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Report on Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings released

MARYSVILLE — Three hours before a 15-year-old Tulalip boy opened fire in a busy Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, he wrote a text message to his family. It might be the closest detectives ever get to understanding why the popular student packed a handgun to campus and systematically shot five of his friends in the head.
 

‘The Really Big One’? Get ready now, quake experts advise

This week’s New Yorker magazine article, “The Really Big One,” didn’t sugarcoat it: Seattle and several other Northwest cities are destined to be pummeled by a massive earthquake, on a date to be determined. (If you’re a loyal Seattle Times reader, you probably knew that already, based on our previous coverage.)