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falcon northwest’s tiki is the sleek sports car of vr pcs


falcon northwest is a small company, but small can mean focus and care when it comes to device makers. falcon’s business is pcs, and specifically windows machines capable of delivering terrific gaming power in a package that won’t take up an entire closet in your house. the tiki is a compact gaming tower that uses top quality materials inside and out, and if you’re looking to jump on the vr bandwagon now that mark zuckerberg is dead set on making our actual world pretty much mirror ready player one, it’s definitely worth a look.designthe tiki’s best feature, or at least its distinguishing feature vs. other gaming pcs you might choose to get, is arguably its design. the all-metal case and marble stone base are unique among gaming pc cases – and the whole thing is about half as wide as your






northwest church orlando download


download download using this app is a great way to stay connected to northwest church and to watch and listen to sermons, easily access small group questions, find out about upcoming events, news and updates, as well as online giving. app: 2017 subsplash, content: 2017 northwest church orlando.






northwest fly fishing


welcome to northwest fly fishing magazine, your leading source for insider information on the pacific northwest's most incredible fly-fishing destinations. published since 1999, northwest fly fishing is often referred to as the "national geog hic of fly fishing", and is the magazine of choice for fly anlers living in washington, oregon, california, idaho, montana, alaska and western canada. six times a year you will receive intimate details on waters of all types--some remote, and some close to home. northwest fly fishing embles stunning p og hy, rock-solid fishing information, and entertaining departments, straight from the continent's top outdoor writers and most knowledgeable local and regional experts. whether you're a trout bum or a steelhead addict, northwest fly fishing will carr






ruth jessen will head into hall of fame


the late ruth jessen, the roosevelt high school grad who twice finished second in the u.s. women’s open, was scheduled to be among three golfers inducted into the pacific northwest golf hall of fame friday night at a banquet where two northwest club pros also were scheduled to be honored.the late ruth jessen, the roosevelt high school grad who twice finished second in the u.s. women’s open, was scheduled to be among three golfers inducted into the pacific northwest golf hall of fame friday night at a banquet where two northwest club pros also were scheduled to be honored.the event at fircrest golf club outside tacoma was the fourth joint hall of fame induction banquet for two separate organizations, the pacific northwest golf association and the northwest section of the pga of america. the






1 injured in northwest side shooting


a 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder monday on the northwest side in humboldt park, police said.about 10:45 a.m. in the 3800 block of west augusta boulevard, the man felt pain after hearing shots from an unknown direction. he was taken to stroger hospital in stable condition.no one is in custody, according to police.check back for updates.






boy, 16, wounded in shooting on northwest side


a 16-year-old boy was wounded wednesday afternoon in a shooting on the northwest side in the logan square neighborhood.about 3:45 p.m., the boy was shot in the leg in the 2500 block of west cortland street, police said.he was taken in good condition to stroger hospital.no one was in custody, and police were investigating.






northwest folklife festival will be back in 2018


the fest received enough donations at the door over memorial day weekend to keep it going for another year.thanks to a surge in donations — and probably to four days of spectacular weather over memorial day weekend — the northwest folklife festival will survive another year, according to interim executive director mark crawford.before this year’s celebration, northwest folklife let patrons know that if they did not pony up $350,000 at the entrances to seattle center, there would be no 2018 festival. the festival does not charge admission.“these are preliminary numbers, but the total was about $354,000. it’ll probably be a tiny nudge upwards, but fundamentally, this was a bull’s-eye. i think the message got across,” said crawford on wednesday.northwest folklife’s annual budget is $1.3 milli






