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Thunderbirds prospect Brendan Williamson visits Seattle over weekend  MyNorthwest.com

More than just a player to be named later, Brendan Williamson was a big part of the trade the Thunderbirds made with Everett in January. The unsigned prospect ...

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle suffers through heavy snow  News8000.com - WKBT

After suffering through a weekend blizzard, more snow is on the way for Seattle and other parts of Washington state.

News8000.com - WKBT
Record Snowfall in Seattle  WOODTV.com

The Sea-Tac airport Feb. snow total 14.1" isa new monthly February record. Old record 13.1" in 1949. This is the snowiest month in Seattle since Nov. 1985 and ...

WOODTV.com
Man dies from exposure; Seattle shelters brace for worse weather  Seattle Times

Forecasts of severe winter storms in the Seattle area prompted the opening of more emergency homeless-shelter beds and outreach to the city's hundreds of ...

Seattle Times
As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation  Seattle Times

The weather complicated an already rough situation. Even in fair weather, Seattle Public Schools officials have been struggling to remedy the district's ...

Seattle Times
Chris Hansen, Wally Walker clear up what SODO arena project’s role is in Seattle NBA effort  MyNorthwest.com

In an interview with Bob, Groz and Tom, Chris Hansen and Wally Walker explained why they see their proposed arena in SODO, combined with the new arena ...

MyNorthwest.com
Justin Timberlake’s Sunday concert at Tacoma Dome postponed  The Seattle Times

Justin Timberlake's first of two Man of the Woods tour make-up shows is postponed yet again, as the Seattle area is hit with heavy snowfall.

The Seattle Times
Seattle Cleans Up At The Grammys  Seattle Weekly

Brandi Carlile, Seattle Symphony, and Chris Cornell combine to take home six awards.

Seattle Weekly
Jasmine Sievers debuts, rallies Oregon softball past Seattle  OregonLive

Oregon's highest-rated freshman made her debut in memorable fashion. Jasmine Sievers, who missed Oregon's first four games while in concussion protocol, ...

OregonLive
Ice Storm? More Snow? Forecasters Unsure About Monday Storm  Seattle, WA Patch

'Substantial Uncertainty' About Monday Storm - Seattle, WA - There's a fourth winter storm set to hit Puget Sound on Monday. Forecasters are having trouble ...

Seattle, WA Patch
Bellevue 'absolutely a competitor to Seattle' in 2019  MyNorthwest.com

Bellevue has long been seen as a satellite city to Seattle. But those days could be coming to an end, as businesses begin to pack up and head east.

MyNorthwest.com
A brief photographic history of Seattle’s snow  Seattle Times

This weekend's snowfall likely will pale in comparison to The Big Snow of 1916, which lasted for weeks.

Seattle Times
So it snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it  Mashable

Snowy weather in the Pacific Northwest led to a new daily accumulation record for Seattle... and lots of excited pups.

Mashable
Here’s what’s been canceled or postponed in the Seattle area due to snow  Seattle Times

As the city braces for 6 to 8 inches of snow, here are some Seattle-area events that have been canceled or rescheduled. This list is not comprehensive; please ...

Seattle Times
Seattle winter storm delays, cancels some Alaska Airlines flights  KTVA

Many Alaska Airlines flights are delayed in Anchorage Saturday after a major winter storm rolled through Washington state over the weekend.

KTVA
Rantz: When it snows in Seattle, King County Metro just abandons you  MyNorthwest.com

A key talking point for King County Metro - and extremist urbanists - is that you can ditch your car and Metro will take care of you. Unless it snows.

MyNorthwest.com
Snow storm affects Seattle in variety of ways  KOMO News

SEATTLE, Wash. -- It's been a soft start to Seattle's Snowmaggedon in many neighborhoods across the city. “This is crazy how you guys are shutting down the ...

KOMO News
Garfield’s five-star linebacker Sav’ell Smalls includes Washington in top 12  The Seattle Times

Five-star 2020 outside linebacker and Seattle native Sav'ell Smalls included Washington in his top 12 on Sunday.

