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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 …


100 years ago in Seattle: Every union member prepares to strike in support of shipyard workers

Last-minute attempts to avoid a general strike in Seattle failed, and the city was bracing for the worst.


Thousands celebrate new traffic tunnel in Seattle with race

Seattle began a three-day goodbye party Saturday for an aging, double-decker viaduct that’s served as a main artery for commuters for decades.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Schultz faces hometown protests as he eyes 2020 bid

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced last weekend that he’s considering an independent presidential bid – and it’s not clear his welcome will …


Seattle OKs $160 million tax for new waterfront park

Seattle approved a $160 million component of its plan to redevelop the city’s central waterfront, as the City Council approved a special tax on downtown property owners.


Stanford’s track team safe after charter bus fire in Seattle

Members of the Stanford University track team are safe after their charter bus caught fire in Seattle on Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Amazon to test delivery robots on Seattle-area sidewalks

Amazon.com will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last-mile of delivery that’s a labor-intensive and costly component of buying …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

For Gonzaga University, prime real estate in dowtown Seattle was just too good to sell

Gonzaga University recently announced it would lease land to a developer to build a 17-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle. But don’t expect the Jesuit school to expand its footprint …


Supreme Court rejects coach’s appeal over prayer, for now

The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.


Outrageous! Seattle isn’t the best coffee city in the country, says new survey

A new survey claims that the Emerald City no longer wears the crown when it comes to all things coffee, and some local espresso enthusiasts are biting back.


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 …