Lummi Island chef Wetzel brings James Beard Award to table

Blaine Wetzel makes bread in the kitchen at the Willows Inn. (Steve Ringman / Seattle Times, 2011)

Blaine Wetzel brings home a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest, has a new cookbook coming out, and will be part of the crazy-sounding Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle this summer.

Prosecutor: I don’t believe Frank Clark punched or slapped girlfriend

Ohio prosecutor Lynne Gast-King elaborated on her investigation of Seahawks top draft pick Frank Clark, saying Wednesday, “I don’t think he punched her.” Her conclusions contradicted what the victim and her brother told police. Updated

Seattle, Tacoma ports release Seaport Alliance draft proposal

Commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Federal Way City Hall to discuss an alliance agreement. The ports expect to submit the final agreement to the Federal Maritime Commission in June. Updated

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