The Seattle Times
WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Sunday pm updates  West Seattle Blog

FIRST REPORT, 3:23 PM: As predicted, the next wave of snow has begun: (Lincoln Park photo by Kersti Muul). Coverage resumes with our latest list of infolinks, ...

West Seattle Blog
The ‘Nextdoor effect’ in Bellevue: a familiar reaction to crime  Seattle Times

If some folks do have concern about crime rates in Bellevue, it doesn't seem to be because they're on the rise.

Seattle Times
Spokane’s favorite wintertime sport? Hint: Snow in Seattle  The Spokesman-Review

There's no question about Spokane's favorite wintertime spectator event.

The Spokesman-Review
New Seattle listing hits the market for ... Beth's Cafe?  Seattle PI

The parcel of property that Beth's Cafe sits on has been listed. The 24-hour diner, along with Duck Island Ale House and Aurora Lawnmower, are part of a ...

Seattle PI
Ducks rally to beat Seattle, complete perfect opening weekend  247Sports

TEMPE — Missy Lombardi could not have asked for a better opening weekend. Following a disastrous offseason, the team won all five games at the Kajikawa ...

247Sports
Seattle charity connects homeless with jobs to assist with snow troubles  KOMO News

It's hard to see so many people living on the streets, especially in the cold, snowy weather we've got right now. "If you look outside right now, and you see people ...

KOMO News
NO RETURN: The final voyage of the Destination  The Seattle Times

The Seattle-based Destination went down without a mayday call two years ago this week, stunning a Bering Sea crabbing industry that appeared to have left its ...

The Seattle Times
Boise Airport sees fewer flight cancellations from Seattle, Portland  Idaho News

Flight cancellations from Seattle and Portland were not as widespread, Sunday morning, compared to Friday and Saturday. Of the flights scheduled to arrive at ...

Idaho News
4 Seattle Agencies Come Together to Promote #MeToo Story 'Disclosure'  AgencySpy

When DNA co-founder and CEO Alan Brown saw Stephanie Peirolo's one-woman show “Disclosure”—which documents her experiences with misogyny, sexism ...

AgencySpy
Learning from Seattle: How Amazon could shape NYC real estate  6Sqft

It's important to understand what could happen if Amazon does put down roots in LIC by first looking at how the company has already changed Seattle.

6Sqft
Bodycam Video Shows Seattle Officers Confront Murder Suspect  Seattle, WA Patch

SPD Releases Bodycam Video Of Shooting - Seattle, WA - In a horrific video released by Seattle police, the man accused of stabbing a woman to death can be ...

Seattle, WA Patch
Canadian YouTube weather reporter Frankie MacDonald gives Seattle a warning  MyNorthwest.com

Dori speaks with amateur weather reporter and YouTube star Frankie MacDonald, who gives Seattle some dire weather predictions.

MyNorthwest.com
Transplant gives hilarious take on Seattleites' "panic" during "snowpocalypse"  KOMO News

SEATTLE - It doesn't usually snow that often or that much in Seattle, so when it does, you have to excuse us for being a little bit inexperienced in how to handle ...

KOMO News
Dori Monson Dori: Seattle snowstorm panic shopping a result of socialism  MyNorthwest.com

People were like zombies out there panic-buying before the Seattle snowstorm, and I have a theory as to why. I saw the people in the ridiculously long lines at ...

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle Museums Close as Storm Looms  ARTnews

Over the past few months, we've seen museums close because of wildfires, political brinkmanship, and extreme cold. Now it's a snowstorm causing trouble.

ARTnews
Icy sidewalks make Seattle dangerous for people with disabilities  Crosscut

Seattle is not very good at dealing with snow. Sure, it took the city only a day to get its main roads clear for driving after Monday's storm, and a few days later, ...

Crosscut
City Council members seek trims to Seattle’s plan to upzone 27 neighborhoods  Seattle Times

Council members are championing amendments that would reduce upzones proposed for blocks of single-family houses in West Seattle Junction, Mount Baker, ...

Seattle Times
Luke Skywalker himself tells Seattle how to survive snowpocalypse  KUOW News and Information

On Saturday, Seattle photographer Lindsey Wasson took to Saturday to talk snow. "Great, @NWSSeattle is forecasting more #SeattleSnowMageddon2019 and ...