4 killed, 3 injured in crash on northwest highway in des plaines


four people were killed and three others were injured in a three-car crash in suburban des plaines on thursday evening, police said.a mercedes-benz was driving at a “high rate of speed” west in the 100 block of east northwest highway around 8:55 p.m. when it slammed into a chevrolet impala that was turning into a parking lot from the eastbound lanes of northwest highway, police said.the impala was pushed back into the eastbound lanes and collided with a toyota highlander that was driving east, police said.the three people in the impala, all related, were pronounced dead at hospitals.the driver of the mercedes also was pronounced dead.a passenger in the mercedes was taken in critical condition to lutheran general hospital.two people in the toyota suffered minor injuries and were treated at






firefighter injured in northwest side fire


a firefighter was taken to an area hospital sunday night to be treated for minor injuries following a box-alarm fire in a vacant building on the city's northwest side. about 7:30 p.m., chicago firefighters responded to a vacant structure that was on fire in the 6100 block of west dickens avenue in the galewood neighborhood on the city's northwest side. the response was soon raised to a box alarm. by 10 p.m., the fire was struck out by firefighters. one firefighter was taken to community hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to the chicago fire department.there were no other reported injuries. 






pedestrian fatally struck on northwest side


a 36-year-old man died saturday afternoon after he was hit by a car in the 6200 block of west devon avenue, according to police. about 3:35 p.m., the man was hit by a car while he was walking near the edgebrook gold course on the city's northwest side, police said. he was taken to lutheran general hospital, where he was pronounced dead. police did not immediately have information about if the motorist involved in the crash faces citations or charges. the incident remains under investigation.check back for updates. 






northwest arts and crafts on display


artists share their work at the 29th annual best of the northwest art and fine craft show at seattle's magnuson park.share storyby ken lambertseattle times staff photographerken lambert ken lambert is a staff photographer for the seattle times.custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






seattle’s northwest folklife festival brings out celebrants for rites of spring


as many as 5,000 performers will take the stage at the annual northwest folklife festival to perform for a crowd of 200,000 over the memorial day weekend. the event is free, but a suggested donation of $10 is asked for to cover the annual budget of $1.3 million.for folks in need of a sun fix, heat, no rain, and foot-stomping music, the annual northwest folklife festival will provide.and it’s still free since 1972.plan on 5,000 performers taking the stage, plus buskers — and a crowd of 200,000 over the memorial day weekend.there will be drumming and strumming, zydeco and funk, morris dancers and marimba.but, free isn’t paying the bills and a suggested donation of $10 is asked for to cover the annual budget of $1.3 million.for the sun-sensitive, bring an umbrella and unpack the tie-dye, make






swat team responding to northwest side


a police swat team was responding to an incident on the northwest side early thursday. about 6 a.m., members of the swat team responded to the 6800 block of west addison street in the dunning neighborhood. police did not release additional details.check back for updates. 






eclipse 2017: photos from the pacific northwest and around the country


across the pacific northwest and the u.s., millions are staking out their viewing spots for monday's solar eclipse.share story by tyler sipeseattle times staffit’s eclipse day! our reporters and photographers are bringing you live updates through the day from the puget sound region, oregon — and an airplane that’s chasing the eclipse.view more eclipse coverage here.related storiesmore photo galleriestyler sipe: [email protected]






lake-effect snow hammers chicago; blizzard in northeast


lake-effect snow, a relatively rare occurrence in chicago, is providing the city with its biggest snow event of the season to date. lake-effect snow develops when sufficiently cold air blows across the relatively warm waters of the great lakes, but this usually happens when winds are from the northwest. lake michigan's lake-effect snows, therefore, usually fall in northwest indiana and southwestern michigan. in the present situation, however, northeast winds are directing snow across the chicago area, with snow working southward into tuesday morning, then finally arriving in northwest indiana. meanwhile, an intensifying storm system just off the coast of new jersey is forecast to produce blizzard conditions and heavy snow, in excess of 20 inches in some places, for much of the northeast.






