The state ferry Tacoma lost power on its midday run from Seattle to Bainbridge Island today. Tugboats towed the ferry to Bainbridge, where 405 passengers disembarked. Earlier this afternoon, the ferry Sealth pulled alongside the Tacoma and a rope was attached, said Tim Wilson, a visitor from North Carolina who photographed that effort.
UPDATE - 02:49 PM
Amgen will shut operations in Seattle, Bothell
The biotechnology giant, based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said planned job cuts companywide will amount to more than 2,400 people. It employs about 710 locally.
UPDATE - 02:57 PM King County Public Health chief stepping down
- Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks, Monty Python fans!
UPDATE - 03:49 PM Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
UPDATE - 03:51 PM Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
UPDATE - 03:49 PM US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
NEW - 02:30 PM Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children
UPDATE - 03:52 PM New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping
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UPDATE - 03:48 PM Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles
UPDATE - 02:37 PM Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested
The New York Times editorial board adding its influential voice to the national debate will be a boost for this movement led by the states.Kate Riley, Opinion Northwest: "New York Times joins Seattle Times in calling for marijuana legalization"
- Editorial: Get Northwest grain shipments going again
- Editorial: The Times recommends keeping Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary
- MSNBC coverage of 'The Mikado' and stereotypes on stage
- Guest: The havoc of competing for jail contracts
UPDATE - 02:30 PM ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse