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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Fighting back against Grandma’s gift gluttony

Mother of two won’t win this battle against her own mom, writes Carolyn Hax. What she can do is figure out ways to respond to her mom’s excesses that honor her values.

Writer navigates tech’s male culture in Seattle with acerbic wit

Author and Amazon veteran Kristi Coulter has found her voice. Funny and feminist — with a viral essay under her belt and a book coming out next year — she talks with The Seattle Times about what it’s like to be a woman working in tech.

Rant & Rave: Too much talk, not enough parade

Readers rave about bread donation to Roots Shelter, rant about not enough parade on TV coverage.

Arby’s buying Buffalo Wild Wings in deal valued at $2.4B

ATLANTA (AP) — Arby’s is buying casual dining chain Buffalo Wild Wings in a deal worth about $2.4 billion. Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. said Tuesday that it will pay $157 per share. That’s a 7 percent premium to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.’s Monday closing price of $146.40. The companies put the transaction’s value at $2.9 […]

Billionaire’s massive yacht turned away at Molokai harbor

HONOLULU (AP) — A billionaire was blocked from docking at a Molokai harbor after he tried to visit the island with his massive yacht. Hawaii News Now reports a group of residents and activists told the vessel’s crew on Friday that they were not welcome on Molokai, an island just northwest of Maui. The $195 […]

Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day. Lava was welling in its crater, but it remained unclear how bad […]

History organization to use $500K gift to build clock tower

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A history organization says a $500,000 gift will go toward construction of a new tower home for a clock in southwest Ohio that dates to the late 1800s. The Dayton Daily News reports Dayton History said Monday that the gift from the Brethen Foundation will be used for a new tower […]

Peru’s abundant ruins feel the squeeze of urbanization

LIMA, Peru (AP) — From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago. Like many people in modern-day Peru, Rojas was born and raised among Incan sites that were built before […]

Vermont’s state Christmas tree has special meaning to family

PITTSFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s state Christmas tree — a 40-foot blue spruce — has special meaning to one family. The tree grew in a yard in Pittsford after a boy brought the seedling home from a fair when he was 12. John Paul Greene-Eugair died in 1995 at age 16 of complications from cerebral […]

Seattle’s Coziest Dining Destinations

In the colder months, Seattle knows how to stay warm—and sated by good food and drink.

A Whole New Meaning to “Until the Cows Come Home”

Cow roping, Seattle's Top Chefs, 3 days of udderly delicious delights - COWABUNGA

Wild steelhead found in Oregon urban streams

Juvenile wild steelhead are taking refuge in tiny creeks, proving even the Rogue River Basin’s most urbanized streams still have a little wild left in them.

Indonesian authorities have closed Bali’s airport for a 2nd day because of volcanic ash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have closed Bali’s airport for a 2nd day because of volcanic ash.

Dallas-Fort Worth airport gets federal money for runway work

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Officials at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport plan to use about $52 million in federal aid for runway and lighting improvements next year. Airport officials said Monday that $49.5 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration will be spent improving the airport’s busiest runway for arrivals. The runway will […]

Things To Do After Work: November 27–December 1

Cathy McClure dissects toys in 'Dispossessed,' John Waters brings his perverse holiday vision to town, and the official photographer for the Obama administration unveils a portrait of the presidency.

7 Ways 2018 Will Be Better Than 2017

Call us incurable optimists, but the new year has to be an improvement on the past 12 months. Here’s what has us excited about kissing 2017 goodbye.

Franciscan Foundation- CHI Franciscan Health Signature Event

This year, CHI Franciscan Health celebrated and thanked the giving society members, generous individuals and corporations who, through their annual gifts, are ensuring exceptional healthcare for us all!

I canceled my airline ticket within 24 hours. Where’s my refund?

When Ahmed Abdulrahim cancels a flight within 24 hours of booking it, he assumes he’ll have the money soon. Months later, he’s still waiting. Can his airline issue his refund?

Demand for microbreweries grows in central North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck area is becoming a hot spot for North Dakota microbreweries. Bismarck, Mandan and the surrounding area could be home to six of the state’s nearly 20 microbreweries by next year, the Bismarck Tribune reported . “It’s definitely an exciting time to be a brewer,” said Dylan Hilfer-Schafer, co-founder of […]

Russell Wilson–Approved Juice Press Officially Opens in U Village Today

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback's favorite juicery makes its West Coast debut November 27.