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  • Starbucks expanding solar, enough to power 360 Texas stores

    HOUSTON (AP) — Starbucks Corp. has announced plans to expand its investment in solar farms and use the energy to power hundreds of its coffee-serving stores in Texas. Seattle-based Starbucks on Monday announced the deal with Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank. A statement says the companies are combining forces on solar farm operations throughout […]
  • car tab

    Washington’s car tab relief likely to play out on ballot

    It appears legislative efforts to get drivers relief from high car tab bills that came with ST3, the $54 billion light rail expansion that voters approved in 2016, has hit a wall again.
  • dog, usps, dog attacks

    Seattle among top cities with dog attacks on postal workers

    A new United States Postal Service study shows that 27 dog attacks occurred in Seattle over 2018, and 127 in Washington state.
  • Inslee poll

    Inslee polling behind ‘someone else’ but raises $2.25 million

    A recent Emerson poll shows Washington Gov. Jay Inslee still polling at zero percent for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, but the campaign reports it has raised $2.25 million in a month.
  • nwhl, hockey

    New campaign aims to bring women’s hockey league to Seattle

    An effort to bring women's hockey to Seattle -- NWHL to Seattle -- has begun. It aims to establish a women's team alongside the NHL team already slated for the city.
  • Leake scheduled to start for Mariners against Indians

    Cleveland Indians (9-7, second in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (13-6, second in the AL West) Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Shane Bieber (1-0, 1.80 ERA, .67 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Mariners: Mike Leake (1-0, 4.15 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs […]
  • Stratolaunch

    Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch, the world’s biggest airplane, takes first flight

    It was a day that was years in the making and would have made Paul Allen proud. His Stratolaunch Systems had its first test flight Saturday from the Mojave Air and Space Port.
  • tiny homes, tiny home, LIHI

    Nickelsville leader camps in village kitchen, throws away donated food

    More drama at the Nickelsville Othello tiny house village unfolded over the weekend, where LIHI alleged Nickelsville head Scott Morrow had donated food thrown away, and is said to be camping out in the village's kitchen.
  • Bauer, Ramirez help Indians hold off Mariners for 6-4 win

    SEATTLE (AP) — Trevor Bauer allowed one run while pitching into the seventh inning, slumping Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the season and the Cleveland Indians held on late for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Cleveland rebounded from being swept last weekend by Kansas City thanks to another […]
  • Sawant rent control

    Sawant renews push for rent control in Seattle

    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant unveiled plans Monday for a pair of ordinances to protect renters, including one to enact rent control in Seattle. 
  • rain April

    Seattle gets third straight month of record-breaking weather in April

    Major weather events have become the norm for the Greater Seattle Area in 2019, and that's been capped off by a record-setting stretch of April rain. 
  • Police in Washington state seize $1.16M worth of narcotics

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say they seized $1.16 million worth of narcotics in separate weekend arrests. The Olympian reported Monday that the Thurston County narcotics tasks force announced seizures of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. Police say two seizures took place April 13. Police say a man was arrested in Tumwater on […]
  • Woman sentenced to 10 years for shooting man, drugging child

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting her ex-boyfriend and drugging her 8-month-old son. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that Bethany Wallace-Corff was found guilty of shooting the man in the leg in December 2014. Records say Wallace-Corff was convicted of first-degree assault in […]
  • Sanctuary cities

    State House passes bill to strengthen sanctuary status for illegal immigrants

    On the same day President Trump threatened to start shipping immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities, lawmakers in Olympia took another step forward to solidify Washington's sanctuary state status.
  • Seattle City Council 2019

    Watch: District 4 replacements interviewed for council seat

    As part of the process to fill Rob Johnson's vacant city council seat, the 13 eligible applicants for the role participated in a public forum Monday.

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