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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

After HQ2 decision, Amazon plans suggest expansion, and then a big hiring slowdown

With Amazon’s gaze shifting to the East Coast, Seattle is in for something different.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Lime wants to spread 1,500 shared cars around Seattle

Lime is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week, starting with the placement of 50 vehicles on city streets.


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …


Seattle-area company helps fringe site Gab return in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Social-media site Gab.com, which became an internet outcast after one of its racist users was arrested in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, is back online thanks to the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Former Seattle police official tells why he appears in election ad with Charleena Lyles’ sister

A pro Initiative 940 commercial featuring Jim Pugel and Charleena Lyles’ sister has been running on TV for weeks, angering some current and retired officers.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Seattle home sellers, seeing new reality, are lowering list prices faster than anywhere else

Earlier this week the news was that the average Seattle-area homebuyer has been successfully able to


Prosecutors: Suspect became ‘fixated’ on homeless man before fatal Seattle shooting

John Thomas Davis had grown increasingly frustrated and angry about increasing crime that he blamed on the homeless before the deadly shooting in the Licton Springs neighborhood. King County prosecutors …


Flyer citing Latino businesses’ opposition to carbon fee ignites campaign controversy

Proponents of Initiative 1631, on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot, allege misleading tactics, and some business owners say they did not expect their enterprises to be listed on the flyer. …


Seattle considers study on exempting tampons from sales tax

Seattle City Council members have thrown initial support behind a proposal that would study the possibility of exempting tampons and other menstrual hygiene products from the city’s portion of the …


Free rent in Seattle, no catch: Landlords’ faith inspired a gift for tenants

Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick are celebrating the family’s 50 years as property owners by doing something unheard of for a landlord: For the month of November, everyone in the …


Man charged after church arson in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

A man has been charged in connection with a church arson in Seattle last week.


College GameDay at Washington State seen by almost 2 million TV viewers

Thousands of people woke up early Saturday morning to attend ESPN College GameDay’s first-ever show at Washington State in person and almost 2 million more caught the three-hour program on …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s gun-storage law

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle’s new gun-storage law.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that …


Shawn Vestal: Former Black Panther turned business consultant says change starts with voting

A lot has changed in the half-century since Elmer Dixon and his brother founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers, but the key issues that motivate him remain essentially …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

NFL owners say Seahawks will remain in Seattle, even if sold after Paul Allen’s death

NFL owners said Wednesday they are certain that the Seahawks will remain in Seattle, even if the franchise is sold following the death of owner Paul Allen earlier this week.


King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain

Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds despite ‘sanctuary city’ threats

The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and …


King County will open west wing of downtown Seattle jail as shelter

King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.


Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign

Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


The Closer: How Mayor Durkan helped convince NHL execs to recommend Seattle expansion

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday afternoon that Seattle’s expansion bid has been unanimously forwarded for a December board of governors vote. The aim is to launch the new team …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

NHL is moving forward with Seattle expansion bid

The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman says the Board of Governors executive committee recommended to the full group to proceed with Seattle’s …


Seattle embraced dockless bike shares, but bans scooter ones. How come?

Mayor Jenny Durkan banned scooters, citing safety concerns, noting a Washington Post report that scooter-related emergency room visits have spiked in cities after scooter shares come to town.


Pearl Jam announces $1.3M donation to help end homelessness

A month after holding two-sold out concerts in Seattle to raise money to combat homelessness, Pearl Jam has announced that some of the money will go toward ensuring no young …


Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena, clearing one of the last major hurdles in the city’s bid to land …


Today’s active-adult communities are stepping up their games

Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed

The permanent closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will happen in January and not this fall as previously expected.


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveils $5.9 billion budget proposal

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.