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Stories tagged: seattle

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

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, 7:10 p.m.

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, 5:14 p.m.

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, 5:50 p.m.

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, 6:19 p.m.

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, 9:07 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and …

Apple says it plans to turn Seattle into ‘key engineering hub’ with 2,000 new workers

Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …

UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …

Apple plans to add 2,000 jobs in Seattle

Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …

Seattle’s addition to NHL looms as part of draft weekend story

While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the …

Seattle to open smoke shelters for ‘new normal’ summer fires

Ahead of a Western wildfire season expected to be again worse than average, officials in Seattle announced Wednesday that five city buildings would be outfitted to serve as havens where …

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.