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UW study: Seattle's increased minimum wage hurts workers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:37:53 UT

A University of Washington study released Monday contended that Seattle's efforts to raise the minimum wage have had mixed results, with a negative net effect on low-income workers.




Connelly: Supreme Court will hear religious objections to same-sex marriage

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:33 UT

The Supreme Court, using the case of a Colorado baker, will decide:  Do claims of religious objection, and religious freedom, supersede state laws that bar businesses serving the public from discriminating based on sexual orientation or other grounds.




Seattle techie, teen daughter biking across U.S. for orcas

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:21:39 UT

A Seattle girl with a love and concern for endangered orca whales hopped on a tandem bicycle with her tech-savvy father Saturday morning to start a cross-country ride to raise awareness and money to aid the species.




Scorcher: Seattle ties all-time warmest June day on record

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:14:04 UT

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, the temperature reached 96 degrees, tying the all-time hottest June day on record there. The only other times it's been this warm in June was on June 30, 1995 and June 9, 1955.




UW doctors identify most dangerous type of fireworks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 UT

About 10,500 people are treated for fireworks-related emergencies in the country every year according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most of those are superficial injuries that leave little lasting damage. The exceptions can be devastating.




Connelly: Our Pride Parade is where the 'Seattle Freeze' melts each year

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:49:41 UT

The annual Pride Parade is where the "Seattle Freeze" melts in good humor and a vast display of support for human and civil rights.  It is also a place to measure social trends.




BLM marchers briefly interrupt Pride Parade

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:11:32 UT

Pride Weekend — and month — hit its peak with the Seattle Pride Parade (as did many Seattle thermometers).




PrideFest Capitol Hill enlivens Pride Weekend

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:09:48 UT

Pride Weekend kicked into a higher gear Saturday in Capitol Hill with PrideFest Capitol Hill, a day of celebrations that included performers, parades and vendors.




Suspected arsonist cuffed while trying to hit officers

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:09:10 UT

MOUNT VERNON -- Officers were injured while attempting to arrest a man suspected of setting a building on fire in Mount Vernon on Saturday morning.




$1 million bail for man accused of unprovoked knife attack in Queen Anne

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:01:20 UT

A man accused of stabbing another man to death near Dick's Drive-In in Queen Anne early Friday faced a judge Saturday.




2 hurt in Belltown shootings; investigation underway

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:16:19 UT

Seattle police are investigating a double-shooting in Belltown.




Officer fatally shoots man following car chase in Kent

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:03:52 UT

A police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man Saturday after an early morning car chase in Kent.




Store owner who shot, killed thief sentenced to 8 years in prison

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:41:39 UT

SPANAWAY -- A Spanaway convenience store owner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting and killing a fleeing shoplifting suspect.




As famously frosty Seattle thaws, defending the Seattle Freeze

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:11:53 UT

The folks who use actual social science to track such things tell us that Seattle is getting friendly. In a recent report on the city's civic health, Seattle City Club noted the National Conference on Citizenship gives Seattle very high marks for civic engagement. The city lands among the top 10 American cities in 19 of 26 categories tracked by the organization across 51 American cities.