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Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities

Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …

Link light rail extension to UW, Capitol Hill opens Saturday

SEATTLE – A new 3-mile segment of Link light rail is scheduled to open Saturday, adding travel from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and the airport. Sound Transit …

Ex-cheer coach denies sending nude photos to teens on squad

A former King County high school cheerleading coach has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sent nude photos of himself to two students on the cheer squad.

Thousands in Western Washington without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

Thousands of people are still without power Monday morning a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.

One dead as winds whip through Western Washington

SEATTLE – A man has died after a large tree fell on his car in Seattle as a strong wind storm battered much of Western Washington. The Seattle Fire Department …

Seattle mayor signs order to protect transgender rights

Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.

DEA agents raid suspected fentanyl lab in Seattle

Federal agents have raided a Seattle home to remove dangerous chemicals used to make the synthetic opiate known as fentanyl.

Hillary Clinton to visit Seattle ahead of March 26 caucuses

SEATTLE – Hillary Clinton is planning a visit to the Seattle area to raise money before the state’s Democratic caucuses. The Seattle Times reported the fundraiser is set for March …

Ticket for $157M Mega Millions jackpot sold in Seattle

The Washington State Lottery says someone in Seattle has won a $157 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Seattle now part of Obama program to train people for tech jobs

The city of Seattle is the latest member of President Obama’s TechHire program, a push to get more people working in tech jobs through college and nontraditional training programs.

UPDATED: Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

Seattle blast levels buildings, causes no serious injuries

A natural gas explosion rocked a Seattle neighborhood early Wednesday, sending nine firefighters to the hospital and reducing businesses to rubble.

Amazon to debut live show about fashion

In its quest to build out its fashion business, may disrupt the world of TV talk shows, too – with a nightly live show dedicated to fashion and beauty. …

Dogs maul woman, 92, causing life-threatening injures

Police say a 92-year-old Washington woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries after she was mauled by dogs.

Thousands without power after Western Washington storm

Officials say more than 10,000 customers around western Washington remained without power following blustery, rainy weather.

Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington

Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.

Seattle officials consider abandoning bike-share program

Seattle officials are looking at ways to handle the city’s bike sharing program and some say the best option may be to abandon it.

Massive cargo ship arrives in Elliott Bay

The largest cargo ship to visit the United States, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, arrived in Seattle Monday morning.

Froma Harrop: Mega-tower mania is out of hand

Tall buildings run counter to the theme this campaign season: ordinary Americans wanting their power back.

Giant container ship headed to Seattle

One of the biggest ships to ever enter American waters is set to arrive in Seattle on Monday.

King County may install cameras on all buses for safety

The King County executive has proposed installing cameras on all Metro buses for driver safety.

Man dies in hospital after Seattle police shooting

An armed man shot by police on Sunday has died in the hospital. Seattle police says two officers were investigating a suspicious car in north Seattle around 3:30 p.m. when …

Two men wounded, Seattle public library hit in shooting

Police say two men were wounded by gunfire near a library in the Beacon Hill area of Seattle.

Jim McNerney stepping down as Boeing chairman

Jim McNerney is stepping down as Boeing chairman and will be succeeded March 1 by Dennis Muilenburg, who will remain the company’s CEO as well.

More red light cameras being considered by Seattle

Red light cameras led to nearly 40,000 tickets in Seattle in 2015. Now Washington’s largest city is considering adding more.

Doug Clark: Just another reason Spokane is superior to Seattle

Ever since the marmot trappers decided to settle along this this wide spot next to a river, Spokane has suffered from an inferiority complex of not being as cool as …

Seattle breaks winter rain record set in 1999

The National Weather Service says Seattle has broken a record for winter rainfall.

Nordstrom earnings disappoint

Nordstrom’s fourth-quarter earnings failed to meet Wall Street expectations, following a dismal third quarter in which it also failed to meet analysts’ expectations and lowered its outlook for the year.

Sea-Tac Airport workers sue over $15 wage back payments

More than a dozen workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport filed lawsuits on Wednesday over the $15 minimum wage they say they have not been paid.

Seattle-bound plane makes emergency landing

A flight headed to Seattle from Reagan National Airport had to make an emergency landing at nearby Dulles International Airport after its pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.

Seattle brushed off feasibility of NHL, NBA at KeyArena

It was a summerlong secret: A consultant’s report showed Seattle’s KeyArena could become NHL and NBA compatible without demolishing and rebuilding it.