KUOW News and Information
What does a federal lawsuit mean for Seattle's safe injection sites?  Crosscut

At least one Seattle official says the city should continue pushing to open a safe consumption site for users of illegal drugs, regardless of a federal lawsuit in ...

Crosscut
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/WEATHER/ETC.: Monday AM updates  West Seattle Blog

6:00 AM: Good morning. Morning watch begins – updates ahead. SDOT WINTER-RESPONSE MAP: See where SDOT has treated/plowed. METRO *SERVICE*: ...

West Seattle Blog
En Route to Spokane, Stuck in Seattle: Travel troubles turn strangers into friends  KHQ Right Now

After a long vacation, Brenda and Paul Hoyer were ready to fly back home to Spokane on Friday night.

KHQ Right Now
Seattle's new SR99 tunnel finally faces full traffic with 4 mile backup  MyNorthwest.com

Seattle's new SR99 tunnel finally experienced a full traffic load Wednesday. The result was a two-mile backup inside the tunnel and beyond.

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle’s outreach to homeless tent camps needs improvement, city audit says  Seattle Times

The Seattle city auditor recommended the city expand access to 24-hour bathroom and hygiene facilities to mitigate the public health risks of unsanctioned ...

Seattle Times
WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Saturday morning/afternoon updates  West Seattle Blog

8:09 AM: Good morning! If you went to bed last night thinking the forecast had fizzled short of big snow – as we chronicled into the early-early-morning hours, ...

West Seattle Blog
How Seattle’s biggest stars have fared at the Grammys over the years  Seattle Times

Did the Grammys "get" grunge? A look at Seattle artists' successes and shutouts at music's biggest night.

Seattle Times
Share your snow photos with us!  The Seattle Times

As you enjoy the snow blanketing the Seattle area this weekend, we hope you'll feel inspired to share images with us. Use the form below to submit your winter ...

The Seattle Times
Will drivers accept congestion tolling in Seattle?  MyNorthwest.com

Seattle's traffic problems are well-documented, and to fix it, there's research being done to figure out whether congestion tolling could act as a possible solution.

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle Mariners Top 30 Prospects: Laying Down Some Primer  FanSided

That time has finally arrived. It is time for us to update our ranks for the Top Seattle Mariners Prospects list. But before we do, we need to lay down some ...

FanSided
As snow falls, Seattle stocks up on de-icer, avocados and ... weed  KUOW News and Information

At PCC, the natural grocery chain, sales reached holiday levels. The top item sold in the 24 hours leading up to snowfall? Avocados. At Stoneway Hardware in ...

KUOW News and Information
Seattle, Tacoma schools both releasing early Friday because of snowstorm  Q13 News Seattle

SEATTLE — The two biggest school districts in western Washington will be releasing students early Friday, Feb. 8, ahead of a winter storm.

Q13 News Seattle
Brandi Carlile wins 3 Grammys, gives stunning performance on music’s biggest stage  The Seattle Times

It was a big night for artists with Seattle ties at the 61st Grammy Awards, as Brandi Carlile took home three awards, the Seattle Symphony won two, and Chris ...

The Seattle Times
Seattle-area home prices drop to lowest point in two years — down $116,000 since last spring  Seattle Times

Homebuyers are starting to leverage the cooling market to their advantage, convincing sellers to take on closing costs and knock tens of thousands of dollars off ...

Seattle Times
How Howard Schultz Left a Bitter Taste in Seattle's Mouth  POLITICO

The former Starbucks CEO says he can bring unity to the country, but he's a divisive figure in his hometown.

POLITICO
Man killed in Harvey homicide was wanted fugitive from Seattle  NOLA.com

At the time of his death in Harvey Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, Cheston Isom was a fugitive wanted by authorities in Washington in a December Seattle home ...

NOLA.com
When Seattle Mariners need relief in 2019 they’re not sure who’s going to provide it  Tacoma News Tribune

Oh boy. This Mariners bullpen is going to be an … experience. And general manager Jerry Dipoto is not sure how it's all going to unfold. “Without question,” he ...

