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‘Bruce Lee’s Chinatown’ tour offers a personal look at Lee, beyond martial arts stardom

Don Wong knew Bruce Lee. As young men, they worked at Ruby Chow’s restaurant together. When Wong, leading the Wing Luke Museum’s “Bruce Lee’s Chinatown Tour” describes his connection with …


‘Airplane of opportunity’? Richard Russell raised pilot’s suspicions a year before Sea-Tac plane heist

A commercial airline pilot says he encountered Richard Russell – the Horizon Air baggage handler who stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took it for a wild …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Seattle’s PCC market to stop selling certain chinook to help orcas

Seattle-based PCC Community Markets says it will stop selling all chinook salmon products caught in Northwest waters to help critically endangered orcas.


Strike by Western Washington crane operators, others appears to be over

A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 2:13 p.m.

Minimum wage increases in six cities working as intended, Berkeley study of food-service jobs finds

The minimum wage increases that started four years ago in SeaTac are spreading across the country, but economists continue to study – and disagree about – the impact of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

NHL: December earliest league would vote on Seattle expansion

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says December is the earliest the Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle. In an interview with The Associated Press at the …


Group of Whole Foods workers aims to unionize

A group of workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market planned to email colleagues at the organic grocer’s stores announcing a push to organize.


Owner of famed Seattle music venue site sues city

The owner of a building that houses an iconic Seattle music venue has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to follow proper protocols when officials approved a …


New investors announced as part of Seattle’s NHL bid

The investment group hoping to bring an expansion NHL franchise to Seattle for the 2020 season has announced a new set of local investors including Seattle Sounders majority owner Adrian …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Concerns grow for young orca’s life as it struggles to swim with family in Salish Sea

The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.


Major oil companies want King County climate case tossed

Five major oil companies want a climate change lawsuit by King County thrown out.


In labor-friendly Seattle, unions push for new territory

With Labor Day here, the movement that created the holiday flexed its muscle in Seattle, where the landscape has been transformed in the last few years by labor-backed measures protecting …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Officials investigating cluster of HIV infections in Seattle

Public health officials say they are concerned about a number of new HIV infections among people described as being homeless, heterosexuals and drug users in North Seattle.


Facing ‘sleeping dragon,’ Seattle cracks down on protesters who block traffic

Seattle is taking a harsher stance against protesters who block traffic, after several demonstrations involving dozens of people closed off downtown streets earlier this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.


Nearly every Native American woman in Seattle survey said she was raped or coerced into sex

In the survey of 148 Native American and Alaska Native women, more than half the women — 53 percent — were homeless at the time they answered the questions.


Seattle area’s economic boom splashes over the Cascades, bringing work and worries

For Subsplash, a small Seattle-based maker of social apps for churches, the decision to open a second campus in Wenatchee this fall was easy. The Central Washington town has better …


Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

Seattle police said they’re looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a “Liberty or Death” rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.


Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

The Washington State Patrol said a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.


Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas

An environmental conservation group has sued the federal government, alleging it failed to meet its obligation to protect the habitat of endangered southern-resident killer whales on the West Coast.


Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’

Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.


Seattle judge dismisses young activists’ climate lawsuit

A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change.


As Trump considers penalties, Seattle-area immigrants turn down public benefits they’re entitled to claim

Immigrants are withdrawing their children from health care and turning down food stamps as the Trump administration considers penalizing those who use public benefits — even if they’re legally in …


After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, immigrant still has hope

For the past five and a half weeks, Jose Robles has been confined to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle, where he sought sanctuary in late June to avoid deportation …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Radioactive material found at Seattle Goodwill warehouse

A hazardous materials team has been called to a Goodwill warehouse in Seattle after a radioactive material was found.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

Police seize drugs, make arrests at Seattle nightclub

The state Liquor Control Board issued an emergency suspension of a Seattle nightclub’s liquor license after authorities arrested a dozen people, seized drugs and cash and alleged that undercover police …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Local Seattle preservation groups nominate Showbox theater for landmark status

A trio of local historic-preservation groups has nominated the imperiled Showbox theater for landmark status, trying to get ahead of the developer who has filed plans that may result in …


Seattle soda tax brings in more than $10M in first six months

A survey conducted just before the tax took effect has found that most Seattle adults supported the measure, though the tax was less popular among black and Asian respondents and …