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  • It’s time to save our orcas, state lawmaker says

    Time may be running out on local orcas. “We are now down to a record-low of 76 whales in the population,” state Sen. Kevin Ranker said Tuesday. That’s why Ranker, D-Orcas Island, is leading the charge to create the Orca Protection Act, an update to the state’s current regulations. “There are many scientists who are even saying we may be at or near or even potentially below carrying capacity,” he said “Which means there are not enough reproductive males and […]

  • Seahawks’ veteran ‘replacements’ may be key to another playoff run

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks have suffered injuries to key players before. Their mantra when such a setback occurs: “Next man up.” Those reinforcements are usually up-and-coming players whom general manager John Schneider found late in drafts or as undrafted free agents. That’s how Richard Sherman got his shot. Kam Chancellor, too. But this year Schneider and the Seahawks have found more seasoned stand-ins. Trades and free agency have brought Seattle a wealth of veteran depth that has been critical […]

  • Could this be the season Bobby Wagner is finally named NFL Defensive Player of the Year?

    SEATTLE – Bobby Wagner keeps getting better. That’s what his coaches and teammates say. “He’s making plays left and right, all over the place,” fellow Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said this week. “Bobby Wagner is the best in the business at what he does,” quarterback Russell Wilson said. “It’s been that way for years and years.” Wagner is a three-time Pro Bowler and has twice been named an All Pro. But his stellar play this season has some labeling him […]

  • Why doctors say Chancellor and Avril’s neck injuries could be career-threatening

    It’s a question on all of our minds: Will Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor ever play football again? That was one question asked of Pete Carroll at a press conference this week after the Seahawks coach said both defensive standouts will miss the rest of this season because of neck injuries. Carroll didn’t offer a clear answer. “I know you guys want more on this stuff,” he said. “But I’m just trying to respect their situations as much as I […]

  • Seahawks’ recent losses got you down? Here are 5 reasons for optimism

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks have lost two of their last three games. They have yet to sustain a running game. Their once-vaunted defense is riddled with injuries, and they enter this week on the outside of the chase for an NFC playoff spot at 6-4. After kicker Blair Walsh’s 52-yard, game-tying field goal attempt fell short against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, some fans and pundits have started to write Seattle off. But there are plenty reasons […]

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    Former Sonics GM Wally Walker makes his pitch for SoDo over KeyArena

    SEATTLE – Wally Walker wants to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. The former president and general manager of the team has been part of Chris Hansen’s group trying to build a privately funded arena in the SoDo district since 2011. His ties to the NBA and the Pacific Northwest run deep. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers and the SuperSonics before spending 12 years leading Seattle’s front office. He says he’s open to other options to build an […]

  • Here’s why Russell Wilson is a strong candidate to be the NFL’s MVP

    SEATTLE – Russell Wilson hasn’t just been the leader of the Seahawks’ offense this season. He’s basically been the offense. Wilson has accounted for 82.1 percent of Seattle’s total scrimmage yards. That’s the highest percentage of any player in the league and, according to NFL Media Research, if that stat holds it would be the highest percentage by a player in any season in the Super Bowl era. He’s led Seattle to two dramatic fourth-quarter comebacks, thrown for 19 touchdowns […]

  • The Seahawks – and the world – have changed dramatically since the last time Richard Sherman didn’t start

    The last time Richard Sherman did not start at cornerback for Seattle, Pete Carroll had a losing record as an NFL coach, Russell Wilson was attending graduate courses at Wisconsin and the Seahawks’ best days seemed far behind them. It was Oct. 23, 2011, the game was in Cleveland and running back Marshawn Lynch was a late scratch with back spasms. Charlie Whitehurst filled in for a banged-up Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback and threw for 97 yards. The Seahawks lost, […]