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Art Thiel: Why Pete Carroll's way could work in any business

The Seahawks coach gave a lucid explanation Monday of how to be ready for a big moment. Feel free to imitate him wherever you are.

SPORTSPRESS NORTHWEST

Putin has been lucky...until now

Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely popular in Russia thanks mostly to profits made through oil. But now, as oil prices drop, he looks more like Gorbachev and Yeltsin than ever before. 

WONKBLOG

Iraqi reality TV has terrorists face victims

A reality television show in Iraq puts people convicted of terrorism in the same room as their victims. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Mt. Rainier meltdown

Mt. Rainier is seen as a microcosm for what climate change could mean. 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Joe Cocker dies at 70

Singer Joe Cocker has reportedly passed away at age 70. 

VARIETY

National media react to Seahawks' win

The Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals with ease last night. Here's what people are saying.

SEATTLE TIMES

Tom Brokaw in remission

The former news anchor announced Sunday that he has finished chemotherapy.

KING5.COM

Senate report: Seattle man provided key to tracking down terror plotter in Britain

The report contradicts the CIA, which had claimed that the use of enhanced interrogation had led to the information that British authorities used to find and stop an alleged terrorist.

SEATTLE TIMES

How FAA overruled its own safety inspectors to approve Hollywood drones

Top officials responded to pressure from Hollywood to declare the agency completely satisfied with the safety of filmmakers' plans -- and then hired a Hollywood lobbyist to help speed up approvals of applications.

WASHINGTON POST

Inside the Seattle Police Hackathon

What attendees learned about redacting public video at the Seattle Police Department's hackathon last week.

GEEKWIRE

Gates Foundations' 'Grand Challenges' program bears little fruit

Writes Sandi Doughton of Bill Gates, "But the Microsoft co-founder seemed humbled that, despite an investment of $1 billion, none of the projects funded under the Gates Foundation’s 'Grand Challenges' banner has yet made a significant contribution to saving lives and improving health in the developing world."

SEATTLE TIMES

Modern love: Vacuity and dating in the sharing age

"We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick."

THOUGHT CATALOG

Tim Egan: How a landslide of losses let Obama off his leash

"Perhaps the best thing to happen to him was the crushing blow his party took in the midterm elections," writes Egan. ".. Obama unbound is a president primed to make his mark."

NEW YORK TIMES

Wash.'s failed Columbia River bridge a microcosm of national dysfunction

How Republican legislators snarled plans between Washington and Oregon to replace the Woodrow Wilson-era span of I-5 between the two states. A new bridge could have reduced accidents 70 percent, boosted annual economic output by more than $600 million and added $230 million to local wages.

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

Seahawks sign rush end Cliff Avril to 4-year contract extension

Gregg Bell writes, "Seattle signed rush end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension on Friday, a league source with knowledge of the contract confirmed to The News Tribune."

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Sound Transit picks Everett light rail route through Paine Field

Jerry Cornfield writes, "If light rail ever reaches here [Everett], trains will travel through the bustling manufacturing area at Paine Field to downtown and possibly up to Everett Community College. That’s the route the Sound Transit Board of Directors agreed Thursday to put in its long-range plan. Meeting in Seattle, the board acted at the request of three Snohomish County delegates."

HERALD (EVERETT)

I can't go to your holiday party because I'm an introvert

"I can’t go to your holiday because I’m an introvert who has better things to do. You wouldn’t understand because you’re not an introvert. You’re probably an extrovert, or worse, a warm, emotionally-stable person who can relate to other people."

MEDIUM

North Korea suggests joint investigation with U.S. into Sony hack

"North Korea has proposed holding a joint inquiry with the US into the hacking of Sony Pictures, claiming it can prove it did not carry out the cyber-attack. The foreign ministry in Pyongyang denied responsibility for the the highest-profile corporate hack in history, and said there would be grave consequences if Washington refused to collaborate on an investigation and continued to blame it."

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

President Castro says Cuba won't change communist system

"Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalise bilateral relations, but stressed that Havana will not change its political system."

BBC

Gridlock & dysfunction: How one state (Washington) turned down money for crumbling interstate bridge

Republicans got so tense with one another that colleagues suggested counseling for both about using professional language.

BLOOMBERG NEWS

The torture stories no one talks about

The horrific stories of CIA-sponsored torture that aren't in the Senate report. 

SLATE

5 dead, 1 ill in WA; caramel apples to blame?

A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

CNN

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

President Obama's surprising denunciation of a major American corporation is just the latest evidence that he plans to make the most of his last two years in office.

THE ATLANTIC

Haggen grocery chain will add nearly 150 stores in West

The Bellingham-based chain will buy stores that Safeway and Albertson's must divest in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona as part of their merger.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Amazon is way, way, way worse than Walmart

Progressive columnist Jim Hightower explains the future of shopping hell. 

RENO NEWS & REVIEW

Massive water filter goes from Richland to Japan

An enormous device capable of filtering water contaminated by the Fukushima power plant was developed in Richland. 

KUOW-FM

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year extension

The Seahawks have reportedly signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a 4-year, $28.5 million extension. 

KOMO NEWS

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill

Immigration officials are opening new lockups for moms and kids seeking refuge from violent homelands. So much for compassion.

MOTHER JONES

Obama's year end press conference

President Obama delivers his final press conference of the year.

NEW YORK TIMES

FBI: North Korea responsible for Sony hack

North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI announced Friday.

CNN

3 more reasons Seattle is stuck in a fustercluck

With the Viaduct about to fall, here are three more reasons to feel bad for us Seattleites.

GRIST

North Korea exposes Hollywood reality: All films are political

Now Hollywood has to decide which ones are worth standing up for.

WASHINGTON POST

David Brooks: Are Ferguson protesters really willing to confront the power of unions?

The movement faces a real obstacle in the power of police unions, just as education reformers have run into the teachers unions' resistance to true changes.

NEW YORK TIMES

Dow soars on Fed reassurances

A continuing fall in oil prices failed to dampen investors' enthusiasm about the economy.

CNN

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