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Salmon merging onto new ‘highway’ in Seattle, complete with rest stops and restaurants

Next time you’re visiting Seattle’s downtown waterfront and gazing out across Elliott Bay toward the majestic Olympic Mountains, look down. You might see a shoal of silvery baby salmon, each …


Airbnb, NAACP partner to get more people of color to become Airbnb hosts

Airbnb launched a program with the NAACP’s Seattle Chapter this week to recruit more people of color to become hosts on the homesharing company’s site.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Nordstrom to close its Seattle Northgate store in August

In yet another sign of the rapidly shrinking landscape for traditional retailers and shopping malls, Nordstrom announced it plans this summer to close its Northgate location, one of the oldest …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

King County homeless count drops for first time in 7 years

After years of increase, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and King County appears to have declined.


Ferry engineer dies on vessel after health emergency

Officials say the chief engineer of a Washington state ferry died while on the Seattle to Bainbridge route.


Ferry strikes, injures humpback whale near Seattle

A ferry hit a humpback whale near Seattle and the Coast Guard initially searched for the animal after passengers reported it was injured and bleeding.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Investigators: Human error caused deadly Amtrak crash

A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

One person died and two others were injured in a Friday shooting in Seattle, authorities said.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

DNA, family tree help solve 52-year-old Seattle murder case

Seattle police said Tuesday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree – a method that has revolutionized cold-case …


Canlis chef Brady Williams wins Best Chef in the Northwest at the James Beard Awards

Brady Williams of Seattle’s storied Canlis won the biggest culinary award of his young career Monday night when he was named Best Chef in the Northwest at the James Beard …


Seattle to require closed captioning for TVs in bars

Starting soon, a new Seattle law will require bars, restaurants, gyms, stadiums and other places of public accommodation to activate captions on their television sets during business hours.


Experts: Missing pins possibly caused Seattle crane collapse

It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane’s mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Experts: Human error may be cause of Seattle crane collapse

Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others in Seattle over the weekend, experts said Monday.


Alaskan halibut, caught by a century-old Seattle boat, provides a glimpse of Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods

Whole Foods’ halibut deal opens a window into Amazon’s grocery strategy as it seeks to combine the defining characteristics of each brand, leverage its juggernaut Prime membership program and take …


Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle’s busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Seattle …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

A construction crane has collapsed in downtown Seattle, killing 4

A construction crane has collapsed in downtown Seattle, and initial reports indicate it damaged several cars


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Sasquatch or mermaids? Spokane artist Charlie Palmer creates logo ideas for Seattle’s expansion NHL team

The NHL franchise coming to Seattle doesn’t have a name yet. But Spokane artist Charlie Palmer is a step ahead of them, and he’s hoping team planners will give his …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Seattle-area ride-hail driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.


Yakima County jail head: Little choice but to drop off inmates in parking lot

After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …


Seattle asking why Yakima inmates dropped off in city

The City of Seattle is asking Yakima County and state corrections officials why prisoners who had been released were dropped off underneath Interstate 5 downtown.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Do crime rates rise with homelessness in Spokane?

If history of crime is any indication, there were worse times to be a resident of Spokane.


Amazon in Seattle: An economic godsend or tech-giant pain

On an upper floor of Amazon’s Day 1 tower, foosball tables and beanbag games dot the shared spaces filled with mostly young employees and, occasionally, their dogs. Looking through tinted …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Seattle musician, Spokane native Shawn Smith dies

Gifted singer-songwriter Shawn Smith, born in Spokane, has died.


Officials say fewer cars than forecast using Seattle tunnel

Washington highway officials say the Seattle tunnel is carrying 5,300 cars during peak traffic hours, fewer than had been forecast.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

The decline of salmon adds to the struggle of Puget Sound’s orcas

The crew of the Bell M. Shimada hauled in the net, long as a football field and teeming with life. Scientists, off the coast of Washington for a week on …


‘Seattle is Dying’ report prompts political response to homelessness in Spokane

City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Seattle bus driver shot in torso drives passengers to safety

A Seattle bus driver hailed as a hero for steering the bus away from a gunman who opened fire on him and his passengers says he’s “glad to be alive.”


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9 p.m.

Police: 2 killed in ‘random’ shooting, crash in Seattle

A man opened fire on motorists in a Seattle neighborhood in what authorities are calling a “random” attack that left two dead and two injured Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.


Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland

Alaska Airlines says a flight headed to Seattle returned to Portland, Oregon, after the crew shut down one of the aircraft’s engines.