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Reviving Black Diamond's Coal Mine In Seattle's Green Shadow

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Seattle

Coal mining could be coming back in the Northwest to an old coal mine in southeast King County.

local | Land use | Environment | News

Competing For Trash: The Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 24, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Every weekday, 50 to 60 semi-trucks pull off the interstate at Arlington, Oregon, and head up to the Columbia Ridge Landfill with Portland's garbage. Seattle and Kitsap County's also goes there, but by train.

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Police: Hate Crimes On The Rise In Seattle

AP | Sept. 13, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that the Seattle Police Department counted 178 reports of bias incidents, including 62 of malicious harassment, during the first six months of 2017.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

KUOW | Sept. 12, 2017 1:17 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, after the latest sexual abuse allegation against him.

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Timbers Escape Seattle With 1-1 Draw Against Sounders

AP | Aug. 28, 2017 6:44 a.m. | Seattle

Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick just before halftime to help the Portland Timbers escape with a 1-1 draw Sunday night.

local | Transportation | News

High-Speed Rail From Portland To Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway

Northwest News Network | July 27, 2017 11:45 a.m.

With an assist from Microsoft, Washington state's Department of Transportation has launched a feasibility study of bullet train service in Cascadia.

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Could Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Be Impeached?

KUOW | July 18, 2017 6:56 a.m. | Seattle

The City Council does have the power to impeach the mayor. It would take a two-thirds majority vote. If that happens, City Council President Bruce Harrell would serve as mayor until a new mayor takes office next year.

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Investigator Found In 1984 Seattle Mayor Sexually Abused Foster Son

AP | July 16, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Seattle

Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, records show.

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Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Costs Jobs, Study Finds

AP | June 26, 2017 12:47 p.m. | Seattle

A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it took effect in 2015, but that it also caused a 9 percent reduction in hours worked.

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Family Members: Seattle Mom Killed By Police Adored Her Kids

AP | June 25, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Seattle

Friends and family members say the 30-year-old pregnant woman shot and killed by police last week was so much more than authorities' account of an unstable person who confronted two officers with kitchen knives and had previous run-ins with the law.

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Seattle Police: No Choice But Lethal Force In Fatal Shooting

AP | June 25, 2017 10:02 a.m. | Seattle

Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.

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Recording: Seattle Police Shout 'Get Back' Before Shooting Woman

AP | June 20, 2017 7 a.m. | Seattle

The initial conversation between a pregnant woman and two Seattle police officers seemed polite, professional and calm. But a confrontation quickly erupted.

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Boeing To Move Hundreds Of Seattle Area Jobs To Arizona

AP | June 15, 2017 7:35 a.m. | Seattle

The move is part of Boeing's drive to cut costs, which is largely responsible for the loss of more than 18,300 Boeing jobs in Washington since the most recent employment peak in fall 2012.

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Rallies Against Shariah Law Draw Counter-Protests Across US

AP | June 11, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Seattle

Demonstrators around the country rallied to protest Islamic law, saying it is incompatible with Western democracy. But many of the rallies drew even more raucous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded.

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Seattle City Council OKs Tax On Soda, Sugary Drinks

AP | June 6, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new tax on soda and other sugary beverages as a way to raise millions for healthy food and education programs.

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

NPR | May 22, 2017 4:50 a.m.

One of the many plaintiffs challenging President Trump's travel ban is a U.S. citizen who's trying to get a visa for her Somali-born son.

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Washington Governor To Meet Canadian PM, Then Depart On Trade Mission To Mexico

Northwest News Network | May 18, 2017 7:15 a.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will spend the next few days focused on trade with Canada and Mexico. Thursday he will meet in Seattle with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. After that Inslee leaves on a trade mission to Mexico.

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9th Circuit Court Question Whether Trump's Travel Ban Discriminates

AP | May 15, 2017 6:49 a.m. | Seattle

Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims, the second time in a week the issue has been in court.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Drops Re-Election Bid Amid Sex Abuse Claims

AP | May 9, 2017 10:58 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by Murray as an anti-gay political conspiracy aimed at derailing his campaign.

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4th Man Accuses Seattle Mayor Of Sex Abuse Decades Ago

AP | May 3, 2017 12:06 p.m. | Seattle

A man jailed on drug charges has accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager decades ago, claims that were vehemently denied Wednesday by a spokesman for the mayor. He is the fourth man over the last month to accuse the mayor of sex abuse.