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Don Wilson, surf music pioneer , dies at 88

Rhythm guitarist Don Wilson, co-founder of surf music staple the Ventures, has died at age 88, his family said Saturday. He passed peacefully of natural causes in the early morning with his four adult children at his side in his native Tacoma, Washington, his family said in a statement. "Our...
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Huskies Forget to Duck, Get KO'd Early by Oregon

On Sunday night, it made no difference who coached the University of Washington basketball team. Will Conroy, Mike Hopkins or Hec Edmundson. From the opening tip, the rudderless Huskies took one look at a talented and intimidating Oregon team — a group that played like it belonged in the NBA with its deep 3-point shooters and fiercely dunking big men — and the guys in the dark purple shirts and bright red faces turned and went the other way.

Air quality in Puget Sound region isn't 'too bad yet'

SEATTLE — A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle says they'll be monitoring conditions in the Puget Sound region with stagnant air expected for a few days. "The air quality is not too bad yet, but we might see it degrade over the next few days," said...

Bateau lands $4M for software used by senior living companies

Bateau, a Seattle startup that makes business intelligence software for senior living companies, raised a $4 million round led by CRV. Its software is specifically designed for the senior living industry — an estimated $69 billion market in the U.S., according to Bateau — and pulls data from various systems into a single interface. The 9-person startup is led by CEO and co-founder Paul Jarvis, who previously spent seven years at Palantir. His co-founder Henry Hutcheson was an engineer at FullStory and Amperity before launching Bateau with Jarvis in June 2019.

Commentary: Seattle U men’s basketball thriving despite early-season coaching change

It's the feel-good story that not many are talking about – at least, yet: The Seattle U men’s basketball team, which is thriving despite a turbulent start to their season. If you missed it, less than a week before their first game in November, the school placed coach Jim Hayford on administrative leave. Hayford had reportedly used a racial slur in a scrimmage, and although he apologized, the majority of his players refused to play for him. About a week later, Hayford resigned, with athletic director Shaney Fink saying it was clear Hayford was no longer able to effectively lead the team.

Queen Anne Communications Tower Retrofit

Seattle City Light has hired a contractor to replace 32 cross-bracing bars on the utility's radio communications tower at 1412 1st Avenue North. Crews will replace the cross-bracing bars and rivets on the tower to improve structural reliability. The tower is located in the Queen Anne area at 1412 1st...
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Urban Search and Rescue Dogs Take Over Tacoma School

(TNS) - Fawcett Elementary School in Tacoma hasn't been used by students for months, but on Sunday it will once again become a place for learning. This time, the students are canines. Northwest Disaster Search Dogs (NDSD), a nonprofit group that trains canines for urban search and rescue, is using...

How a Seattle woman made a career out of sculpting colorful pasta art

SEATTLE — Linda Miller Nicholson once constructed kitchen cabinets partially made of pasta for supermodel Gigi Hadid. The cabinet's separating the kitchen and living room of Hadid's Manhattan penthouse are brimming with dried orange and blue farfalle, bird's nests of red tagliatelle and green garganelli, which you can see through the transparent cabinet doors. To complete the project, Nicholson flew from Seattle to New York with 70 pounds of pasta in her suitcase.
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Rachel Lynn Solomon: Weathering through the storm with UW and The Daily alumni

Editor’s note: “From the Crow’s Nest” is a bi-weekly column showcasing authors and literary works from the Pacific Northwest. I always find it hard to approach literature that claims to tackle the unspoken burden weighing me down. Growing up in the South, mental health was not taken seriously — much less in online communities where, rather than a realistic depiction of depression, affluent white teenagers were seen romanticizing the very battle I wanted to surrender to. The only way to be taken seriously was to hide my trauma and depression beneath a sunny, can-do personality, even though underneath I never felt like I belonged in any social setting. To this day, I struggle coming onto campus without those thoughts resurfacing and controlling me, equipped with a million excuses to leave any social situation.

Seattle U Community Reacts to Month-Long Online Learning Amid Omicron Surge

Winter quarter at Seattle University has started off the way the last one ended: online. Originally expected to be a week-long virtual period, the first day of the quarter began with an early morning announcement from President Eduardo Peñalver that in-person classes would not resume until Jan. 31. President...

'The Ventures' founding member, guitarist Don Wilson dies at 88

Washington [US], January 24 (ANI): Don Wilson, who was the co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band 'The Ventures', has died at the age of 88. According to People magazine, the rhythm guitarist's family said that he died peacefully of natural causes on Saturday morning in Tacoma, Washington. Wilson had his four children by his side at the time.