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100 years ago in Seattle: Churches collapse from weight of snow

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane escaped the worst of the record Northwest blizzard, but Seattle was still taking the brunt.


Elephant herpes virus not cause of Chai’s death

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus – or EEHV – was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo. Zoo spokeswoman …


3 teens arrested in Seattle homeless camp shooting

Police arrested three teenage boys in connection with a shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded.


NHL notes: Commissioner says league would not take an application from Seattle

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insisted Seattle is not in the running to land an expansion team.


Seattle friends joined forces see homeowner dreams come true

In Seattle, where the median single-family-home price hit $598,000 in November, the notion of splitting a mortgage isn’t the only thing driving younger adults to shack up together.


Washington halts Seattle tunnel project over safety concerns

Washington transportation officials and Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday halted all digging by Seattle’s tunnel-boring machine until the contractor determines what caused a large sinkhole to form over the area …


Seattle selected as one of 10 host cities for soccer’s Copa America

Copa America is coming not only to the United States for the first time, but to Puget Sound.


UW report: Climate change to boost Puget Sound sea levels

The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to …


EWU men’s basketball game with Seattle U postponed to Wednesday afternoon

Heavy winds and dangerous road conditions forced the postponement of Eastern Washington’s basketball game Tuesday night, EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said. The Eagles will play Seattle University on Wednesday. …


Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

The federal government’s proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and out of public housing nationwide got a mixed reaction from the people most affected.


Bubble yuck: Crews melt chewed gum off famed Seattle wall

A piece of Seattle history is coming down – or rather, 1 million little pieces. Crews are cleaning up the city’s famed “gum wall” near Pike Place Market, where tourists …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 7:51 p.m.

Spokane Pomeranian in running for Seattle Seahawks’ ‘12th Dog’

A local Pomeranian named Lacy is facing stiff competition to be named the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Dog.” The online contest benefits an animal rescue in Western Washington.


In brief: Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall injured during practice

Soccer: Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall was taken from practice on a stretcher Wednesday after suffering an injury to his head and neck area. Marshall was taken to a hospital …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, 2:16 p.m.

Four dead in Ride the Ducks, bus crash in Seattle

An amphibious tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people and sending dozens to hospitals in a wreck …


SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding

Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …


Bellevue NHL group pitched city officials on creating entertainment district adjacent to arena

Promoters of a failed NHL effort in Bellevue had pitched city officials on creating a sports and entertainment district adjacent to a proposed new arena for the city’s Wilburton district, …


Tukwila group does not submit expansion application before NHL deadline

The future of Seattle adding professional winter sports teams grew murkier Monday when no groups submitted NHL expansion applications to bring a team here. A source from the camp of …


Doug Clark: Starbucks ups coffee game, takes hipster to new level

I’ve been feeling pretty darned groovy about my Spokane pedigree. That is, I was until a recent visit to the latest evolution in Seattle Starbucks coffee shops.


NBA commissioner sees no Seattle team in near future

Any arena plans for the Seattle area will be facing an “NHL first” scenario after NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday he expects no league expansion or relocation for at …


Shawn Vestal: CEO sees what’s right for workers as best for business

It’s been a week since Dan Price became the newsiest CEO in the land by cutting his own pay and setting his company’s bottom salary at $70,000. The decision made …


NFL notes: Seattle Seahawks bulk up defensive line

The Seattle Seahawks made some additions to their defensive line Thursday, announcing the re-signing of free-agent tackle D’Anthony Smith, and signing unrestricted free-agent tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who has played for …


Doug Clark: Couple in troubled water over disputed bridge toll

I cracked this caper five minutes after saying howdy to Dennis and Shirley Wendlandt in the front yard of their pink cinderblock home in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. And I’m …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago State Sen. Richard A. Hutchinson, of Spokane, introduced a bill to switch the state capital from Olympia to Seattle.


Dead whale washes up under Seattle ferry terminal

SEATTLE (AP) — A dead whale has turned up under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle.


Cities with most jobs have least-affordable homes

WASHINGTON – It’s the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the stronger job markets increasingly have some of the costlier homes. And areas with the more-affordable homes lack …


Knightley worth look in cheery ‘Laggies’

Lynn Shelton’s made-in-Seattle comedy “Laggies” takes on a rare topic in the movies: a young woman suffering from arrested development; in other words, a woman-child. Twenty-eight-year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) is …


Seattle standouts

If there’s anything that provides a great excuse to visit Seattle, it’s a smoking hot restaurant scene. Talented chefs are hatching new spots monthly – the list of where to …


Spokane-area native Michael Shiosaki embraces role as Seattle mayor’s husband

SEATTLE – Michael Shiosaki hadn’t given much thought to titles before a reporter stuck a microphone in his face as the first election night results in this city’s mayor’s race …


Mariners can’t return to diamond fast enough

ANAHEIM, Calif. – For much of the last decade, the All-Star break was a needed respite from the losing and the frustration of an already lost baseball season for the …


Washington study: Gunshot victims more likely to be shot again

People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to …