spent part of his youth there, will be presented the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry during combat in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter will receive the nation’s highest military honor from President Obama in a White House ceremony on Aug. 26,…More
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 leader…More
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…More
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 way, you’ll notice there’s often a difference between the headline on the comment thread and the one on the story. That’s because the comments-thread headline keeps the first…More