three people shot friday morning on west and northwest sides


three people have been shot friday on chicago's west and northwest sides, officials said.two people were shot in the west garfield park neighborhood shortly after 8 a.m., near kilpatrick avenue and madison street, police said.the victims, both males, were taken in serious condition to stroger hospital, according to the chicago fire department.  their ages were not available.earlier friday on the northwest side, a man was shot in the chest after he got into an argument with two other people while driving in an albany park alley, police said.the 22-year-old man was taken by a relative to swedish covenant hospital, and he was transferred to advocate illinois masonic medical center, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.the shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the 4800 block o






water department worker fatally injured in northwest side trench collapse


a 46-year-old city worker was fatally injured when a trench he was working in collapsed around him monday afternoon on the northwest side, according to authorities. the collapse happened about 1:10 p.m. near sauganash and peterson avenues on the far northwest side. chicago fire department paramedics took the man to st. francis hospital in evanston in "very critical condition," said cmdr. curtis hudson, a spokesman for the chicago fire department. he was later pronounced dead, according to police."he was working in the hole, and the hole collapsed on him," he said. the man injured was a worker for the city water department, according to gary litherland, a spokesman for the department. other details weren't immediately available. 






water department worker critically injured in northwest side trench collapse


a 46-year-old city worker was critically injured when a trench he was working in collapsed around him monday afternoon on the northwest side, according to authorities. the collapse happened about 1:10 p.m. near sauganash and peterson avenues on the far northwest side. chicago fire department paramedics took the man to st. francis hospital in evanston in "very critical condition," said cmdr. curtis hudson, a spokesman for the chicago fire department. "he was working in the hole, and the hole collapsed on him," he said. the man injured was a worker for the city water department, according to gary litherland, a spokesman for the department. other details weren't immediately available. check back for more information. 






seattle pacific women down northwest nazarene in gnac tournament


the falcons finish on a 13-0 run for a 71-60 victory over northwest nazarene in the gnac tournament in lacey.lacey — jordan mcphee scored 15 points, one of four seattle pacific players in double figures, and the falcons finished the game on a 13-0 scoring run to beat northwest nazarene in the first round of the great northwest athletic conference women’s basketball tournament on thursday afternoon at saint martin’s, 71-60.“in the last few games, we’ve been on the other end of that,” mcphee said of the timely offensive surge, “so being on this end is a lot more fun. people kept being aggressive, and the fact that we kept taking it at ’em the whole game … it was a fight. the fact we did it for the whole 40 minutes was huge. those last four minutes were like the whole game.”spu (19-10) will t






police investigate death of woman found on northwest side


a 33-year-old woman was found dead saturday afternoon on the northwest side in chicago's belmont cragin neighborhood.shortly before 1:30 p.m., the woman was discovered deceased in the 2100 block of north laramie avenue, chicago police said.police said a death investigation has been opened, but no other information was available.check back for more details.






police investigate death of woman found on northwest side


a 33-year-old woman was found dead saturday afternoon on the northwest side in chicago's belmont cragin neighborhood.shortly before 1:30 p.m., the woman was discovered deceased in the 2100 block of north laramie avenue, chicago police said.police said a death investigation has been opened, but no other information was released.check back for more details.






seattle pacific women down northwest nazarene in gnac tournament


the falcons finish on a 13-0 run for a 71-60 victory over northwest nazarene in the gnac tournament in lacey.lacey — jordan mcphee scored 15 points, one of four seattle pacific players in double figures, and the falcons finished the game on a 13-0 scoring run to beat northwest nazarene in the first round of the great northwest athletic conference women’s basketball tournament on thursday afternoon at saint martin’s, 71-60.“in the last few games, we’ve been on the other end of that,” mcphee said of the timely offensive surge, “so being on this end is a lot more fun. people kept being aggressive, and the fact that we kept taking it at ’em the whole game … it was a fight. the fact we did it for the whole 40 minutes was huge. those last four minutes were like the whole game.”spu (19-10) will t






pedestrian killed by metra train near barrington


a commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian late friday morning at northwest highway and cuba road, near barrington, the lake county sheriff's office said.police said officers found the pedestrian dead after arriving on scene around 11:35 a.m. the lake county sheriff's office wasn't immediately releasing the age, gender or identity of the person.metra trains on the union-pacific northwest line were halted in both directions, according to a metra spokeswoman. extensive train delays near barrington are expected while police remain on scene, metra said in an alert.police continue to investigate the incident, authorities said.metra train kills pedestrian near barringtonjoe shuman / chicago tribuneresponders from the barrington countryside fire department and officers with the lake county s






