Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 730,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area’s population stands at 3.87 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States.
  • Tacoma is ready for women's soccer
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    Tacoma is ready for women's soccer

    When Reign FC announced their move from Memorial Stadium in Seattle to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, fans expressed a mix of joy and trepidation. Joy that the club finally had a long-term home, beer, Ivar's, and new investors joining the table. Trepidation that they might not be able to make it to as many matches, and there could be others like them — causing attendance to suffer. As the club heads into their inaugural home match in Tacoma, all signs point to positive progress. There appear to be only 400-500 seats remaining for Sunday's match, which kicks off at 7 PM PT. What's more, the club is ahead of previous years in season ticket sales. “Season-ticket sales are exceeding expectations,” Reign

  • Carrasco K's 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win
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    Carrasco K's 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win

    After one of the worst starts of his career, Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco spent several days tinkering to try and find solution. Carrasco rebounded from that miserable outing with 12 strikeouts in seven innings, Jake Bauers hit a solo homer and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Carrasco (2-2) pitched three-hit ball, dominating as the Indians handed Seattle its sixth straight loss.

  • Seattle's Breanna Stewart to weather the storm following ruptured Achilles
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    Seattle's Breanna Stewart to weather the storm following ruptured Achilles

    The 24-year-old ruptured her right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the 2019 WNBA Season.

  • 4 teens died by suicide in Seattle area over the weekend
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    4 teens died by suicide in Seattle area over the weekend

    According to public health officials in King County, two were 16-year-old girls, one was a 17-year-old girl, and one was a 16-year-old boy. They lived in Shoreline, Bellevue, Woodinville, and Algona. There is no evidence the suicides were related. The number of youth suicides in the county over the course of four days is unusual. So far this year, King County has seen seven youth suicides. That compares with 12 for 2018, which was the highest number since 2012. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10 to 24. In recent years, suicide rates have been rising. According to a study in the current Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, the number of youth who

  • PR Newswire

    It's True: Getting to Know People in the Northwest Isn't Easy for Everyone

    SEATTLE, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwest has a reputation for its somewhat cool reception toward newcomers. According to the latest poll by PEMCO Insurance, the "freeze" felt by many may not be a figment of their imaginations: the Seattle-based insurer found that a majority of Washington and Oregon residents admit that making new friends isn't a top priority for them. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll found that 40 percent of residents say it's not too important, or even not at all important, for them to make new friends.

  • The Seattle Times

    Surprise: This could be the Seattle area's most highly paid public company CEO

    Who might be the Seattle-area CEO with the biggest payday last year? Proxy statements from many Pacific Northwest companies are still coming in, but few are likely to top the 2018 compensation reported by Brendan Kennedy, the Seattle-based CEO of Canadian marijuana merchant Tilray. As often is the case with large CEO pay packages, most of Kennedy's payday is in the form of stock options rather than cash, and doesn't represent money he can walk away with today. For comparison, Microsoft reported in October that CEO Satya Nadella was paid $25.8 million in the previous fiscal year, while Starbucks said in January that CEO Kevin Johnson's total compensation last fiscal year was about $13.4 million.

  • Rantz: Conservative college student harassed, stalked by Seattle activist
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    Rantz: Conservative college student harassed, stalked by Seattle activist

    A conservative college student said she was harassed and stalked by an unhinged Seattle student activist who was mad she held views he disagreed with. After confronting her many times on campus, he allegedly tried to run her over, or intimidate her, in a parking lot. Now, the police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. Katie Daviscourt is a student at South Seattle College and is the chair of their chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative student organization. She and another student hosted a table on campus to alert classmates of their message last Thursday. This angered a man, who police have not yet identified. “He started vandalizing our table and trying to take the

  • A fresh start: Makeovers give formerly homeless men in Seattle more than just a new look
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    A fresh start: Makeovers give formerly homeless men in Seattle more than just a new look

    Caption Close Sedrick Tyson got a haircut on Tuesday morning. A few miles south of Seattle at Union Gospel Mission's Recovery Program facility in Burien, Tyson got his first sober haircut in more than a decade. The cut -- and then a new set of clothes put together by a stylist -- was part of a makeover program for residents in the men's recovery program there. The makeovers were in part to get the 50 formerly homeless men in the program ready for a Thursday graduation for several of them and for Easter events coming up, but also to give them a boost in self confidence. "Just this whole day, lets me know that things get better," Tyson said. Tyson started drinking heavily at 12 years old and eventually

  • 'Aye, Seattle. We got a deal': Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to record-setting contract
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    'Aye, Seattle. We got a deal': Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to record-setting contract

    Russell Wilson set the Seahawks community, and greater NFL, on high alert when news broke earlier this month that his camp set an April 15 deadline for his new extension. It grew into a frenzy when reports surfaced Monday that there would be no further negotiations, ever, if there was no long-term deal in hand by midnight. The sense of urgency upped an ante, inside and outside of team headquarters, for better or for worse. But at the end of the day, the sides came to terms on an agreement— at the last minute. The result? The winningest quarterback in Seahawks history will receive the biggest payday in the history of the NFL. Wilson agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract late Monday night

  • Top Seattle news: Amazon contributes $200K to Seattle Chamber's PAC; 12 straight days of rain
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    Top Seattle news: Amazon contributes $200K to Seattle Chamber's PAC; 12 straight days of rain

    Caption Close Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Seattle. What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know Rebecca Twigg was a famous Olympian cyclist. Today, she's homeless in Seattle. For the first time in 50 years Seattle has more than 100,000 kids The city's under-18 population peaked in 1960, when the U.S. Census showed that there were 167,000 kids here. Now the number of kids here is climbing again, after a decline in the '80s. Amazon contributes $200,000 to Seattle Chamber's political action committee The city's largest private employer has regularly contributed to the political action committee, as well as to local campaigns supporting education, transit

  • Resurrected Seattle traffic camera proposal clears House
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    Resurrected Seattle traffic camera proposal clears House

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to expand the use of traffic cameras in Seattle has passed the state House, after earlier stalling amid controversy. Bus lane cheaters and intersection blockers would be the main targets of the bill, which would allow Seattle to try out the devices on main arterials. Lawmakers in the state House approved the bill 57-41 late Monday, a victory for supporters after it had earlier missed a key deadline amid conflict over use of the footage by law enforcement. Leading up to Monday's vote, the American Civil Liberties Union had said they would pull their support of the bill if police were allowed to access the footage for other investigations. By redirecting a portion

  • Amazon’s Slow Retreat From Seattle
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    Amazon’s Slow Retreat From Seattle

    Amazon has long fancied itself an urban enterprise. Is its pivot to smaller communities a way to avoid messy politics?

  • Bauer, Ramirez help Indians hold off Mariners for 6-4 win
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    Bauer, Ramirez help Indians hold off Mariners for 6-4 win

    Trevor Bauer overpowered Seattle long enough that even a hiccup by Cleveland's bullpen didn't end up costing the Indians. The right-hander allowed one run while pitching into the seventh inning, slumping Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the season and Cleveland held on late for a 6-4 win over the Mariners on Monday night. Cleveland rebounded from being swept last weekend by Kansas City thanks to another strong outing from Bauer, a key out from reliever Adam Cimber in the seventh and a couple of big hits off starter Yusei Kikuchi.

  • 89-year-old Fusae Yokoyama has spent 58 years working for Seattle's oldest sushi restaurant
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    89-year-old Fusae Yokoyama has spent 58 years working for Seattle's oldest sushi restaurant

    Fusae Yokoyama, 89, has spent nearly two-thirds of her life working as abartender and hostess for Seattle's oldest sushi restaurant, Maneki