Flaggers from a private security firm are no longer allowed to control traffic on the crowded side streets of South Lake Union, the city says. The Seattle Department of Transportation said Tuesday that, based on a city attorney’s opinion, this kind of ongoing private traffic control is illegal: “Based on the city’s review, only uniformed police officers…More
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Pot brownies given to teens: A Puyallup man is accused of supplying marijuana extract that prosecutors say his 16-year-old daughter used to make brownies that later sickened several of her classmates. Cat: ‘I don’t want to move’: George the cat traveled 12 miles, crossing three highways and neighborhoods where coyotes are known to…More
The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…More
Convicted again: After being convicted a second time for murder in Italy, Amanda Knox says she’s “frightened and saddened,” and that she “expected better” from the Italian justice system. Could she be extradited? Several steps would have to happen, including a formal request from Italy. Free will cost you: That Amazon…More
Update| 7 p.m: The Associated Press Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention after suffering intense pain because of a kidney stone on Jan. 1, authorities said Saturday. Capt. Santiago Rubio, commander of the port of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, told The Associated Press that…More
Can you spell b-o-o-m-i-n-g? Construction cranes have returned throughout the Puget Sound region as Amazon.com expands in Seattle and the Eastside enjoys investments from out-of-town developers. The regional economy continues to grow out of the depths of the Great Recession. Test your knowledge of how local companies fared this year.More
Brrrr … Early today it was 29 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport, 27 in Tacoma, 26 in Everett, 12 in Spokane, 15 in Wenatchee and Yakima, and the chilly champion of them all: minus-1 in Pullman. With that temp, we’d skip classes at Wazzu today. Amazon’s delivery-by-drones plan … Columnist Danny Westneat takes on the company’s…More
Snoqualmie Pass was closed for six hours this morning due to bad weather, downed trees and collisions, says WSDOT. It reopened about 6:30 a.m. Speaking of weather, it’s going to be cold this week, and we could see some snow mixed with…More
Boeing Machinists contract vote Wednesday is expected to be close. That’s interesting, because the head of the union said last week that Boeing’s offer was ‘crap.’ Apples everywhere: It’s easy to forget for folks here on the Western side of the mountains just how huge the state’s apple business is.