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Seattle arena plan could move step closer to reality

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to vacate a stretch of the road where investor Chris Hansen hopes to eventually build the arena that could …

Amazon discloses purchases by Iranians subject to sanctions

An internal investigation determined that its online retail business has sold and delivered about $100,000 worth of products to Iranian customers subject to U.S. government sanctions.

Year-round flights to Mexico from Sea-Tac airport to start

Year-round flights to Mexico from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will start in July. Port of Seattle officials said in a Thursday news release that Volaris Airlines will fly between Guadalajara and …

Richland rejects plans for Pike Place-inspired market

Richland officials have rejected a plan to add a public market similar to Seattle’s Pike Place to its development plans.

Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose

Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner’s nose.

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks

Seattle commuters are bracing for a two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct by adjusting work schedules or making plans to bike, bus or take other transportation to work.

Seattle compost rule thrown out by judge as unconstitutional

An environmental effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors …

John Blanchette: Howard Lincoln’s departure from Mariners worthy of a parade

Surely it can’t be a coincidence that Howard Lincoln’s leave-taking came on the day the Seattle Mariners found themselves atop the American League West standings, two glorious games over .500.

Seahawks keep NFL draft strategy close to the vest entering Thursday’s first round

OK, so you want to know how if not whom the Seahawks will draft. You really want to know whether they will finally get those offensive linemen we all say …

Robinson Cano, Nathan Karns lead Mariners to romp over Astros

Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, Nathan Karns threw seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 11-1 on Tuesday night.

Seahawks hope to use their four top-100 picks to cash in on deep NFL draft

RENTON, Wash. – Every few minutes on Tuesday, John Schneider’s phone would ding while resting next to him on the table. Another message for Seattle’s general manager in the hours …

Man wanted in killing of Arlington couple tried to cash check, police say

Court documents released Monday say one of the brothers charged in the presumed killings of a married Arlington couple tried to cash a check for $96,000 before he went on …

Cancer immunotherapy finds success in Seattle study of leukemia patients

Leukemia patients out of options and given just months to live have achieved sustained remissions thanks to a new twist on cancer immunotherapy, according to a highly anticipated study from …

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is set to close for two weeks starting Friday and transportation officials are urging commuters to plan ahead.

New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions

The new State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington in Seattle has opened to traffic in both directions.

Seattle test results show water is safe to drink, utility says

Officials with Seattle Public Utilities say testing at several homes has determined that the water is safe to drink following concerns over high lead levels.

Exploring Mars: Redmond company wins $67M deep-space contract

A Redmond, Washington, company has won a $67 million contract with NASA to build a propulsion system that will help explore deep space and Mars.

Body of missing teen boy located in Green River

Authorities say the body of a teenage boy who disappeared while swimming across the Green River has been recovered.

Seattle-area tech firms make list of highest-paying companies

Three Seattle-area companies are among the 25 highest-paying firms in the U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by employer-review site Glassdoor.

Microsoft reaffirms software as key to Internet-connected life

Microsoft’s internal news staff published a 6,500-word treatise on Monday arguing that software services are becoming more important to people’s lives than the physical gadgets they’re accessed from.

Additional human remains found likely linked to Renton woman

Police say human remains found at a Seattle recycling center are believed to be connected to a woman who was slain and dismembered.

Nordstrom to cut from 350 to 400 jobs

Nordstrom Inc. says it will be cutting about 350 to 400 jobs as it looks to be more nimble at a time where shoppers are shifting their spending more online.

Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus

Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.

Illegal pot operation found after break-in at bookstore

A break-in at a children’s bookstore led Seattle police to an illegal marijuana growing operation in a commercial space next door.

Sinkholes a concern as Seattle tunnel machine continues work

As Seattle’s tunnel project prepares to bore beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct, city and state officials are worried about growing sinkhole risks.

13 SC Boeing workers charged with state income tax evasion

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue expect more arrests after 13 Boeing workers were charged with evading state income taxes.

Two die in crash after police chase carjacked vehicle

Authorities say two men died in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood on Thursday after a man fleeing police in a stolen car crashed into another vehicle, killing both drivers.

Gray whale spotted in Seattle’s Ballard locks

Officials say a gray whale has been spotted in and around Ballard locks in Seattle in the past couple weeks.

Carjacking leads to chase, crash in Seattle’s I-90 tunnel

SEATTLE – An early morning carjacking led to a high-speed chase and a crash in the Interstate 90 tunnel that closed eastbound lanes for hours. KOMO-TV reported that it all …