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UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Seattle tax opposed by Amazon will likely be rescinded

Seattle city leaders say they’ll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable …

Bear in tree recaptured by wildlife officials in Mukilteo

Authorities said they’ve safely captured a bear who appeared in a north Seattle suburb Sunday afternoon.

With push for referendum, debate over Seattle head tax hits the streets

Earlier this year, the big-business tax of $275 per employee, per year took shape inside City Hall, as City Council members sought money for low-income housing and homeless services. This …

Seattle officials propose mobile safe injection site

Seattle officials say they are moving forward with plans for a safe drug-injection site in the city.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

9 arrested in Seattle immigration protests

Authorities say nine people were arrested at a protest of U.S. immigration policy that blocked a downtown Seattle street and disrupted traffic for nearly two hours.

‘Big blow’ marks end for Seattle glass studio set to make way for apartments

Seattle’s growth is driving glass artist Martin Blank from his South Lake Union hot shop. But before shutting it down, he brought his friends together to make one last sculpture.

Teen, fatally shot in Seattle park, hoped to become a Marine

The 17-year-old Franklin High School senior, who dreamed of a career in the Marine Corps, went ghost hunting at a local park with friends Friday night, police say. They ran …

42,000 pounds of garbage: Seattle quietly cleaning up, clearing out hot spots for people living in vehicles

Seattle is cleaning up trash around clusters of homeless vehicle campers — and sometimes towing them.

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Landslide suspends Amtrak’s Seattle-Portland service

Amtrak officials say a landslide between Portland and Seattle has suspended service between the cities.

New homeless count in King County shows spike in number of people sleeping outside

For the first time, King County’s annual one-night count of homelessness found more than half of homeless people were sleeping outside versus in shelter, with a stark increase in the …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputy arrested after barricading himself in Capitol Hill apartment for 13 hours

A Seattle police SWAT team breached several doors in a Capitol Hill apartment Wednesday afternoon, ending a 13-hour standoff involving a King County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his domestic …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Seattle mayor to move quickly to house more homeless

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.

Lummi prayers, songs at Seaquarium just start of effort to free captive whale

Lummi carvers are headed home from their unsuccessful journey to free Lolita the captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium. They vow to never give up.

UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Decade after rape in Seattle, DNA leads to charges

More than 10 years after a woman was grabbed in Seattle and raped, her alleged attacker has been identified through DNA.

First look: Space Needle unveils nearly complete glass observation deck

All-glass walls, a rotating floor and benches are part of the most expensive upgrade of the Space Needle’s history.

114,000 more people: Seattle now decade’s fastest-growing big city in all of U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new population figures for U.S. cities on Thursday, and they show that Seattle has toppled Austin, Texas, to become the nation’s fastest-growing big city this …

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Seattle-based Rover raises $125 million, plans to expand dog-sitting service to Europe

Seattle dog-sitting marketplace has raised another $125 million from investors, increasing by 80 percent the total funds it has reeled in since it was founded in 2011. Rover will …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge $25,000 each to campaign for referendum on Seattle head tax

Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pleads guilty to assault charge

Celebrity fishing-boat captain Sig Hansen pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge that he assaulted an Uber driver last year under a recommended arrangement with prosecutors that could allow him …

Celebrities, CEOs to celebrate Special Olympics in Seattle

Special Olympics athletes will be playing ball with celebrities and CEOs in Seattle ahead of the official games this summer.

Facelift of Seattle’s Space Needle nears completion

The Space Needle is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a $100 million investment in a single year of construction that transformed the structure’s …

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

Spokane leaders have ‘no appetite’ for Seattle-like ‘head tax’ to address homelessness

Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …

UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

U.S. arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.

Seattleites living in boats with lack of affordable housing

With a long tradition in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a lifestyle timeless, unique – and now evolving. As Seattle booms and the scramble for affordable housing intensifies, living aboard is …

Jury awards $25M in Seattle hospital stroke case

A jury in King County has issued a $25 million judgment for a woman who went to Harborview Medical Center’s Stroke Center for treatment but suffered a paralyzing turn for …

Group launches bid to repeal Seattle’s new tax on companies

A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city’s new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.

Most common job in Seattle isn’t in retail anymore, and 4 out of 5 of these workers are men

Software developer is now the most common occupation in the Seattle area. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 60,000 employed in that field …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Copper River salmon arrive in Seattle

More than 16,000 pounds of Copper River salmon arrived at SeaTac Airport early Friday morning.

Man severely injured in downtown Seattle hatchet attack

Seattle police say a man was severely injured in a hatchet attack downtown.