Seattle

  • Tax Compromise Gives Amazon’s Latest Seattle Office New Life

    Amazon says it will move forward with plans for a new office building in Seattle after the city council slashed a proposed corporate tax by nearly half. Amazon halted plans for the new building earlier this month in response to the proposed tax, which is designed to help the...
  • The Latest: Seattle approves business tax for homelessness

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a Seattle plan to tax businesses to fight homelessness (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan...
  • Amazon makes round of layoffs at Seattle headquarters

      Amazon makes rare round of layoffs at Seattle headquarters   SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon laid off workers at its corporate campuses Monday, a rare event at one of the nation’s largest corporate employers, sources at the company said.The job eliminations are mostly concentrated in Amazon’s consumer retail business and involve several hundred...
  • Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead

    SEATTLE (AP) – More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession – a step similarly announced by San Francisco last week. “For thousands of people in Washington state, a misdemeanor marijuana conviction had huge...
  • Video: Man openly Wearing Nazi Swastika Armband gets knocked out in Seattle!

    Two photos shared by different people show a man in Seattle riding the RapidRide D Line wearing a Nazi armband. A later photo shows the man knocked out on a sidewalk from a punch. It is believed that the photos may be this man in this video, which was...
  • Donald Trump Jr. Uses Seattle Mayor Sex Abuse Resignation to Bash Democrats

    President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., took to Twitter to question why it took five allegations of sexual abuse against Ed Murray for the embattled Seattle mayor to resign. “It took 5?” the eldest of the president’s children wrote on Twitter, sharing a CNBC tweet reporting the news...
  • Seattle Mayor resigns after latest child sex-abuse allegation

    (CNN)Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled politician. Murray, a Democrat and the city’s first openly gay mayor, said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so the scandal would no longer overshadow his office. The mayor’s announcement...
  • Pregnant woman shot by police hit at least 7 times

    A recently-released autopsy report shows Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles seven times and that the woman was 14 to 15 weeks pregnant when she died in June. Police say the officers fired when Lyles lunged at one of them with one or two knives. According to the Seattle Times, the report...
  • Video: 3 elderly men arrested on child pornography charges

    Police found countless images and videos of child pornography, toys and girls’ clothing along with detailed notes about child-sex abuse and torture in a North Seattle home where three brothers lived for decades, according to police. King County charged Charles Emery, 82, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, 79, with possession...