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Seattle skies: The effects of Monday's 'smoke front'

Fires from Oregon and California measurably degraded visibility -- and air quality.

CLIFF MASS WEATHER BLOG

William Kristol: U.S. leadership is about more than rallying a coalition

Obama is leaving out the most important part of combatting terror: U.S. action.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Roger Cohen: The great unraveling (now occurring on a planet near you)

Ebola, Putin, beheadings: Will we wake up before it's too late?

NEW YORK TIMES

Shipwrecks, ramming incident kill up to 750 refugees on Mediterranean

Authorities believe that human traffickers rammed one of the ships, which was carrying perhaps 500 refugees.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Once again, it's Seattle's arachnid time of year: Giant house spider season

And, yes, they are fast. 

SLOG (THE STRANGER)

Scottish split with Great Britain would rock NATO, EU

The Scottish government would oppose any reliance on nuclear weapons, and other European countries would oppose letting Scotland have special benefits within the European Union. 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Spokane area breathes sigh of relief at end of I-90's 19-hour emergency closure

A motorist's spotting of a small leak from a truck led to major problems, traffic detours and crews in moon suits.

KREM-TV

Art Thiel: UW has a prospect for the Legion of Boom

"In the Seahawks-drenched local sports culture, the connection is irresistible: University of Washington LB Shaq Thompson is an early qualifier as an apprentice for the Legion of Boom. The guy is everything Pete Carroll wants: Long, fast, smart and tough."

SPORTSPRESS NORTHWEST

China's environmental anxiety is on the rise

According to the Pew Research Center, the Chinese are started to worry that the environmental cost of “industrial progress” is too high.

NEW YORK TIMES

High cost of thinning WA's crowded classrooms

Initiative 1351 will lower the number of students per class and, say supporters, improve academic performance and lower drop-out rates. It'll also cost an extra $2 billion a year.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Seahawks upset in San Diego, 30-21

Lesson for Seattle: If you want to win in the NFL, you can't make mistakes.

SEATTLE TIMES

Pressure builds on NFL's Goodell

With President Obama “shocked” by the Ray Rice video, the pressure is mounting on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Is Whatcom County ready for an oil train derailment?

Such an event "will overwhelm any jurisdiction and exhaust its resources,” said Kent Catlin, deputy director of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Managment.

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Beating poverty with parenting

One overarching lesson about how to break the cycles of U.S. poverty is the power of good parenting.

NEW YORK TIMES

N. Korea hands American 6 years hard labor

North Korea sentenced Matthew Miller to hard labor for reportedly tearing up his tourist visa at Pyongyang airport in April. Miller is the third U.S. citizen in N. Korean custody.

WASHINGTON POST

On Charlie Rose show, Apple's Tim Cook swipes at Amazon

In the first of a 2-part interview, Cook dismissed Amazon's efforts to compete in the smartphone and tablet arenas by saying simply, “They’re not a product company."

GEEKWIRE

How local familes of color teach kids to deal with cops

In the wake of Ferguson, 4 Seattle-area families explain how they advise their kids to handle encounters with police.

SEATTLE TIMES

ISIS video shows beheading of British aid worker

Victim David Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Scotland, was kidnapped in Syria last year while working for a French aid agency.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Elite Israeli military vets refuse to serve over treatment of Palestinians

Denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinians, 43 veterans from Israel's elite clandestine Unit 8200 have said they will no longer “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians."

NEW YORK TIMES

A GOP Senate's first 100 days

A look at what current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues hope to accomplish in the first few months if McConnell becomes majority leader.

THE NEW REPUBLIC

No swimming in Green Lake

Local health officials closed the lake on Friday due to high levels of algae toxins. People and pets shouldn't swim, wade or otherwise play in the lake.

SEATTLE TIMES

U.S. contractors eager to cash in on ISIS war

If President Obama really expects to destroy ISIS, he’ll have to rely on private military contractors. At least, that's what the U.S. contractors are hoping.

THE DAILY BEAST

Palin family brawl makes NYT

What began as a snowmobiler birthday party in Anchorage last week turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin’s family in the thick of it. “It was a really nice, mellow party,” said one guest. “Then it turned into ‘The Jerry Springer Show.’ ”

NEW YORK TIMES

A bad, sad week for sports

Ray Rice, Oscar Pistorius, Adrian Peterson. Their sordid stories are a stark reminder that the world of sports can be a showcase for society at its worst.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Suspected enterovirus cases in WA at 29

Four hospitals are now treating kids suspected of having the D68 virus: Seattle Children's (24) and Swedish First Hill (1); Yakima Valley Memorial (3); and Sacred Heart in Spokane (1).

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Mariners beat Oakland, 4-2

Thanks to solo homers from Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison and Kendrys Morales. Seattle is now a half-game behind the A’s in the wild-card standings.

SEATTLE TIMES

Obama's strategy: Built on sand

The president's Middle East plans must rely on hopes that won't necessarily be fulfilled.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

David Brooks: Obama faces his sternest test

It's OK to be a reluctant leader, as biblical tales demonstrate. But it's vital that he follow through passionately.

NEW YORK TIMES

Weekend viewing: Northern Lights display

The best chance could be Friday night after 10 p.m.

MY NORTHWEST

Sources: Ray Rice told NFL boss exactly what happened

Four sources say the football player told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell months ago that he hit his then-fiancee. Goodell has claimed the information was "ambiguous." One source says Rice talked about slapping her.

ABC NEWS

NFL leadership: Where ambiguity mixes with deliberate ignorance

It's so inconvenient for Circus Maximus to have to answer questions about its players' behavior. Fortunately, TV makes it easier for the league to get off the hook.

NEW YORK TIMES

What top American executives really think about their workforce

"Harvard Business School Alumni reported 56 separate instances where they moved 1,000 or more U.S. jobs to foreign countries, zero cases of moving that many jobs in one block to America from abroad, and just four cases of creating that many new jobs in the United States."

WASHINGTON POST

WSU study says new med school possible by 2017

The university-sponsored feasibility study favors a new medical school in Spokane. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Virginia Mason opens new critical care unit

The new critical care unit opened on Sunday, with 28 beds. A new surgery center is scheduled to open on September 22nd. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

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