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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

The Who’s symphonic Moving On! tour coming to Seattle’s T-Mobile Park

Led by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the British rock giants play the Mariners’ newly renamed home on Oct. 19.


One-year sentence for man who smuggled guns to Turkey

A Seattle man has been sentenced to a year in prison for smuggling guns to Turkey – weapons that were ultimately intended for Kurdish fighters in Iraq.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

High court declines to review Seattle income tax ruling

The state Supreme Court has declined to immediately take up the lower-court ruling that killed Seattle’s income tax and is instead sending the case to the Court of Appeals.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Commissioner Gary Bettman: Seattle will host NHL draft and All-Star weekend

The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has promised …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

‘Seattle Squeeze’: City gears up for major highway closure

A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is shutting down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

‘God told me he was a lizard’: Seattle ‘Proud Boy’ accused of killing his brother with a sword

A Seattle man who prosecutors say may be mentally ill was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, accused of killing his brother with a four-foot-long sword. His social media accounts suggest …


Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze

A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga University announces 17-story residential tower in downtown Seattle to benefit endowment

Gonzaga University-owned land on the Seattle waterfront that has long been used for parking will be developed into a 17-story high rise with more than 250 residential units.


Bruce Harrell third incumbent who won’t seek re-election to Seattle City Council

A third incumbent won’t seek re-election in Seattle’s big City Council elections this year. Council President Bruce Harrell, who was first elected in 2007 and briefly served as mayor in …


Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity after strong windstorms hit parts of Washington and Oregon late Saturday and early Sunday.


Seattle City Council members heading to New York City to share Amazon ‘lessons, mistakes’

Two Seattle City Council members are scheduled to appear Monday in New York City at a summit set up by unions and community groups that oppose Amazon’s plan to expand …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Thousands without power in Seattle area following powerful windstorm

Thousands were without power Sunday morning after an overnight windstorm that blew through the Seattle area.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.


Tourist braves chilly Seattle lake to rescue seagull tangled in fishing line

A 17-year-old California tourist saved a seagull at Green Lake struggling while tangled in fishing line.


Police: Woman shot to death in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say a woman was shot to death and man was found dead in a possible suicide after a standoff southeast of Seattle in Covington.


Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle lands on Alaskan island due to engine issue, Alaska Public Media reports

A commercial passenger flight by Delta Airlines has landed on a remote Alaskan island due to an engine issue, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a statement by the airline. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

What if the megaquake happens when you’re in a Seattle high-rise? New study predicts stronger shaking

One of the biggest unknowns about the next megaquake in the Pacific Northwest – aside from when it will hit – is what it will do to tall buildings.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

Seattle soda-tax collections top $16M in 9 months

Seattle has collected nearly $17 million in the first nine months of its tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, exceeding what the city initially expected the tax would raise in its first …


Mariners launch $3 million effort to combat homelessness

The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.


Judge declines to dismiss challenge to U.S. asylum delays

A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases.


Bucking national trend, Seattle millennials least likely to live at home with parents

After earning a degree in integrated energy management from Central Washington University in June, McLean, 24, landed a job in her field back home in Seattle. She began looking for …


How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Visitors to the Seattle waterfront will hear the crunch of breaking concrete this February, while demolition equipment pivots through clouds of dust and mist, flexing spiked jaws that will munch …


Lawsuit aims to shut down city’s tiny home villages

A group is suing the city of Seattle over its use of tiny home villages to combat homelessness.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Canucks see rivals, partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

Vancouver general manager Jim Benning sees the addition of Seattle as more than adding a rival 2


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: When the NHL comes to Seattle, don’t expect Vegas Golden Knights-level success immediately

If there was a better sports story this year than the Vegas Golden Knights, nobody told me about it. A first-year expansion team wins 51 games before soaring to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

First NHL, now XFL: Seattle gets one of eight new pro football league franchises

Seattle is one of eight franchises in the new professional football league, it was announced Wednesday morning, with games to be played starting Feb. 8, 2020, the week after the …


Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

Fans at a downtown Seattle bar erupted with cheers following the announcement that the city was being awarded the 32nd NHL franchise. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan took a bit of …


When? Where? Name? A look at Seattle’s NHL expansion team

The NHL will make the Emerald City the home for its 32nd franchise after Seattle’s expansion bid was approved by the league’s Board of Governors. A rundown of things to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Seattle awarded the 32nd NHL franchise for 2021-22 season; here’s how area hockey experts say Spokane will be affected

There is an NHL team for Washington kids to call their own. Starting in three years, the yet-to-be named Seattle franchise will play in the NHL, and area hockey figures …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

The National Hockey League is expanding to Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors has unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise. Play will begin in 2021 after arena …