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The wife of Seattle attorney Danford Grant moved his car away from one of the alleged crime scenes ...

Equal justice for Seattle lawyer accused of several rapes?

Has accused serial rapist Danford Grant gotten preferential treatment because both he and his wife are Seattle attorneys?
10 years ago
The Seattle-based I Can Has Cheezburger network now includes 60 humor sites. Many of their 90 emplo...

Seattle humor network, built with funny cat pictures, becomes a reality TV show

A small Internet empire with a funny name has billions of page views on its network of 60 humor websites based in Seattle. Now, I Can Has Cheezburger has a reality TV show too.
10 years ago
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent a combined $30.33 every second this election cycle. Wa...

Democracy and dollar signs – 2012 campaign spending

Washington initiative campaigns spent $34 million trying to win your vote, while President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent a combined $30.33 every second this election cycle.
10 years ago
Chef Tom Douglas says Seattle’s restaurants are ‘a little homemade’ compared with...

Chef Tom Douglas says ‘Seattle is a funny restaurant town’

Chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas, with 13 Seattle restaurants and more on the way, says Seattle is a "funny restaurant town."
10 years ago
Investigation continues into why a commander of the Bremerton-based Stennis carrier group was remov...

New ‘crazy’ conspiracy theory on Stennis Rear Admiral

The Pentagon shoots down theories about why the commander of the USS Stennis Carrier Group was removed from duty and sent back to the homeport in Bremerton.
10 years ago
Seattle photographer Paul Souders captures an adult polar bear up close in Hudson Bay in Churchill,...

Seattle photographer comes face to face with a polar bear

A wildlife photographer, who lives in Ballard, has taken thousands of stunning shots. None put him on "a razor's edge" more than a series of photos swimming with a polar bear.
10 years ago
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Staff Sgt. Robert Bales appears in a public, military courtroom today for ...

‘Prove it’ – Defense for solider accused of Afghan massacre

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, a four-tour combat soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March, faces an Article 32 hearing today.
10 years ago
A record 81 percent voter ballot return rate is expected for Tuesday’s General Election. Stud...

Washington students elect Obama, Inslee and defeat pot

Election results are already in for Washington students through a mock state-wide vote. You might be surprised with how they voted on the Initiatives.
10 years ago
Enrollment is up in Seattle Schools. For the 2012-13 school year the district’s 95 schools ad...

Seattle Schools’ students are ‘thriving,’ despite evidence

A report card on Seattle Public Schools' shows the district is not on track to reach any of the performance goals it set almost five years ago.
10 years ago
The undefeated Skyline Spartans face Puyallup Saturday night as state high school football champion...

How to build a high school football powerhouse

What makes one high school football program so much better than another? Does it all come down to money and parents, writing checks?
10 years ago
Days before the election, there’s a controversy in the 1st Congressional District race involv...

1st District candidate explains comment about the ‘rape thing’

A Washington state congressional candidate, in one of the state's tightest races, says abortion should not be legal, even when it involves "the rape thing."
10 years ago
O’Dea High School is a Catholic boys’ high school located on Seattle’s First Hill...

Seattle high school principal resigns, families claim ‘cover up’

The principal of O'Dea High School in Seattle has resigned amid accusations of sexual abuse. Families say the school and the Archdiocese are trying to cover up the alleged abuse.
10 years ago
Billionaire Bill Gates is fond of a new candy that looks and tastes like popular candy, but has bee...

The candy Bill Gates would hand out for Halloween

There's no way you could walk up to Bill Gates' Medina home, say trick-or-treat, and score a mini Butterfinger. But, the billionaire is fond of a new candy that's been "unjunked."
10 years ago
The U.S. Navy is investigating the commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, Rear Admi...

A ‘good guess’ but no answers as USS Stennis admiral is sent home to Bremerton

The commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group has been removed from his ship - mid deployment - and sent back to the homeport in Bremerton. The Navy won't say why, but a military analyst says he has an informed guess.
10 years ago
Red Devil Lounge, a San Francisco music venue, posted this photo on its Facebook page to try to cat...

Facebook: Today’s version of a wild west wanted poster

Can crowd sourcing through Facebook help catch someone who appears to be vandalizing a bus after the World Series in San Francisco? Once again, it did.
10 years ago
The ice caves are one of the most popular hiking attractions in Snohomish County. The trail leading...

Lawsuit dismissed after girl dies at Snohomish County ice caves

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over the death of an 11-year-old girl at a popular ice cave in Snohomish County.
10 years ago
NASA image of Hurricane Sandy spinning in the Atlantic Ocean and making landfall on the East Coast....

Former Microsoft executive has a way to prevent hurricanes

A former Microsoft executive says there is a way to either reduce the strength of hurricanes or prevent them completely.
10 years ago
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette has been removed of duty aboard the USS Stennis and sent back to the ...

Navy Admiral kicked off his ship, sent back to Bremerton. Why?

A man who climbed the Navy's ranks over a long career has been unceremoniously removed as commander of the USS Stennis Carrier Strike Group and sent back to the homeport in Bremerton. Nobody's saying what the problem is with Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette.
10 years ago
Frani Assaf holds a picture of her friend Drew Keriakedes who was killed in the May 30, 2012 massac...

Cafe Racer friends cope five months after the ‘worst day’

Frani Assaf is among those who planted dozens of daffodil bulbs near Green Lake to remember victims of crimes involving guns in Seattle. As she dug holes, she thought about "the worst day" of her life, May 30th.
10 years ago
Seattle attorney Danford Grant is still listed as being in the King County jail, although his bail ...

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ image of a Seattle attorney, accused rapist

Is Danford Grant a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-type character" as prosecutors describe him? While prosecutors claim Grant is a violent rapist, his family only knows him as a loving, devoted husband and father.
10 years ago
The Seattle Police Department is looking for officers who ‘reflect Seattle’s values and...

Seattle Police hiring to make a ‘good department’ even better

The SPD believes it has a "good department" and they're recruiting new officers to "make the department better."
10 years ago
Rocker Billy Idol performs for Michael Henrichsen’s birthday party in Seattle last night. The...

Seattle man’s birthday wish comes true with a Billy Idol performance

A Seattle man says that having Billy Idol play his 26th birthday party was the "greatest" moment of his life.
10 years ago
USS Stennis when it returned to Bremerton in March of 2012, only to be redeployed earlier than plan...

Navy sends an admiral back to Bremerton amid ‘inappropriate judgment’ allegation

In an unusual move, the U.S. Navy is sending the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East back to Bremerton, pending the outcome of an "inappropriate judgment" investigation.
10 years ago
In addition to attending Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle Sunday, many Catholics will protest...

More than 1,000 Catholics come out in support of gay marriage

The names of more than 1,000 Catholics will appear in a full-page newspaper ad Sunday endorsing Washington's marriage equality law
10 years ago