Super Bowl party food options for the non-cooking types (and the cooking ones, too)

Super Bowl sandwich-on-sandwich action from Rain Shadow Meats (courtesy Rain Shadow Meats). So you’re not up for cooking for your Super Bowl party: That’s okay. Cooking’s not for everyone. Don’t let anyone shame you! You have tons of other-people-who-know-exactly-what-they’re-doing-make-it-for-you options, including: • The Fully Inflated 2-Foot-Long Grinder and more from John Sundstrom’s very tasty new Slab […]

Who is the 12th Man?

Seahawks fans show their spirit at least year’s Super Bowl Media Day at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo: John Lok) Data plays a bigger-than-ever role in the way we experience televised sports — and rest assured, there will be no player stat left unturned during Sunday’s big game. But what about the fans […]

Bill Gates to guest edit tech site The Verge

Microsoft Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates (Photo by Microsoft) Bill Gates, a man who on his own wields an impressive megaphone, will make use of a bit of a different platform next month. The Microsoft-co founder, fresh off the release of an ambitious list of human development goals in an annual letter released this week, […]

Microsoft’s earnings: Looking under the hood

Microsoft’s most recent quarter was a good news, bad news affair. The company’s business-focused cloud-computing unit continued its pattern of double-digit sales growth, weighing in as a $5.5-billion-a-year business. But Microsoft’s biggest moneymaker — its commercial licensing group, which sells businesses Windows, server products, and Office — stumbled a bit. One-time charges, from employee severance bills to a tax adjustment from the IRS to […]

Bill Gates takes on AI, Bitcoin in Reddit chat

Bill Gates, in the latest stop on his January media campaign of sorts, took to Reddit to answer some of your burning questions. Among the topics the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist addressed: Microsoft’s recently unveiled  HoloLens is “pretty amazing,” but it will take a few years of software development for it to reach its full potential. […]

Fly angler Skip Morris hosts fly fishing seminar this Saturday at Port Ludlow

Fly angler Skip Morris will host a fly-fishing seminar 10 am.-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place in Port Ludlow. Cost is $30 ($15 for 17-and-under) in advance or $35 a person ($20) at the door, and includes lunch. Morris, a resident of the Olympic Peninsula, has written 17 books […]

Anacortes Salmon Derby in March cancelled with impending salmon fishing closure of San Juan Islands

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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports good trout action at Rufus Woods Reservoir

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Even though there hasn’t been any of the big “releases” of big rainbow from the net pens on Rufus Woods Reservoir, the Colville Tribe has released almost 100,000 smaller fish into the reservoir this year. This is still attracting […]

Toppenish firm recalls 1,620 pounds of beef for E. coli

Washington Beef, LLC, a Toppenish, Wash., firm is voluntarily recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef-trim products from 2012 that may have been contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The beef products were shipped in 60-pound bulk packs produced Nov. 28, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported Wednesday. […]

Seattle police apologize for man’s 2014 arrest; chief orders review

Update at 6:10 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Wednesday said she has ordered a review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch’s conduct and supervision, according to the department’s website. Here is O’Toole’s statement: “Today I heard many concerns from community members about the conduct of an SPD officer assigned to the East Precinct. These concerns are related to […]

Man sentenced to nearly 70 years for fatal Federal Way shooting

A man was sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison Wednesday for opening fire outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 and killing one man and wounding four other people, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kenneth M. Sutton Jr., 23, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree assault with […]