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2013-02-19 12:28:56

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ForkFly, a powerful social engagement and advertising platform transforming the way publishers and merchants offer deals and advertising, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with The Seattle Times. By integrating ForkFly into its current advertising initiatives, The Seattle Times will now offer area merchants an intuitive, self-service platform for delivering custom advertisements, offers, and geo-targeted...

2010-06-21 12:17:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), the bank holding company for Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Best of the Northwest for 2009. There were two categories in which Heritage Financial was honored: "Top 20 Companies of the Decade" and one of only 23 companies that were debt-free. Heritage Financial was recognized as one of only...

2009-07-10 15:03:11

A golf dispute in King County, Wash., led to one man receiving a debilitating head injury and another receiving a jail sentence, authorities say. Prosecutors said the conflict between two golf foursomes at the Auburn Golf Course last July was based on the lead foursome playing too slowly for the foursome trailing behind them, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Thursday. Nicholas Shampine, a member of the lead foursome, said he felt compelled to strike James Compton, a member of the...

2009-03-16 14:25:45

Seattle joins most other U.S. cities Tuesday when it becomes a one-daily-newspaper town. The final edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper will mark the end of the city's oldest business, a journalistic enterprise that started out 146 years ago. Tonight we'll be putting the paper to bed for the last time, Editor and Publisher Roger Oglesby told his staff Monday morning. But the bloodline will live on. However, while its parent company, Hearst Corp., said it will no longer print...

2009-01-09 15:44:52

A television report in Seattle surprised two daily newspaper newsrooms when it said the Seattle Post-Intelligencer may be on its last legs. A KING/5 news report said the newspaper would be put up for sale by Hearst Corp. and that no buyer was expected, the Post-Intelligencer reported Friday. The newspaper's publisher Rodger Oglesby did not deny the rumor, but said, there's nothing I can tell you now, the newspaper reported. The Post-Intelligencer's managing editor David McCumber said, nobody...

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Natalie Singer, The Seattle Times Jul. 31--One week after Seattle police returned hundreds of patient files and a computer hard drive taken in a raid from a University District medical marijuana cooperative and local prosecutors declined to press charges, federal drug agents have gotten involved in the case. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Friday took control from Seattle police of about 12 ounces of medical marijuana and about 2 pounds of less-potent leaves seized from...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times Jul. 30--Seattle filmmaker John Helde's documentary "Made in China" will have its broadcast premiere at 8 p.m. Monday on the Documentary Channel. The film, which had its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in 2007, is Helde's exploration of his father's childhood as an American boy growing up in 1930s China. It is screening as part of a special collection of six China-themed documentaries, in anticipation of the 2008 Olympic...

2008-07-25 15:00:48

By Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times Jul. 25--The Metro kicks off a new Metro Classics series called simply "War!" on Wednesday nights through September. It will feature six foreign films (three from the Axis powers; three from Allies), followed by three Lee Marvin war films. An evening of German Expressionism begins the series Wednesday, with a double feature of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (at 6:30 and 9:40 p.m.) and F.W. Murnau's 1924 "The Last Laugh" (8 p.m.). One admission ($10 general;...

2008-07-24 09:00:29

The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Wednesday, July 23: ___ Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's days of hiding are over. Details of the arrest of Radovan Karadzic are fuzzy and conflicting, but his ability to elude capture for 13 years after indictment for his role in the slaughter of thousands is quite clear. No one ever tried very hard to find him, including the international community, but especially other Serbs. One account has the former Bosnian Serb...

2008-07-23 12:00:54

By Misha Berson, Seattle Times Jul. 23--I was new in town when I first roamed around Rainier Square looking for the Crepe de Paris, back in 1991. When I found it, a gracious Frenchwoman warmly greeted and seated me, and took my drink order. Then the fun began. A crew of expert zanies, cut-ups who could also sing like a dream on the bistro's ministage, gave me a quick lesson in Pacific Northwest humor: droll, dry, impish and mercilessly mocking of local fads and foibles. I think the...