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    Starbucks expanding in Japan with help from Uber

    Starbucks announced Thursday it plans to add 300 stores in Japan over the next three years, including one of its high-class roasteries, along with other innovative goals such as a delivery service in Tokyo.
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    Rob Johnson won’t seek reelection; Seattle City Council poised for major shakeup

    Seven out of nine Seattle City Council members are up for reelection in 2019, which could lead to an overhaul the likes of which we've rarely seen.
  • Seattle PD's Police Union contract could be jeopardy

    Community leaders urge Seattle City Council to reject police union contract

    Leaders with 24 community groups sent a letter Thursday to the Seattle City Council urging them to vote down a proposed contract with the Seattle Police Officers Guild.
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    McKenna: What could happen to the Mueller investigation after Sessions’ exit

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out. Matthew Whitaker is in. And there is plenty of worry surrounding the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But politics is not so easy, according to former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna.
  • Carter’s 25 and 11 lead Seattle past Puget Sound 95-67

    SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Carter scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Seattle coasted to a 95-67 win over Division II Puget Sound on Thursday night. Carter, a transfer from Seton Hall who sat out last year, was 11-of-15 shooting. Matej Kavas added 11 points for the Redhawks (1-1), who shot 55 percent (35 […]
  • Washington state gun database absent more than 500K records

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say the records of more than 525,000 handgun purchases have not been entered into a Washington state database used by police and courts. KING-TV reports the backlog in the database maintained by the state Department of Licensing means about three years of handgun purchase and transfer records are unavailable to authorities. […]
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    Hundreds of protesters gather in downtown Seattle after Sessions’ firing

    In the wake of Jeff Sessions resigning from his post as Attorney General, crowds are set to gather in Seattle and across the nation in protest of acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker.
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    Schrier calls for more civility in wake of anti-Semitic political ads

    Dr. Kim Schrier was among a range of Democratic candidates across the country who faced a series of ads many are calling anti-Semitic. In response, she argues that most Americans desire a more civil political landscape.
  • Search launched for missing man after boat runs aground

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for an Olympia man after his sailboat was found beached near Bainbridge Island. The Olympian reports crews have been looking for Scott Caldwell since Thursday morning. Bainbridge Island police reported finding the 29-foot boat at Skiff Point. Once crews boarded the vessel, they found a wallet, […]
  • First female veteran to join VA Puget Sound “Wall of Heroes”

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 98-year-old female US Army Corps veteran has been inducted into the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Wall of Heroes, making her the first woman to receive the honor for her service. Frances E. Harman was among those honored by Gov. Jay Inslee and Veterans Affairs Department officials Thursday during an […]
  • Inmate awarded $549K after pain medication for MS denied

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $549,000 to a Washington state inmate with multiple sclerosis who was repeatedly denied nonaddictive nerve-pain medication by prison staff. The Seattle Times reports the jury in Tacoma last week found that three prison medical staffers showed “deliberate indifference” to Etienne Choquette’s pain and medical needs when they […]
  • 2 ranchers in eastern Oregon to try new strategy with wolves

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two ranchers in eastern Oregon are working with state wildlife officials to test a new strategy for preventing wolf attacks on livestock. The Capital Press reported Thursday that Rodger Huffman, president of the Union County Cattlemen’s Association, and Cynthia Warnock, president of the Wallowa County Stockgrowers Association, will develop plans that […]
  • Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain. The chamber’s Facilities and Operations Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the decision, though they said they may re-evaluate if the Auburn Republican loses his election in the coming days. […]
  • Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a state prison inmate in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Byron Eugene Scherf was sentenced to death for the killing inside a chapel at the state prison in Monroe. The court on Thursday converted his sentence to […]
  • Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, Heredia

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Speedy outfielder and leadoff hitter Mallex Smith has been acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia as part of a five-player deal. The deal was announced Thursday at the baseball general managers’ meetings. Smith, 25, stole a career-best 40 bases […]

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