Demonstrators push for immigration reforms

MANUEL VALDES KOMO News 02.05.2009

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of people marched in Washington state as part of nationwide demonstrations to push for changes in immigration policy, hoping a new president hears their pleas.


SEATAC, Wash. – An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777, that witnesses say had flames shooting from an engine, made a safe emergency landing at Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday afternoon.


Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to ask voters in November to nearly double the city's property-tax levy for affordable housing. The city's current seven-year $86 million property-tax levy expires this year. Nickels today proposed a $145 million, ...


SEATTLE - Parking in Seattle can be a battle. Now, into the chaos, enters a silent enforcer.

First cruise ship docks in Seattle

The Seattle Times 24.04.2009

The first cruise ship of the season has docked in Seattle at the port's new Smith Cove terminal.

Washington House approves plan to replace viaduct with a tunnel

Andrew Garber The Seattle Times 23.04.2009

OLYMPIA -- After years of study and debate, legislation that calls for replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep-bore tunnel appears headed for state law.

Tax shortfall could delay new express buses

AUBREY COHEN Seattle Post-Intelligencer 23.04.2009

Because of declining tax revenues, Sound Transit officials have proposed delaying some new express bus service from 2009 and 2010 to 2011.

$1.3M more approved for Seattle violence-prevention project

Emily Heffter The Seattle Times 22.04.2009

A Seattle City Council committee agreed Tuesday to spend $1.3 million more on preventing youth violence, showing support for Mayor Greg Nickels' work on the issue.

Nickels appoints former judge as next police auditor

Scott Gutierrez Seattle Post-Intelligencer 22.04.2009

Former King County Superior Court Judge Michael Spearman has been appointed as the Seattle Police Department's next civilian auditor, Mayor Greg Nickels announced this week.

Seattle budget cuts are up to the mayor, City Council warns

Emily Heffter The Seattle Times 21.04.2009

The Seattle City Council is setting aside Wednesday evening to hear from residents about a proposed $13.3 million midyear budget cut. The public can talk, but the council says it's powerless to respond. In fact, Budget Committee Chairwoman Jean Go...


SEATTLE -- It's had the crown for 16 years, but he record high temperature of 73 degrees for April 20th has relinquished the throne.


Microsoft is opening the splashy dining-shopping destination The Commons, a signature piece in a massive expansion that will add the equivalent of a Columbia Tower to the corporate campus.

Mayor Greg Nickels: Not so popular ... but is he beatable?

Jim Brunner The Seattle Times 20.04.2009

At first glance, Mayor Greg Nickels ought to fit Seattle as comfortably as a fleece vest from REI. The lifelong Democrat hopped on Barack Obama's bandwagon with an endorsement last February. He's led the push for Sound Transit's soon-to-open light...

Church won't host homeless shelter that doesn't do sex offender checks

VANESSA HO Seattle Post-Intelligencer 20.04.2009

With his latest bed a floor mat in a West Seattle church, Nickolaus Hendel was accustomed to the nomadic culture of roving homeless shelters. Still, he was disheartened when his shelter's plans to move to a Ballard church fell apart last month.

Seattle budget plan: 30 layoffs, 1-week closure for libraries

Emily Heffter The Seattle Times 18.04.2009

The city of Seattle plans to close its libraries for a week during the summer and lay off 30 city workers because of a midyear budget shortfall, Mayor Greg Nickels announced Friday.

Bremerton mayor: Time for a makeover, Seattle!

Mark Rahner The Seattle Times 18.04.2009

A day after talking smack about Seattle's public spaces, Bremerton's mayor not only didn't back down from his remarks, he panned the area's leadership.

Gun ownership grows, following national trend

CASEY MCNERTHNEY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 17.04.2009

The number of people applying for concealed-pistol licenses in Seattle has risen 44 percent in recent months -- evidence that a national increase in gun ownership has hit this left-leaning city.

More Seattle homeowners falling into foreclosure


SEATTLE - Holding onto your home appears to be getting harder during these tough economic times, and that includes people living around the Puget Sound region.

Bellevue 911 dispatcher a cool operator


BELLEVUE, Wash. - For nine years she has sat almost anonymously in front of her computer monitors at Bellevue’s 911 dispatch center, answering thousands of calls. But none quite like the one she got last August.

Light rail collision raises safety questions

Joel Moreno KOMO News 17.04.2009

RAINIER VALLEY, Wash. - Light rail from downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac Airport is a few months away, but already there's been a collision between a car and a Sound Transit train.

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