California billionaire Tom Steyer — a climate activist and political ally of Gov. Jay Inslee — has entered Washington state’s 2014 elections in a big way with a $1 million donation here.
If budget-reduction scenarios ordered by the state become a reality, thousands of disabled people would be affected, according to new reports.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered a budget proposal Monday and said he wants to spend money based on outcomes and not history.
City attorneys plan to seek dismissal of 100 pot-use tickets tainted by one police officer’s political agenda, while Seattle police announced new steps to better teach officers and citizens about the ban on smoking marijuana in public.
Snohomish County has given a Granite Falls quarry permission to truck rocks, gravel and sand at night until 3 a.m. to keep up with the needs of contractors building the new Boeing 777X factory at Everett.
The Seattle retailer’s international debut in Calgary is its first step into a country whose consumers have shown they like Nordstrom, but also bring high expectations that have badly stung some U.S. merchants.
Coach, linked to Stanford job in 2010, says Huskies can’t afford anything less than best effort in Pac-12 opener.
Even coach Chris Petersen not sure if his team is ready to challenge Stanford
The senior at Folsom (Calif.) High School, who has thrown 165 touchdown passes, signs financial-aid agreement with Huskies.
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Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti defiantly challenged the Ray Rice camp and an ESPN report alleging the organization engaged in a “pattern of misinformation and misdirection” after the running back’s assault of his then-fiancée in February.
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The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets. Then they had to hold their breath before hanging on for a 27-19 NFL victory Monday night.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic-violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes Jameis Winston’s suspension against Clemson will be a turning point in the quarterback’s maturation process.
Russell Wilson is now 7-0 against the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, and Michael Bennett’s bold statement after Sunday’s win may not be that far off.
Hugh Millen breaks down three key things that happened in the Seahawks’ victory over the Broncos, and awards a game ball.
The eight relievers in the Seattle bullpen are using their own brand of fun and antics to be the best bullpen in baseball
A look at the prep stars of the week
Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead surprised his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez, by proposing to her on the field after Seattle’s victory over Denver on Sunday. She said yes.
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Tennis results for Monday, Sept. 22
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said he wants to make companies think twice before considering inversions, in which companies seek foreign addresses though their executives and major operations remain in the U.S.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, built with profits from Standard Oil Co., is selling investments in coal and tar sands producers in a move to pressure companies that are contributing to climate change.
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Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.
The nation’s biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, muscling into an area of health care that was once largely the domain of the family doctor.
German firms have announced about $65 billion in U.S. transactions so far this year, chasing deals that promise innovation, growth and an escape route from a crisis-ridden Europe.
Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1.
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Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.
Nearly every major global automaker now either builds in Mexico or plans to erect an assembly plant in the country. And it’s not only compact sedans and pickups. Later this decade, new plants will make premium vehicles, like BMWs and Mercedes.
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Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble.
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Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history:
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.
More than 130 Chinese companies now develop, produce and export law-enforcement tools, most of which are legitimate, but many of which are inherently cruel and inhumane, Amnesty International said.
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
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Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said.
Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.
Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.
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Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible -- with a circle drawn around the White House.
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A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.
A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend, his attorney said Monday.
Detroit's water department defended its shutoff policy Monday and warned that free service to people with unpaid bills could be "very devastating" to the bottom line.
A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her arm-in-arm with high-profile people like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.
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A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.
Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.
A Missouri drill sergeant charged with sexually assaulting eight female soldiers pleaded guilty Monday to three charges at the outset of his court-martial.
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A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward implementing an effective cease-fire in the region.
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Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.
A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday.
A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
Authorities say a toddler has died of asphyxiation after a window in a sport utility vehicle closed around his neck as his mother drove to a relative's home.
Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.
An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.
An independent federal agency is casting a wide net as it investigates the cause of a bus crash that killed two passengers and injured dozens more when it toppled over on a Delaware highway.
Developers added thousands of tiny apartments to Seattle’s housing stock over the past several years, but city leaders are now looking at how to fix loopholes and address neighbor concerns.
Congress kicked the debate on the Export-Import Bank forward to next year, damaging the prospect for American exports in the meantime.
Thanh Tan / Times editorial columnist
Within one year, Solomon Muche went from homeless immigrant student to University of Washington freshman. His perseverance shows the importance of reaching out to vulnerable students, writes columnist Thanh Tan.
The 2015 state Legislature probably try again to build a transportation-funding package along with common-sense reforms regarding how these dollars would be spent, writes guest columnist Joe Simmons.
A look ahead to the 2014 Against the Grain/Men in Dance festival, which spans two weekends at Broadway Performance Hall.
A review of the season-opening concert by early-music group Byron Schenkman & Friends, which performed early 17th-century pieces at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10.
A review of the salsa-charged “In the Heights,” which plays at Issaquah’s Village Theatre through Oct. 26, 2014, and then moves to the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.
TV picks for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, include “Gotham” on Fox, “Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special” on KCTS and “Forever” on ABC.
A review of Spectrum Dance Theater’s performance of Donald Byrd’s “LOVE” at Building 30, Magnuson Park.
Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas.
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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax writes about the importance of finding what fulfills you outside of a relationship, which is easiest to do while living alone.