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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 …

How Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho Potato charmed Seattle

For the hundreds of thousands of people who line the route of the Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade, the Big Idaho Potato truck was love at first sight.

After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he 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 …

Will we now commit to saving the Northwest’s orcas? A task force meets Tuesday

A task force on orca recovery, convened by Gov. Jay Inslee, will meet Tuesday in Wenatchee for the first time since the whales riveted the world’s attention, adding poignant urgency …

Officer killed in police chase honored at memorial service

Hundreds of people attended a memorial service for a Seattle-area police officer who was killed during a police chase last week.

UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

KeyArena renovation to cost more than originally expected

Renovating KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected. Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a …

Funeral set for former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen

A funeral is planned Wednesday for retired Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who served as the bishop of Helena, Montana, from 1962 to 1975 and as archbishop of Seattle from …

Flying hospital for eye ailments in Seattle to give visitors a look

The world’s only airborne eye hospital will be parked at Seattle’s Museum of Flight for the next two weeks, giving visitors an opportunity to tour a modified MD-10 freighter packed …

Price tag for remodeled KeyArena increases by about $100 million

The cost of the extensive renovation to make Seattle’s KeyArena ready for a potential NHL team has risen to about $700 million.

Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency

The Trump administration’s immigration policies have fueled rumors in recent weeks that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been seen at Sound Transit stations, prompting Seattle officials to assure …

Airline employee accused of voyeurism at Seattle airport

Authorities say they’ve arrested a Southwest Airlines employee accused of voyeurism at the Seattle airport.

Seattle is least air-conditioned metro area in the U.S. So how do locals keep cool?

If it’s true that misery loves company, then Seattle is a great place to be during a heat wave. At least you know that most of your neighbors are suffering …

Riding the rails: Los Angeles to Seattle aboard the Coast Starlight

Last spring, my family and I took the coach version of what is widely considered to be America’s most beautiful train ride. We paid about $600 for the four of …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.

Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.

Jury awards $640K to man in officer excessive force case

A federal civil-rights jury has awarded a Federal Way man $640,000 after finding a Federal Way police officer used excessive force when arresting him at an accident scene in 2014.

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …

Seattle-area residents step up to help separated immigrant families

Various organizations are coordinating volunteer efforts to provide services such as housing, translation and transportation to asylum-seekers.

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Seattle tops the nation in tower cranes for third straight year as construction reaches new peak

Seattle is the crane capital of America for the third year in a row, as construction across the city has rebounded strongly from a relative lull in early 2018.

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 …