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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states

The decision to pack up and move the National Archives at Seattle to Southern California and Kansas City, Missouri, has rattled those who have spent hours doing research in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Far from U.S.-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

20 shell casings from three guns found after Third and Pine shooting amid uptick in gang activity

One of three suspects has been arrested and booked into jail following the shooting Wednesday in downtown Seattle that killed a woman and injured seven other people, Seattle Mayor Jenny …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

1 dead, 7 injured in downtown Seattle mass shooting; suspect sought

One person was killed and seven people, including a child, were wounded in a shooting near Third Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening, according to Seattle Police …

Seattle ice climber dies in avalanche in southwest Colorado

Authorities say a Seattle woman was killed in an ice climbing accident in southwest Colorado.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Landslide stops Amtrak service between Seattle, Portland

Amtrak officials say a landslide blocking the tracks has temporarily stopped train service between Seattle and Portland.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Larry Stone: David Stern’s legacy in Seattle is simple: There are no Sonics

The death of David Stern on Wednesday elicited the expected tributes to his far-reaching legacy as the 30-year commissioner of the NBA. No less an eminence than Michael Jordan extolled …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

North Idaho man, two Washington men among 5 presumed dead after crab boat sinks off Alaskan coast

Ashley Boggs of Peru, Indiana, told the Associated Press she was due to marry crew member Brock Rainey, a Kellogg native, after he returned from Alaska. “I’m just praying and …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Coast Guard says 5 missing, 2 rescued after crab boat sinks in Alaska

Five people were missing and two were rescued after a 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

King County approves money to improve courthouse security

The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $600,000 in emergency funding to improve security outside the courthouse in downtown Seattle.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

West’s best? Gonzaga has had upper hand lately in Arizona series but is winless in Tucson

The Bulldogs have won the last two matchups after the Wildcats claimed six of the first seven. For the sixth-ranked Zags to continue their recent success, they’ll have to find …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

NHL Seattle GM Ron Francis says he took alleged physical abuse by coach Bill Peters ‘very seriously’, but doesn’t say what steps he took

NHL Seattle general manager Ron Francis released a statement Saturday saying he took alleged physical abuse by coach Bill Peters “very seriously” when both were working for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Court upholds the first-come, first-served law for renters

The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld a Seattle law that requires landlords to publicize their criteria for prospective renters and accept the first qualified applicant

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Geoff Baker: NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes – and ticket sales cover those wages

A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues.

Sound Transit abandons pricey Seattle light rail tunnels

Sound Transit board members have abandoned ideas for a $450 million tunnel into Seattle’s historic central Ballard neighborhood, a $200 million bored tunnel through West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood, and …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Last broadcast for KREM anchor Jane McCarthy

KREM 2 evening anchor Jane McCarthy delivered the news in Spokane for the last time Tuesday. McCarthy, who had anchored with KREM since January 2010, is moving to Seattle to …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Spokane Proposition 2 would outlaw a local income tax, as courts weigh legality of Seattle measure

Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.

A $17 Kit Kat bar? Macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes? Yes and yes!

Let’s start the workweek with two interesting tidbits from the culinary world: Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that … $17 luxury Kit Kat …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Thousands line up for jobs at Amazon, which has thousands on offer

Everyone from recent college grads to late-career job switchers lined up in South Lake Union to learn about openings at Amazon, which held job fairs in Seattle and five other …

1 killed in triple shooting in Seattle’s busiest light rail station

One man was killed and two were wounded in a triple shooting Friday night at the Westlake light-rail station, according to Seattle police.

In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

When Robert Fuller found out he had throat cancer, he decided to finish out his life and then end it with fatal drugs. That’s legal in Washington, one of nine …

Grand jury charges witness with lying about suspect in 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales

In what may be a break in the 18-year-old investigation into the shooting death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales in 2001, federal prosecutors have charged an Everett woman with …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Amazon opens 4-star store at Seattle headquarters as online giant grows physical shopping presence

The roughly 2,000 items for sale in the store average at least four out of five stars from those who have purchased them, or have been selected because they are …

There is sparring. There are swords. But kendo, at its ancient heart, is a martial art of the mind.

The purpose of kendo is vigorous, disciplined training, along with honor, courtesy and respect. Those goals could seem at odds in a contact sport. But Seattle Kendo Kai lays it …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

3 stabbed at random in downtown Seattle; suspect arrested

Authorities say three people were stabbed at random in downtown Seattle and a suspect is in custody.

Helmet maker rounds out football portfolio with new headgear

The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football.

Study: Rising sea levels could cost Seattle $23B by 2040

A climate study has estimated that Seattle’s costs associated with sea level rise could be more than $23.8 billion by 2040.