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Mom seeking asylum reunited with son at Sea-Tac airport after nearly 2-month separation

Six-year-old Jelsin Aguilar Padilla flew from New York City Saturday to be reunited with his mother after they were separated shortly after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Asylum-seeking mom from Honduras reunited with son in Seattle

A 24-year-old Honduras woman seeking asylum in the United States and her 6-year-old son were reunited at a Seattle airport Saturday, two months after they were separated by U.S. immigration …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

5 children pulled from water near Seattle’s Discovery Park

Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Bob Condotta: Ken Griffey Jr., Russell Wilson top list of most important athletes in Seattle sports history

There is no right answer, but we tried to answer the question: Who are the most important athletes in Seattle’s history? There’s The Kid and The Glove, homegrown stars and …

Man pleads guilty to using fake FBI badge in Seattle robbery

A Lake Stevens man has pleaded guilty in federal court to using fake FBI credentials in the names of fictional characters or famous fraudsters to rob a money-transmitting business in …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Lip-syncing cops in Virginia challenge Seattle police in viral video

The Seattle Police Department has been challenged to a lip-sync battle.

Nordstrom says big bets poised to pay off with growing profits ahead

Nordstrom executives say the high-end Seattle clothing retailer is weathering the storm roiling their industry, and they forecast a long-term upturn in sales growth and profit margin after a four-year …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

NTSB hears from witnesses on Washington state train wreck

Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Gun owners face fines up to $10,000 for not locking up their guns under new Seattle law

Starting 180 days after the mayor signs the legislation, it will be a civil infraction to store a gun without the firearm being secured in a locked container.

Market shift? Big spike in Seattle-area homes for sale slows price growth

For the first time in a decade, the number of homes for sale in the Seattle area is finally starting to rise – and in a big way – as …

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …

At joyous Seattle ceremony, 498 become U.S. citizens – and consider what’s ahead

Against the backdrop of the Space Needle, 498 new citizens gathered outside at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, with relatives and friends cheering them on. Speakers urged them to vote, …

Q&A: Seattle’s plastic straw ban now in effect; here’s what you need to know

After 10 years since it was first introduced, Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils is now in effect.

UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Meet the youngest Special Olympics USA Games competitor: 8-year-old gymnast Frannie Ronan

Frannie Ronan is only 8, but she’s already won a silver medal at the Washington Special Olympics and qualified for the USA Games with a bit of luck and a …

10,000 demonstrate in SeaTac against Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

Thousands gathered at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on Saturday, protesting President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to heated criticism from mayors, governors and citizens.

Seattle renters score big as landlords dangle freebies to fill empty apartments

A glut of new apartments washing over the city has quickly turned the tables as vacancy rates hit their highest levels since the recession, led by downtown Seattle, where one-fourth …

Barbs for Jeff Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

The Seattle region is home to America’s two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city.

UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Explore Seattle with map of sites known for ‘high weirdness’

Jeremy Puma and Garrett Kelly, friends and observers of the paranormal, have launched a crowdsourced map of the Seattle places where people have experienced peculiar, preternatural or spooky phenomena. Got …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …

Seattle ICE lawyer facing prison time for stealing identities of would-be immigrants

A former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle faces a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on charges that he victimized “particularly vulnerable” illegal or undocumented immigrants by stealing their identities, according …

Explore Seattle’s map of ‘high weirdness’: Ghost canoe, rumored troll, Hell Mouth — and more

Jeremy Puma and Garrett Kelly, friends and observers of the paranormal, have launched a crowdsourced map of the Seattle places where people have experienced peculiar, preternatural or spooky phenomena. Got …

Lawsuit: Administration unfairly prolongs family separation

Immigrant rights activists in Seattle are suing the Trump administration, saying it is unnecessarily prolonging the separation of asylum-seeking immigrants from their children.

Police arrest 7 in downtown Seattle during march calling for social change

A march to call attention to issues like poverty, systemic racism and militarism culminated Saturday afternoon with the arrests of seven demonstrators who blocked an intersection in downtown Seattle.

String of assaults fuels criticism of Seattle’s handling of homelessness crisis

Advocates for the homeless say that while serious, the incidents represent a minute fraction of similar crimes committed in the region, and that homeless people are more likely to be …

Seattle’s head tax is dead, but political debate may reverberate

Seattle’s head tax didn’t last long, but the thud from City Hall when the tax on large employers was put to the sword this month may reverberate. Business lobbyists who …

Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect.

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

‘Don’t leave me, Mom’: Detainee tells of separation from son

The call came at mealtime – an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific …

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Attorneys in Charleena Lyles lawsuit allege Seattle police officer perjured himself

Attorneys who brought a

Former coach Dave Tippett joins NHL Seattle expansion group as senior adviser

Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.

Uber wants to join Seattle’s bike-share battle

A new competitor wants in on Seattle’s hypercompetitive, polychromatic bike-share landscape. Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth, plans to launch with its newly acquired, bright-red JUMP electric bikes.