Here is some of what the agent for Russell Wilson, Mark Rodgers, had to say to reporters following news of his contract extension Friday.Share Tweet
Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014seattletimes.com 9 minutes agoDENVER (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential filed Friday with federal reg…Share Tweet
Sounders defender Damion Lowe and S2 forward Oalex Anderson called into U-23 camps for Olympic qualifiersseattletimes.com 33 minutes agoSounders defender Damion Lowe and S2 forward Oalex Anderson have been called into the Jamaica and St. Vincent U-23 national team camps, respectively, ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers for next summer’s Games in Brazil. Lowe, the eighth p…Share Tweet
Costco purchases land in southeast Redmond for long-delayed projectseattletimes.com 33 minutes agoCostco Wholesale has bought a big chunk of land in southeast Redmond, signaling that plans to build a warehouse there could be moving forward after being on hold since 2009.Share Tweet
Former governor to lose pension based on a law he signedseattletimes.com 41 minutes agoRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s pension benefits can be taken away based on a law he signed while governor, according to a legal opinion issued Friday by Attorney General Mark Herring. A jury in September found McDonnell and hi…Share TweetMIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo is racing west-northwest but remains far away from Hawaii in the Pacific. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Guillermo is still about 1,430 miles (2,300 kilometers) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The Categ…Share TweetThis is the live thread for Friday's game between the Mariners and Twins from Target Field in Minnesota. With the trade deadline over, the M's boast a new look as they look to recover from a disappointing first half.Share Tweet
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor and first day of Seahawks’ practiceHere are highlights of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll said to the media following the first practice of training camp on Friday. OPENING COMMENT: “It takes such a long time to get back to this day. So much has happened. All of a sudden it’s a first-tim…Share Tweet
Salmonella cases tied to pork jump to 90At least 90 people in Washington state have been sickened by salmonella infections apparently tied to eating pork, health officials said Friday. A team from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is coming to help investigate.Share TweetOGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper is resting with her family after falling ill before a performance. A statement released Friday by the Ogunquit (oh-GUHNG’-kwit) Playhouse says the 75-year-old actress, who has batt…Share Tweet
Ex-Everett firefighter who arranged to pay teen for sex sentenced to 8 monthsA former Everett firefighter who arranged to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl was sentenced Friday to eight months in jail.Share Tweet
Clintons paid 35.7 percent federal tax rate between 2007-14WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal tax returns released by Hillary Rodham Clinton show she and former President Bill Clinton paid an overall 35.7 percent tax rate on tens of millions the couple earned between 2007 and 2014. In a statement released by her campaig…Share Tweet
Sarkisian, USC spark Pac-12’s power shift SouthThe former UW coach has his Trojans favored in the Pac-12 this season.Share Tweet
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurantSEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. It is staff, not diners, who…Share TweetSeahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said he is ‘hopeful’ that he and the Seahawks can reach an agreement on a new contract. When asked if he has a deadline or if he is OK with the talks extending into the season, Wagner replied,” Now. That’s my deadline.” …Share Tweet
Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 yearsBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 y…Share Tweet
Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 deadDALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what’s seen as one of the worst recent cases…Share Tweet
Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian areaANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader who works part time with the State Department, said Friday …Share Tweet
Quick notes from first Seahawks practiceThe Seahawks’ initial training camp practice is over. And it could hardly have been more eventful with Russell Wilson getting his deal done shortly befoer it began. Here are some quick notes: — Pete Carroll said afterward that Earl Thomas, Tharold Simon…Share TweetShe had been barred from boarding flight because dog wasn’t properly contained.Share Tweet
Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s deathPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal. Sabrina Maurer’s (MOW’-ers) case involves her fight over death benefits and inherita…Share Tweet
Glacier park wildfire 63 percent containedFive square miles have burned in Montana national park.Share Tweet
Lynn Anderson, singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ dies in NashvilleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nas…Share Tweet
Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepageLOS ANGELES (AP) — Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natur…Share Tweet
Suit: Anti-abortion group recorded abortion providersSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the u…Share Tweet
Coming up: Events beyond SeattlePlan ahead with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.Share Tweet
It’s time for an Uber of the skiesCan competition and easy access do for air travel what it’s done for rides to the airport?Share Tweet
‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ unfolds outdoorsA review of Theater Schmeater’s rollicking outdoor production of an ancient Sumerian tale, adapted by Julia Leonas and directed by J.D. Lloyd.Share Tweet
Mariners pregame notes and lineups: Ketel Marte and Jesus Montero recalled from Class AAA TacomaThe expected roster moves have been made official. First baseman/DH Jesus Marte and infielder/outfielder Ketel Marte have been recalled from Class AAA Tacoma. They replace Dustin Ackley and Chris Taylor on the 25-man roster. Ackley was traded to the Yan…Share Tweet
How Wilson's deal got doneJul 31John Clayton breaks down how Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's four-year, $87.6 million deal got done.
Impact of Wilson's contract on SeahawksJul 31Herm Edwards and Ryan Clark discuss how Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's contract extension will affect the team's ability to keep its core players.
Seahawks keeping their core togetherJul 31Herm Edwards and Ryan Clark react to the news that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with Seattle.
Time for Wilson to get new deal running outJul 30Chris Mortensen discusses the latest news on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who is looking for a new deal, and how this impacts LB Bobby Wagner, who will become a free agent after the season. Mortensen also discusses S Kam Chancellor, who may hold out.
Tom Brady hurting only himself with Deflategate defianceJul 30The more Tom Brady fights to clear his name, the more damage he's doing to his reputation, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Let's Go CampingJul 20Time for the 2015 Training Camp Primer. Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 32 training camps, with some fun on the side. Clip and save. First things first, though. It was a notable Saturday evening for the Favre family. Not only did the famous …
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