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UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.

Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland

Alaska Airlines says a flight headed to Seattle returned to Portland, Oregon, after the crew shut down one of the aircraft’s engines.

After more than three months at sea, Polar Star icebreaker returns home to Seattle

They took a morale-boosting swim near the equator, rubbed elbows with a curious Emperor penguin and tossed footballs over Antarctic ice. For the 150 crew members of the Polar Star …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighter places high in skyscraper “stair climb” fundraiser with personal meaning

Spokane Valley firefighter Joseph Connelly described his climb up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in Seattle as the 13 most “grueling minutes of his life.”

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

First lady visits Microsoft to discuss online safety for kids

Politics took a back seat during first lady Melania Trump’s trip to Microsoft on Monday to learn about the company’s work on accessibility and online safety for children.

Canadian cannabis research may encourage efforts to kick opioid habits

Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal is one of several physicians who recently founded the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle in 2018.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Alaska Airlines flight diverted after odor sickens passengers, crew

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a foul odor sickened some passengers and crew members.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Seattle officials to consider $15K hiring bonuses for police

Seattle officials will consider a measure that offers hiring bonuses of up to $15,000 to experienced officers who join the city’s police department.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Amtrak train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving

Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck …

New Seattle XFL franchise names Zorn coach, GM

If the new Seattle XFL franchise was looking to making a splash with its first hire, it made a cannonball. Jim Zorn, who captured the heart of Seattle sports fans …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

Howard Schultz didn’t vote on latest Seattle school levies

Even after facing public criticism over his spotty voting record, Howard Schultz failed to vote in this month’s Seattle school-levy election.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Washington officials: Blood supply at ‘emergency level’

Officials say blood supply in Washington is at an emergency level after recent snowstorms prevented many donors from being able to make it to scheduled appointments.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Amazon sets cap for Seattle growth in coming years; canceled New York jobs will likely go elsewhere

Amazon will end its growth in Seattle in coming years after its offices under construction open up, and the 25,000 jobs intended for New York will be mostly spread across …

Driver arrested after video shows Jeep plowing into Seattle snowball fight, police say

A woman was arrested in Seattle on Sunday night after video caught her driving into a group of people having a snowball fight, according to police.

Typically rain-soaked Washington state slammed by snow again

Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature cancelled all hearings Monday as snow and ice storms pummeled the Northwest again, with more winter storms predicted for areas that typically …

Spokane’s favorite wintertime sport? Hint: Snow in Seattle

There’s no question about Spokane’s favorite wintertime spectator event.

100 years ago in Seattle: General strike called to an end, but shipyard workers no closer to settlement

The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was over. The general strike committee called off the sympathetic strike of 30,000 union members, which had originally been called in support of the …

Seattle’s minimum-wage hikes didn’t boost supermarket prices, new UW study finds

Seattle’s trendsetting minimum-wage increases didn’t boost supermarket prices in the city in the two years after they began, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers.

100 years ago in Seattle: Mayor calls Seattle strikers ‘revolutionists’ as labor leaders consider calling off general strike

Labor leaders in Seattle were meeting to decide whether to call off the general strike, in which 30,000 workers had gone on strike in sympathy with 25,000 shipyard workers.

Seattle successes and shutouts at the Grammys (with a shout out to Spokane too)

Did the Grammys “get” grunge? A look at Seattle artists’ successes and shutouts at music’s biggest night.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Winter storm pounds Seattle

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters.

Sea lion shootings surge, prompting $20K reward for tipsters

Federal officials are attempting to find the people who are killing sea lions near Seattle, offering a $20,000 reward for information to find the perpetrators.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Seattle-area home prices drop to lowest point in two years – down $116,000 since last spring

King County’s cooling housing market has turned downright chilly as prices have dropped to their lowest point in two years – with the median home now selling for $116,000 less …

Seattle police fatally shoot murder suspect

Seattle police say officers fatally shot a man who was suspected of killing a woman in a North Seattle apartment.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

100 years ago in Seattle: National Guard on standby as 60,000 workers strike

Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson issued an ultimatum to the nearly 60,000 workers who were engaged in the Seattle General Strike.

Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don’t escape winter storm

San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities are getting dusted with unusual snow as winter weather sweeps through the American West. Places like Montana where the cold is more common …

Durkan will advance $90 mil plan for low-income housing

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan soon will advance the city’s long-delayed plan to convert unused land next to Discovery Park into more than 200 affordable homes.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Seattle woman improves after being shot in the face by her child who found gun under bed

A mother was shot in the face by her 4-year-old child, who found an unsecured gun and fired it, authorities said Saturday.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

Boy, 4, finds gun and shoots pregnant mom in the face

Authorities say a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face Saturday by her 4-year-old son after the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress.

CEOs of Seattle area’s biggest companies: We need more housing for the middle class

The CEOs of the Seattle metro’s largest businesses – from Amazon and Boeing to Starbucks and Nordstrom – are pushing for more housing for middle-income workers at a time when …