pedestrian killed by metra train near barrington


a commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian late friday morning at northwest highway and cuba road, near barrington, the lake county sheriff's office said.police said officers found the pedestrian dead after arriving on scene around 11:35 a.m. the lake county sheriff's office wasn't immediately releasing the age, gender or identity of the person.metra trains on the union-pacific northwest line were halted in both directions, according to a metra spokeswoman. extensive train delays near barrington are expected while police remain on scene, metra said in an alert.police continue to investigate the incident, authorities said.metra train kills pedestrian near barringtonjoe shuman / chicago tribuneresponders from the barrington countryside fire department and officers with the lake county s






dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a pakistani health official says an outbreak of dengue fever in the country’s northwest has killed five people in the past 10 days.provincial health minister shahram khan tarakai says more than 1,000 dengue cases have been recorded at hospitals in that period of time.tarakai said tuesday that patients with high fever started arriving at hospitals 10 days ago in peshawar, the capital of northwest khyber pakhtunkhwa province.he urged people not to panic as officials have launched a campaign to clear rotten garbage and other potential mosquito-breeding grounds.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tarakai said as many as 793 patients were treated and released, but 217 patients suffering from dengue are still hospitalized.dengue outbreaks are commo






beginner fly casting class start april 4 at green lake in seattle


the northwest fly anglers are hosting a beginning fly casting class starting tuesday (april 4) at the green lake casting pier on the northwest side of lake.the six-week classes begin every tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  cost is $60 per person and class is limited. details: https://northwestflyanglers.wildapricot.org/classes.






4 killed, 3 injured in crash on northwest highway in des plaines


four people were killed and three others were injured in a three-car crash in suburban des plaines on thursday evening, police said.a mercedes-benz was driving at a “high rate of speed” west in the 100 block of east northwest highway around 8:55 p.m. when it slammed into a chevrolet impala that was turning into a parking lot from the eastbound lanes of northwest highway, police said.the impala was pushed back into the eastbound lanes and collided with a toyota highlander that was driving east, police said.the three people in the impala, all related, were pronounced dead at hospitals. the driver of the mercedes also was pronounced dead. the cook county medical examiner's office identified the dead as anita crawford, 50; kevin crawford, 52; and kirsten crawford, 20. all lived in arlington he






4 dead, 3 injured in des plaines crash


four people were killed and three others were injured in a three-car crash in suburban des plaines on thursday evening, police said.about 8:55 p.m., a mercedes-benz was driving at a “high rate of speed” west in the 100 block of east northwest highway, according to a statement from des plaines police.the mercedes slammed into a chevrolet impala that was turning into a parking lot from the eastbound lanes of northwest highway.that pushed the impala back to the eastbound lanes and into a toyota highlander that was driving east.the three people in the impala, all of whom were related, were pronounced dead at nearby hospitals.the driver of the mercedes also was pronounced dead.a passenger in the mercedes was taken in critical condition to lutheran general hospital.two people in the toyota suffe






chicago police suv vandalized on northwest side


a marked chicago police suv was vandalized thursday night while parked near an officer's home on the northwest side.the words "pig" and "bitch" were written in blue spray paint, and under the slogan "serve and protect" was written "my ass.” other graffiti included "rober," for robber apparently, and "thief."the officer is a k9 unit handler in the patrol division. those officers have marked take-home vehicles, according to the chicago police department.






chicago police car vandalized on northwest side


a marked chicago police car was vandalized thursday night while parked near an officer's home on the northwest side.the words "pig" and "bitch" were written in blue spray paint, and under the slogan "serve and protect" was written "my ass.” other graffiti included "rober," for robber apparently, and "thief."the officer is a k9 unit handler in the patrol division. those officers have marked take-home cars, according to the chicago police department.






police investigate death of woman found on northwest side


a 33-year-old woman was found dead midday saturday on the northwest side in chicago's belmont cragin neighborhood.sometime before 1:25 p.m., the woman was discovered deceased in the 2100 block of north laramie avenue, chicago police said.the woman was pronounced dead at noon, according to the cook county medical examiner's office.police said a death investigation has been opened, but no other information was being released.check back for more details.






