The Highway 99 tunneling machine “Bertha” is on the move again, after a rest stop to undergo adjustments and receive a new set of cutting teeth. Dark, wet soil tumbled off the tall conveyor belt and plopped onto the deck of Terminal 46, to be trucked or barged away. The moving dirt
The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of beating his girlfriend’s step-grandfather to death pleaded guilty Wednesday in Mount Vernon to first-degree murder. The 33-year-old, Ashlee Smith, faces a minimum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 27 in Skagit County Supe
Not convinced? You’re not alone. On paper, there isn’t much separating Washington and UCLA. They are, in fact, nearly identical in many relevant statistical categories. And, yes, they both played Stanford and Oregon in consecutive weeks last month … and they both lost both. The ma
Sounders FC ownership ultimately didn’t need a couple weeks to decide on their head coach. They already have their guy. A statement from majority owner Joe Roth on Thursday announced that Seattle will be retaining Sigi Schmid for next season: “Adrian Hanauer and I met to review all team
Redfin doubled its war chest today with a $50 million infusion from investors who see a big opportunity for the tech-centric, Seattle-based real estate brokerage. The funding comes ahead of Redfin’s expected public stock offering in 2014. Previously Redfin, which was started in 2002, had
Ohio's governor delayed the execution of a condemned child killer to consider the inmate's unprecedented organ donation request, acknowledging that it's "uncharted territory" but expressing hope that the man might help save a life before losing his own.
Please note that we will host a live chat at noon today. Come join the fun. Links: — Keith Price grew up envisioning himself on the opposing sideline at the Rose Bowl — in a USC uniform. He’s done just fine for himself for the Huskies. — Larry Stone with a fresh take on UCLA&
A new film that tracks two middle-class black boys for 13 years, including the time they spent at the prestigious Dalton School in New York City, will be shown Tuesday in Seattle at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S. The free screening of “American Promise&rdq
Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the fifth straight decline that shows businesses see little need to cut jobs.
Washington could make its home debut on Friday without G Jazmine Davis and F Talia Walton, the top two scorers from the 2012-13 season. Walton has been out due to an injured right pinky while Davis suffered a concussion in the second half of a loss at Saint Mary’s last week. Walton underwent s
The Associated Press The National Weather Service says a strong cold weather system will bring rain and wind to the Western Washington lowlands Friday and heavy snow in the mountains where a foot of new snow is possible in the Cascade passes. Forecasters say temperatures will drop with weekend highs
Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device's charger has been overheating.
Kronos Quartet returns to Seattle for a program that will include works by local composers Ken Benshoof, Jherek Bischoff and Joshua Kohl, plus a collaboration with Degenerate Art Ensemble, on Nov. 16, 2013.