Nepal quake: 1,900 dead, Everest shaken

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 2,000, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more […]

Most local-based Everest teams accounted for after big avalanche

SEATTLE (AP) – Several Washington state-based mountain-guiding companies are reporting their teams are OK after a massive earthquake in Nepal sent an avalanche sweeping into a mountaineering base camp on Mount Everest, but at least one said it does not have all staff accounted for. About a half-dozen Washington outfits – including Alpine Ascents, International […]

Seahawks great Kenny Easley to announce Seattle’s second-round pick in NFL Draft

The Seahawks have tabbed longtime Seattle safety Kenny Easley to announce the team’s first pick — a second-round selection — in next week’s 2015 NFL Draft. Seahawks safety Kenny Easley is seen in action during a game circa 1985. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) The Seahawks aren’t scheduled to pick until the draft’s second day, when they […]

Second round mock draft

Mitch Morse could be an option for Seattle as early as pick #63 Here’s how the first round played out: #1 Tampa Bay — Jameis Winston (QB) #2 TRADE San Diego — Marcus Mariota (QB) #3 Jacksonville — Dante Fowler Jr (DE) #4 Oakland — Leonard Williams (DE) #5 TRADE Miami — Amari Cooper (WR) […]

Washington Huskies’ Lorenzo Romar: ‘I didn’t think we had at times the best work ethic’ in 2015

Washington Huskies men’s basketball head coach Lorenzo Romar said a late-season collapse in 2014-15 was the result of a combination of poor work ethic, personal agendas and unfortunate injuries, The Seattle Times reported. In an interview with Percy Allen of The Seattle Times, Romar candidly discussed his team’s second-half swoon that saw the Huskies go […]

PubliCalendar: ‘Someone You Love’ Tackles the HPV Epidemic

For Today The HPV vaccine prevents several forms of cancer, including one that kills 6,000 people in the U.S. and 250,000 people worldwide each year—but why do vaccination rates continue to remain low? An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and less than half of adolescent girls and only 13 percent of adolescent boys […]

Seattle Artists Challenge Facebook Identification Policy

Facebook is making it more difficult to hide behind a username or unique moniker. The company instituted a name policy last year asking users to “use their authentic names [to make] them more accountable.”  It sounds like a practical safety measure, but it’s backfiring and triggering outrage—some have even called it discriminatory. And for people […]