Tacoma News Tribune
Police: Boise State freshman guard fought with bar employee  The Seattle Times

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise State University freshman guard has been arrested and charged with two misdemeanors after fighting with a bar employee who ...

The Seattle Times
Seattle-area Police Officers Rush to the Scene of a Snowball Fight  The Weather Channel

When Winter Storm Lucian dumped snow in Washington, some Seattle-area officers decided to protect, serve and pummel. Created with Sketch. Created with ...

The Weather Channel
Police union quickly backs officers as probe begins into man’s fatal shooting in North Seattle  Seattle Times

The union's statement came a week after its vice president, who often taken combative stances in his dealings with the city, retired from the Seattle Police ...

Seattle Times
Thousands celebrate new traffic tunnel in Seattle with race  KTUU.com

Nearly 30000 people are celebrating the imminent opening of a four-lane traffic tunnel in Seattle with a race that takes participants through it.

KTUU.com
Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes  The Seattle Times

Two-thirds of Seattle residents said they would prefer to make it easier to travel without a car rather than make it easier to drive. Countywide, 57 percent agree.

The Seattle Times
Seattle hears snow forecast, descends on grocery stores like the apocalypse is coming  KUOW News and Information

The weatherman said that, worst-case scenario, 14 inches of snow might blanket Seattle over the weekend. Hearing this, Seattle made like Supermarket Sweep ...

KUOW News and Information
WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Saturday night updates, Sunday previews  West Seattle Blog

7:07 PM: Beautiful snowy sunset – preceding this already-below-freezing night – so you are urged to stay home. (Photo by James Bratsanos). Tonight's ...

West Seattle Blog
How much money do you need to be wealthy in Seattle?  MyNorthwest.com

What does it take to be considered among the financial elite in Seattle? How much money does "wealthy" equate to in the Emerald City? One recently-published ...

MyNorthwest.com
Should Seattle make trims to neighborhood-upzones plan? City Council wades into debate  Seattle Times

Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and M. Lorena González, who represent the city at-large, spoke out against attempts by certain district-based council ...

Seattle Times
Eviction reforms in Olympia get a boost from Seattle tech execs  The Seattle Times

Eviction-reform bills in the state Legislature got a boost Tuesday from executives at 10 prominent businesses, who urged lawmakers to change "woefully ...

The Seattle Times
More Pacific Northwest Snow Ahead, Including Seattle and Portland, Followed By Another Midwest, Northeast Wintry Mess  The Weather Channel

On the heels of Winter Storm Lucian, another cross-country mess of snow and ice is waiting in the wings.

The Weather Channel
Gardner Minshew wins Seattle’s Sports Star male athlete of the year  CougCenter

For the first time ever, a Washington State Cougars athlete has won a top award for the Seattle Sports Star of the Year, as Gardner Minshew II brought home the ...

CougCenter
Another winter storm to bring snow, cold across Seattle, northwestern US at late week  AccuWeather.com

After Seattle received nearly 3 inches of snow from the winter storm earlier this week, another round of accumulating snow will overspread the area later Friday ...

AccuWeather.com
Over 22,000 trips taken through Seattle's SR 99 tunnel on opening day  KING5.com

The numbers are in. There was a total of 22,145 trips taken through the State Route 99 tunnel under Seattle on Monday, according to Washington State ...

KING5.com
SCHOOLS: Monday closures announced  West Seattle Blog

Districts SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed Monday HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed Monday VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT: Closed Monday.

West Seattle Blog
Report: Seattle police use low levels of force, but racial disparity remains  Seattle Times

Racial disparity is a “significant ongoing concern” requiring further discussion and analysis within the limited role of law enforcement, the report said.

Seattle Times
Minneapolis and Seattle Have Achieved the Holy Grail for Sustainable Transportation  Streetsblog Los Angeles

Two American cities have finally cracked one of the hardest codes in city planning: Even with low gas prices, even with population growth, even with Uber and ...

Streetsblog Los Angeles
The Destination’s lost crew  The Seattle Times

When the Seattle-based crab boat Destination went down early in the morning of Feb. 11, 2017, all six men aboard were lost at sea. Click on the arrow at right to ...

