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The presence of survivors and families provided far more meaning than the game between Seattle and Oakland. Among those honored at the game were the parents of a young American woman, Taylor Anderson, who was teaching in Japan and died after taking her students to high ground.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The new visitor center's vivid, heartfelt displays tell the story of the foundation's globe-spanning philanthropic ambitions, and of the enormous work that waits to be done.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Art Thiel in Japan: Members of the Mariners and Oakland A's come to the devastated community of Ishinomaki and saw how shocking the toll remains. A small gesture, the visit was far better than doing nothing.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Art Thiel in Japan: On a hurried trip, the Seattle Mariners' manager and several players made time to visit Little Leaguers in a city devastated by both earthquake and tsunami. Update: Mariners release full roster.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
There's gold, or dollars, that can be made with apps and more traded across the Pacific.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Art Thiel in Tokyo: Japan's game is improving as some stars, like ex-Mariner Kenji Johjima, return to Japan. And living in a new culture remains challenging for young people just as it was for the first Japanese player in the majors.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
First of two parts: After their rescue by a Japanese tycoon 20 years ago, the team thrived for a time. But a long-ago remark about the possibility of things turning difficult has proven remarkably prescient.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Wanting to look strong, President Obama is reluctant to abandon an Afghan mission that serves no good purpose. He and GOP challengers should be careful about what they say in the months ahead, lest they trap us in more military adventures.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
A new film probes the heart of Spain's great futbol rivalry and shows, appropriately, at a soccer bar.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Seattle can learn from Japan's quake and our own geologic history. Around the year 900, the Salish tribes that lived in Seattle were devastated by an earthquake. With stress building on the fault line right under the city, history may repeat itself.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
It took a lot of research, and beer, to find out what makes Rio's carnaval the world's greatest street party: its class-busting politics.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
As an environmental review approaches, opponents and supporters of exporting coal to China are angling to shape the perception of how a proposed facility will affect Bellingham and even cities like Seattle and Edmonds.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
There's all that oil from Alberta's tar sands, and coal in Wyoming and Montana. All of it is yearning to burn free, but not for free, in Asia, or wherever else top dollar will be paid.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
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