female’s death being investigated in ballard


seattle police were investigating the death of a female who lived on northwest 47th street.seattle homicide detectives were at a home in ballard late friday night, investigating the death of a female who lived at a residence in the 300 block of northwest 47th street, according to a tweet from sthe police department after 11 p.m.no other details were immediately available, including the person’s age or where the death occurred.






female’s death being investigated in ballard


seattle police were investigating the death of a female who lived on northwest 47th street.seattle homicide detectives were at a home in ballard late friday night, investigating the death of a female who lived at a residence in the 300 block of northwest 47th street, according to a tweet from sthe police department after 11 p.m.no other details were made available into early saturday, including the person’s age or where the death occurred.






2nd man held in fatal beating of homeless man on northwest side


the death of a man in his 40s who was beaten to death on the northwest side has been ruled a homicide, officials said. a noise disturbance brought police to the 5900 block of west fullerton avenue about 9 p.m. thursday in the city’s belmont central neighborhood. there, they found the victim, an... the death of a man in his 40s who was beaten to death on the northwest side has been ruled a homicide, officials said. a noise disturbance brought police to the 5900 block of west fullerton avenue about 9 p.m. thursday in the city’s belmont central neighborhood. there, they found the victim, an... (chicago tribune staff)






pacific northwest ski areas see increased visitation and snowfall was above aver


this past ski and snowboard will go down in the books as a season to remember although it wasn’t a record breaker.“i heard very favorable news from all the pacific northwest areas on how the way the ski season went,” said john gifford, president of the northwest ski areas association.john kircher, who has managed crystal mountain since boyne resorts acquired it in 1997, has purchased the ski area. (courtesy john kircher)gifford, along with about 900 ski area representatives from across the country, recently attended the national ski areas association convention in nashville, tenn.“it won’t be a record season by any means, but much better than the last few years,” gifford said. “i don’t have all the figures from each ski area, but i do know participation looks pretty strong and is ahead of






pacific northwest ski areas see increased visitation and snowfall was above aver


this past ski and snowboard will go down in the books as a season to remember although it wasn’t a record breaker.“i heard very favorable news from all the pacific northwest areas on how the way the ski season went,” said john gifford, president of the northwest ski areas association.john kircher, who has managed crystal mountain since boyne resorts acquired it in 1997, has purchased the ski area. (courtesy john kircher)gifford, along with about 900 ski area representatives from across the country, recently attended the national ski areas association convention in nashville, tenn.“it won’t be a record season by any means, but much better than the last few years,” gifford said. “i don’t have all the figures from each ski area, but i do know participation looks pretty strong and is ahead of






swat team responds to call of 'distraught' man in car on northwest side


a chicago police swat team has responded to a call about a "distraught" man in a car in the northwest side's edison park neighborhood, authorities said.police got the call just before 11:40 p.m. tuesday, and the unit was dispatched to the 6500 block of north onarga avenue, police said. the swat team remained there as of 6 a.m. wednesday.it was unknown if the man is armed, police said. there were no reports of injuries. police have blocked off areas nearby, including a portion of harlem avenue. check back for updates. 






grand del mar no. 1 luxury el, tripadvisor reviewers say


san diego’s grand del mar, which two years ago was sold to fairmont els, is regarded as the top luxury el in the country, thanks to users of the tripadvisor website.the only other san diego county property to make it onto tripadvisor’s top 25 luxury resorts in the nation was rancho valencia resort & spa in rancho santa fe, ranked at no. 17.tripadvisor’s 2017 traveler’s choice awards rely on millions of reviews collected in a single year from tripadvisor travelers worldwide. the top properties are distinguished by “remarkable remarkable service, value and quality.”the 400-acre resort, which last year was ranked in the second spot, was also one of four els in the county to earn aaa’s annual five-diamond rankings, according to an announcement friday by the automobile club of southern cali