The Seattle Times
Metro Seattle homebuyers earn 40 percent more than the general public  The Seattle Times

People who bought homes in the Seattle metro area in 2017 made about $10000 more than homeowners who bought in previous years, and made more than ...

The Seattle Times
Savings, robberies, and counting: Why one Seattle business went cashless  MyNorthwest.com

KIRO Radio spoke with Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling Cider, who explained why his Seattle business chose to go cashless.

MyNorthwest.com
Seattle General Strike: Labor's Most Spectacular Revolt  Labor Notes

On February 6, 1919, Seattle's workers struck—all of them. In doing so they took control of the city. The strike was in support of 35,000 shipyard workers, then in ...

Labor Notes
Hey Seattle, here's the one thing our panelists would hoard for the snowstorm  KUOW News and Information

On Week In Review, our smart panelists suggest you cancel weekend plans, stay home, and ride it out. We got this, Seattle! Bill Radke discusses how Seattleites ...

KUOW News and Information
How congestion tolling could help solve Seattle's traffic woes  MyNorthwest.com

The idea of tolling streets in Seattle has proven to be wildly unpopular. But has history shown as that it can actually reduce traffic across the city?

MyNorthwest.com
Dori: Thank your Seattle police officers -- look at their job  MyNorthwest.com

Before you criticize cops, look at this unimaginable situation Seattle police officers were in Thursday morning (WARNING -- bodycam audio contains disturbing ...

MyNorthwest.com
What explains Seattle’s streetcar fixation? Look at who really benefits  The Seattle Times

The streetcar lines Seattle is building make little sense as people-movers. To date they have spectacularly failed here as mass transit. But what if that's not the ...

The Seattle Times
Seattle is home to two women’s marches this weekend amid divisions within local, national orgs  The Seattle Times

Despite local divisions, the organizers of Saturday's third annual Womxn's March believe this year's programming is more inclusive and collaborative than past ...

The Seattle Times
UW student, 19, dies after slipping on campus walkway  Seattle Times

It's not yet clear if icy conditions from the recent snowstorm played a role in the student's fall, a university police spokesman said. Detectives are investigating.

Seattle Times
Seattle Boy, 4, Accidentally Shoots Pregnant Mom in the Face  The Daily Beast

A 4-year-old boy shot his pregnant mom in the face in Seattle this weekend in what cops believe was an accident. Authorities say the boy found the handgun ...

The Daily Beast
'Secret Sauce' - How Seattle is planning to create the perfect NHL franchise  ESPN

From building a staff to creating a farm team, to engineering an epic arena build and finding the right team name, here's the latest from the ground.

ESPN
Holt International announces merger with Seattle agency  KEZI TV

Holt International announced Thursday that it's merging with World Association for Children and Parents, a Seattle-based organization.

KEZI TV
Anthony’s at Sea-Tac is one of 14 businesses to close this spring as airport updates concessions  The Seattle Times

The closures are part of a longstanding initiative to refresh the mix of restaurants and shops in the airport.

The Seattle Times
Post-Vonn era in skiing begins with men’s Alpine combined  The Seattle Times

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Vonn was scheduled to leave ...

The Seattle Times
Travel Alert: Flights from Boise to Seattle cancelled, several delays at BOI  Idaho News

Boise Airport is seeing some delays and cancellations Friday. Four flights to Seattle are cancelled and two flights from Seattle are cancelled as well. Seattle is ...

Idaho News
 

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Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) 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. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Seattle is the northernmost large city in the United States.The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.The Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon, on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, in honor of Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Today, Seattle has high populations of Native, Scandinavian, African, and Asian Americans, as well as a thriving LGBT community that ranks 6th in the United States for population.Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. Growth after World War II was partially due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The Seattle area developed into a technology center from the 1980s onwards with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region; Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a Seattleite by birth. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994, and major airline Alaska Airlines was founded in SeaTac, Washington, serving Seattle's international airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. Owing largely to its rapidly increasing population in the 21st century, Seattle and the state of Washington have some of the highest minimum wages in the country, at $15 per hour for smaller businesses and $16 for the city's largest employers.Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District. The jazz scene nurtured the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix, as well as the origin of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and the alternative rock movement grunge.