Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

Oil trains called hazard in old Seattle tunnel

SEATTLE — With increasing numbers of trains carrying volatile crude oil through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Culinary SOS: Huckleberry's roasted carrots with avocado

Dear SOS: Ever since trying the roasted carrots and avocado from Huckleberry in Santa Monica, Calif., I can't stop thinking about them. They taste more like French fries, even though they are just roasted carrots. I'm dying for the recipe. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

CDC: Americans' bellies are expanding

CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

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What’s in a name? Ask Brian Budz

Here’s a little lighthearted tidbit for a Tuesday afternoon. It seems like every time

Cannabis Chronicles

LCB reports $14 million in pot sales through Sept. 15

The state Liquor Control Board reported recreational marijuana sales of $14.05 million and excise

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Portrait 2014

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This year's edition reflects a new approach as we share stories and videos of some of the people who make our county such a special place to live, work, learn and play. More

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