Stories tagged: Seattle
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless
Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 4:55 P.M.
Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage in Puget Sound
Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into Puget Sound since Washington state’s largest sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year
A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Fire commissioners reprimanded for racial remarks
The Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners has voted to issue a written reprimand to two of its members caught on tape making racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:06 A.M.
Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO
Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:46 A.M.
Seattle-area youth bowling coach facing child porn charge
A youth bowling coach from the Seattle area has been charged with possessing images of child pornography that show him sexually abusing one of his team members.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 1:09 P.M.
Ex-cop gets 9 months for attack on restrained man
A now-former police officer has been sentenced to a nine months in prison for an attack on a restrained man at a Seattle hospital.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Seattle City Council votes to create renters commission
The Seattle City Council has approved the creation of a renters commission as the city deals with skyrocketing rents.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:02 P.M.
Backers for Seattle homeless levy collect signatures
Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:55 P.M.
Seattle judge puts off ruling on travel ban
A federal judge in Seattle says he won’t rule on a request from Washington state to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban because two other judges have already halted …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Administration files notice it will appeal ruling against second version of travel ban
The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban after two judges in separate cases this week found that it probably violated …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:08 A.M.
City, officers dismissed from bus tunnel beating case
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed all remaining claims against the city of Seattle and two Seattle police officers by a woman who was beaten in Seattle’s downtown bus …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case
A federal magistrate recommended Tuesday that the case of a Mexican man who was picked up by immigration agents near Seattle despite participating in a federal program for those brought …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 8:18 P.M.
Cameron Dollar out as head coach at Seattle after 8 seasons
Cameron Dollar is out as the head coach at Seattle after eight seasons where he was unable to turn the Redhawks into a contender in the Western Athletic Conference. Dollar …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 11:15 P.M.
Doug Clark: An end to the Seattle roadtrip with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe
Doug Clark’s weekend getaway to Seattle with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe ends in a questionable staged kidnapping.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 6:39 P.M.
Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti
Police say a Seattle synagogue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was vandalized with anti-Semitic Holocaust-denying graffiti.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 3:57 P.M.
Paul Allen gives $40 million to University of Washington computer science program
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen announced he is donating $40 million to the University of Washington’s computer-science efforts, and Microsoft kicked in another $10 million in Allen’s honor, giving the new …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:02 P.M.
Sikh man is ‘getting back to normal,’ heartened by support
A Sikh man who says a man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country is recovering from his wound at home in suburban …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 11:17 P.M.
Washington state-bound Afghan family detained in Los Angeles asks for release
An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday and …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
FBI helping investigate Sikh man’s shooting near Seattle
Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him …
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 4:58 P.M.
Police search for man who shot Sikh in Seattle suburb
Police in a Seattle suburb were looking for a gunman who shot a man in the arm and told him to “go back to your own country,” the Seattle Times …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 3:55 P.M.
Deal reached to sell Metro bus station to expand Washington State Convention Center
King County Metro has reached a tentative deal to sell a downtown bus station for $161 million to the Washington State Convention Center, for its massive expansion project. Metro’s Convention …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 12:37 P.M.
Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle ‘dreamer’
The governors of Mexico are weighing in on the continued detention of a Seattle-area man who was participating in a federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 10:41 A.M.
Seattle assesses homeless population ahead of proposed levy
A survey of homeless people in Seattle has found that many were living in the city when they lost permanent shelter.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 8:32 A.M.
Teen admits leaving newborn in dumpster
An 18-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to abandoning her newborn in a dumpster north of Seattle after giving birth to him in a shower.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 5:48 P.M.
Boeing cutting 1,800 Seattle-area factory, engineering jobs
Boeing is shrinking its Seattle-area workforce by at least 1,800 jobs this year as the company streamlines operations in a brutally competitive commercial-aircraft market.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:45 P.M.
Hispanic man wins $1.85M judgment over racial abuse on boat
Attorneys for a Hispanic man who worked on an Alaska fishing boat say he has won a $1.85 million settlement against his former employer, Seattle-based Alaska Longline, after he was …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:44 P.M.
Seattle pool lifeguard arrested for voyeurism
A 19-year-old lifeguard at a Seattle pool has been arrested after staff found he had set up a cellphone to record video in an employee locker room.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 12:20 P.M.
Seattle’s tunneling machine Bertha veers off course
Recent surveys have found that Seattle’s new highway tunnel is a few inches off course and digging has stopped until next week while more measurements are made.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 8:37 A.M.
Microsoft invests in Swedish startup Pickit
Microsoft’s venture capital arm has joined a $4.6 million investment round in Pickit, a Swedish software startup that builds a tool that curates images for use in documents.