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Alaska Airlines To Halt Flights To CubaCaribbean hurricanes and the impending change in travel rules both contributed to lower bookings.
Judge: Lawsuit Over Young Immigrant's Arrest Can Go ForwardA federal judge in Seattle says a lawsuit by a Mexican man who was arrested in February, despite his participation in a program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, can go forward.
Seattle Elects First Woman Mayor In Nearly A CenturyThe booming liberal city of Seattle will get its first woman mayor since the 1920s after former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan defeated urban planner Cary Moon for the office left open by a sex abuse scandal.
Washington Democrats Win Key State Senate RaceWashington Democrats have won a key state Senate race that puts them back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years.
Durkan Takes Strong Early Lead In Seattle Mayor RaceIn a Seattle mayoral race that will give the booming liberal city its first female mayor since the 1920s former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan has taken a strong early lead.
Democrat With Early Lead In Key Washington Senate RaceThe Democrat took a strong lead in a state Senate race that will determine the balance of power at the Washington Capitol - and if the results hold Washington will join Oregon and California with Democratic one-party rule in both legislative chambers and the governor's office.
Trump Fatigue? Female Mayoral Candidates Dominate In SeattleWhen political consultant Cathy Allen and others learned the top four vote-getters in Seattle's mayoral primary race were women, she paused to think.
Will The West Coast Keep Its Only GOP-Led Chamber?The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, but with two political newcomers vying for the seat in November will it stay that way?
Ruling Invalidates Key Permits For Kalama Methanol ProjectA state hearings board has invalidated key permits issued to a nearly $2 billion project in Washington state that would convert natural gas to methanol.
Seattle Councilman Becomes The City's 3rd Mayor In A WeekSeattle on Monday got its third mayor in less than a week following the resignation last week of Ed Murray amid allegations he sexually abused teenage boys decades ago.
Temporary Seattle Mayor Says He Doesn't Want To Keep The JobSeattle's temporary mayor, appointed after Ed Murray resigned amid sex abuse allegations, spent just 48 hours on the job before announcing Friday he didn't want to keep it.
Scott Admonishes Trump To Be More Careful On Racial MattersScott bluntly criticized Trump for assigning blame in a way that put white supremacist protesters on equal footing with counter-demonstrators.

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