Railway Could Be Held Liable If Coal Spills Proven, Judge saysEnvironmental groups sued the railroad in 2013, arguing it violated federal environmental law by allowing its trains to discharge coal and other pollutants into Washington state rivers and waterways without a permit.
Seattle’s Old Spaghetti Factory To Close in DecemberThe location on 2801 Elliott Avenue has been open for the last 46 years.
Gates Foundation gives UW $210 millionThe donation is the biggest single gift in the university's history.
Washington Tribes Want Better Plan to Protect Sacred SitesThe Yakama Nation, Lummi Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Spokane Tribe released a five-point plan they say will improve the consultation process, protect sacred sites and provide greater recognition of tribal rights.
Investor Group Offering to Pay for NBA Arena in SeattleThe decision comes 5 ½ months after the city of Seattle turned down Hansen's request to block off a street needed for construction of the arena.
Poll of Seattle Residents Finds Fewer Disapprove of PoliceThe approval rating has increased since it began making reforms with the U.S. Justice Department under a settlement.
Obama Administration Confirms Double-Digit Premium HikesThe total number of HealthCare.gov insurers will drop from 232 this year to 167 in 2017, a loss of 28 percent.
Ferry Officials to Listen to Frustrated CommutersDuring listening sessions, Ferries officials will be on hand to hear each community's concerns and priorities.
Washington Mall Shooting Suspect Waives Right to Speedy TrialSkagit County Prosecuting Attorney Rich Weyrich said the warrant extension allows both sides to finish a lengthy investigation
Initiative Subplot: Fight Between Union, Conservative GroupAn initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot would stiffen penalties for identify theft and consumer fraud when seniors or disabled citizens are targeted.
Accidental Theater Shooting Gets Man Year of Work ReleasePolice say Gallion brought a gun to the theater because he feared the movie's content might spark a shooting.
Minimum Wage Campaign: Is Initiative Best Way to Hike Pay?With the federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 and concern rising about income inequality, more than a dozen states have adopted measures recently to boost their wage floors, including California, where the rate will eventually hit $15