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Amazon goes B2B with new business marketplace

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:48
The online retailer launched Amazon Business, a marketplace specifically for businesses that gives sellers special pricing tools, the ability to list business credentials and offer discounts on bulk purchases.

Danny Shelton has worked his way to his NFL draft moment

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:31
Come Thursday night, there will be more to celebrate for Danny Shelton and his family. On a stage more befitting a man of his size and talents, Shelton will be in Chicago for the NFL draft, where an audience of 3,000 will fill Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.

‘Little Bee’: Book-It adaptation shines light on the plight of refugees

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:23
A review of Book-It Rep’s “Little Bee,” based on a best-selling novel about an intrepid young African asylum-seeker in England.

What state lawmakers did and didn’t get done so far this year

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:16
What bills got passed, what got blocked, and what hovers in limbo as Olympia prepares for a special session.

Inslee says state will withhold pay from state auditor

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:55
Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state officials to withhold pay from embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley, who is starting a leave of absence on Friday following his indictment earlier this month.

Complaints liken Sawant event on cost of housing to ‘political rally’

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:49
A town-hall meeting about housing affordability hosted by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant last week has some people — including a fellow council member — complaining about possible violations of the city’s ethics code.

Sheriff fires sergeant for offensive texts to other deputies

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:58
Sheriff John Urquhart has fired a veteran Metro Transit sergeant for sending racist, homophobic and lewd texts to other deputies, including a female subordinate who the sheriff says seemed to welcome most of the sexual messages.

Seattle home-price gains pick up speed

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:16
The average price of existing single-family homes in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties jumped 1.4 percent in February over the month, after taking seasonal fluctuations into account, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday.

T-Mobile’s subscriber growth tops rivals’

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:31
The Bellevue-based carrier added 1.1 million new monthly subscribers in the first quarter, more than its biggest competitors.

Deep part of Cascadia fault is so slippery that sun, moon trigger tremors

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:31
New research shows that the large fault off the Northwest coast is so weak and slippery in places that minuscule tidal forces produced by the sun and moon are enough to cause tremors.

Amazon updates digital book technology for schools

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:16
The online retail giant rolls out software that schools and school districts can use to manage the distribution of books and documents to tablets and other devices used by students.

You can watch ‘Vice’ for spice, or ‘Paddington’ for nice

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:16
New DVD releases for Tuesday, April 28, include the family film “Paddington”; the comedy “The Wedding Ringer”; and the dramas “The Gambler” and “Inherent Vice.”

Splendors of the Montlake Fill; a little girl’s view of ‘Mom School’

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:16
New books by Seattle-area authors include an artistic tribute to the Montlake Fill and its creatures; poetry by Judith Roche and a little girl’s conception of “Mom school.”

Rant & Rave: Tired of box houses

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:01
Readers compliment a runner for picking up litter, complain about new houses.

April 28 TV Picks: ‘Your Family or Mine’ on TBS

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 22:16
Also airing Tuesday, April 28, 2015, are “The Flash” on The CW and “Person of Interest” on CBS.

John Okamoto chosen to replace Sally Clark on City Council

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:33
John Okamoto, a veteran of city and state leadership posts, will serve on the Seattle City Council through the end of the year.

Costco embraces Greek extra-virgin olive oil amid Italian crop’s woes

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:31
Costco Wholesale has switched the sourcing of the extra virgin olive oil that goes into its Kirkland Signature 2-liter bottle from Italy to Greece.

Washington to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III’s contract

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:25
Despite Robert Griffin III’s history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington team plans to exercise the quarterback’s fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. It is worth about $16 million.

Whidbey citizens group in court over Navy Growlers noise

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:17
A Whidbey Island citizens group has revived the legal battle over noise from Navy Growler planes, filing a motion in federal court to block use of an off-base strip near Coupeville.

Apps, databases help link outside world to quake victims

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:16
Technology and social media are transforming the ways individuals and organizations regroup after disasters and allowing people quicker access to information.